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Today's News

  • Red Cross gets $5,000 to replace stolen trailer

    Help came much sooner than expected for the local American Red Cross.

    About a week after someone stole the organization’s mobile trailer, the group has received a donation to replace it.

    York Electric Cooperative Inc. is giving the Lancaster area Red Cross $5,000 to buy a new trailer. The trailer holds sleeping cots, tables and other items used when responding to fires and other emergencies.

  • County ranks 3rd in population growth

    Lancaster County is the third-fastest growing county in the state, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    The results are part of a study conducted by the Census Bureau on population changes of South Carolina counties between July 2007 and July 2008.

    Lancaster County grew by 2,375 residents within that year, a growth of 3.2 percent. The county’s new estimated population is 75,913, up from 73,538 in 2007.

  • Stimulus money to fund road projects

    With the S.C. Department of Transportation receiving more than $400 million in federal stimulus funding, several Lancaster County roads are now slated for much-needed resurfacing.

    But the fate of other county road projects is still undecided.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said three road projects have received money from the stimulus bill approved by Congress last month.

    The money will allow for the roads to be repaved.

  • County native named chief public defender

    Lancaster native Mike Lifsey has been named the first circuit-wide public defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit.

    The state implemented a circuit-wide public defender system last year, and the 6th Circuit was the last to implement it.

    The 6th Circuit was not intended to get it immediately, but a lawsuit from the Lancaster County Bar Association stalled the process here.

    Before now, public and indigent defense in the three counties in the circuit have been handled by their own public defender.

  • GOP reorganizes precincts

    INDIAN LAND – More than 30 people met Thursday at the Indian Land Recreation Center to begin reorganizing the Lancaster County Republican Party.

    The reorganization meeting focused on electing new officers and delegates for all four Indian Land precincts: Pleasant Valley I and II and Belair I and II. Residents broke up into four groups and nominated people for three positions: precinct president, committee representative and secretary. Several people were elected.

  • Pit Start

    The lights of Lancaster Speedway were burning brightly on Saturday as local racers and racing fans alike welcomed the 2009 season at the half-mile dirt track. Here’s a look at some of the infield and pits road action.

  • More produce stands on the way?

    Fresh fruits and vegetables may soon be available along local roads and highways, as a new produce stand initiative rolls out across the state

    As part of the S.C. Department of Agriculture’s S.C. Certified program, 200 farm product stands are planned for the 23 distressed and least-developed areas in the state.

    A county must meet two criteria established by the Department of Revenue to be considered distressed – a high unemployment rate and a low per-capita income.

  • Silvia pleased with LHS soccer progress

    Lancaster High School soccer coach Bo Sylvia is wearing two hats this spring, but he feels he has the situation covered.

    Silvia is leading both the Bruins’ soccer teams in his second year at LHS. A year ago, he guided the boys team, but has since added the girls’ squad to his coaching duties.

    Sylvia, who has enlisted a host of support, said the work has produced results.

    The Lady Bruins, who won their first-ever tournament title last month when they took the Cyclone Cup at Chester, are unbeaten in six matches and have outscored their foes 42-0.

  • Face it: We have a black president

    I am writing in response to Bobbie Faile’s letter, “Republicans not down and out,” in the March 4 edition of The Lancaster News. It’s people like you who let’s us know that  racism still exists.

    No one asked whether you were a Democrat or Republican. I’m so sick and tired of people like you downing Barack Obama. He’s been in the chair two months and you are trashing his name. It’s not the fact that he is the president. Your problem is that he’s black. Face it, we have a black president.

  • Open doors of government

    Do you want to know what your government is up to? What it’s doing with your tax dollars? When it will propose a new health care policy? Where it’s sending young men and women to fight? How it’s regulating banks and bailing out the financial industry? Why children in our public schools aren’t performing as well as their counterparts in other countries?

    Of course you do. It’s your right to know these things. Dozens of state and federal laws say so.