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Today's News

  • Where will new district lines be?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It happens every 10 years and can change the face of local politics in Lancaster County.
    It’s called redistricting, a process where Lancaster County Council redraws its districts based on population counts from the U.S. Census.
    And with county results from the 2010 Census expected by the end of March, council began planning for the decennial event at its March 1 meeting.

  • Conference on youth set for next week

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth is hosting a conference next week aimed at preventing youth substance abuse in rural communities.
    The three-day conference, titled 2011 Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities: Emerging Themes in the Prevention Literature, will be held March 7-9 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley building.

  • End of era for Irene Plyler

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    For the first time since she was a teenager, Irene Plyler is taking a much-needed break.
    Recently retired as Lancaster County Council’s first and only clerk, a job she held for more than 33 years, it’s taken Plyler a few weeks to adjust to her new schedule.
    “I was scared about retiring,” Plyler said. “I’ve been working since I was 14 years old in my father’s shoe store.”

  • Vols unbeaten in Comporium tournament

     
     

  • County Classic softball tourney continues at Springdale Park

     

       

    Play in the second annual Lancaster County Classic preseason softball tournament at Springdale Park continues today with a host of games.

  • Price elated with Lady Rams’ stellar basketball campaign

    A. R. Rucker coach Ashley Price said the Lady Rams’ 13-0 season was a result of solid teamwork.

    “I was very pleased with the season,” Price said. “These girls enjoyed giving an assist as much as scoring points. It was nice to work with girls who worked hard at practice and games,”

  • LCPRC hosting 10-under state basketball tournament

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission 10 under all-stars, girls and boys, will host the state basketball tournament this weekend at the Springdale Rec Center.

    The Lancaster teams host two games on Friday. The 6:30 p.m. game has the Lancaster County girls facing East Columbia.

  • Police identify drive-by shooter

     

    Authorities are searching for a man involved in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting in Lancaster.

    The Lancaster Police Department has issued warrants for Travis Phillip Miller, 27, of Lancaster, for the shooting which happened about 10:11 a.m. on Hazel Street near the Dunlap Street intersection. 

  • One person injured in drive-by shooting

    Authorities are searching for a suspect involved in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting. 

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the incident, which happened  

    about 10:11 a.m. on Hazel Street near the Dunlap Street intersection. 

    Officers and emergency workers responded to a home in the 800 block of Dunlap Street and found the victim, who had been shot, according to a LPD press release. 

    The victim is a 33-year-old Lancaster man, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Paul Smith.

  • New monument is for all Lancaster County veterans

    Charles Ussery is vice president of the Heath Springs Veterans Monument Committee  

    Veterans Remembered is written in support of the veterans monument being built for all veterans of Lancaster County in hopes that it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support to the Veterans Monument Project.