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Today's News

  • NDRA GM Performance Late Models headline LMS action

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will look to match the weather Saturday night with a red-hot racing card at the half-mile oval.

  • Neff to sign with Giants

     

       

    University of South Carolina junior pitcher Steven Neff will bypass his remaining eligibility with the Gamecocks to sign a contract with the San Francisco Giants.

  • Mobley is right choice for USC trustees

    What might have been a possible negative result with the election of Greg Gregory to the S.C. Senate has become a real positive for Lancaster County.
    Last spring when Gregory was elected to the state senate, Lancaster County was able to hold its long link to the coveted seat in the state Legislature.
    At the same time, Gregory, with his return to the state Senate, had to yield his post on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

  • Dream Team Foundation says thanks for support

    The Dream Team Foundation is a registered 501C3 nonprofit organization in Lancaster. Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities through a variety of activities. We were formed in 2007 and will begin our fifth season in September.
    Our program is a free program for any Lancaster County youth between the ages of 6-21 who have any form of mental or physical disability. Our program is funded by donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

  • Time to reform pension system

    While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the state retirement system is among the most important challenges facing state government.
     State employees have 6.5 percent deducted from their paychecks to go toward their retirement benefits, and their employers contribute an even higher 9.68 percent toward those benefits. Employees expect the pension system to remain healthy so benefits will be there when they retire.

  • Back to school for Economic Development 101

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    With the crowd taking notes and raising their hands to ask questions, the scene could almost be confused with a college class. 

    Even the name of the meeting, which took place July 13 in Lancaster County Council chambers, sounded like something out of a course catalog – Economic Development 101.

  • Sweet season

     The state’s 2011 peach crop is shaping up as answered prayer.

    “It’s excellent,” said Dr. Desmond Layne, a horticulture professor at Clemson University and a state fruit specialist. “The crop is very juicy with good size, good volume and an excellent quality.

  • HOPE needs a lifeline

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    Volunteers are the lifeline of Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster, and they’re putting out a call for help. More new clients mean more volunteers are needed to meet the growing needs of the community.

  • City unveils its recycling program

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    “Going green” will soon center on the color blue.
    For the first time, the city of Lancaster will offer a recycling program for its residents. City officials have just begun getting the word out, hoping to get as many participants as possible. The inaugural curbside collection date is set for Sept. 15.

  • Foxhole Landfill still a concern for residents

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The plans may be on hold, but Joe Ramsey wants Lancaster County officials to remain cautious about a proposal to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill.
    Concerned about the environmental impact a sanitary landfill could have in the Panhandle, the longtime Indian Land resident spoke at Lancaster County Council’s July 11 meeting, educating council about the landfill process and urging them to put some pressure on Mecklenburg County officials.