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Today's News

  • Aug. 29 is deadline to apply for emergency aid funding

    From Release 

    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

    A local board made up of representatives from Lancaster County, the city of Lancaster, United Way of Lancaster County, American Red Cross, Lancaster County Partners for Youth and other state and local nonprofit organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Lancaster County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. 

  • Harrisburg Road work winds down

    INDIAN LAND – Construction crews are winding down a long-awaited project at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads designed to make the busy intersection safer.

    The wrap-up comes as crews begin ramping up work at another busy intersection down the road at Barberville and S.C. 160.

    Construction at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville began in late February and has an official completion date of Sept. 30.

  • Locals set to aid in hurricane aftermath

    With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast on Friday, the Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross didn’t wait around to find out where it was making landfall to respond.

    In fact, by Friday afternoon the organization already had five volunteers working their way north to duty stations from North Carolina to New York City.

    Three of those volunteers, Sheryl Ferguson, Cricket Harper and Richard Knight, are from right here in Lancaster and riding out the storm in Rocky Mount, N.C., Richmond, Va. and New York City, respectively.

  • Truesdale sparks Warriors over Jackets

     

       

  • Junior Vols hold off Lancaster, 17-14

    Andrew Jackson held on with a late stand to take a 17-14 junior varsity football win over Lancaster at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    The Junior Volunteers broke on top as freshman quarterback Kolby Whitley connected with Corley Faulkenberry on a 34-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead after Dale Crawford connected on the extra point.

  • Bruins claw Vols, 48-7

     

       

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster Bruins were a bear Friday night.

  • Fletcher’s dedication garners third award

    The Lancaster County foster care unit has quite a tradition going. For the third consecutive year an employee of the county foster care unit has taken the state’s top honor as Caseworker of the Year.
    The latest honoree is Chaundra Fletcher, who was honored at the Independent Living Conference by the S.C. DSS and the University of South Carolina.
    A year ago, Kenya Papillion received the honor, while Tracy Rabon won the award in 2009.
    Fletcher, who has a caseload of 19 children, is regarded as an exceptional worker.

  • Firefighter remembered as hero, all-around good guy

    When I was growing up, I had a lot of heroes.
    I especially liked the men on the show “Adam 12,” and Andy on the “Andy Griffith Show.”
    Besides the fact that these men were talented actors and made me laugh, I really liked that they wore uniforms and helped people.
    I still remember the first lines of the opening credits of “Adam 12,” about a 10-11 in progress.
    I still don’t know what a 10-11 is, but I know the police always showed up on time and the problem was solved.

  • Distrust lingers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A lone sign waved in the air over a crowd of residents during Lancaster County Council’s Monday night meeting, but its message summed up the evening.
    In large red and black letters, an Indian Land resident had scrawled the words, “Help Edenmoor Please.”

  • Council unveils new maps

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With a laser pointer in hand, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis unveiled the county’s first attempt at a new redistricting map Monday night.
    Pointing at seven brightly colored areas on a large white map, Willis walked Lancaster County Council members through proposed changes to the county’s districts.
    The most notable change is the creation of two districts in the Panhandle, split into northern and southern portions.