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Today's News

  • County to draw up Edenmoor contract

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission has agreed to move forward with a proposal by Charlotte-based real estate developers to purchase Indian Land’s troubled Edenmoor residential development.
    The announcement came during a commission meeting Friday with representatives of Citizens Homes Inc. and Reilly Properties, a partnership interested in buying 222 Edenmoor parcels. The Edenmoor land became available for bid in early December.
    In winning the bid, the companies beat out L Star of Raleigh.

  • Field set for Senate race

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Seven people, including five Republicans, will seek the open District 16 state Senate seat, which was vacated last month by Mick Mulvaney.
    Filing for the post ended Monday.
    Greg Gregory, who served as the District 16 state senator from 1992 to 2007, decided last week to vie for the post once again. Brian Carnes and Rob McCoy are the two other Lancaster County Republicans running.
    Fort Mill residents Wendy Petzel and Mike Short round out the field of Republicans.

  • Program changes concerns senior

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Angelo Constantine, 74, said he could hardly believe what he was reading when he opened the letter he got Dec. 19 from the Social Security Administration.
    There, on official letterhead, he said, was the bad news: “The state of South Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare medical insurance premium after December 2010. You must pay the premiums beginning January 2011.”

  • No school in Lancaster County on Wednesday

    Lancaster County School district students and staff will get a second snow day on Wednesday.
    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that schools would be closed for a second day due to icy conditions.
    Black ice is expected to be problem on many roads at least throughout Wednesday morning.
    No decision has been made yet as far as school on Thursday.
     

  • Road conditions are still messy

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Crews are still cleaning up area roads after a massive winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the county earlier this week.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said road conditions on major highways are starting to clear up, though ice and snow remain on most secondary roads throughout the county.

  • No school in Lancaster County on Tuesday

    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Tuesday because of the snow.
    Students in the district were out today, but not because of the snow. They were already scheduled to be off for a teachers workday.
    Six inches are more of snow has been recorded in the county, and road conditions vary.
    Driving conditions are expected to worsen tonight, as the snow has changed to a freezing drizzle. At least one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected to accumulate on top of the snow. Expect roads to be icy tonight and into Tuesday morning.

  • Overcash dedicated to county recreation

    Retiring Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director Frank Overcash, in assessing his work over 28 years, was expectedly modest about the job he’s done.
    “All I did was keep something running,” Overcash said.
    He did keep it running, but in the right direction.
    There has been a lot of progress at the recreation commission during Overcash’s 28 years of service, including the last five as director.

  • Art Attack Gift Shop

    Sometimes you find the most pleasing surprises in the most unexpected places.
    Take, for example, the Art Attack Gift Shop at Lancaster High School.
    Tucked between two art classes near the end of a hallway, the shop is located in a former storage room.
    Though small, the room is stuffed with an amazing range artwork.

  • Local students speak out to win at event

    Lancaster District AME Zion Churches
    INDIAN LAND – Fifteen teens participated in the Lancaster District AMEZ Churches’ sixth annual Oratorical Exposé on Sept. 23.
    The purpose of the speaking contest was to emphasize youth development in speaking publicly and to do research to improve personal skills.

  • We have to keep pulling together

    According to this week’s national news, the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, which is the lowest rate is some time.
    Yes, it’s true that a few have managed to find jobs, but others have given up the search.
    For some reason, the government doesn’t count people as being out of work when they stop looking.
    For those of us in our 70s, this is the second go-round for this “times are tough” stuff.