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Today's News

  • City Council unified on hospitality grants

    For the first time in a long while, Lancaster City Council did not have lengthy debate about the awarding of grants from the city’s hospitality tax fund.
    Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve funding for the second quarter of 2010-11 to the Lancaster Children’s Council and the Lancaster Bruins Booster Club.
    The Children’s Council applied for and was awarded $20,000 for its Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse project.
    The booster club applied for and was awarded $5,000 to make repairs to the Roddey Drive baseball facilities.

  • City receives ‘A’ on audit

    Despite one structural concern, the city of Lancaster received a favorable audit of its 2009-10 budget.
    Blair, Bohle & Whitsitt of Charlotte conducted the audit, which was presented to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday night.
    Accountant Steve Johnston said his firm issued a “clean opinion” of the city’s governmental and business activities, which means things are in good standing. The audit also reviewed each major city fund, its balance and its accounting practices.

  • Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach property

    Leroy Springs & Co.
    FORT MILL – Leroy Springs & Co. announced Thursday the selection of Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.
    Springmaid Beach was built by Springs Cotton Mills following World War II and became a favorite vacation destination in communities where Springs Mills were located, including Lancaster County.

  • IL voters overwhelmingly approve fire district

    INDIAN LAND – Voters in Indian Land overwhelmingly approved a proposed fire protection tax district in a non-binding advisory referendum Tuesday.
    The vote was 1,187 in favor and 86 opposed.
    The fire protection district is intended to raise money for the Indian Land Fire Department through a $75 annual fee assessed on homes. Businesses and other users would be assessed at $75 per 2,500 square feet.

  • Soup's on

    At one time, soup was just considered part of a meal.

    These days, thanks to busy lifestyles and ultra-tight budgets, one-pot cooking has become popular and economical.

    While canned soup requires little effort to prepare, it doesn’t compare to the homemade variety.

    A few flavor-filled ingredients, when combined with chicken or beef stock and the right amount of seasoning, will create a tasty pot of the good stuff.

    It requires a little more work, but making soup is one case where the result is worth the effort.

  • Barnes’ state honor reflects his qualities

    December proved to be a marvelous month for the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission.
    In the first weekend of the month, LCPRC saw a pair of youth soccer teams capture state championships at the Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill. A third county youth all-star soccer team earned recognition with a state tournament consolation victory for a third-place finish.
    Those splendid showings would be enough, but in the week to follow, the LCPRC reaped another coveted state honor.

  • Clear up tea party myths

    For months, various liberal media outlets have published attacks against the tea party, arguing that the tea party does not follow the Constitution. In fact, many of these attacks have argued that members of the tea party apparently have not even read the Constitution.
    These attacks can be explained in that members of the tea party do not espouse the long-standing position of the liberal left that government is the solution to every problem.
    First, we are told the tea party is against laws that provide for the general welfare.

  • Bruins upend No. 1 Indians

     

       

    Lancaster High’s Region III-AAAA basketball opener was an eye-opener.

    A packed and rocking LHS gym saw the Bruins stun No. 1 Gaffney in a 67-62 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon.

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  • What’s next in landfill process?

    Landfills are a messy business, though Kathy Sistare wants the public to know that business is now out of the hands of Lancaster County Council.
    Sistare, chairwoman of County Council, has been fielding questions from county residents for weeks about the prospect of a new solid waste landfill being developed at the Mineral Mining Landfill, off S.C. 903 in the Flat Creek area.
    “What we’re trying to get across to people is that Lancaster County is not in the landfill business,” Sistare said.