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Today's News

  • Ready for Football?

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Local Carolina Panthers fans and other NFL followers can now breath a collective sigh of relief. There will be professional football this year.
    The 2011 season was in jeopardy as team owners “locked out” the players after the two sides couldn’t agree on financial terms for what’s known as a collective bargaining agreement.

  • County gets list of all its properties

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Assistant Lancaster County Administrator Jeff Naftal presented council members with a completed list of properties owned by the county at Monday night’s council meeting.
    Naftal compiled the comprehensive list at council’s request during the June 27 meeting.
    Included on the list are 91 properties with a total estimated value of about $113.9 million including a total building value of $51,968,700, total land value of $14,047,400 and a total content value of $47,931,308.

  • Prep work continues for Brook Drive

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Preparations continue for improvements along Brook Drive, where officials want to one day see  housing for local college students.
    That work was among the several projects discussed at Lancaster City Council’s most recent meeting Tuesday.
    Brian Tripp of W.K. Dickson led council members through a slide-show presentation that night. His firm is the general contractor for all of the projects discussed.  

  • Business Showcase set for Sept. 15

    From Release
    The Lancaster Business Showcase will provide an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their operations and for area residents to learn more about Lancaster County companies.
    The Lancaster County Chamber and its Small Business Council will present the Lancaster Business Showcase on Sept. 15, in the Bradley Multi-Purpose Room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Kickoff for March of Dimes Aug, 2

    From Release
    The March of Dimes will kick off the 2011 March for Babies fundraising campaign for the Piedmont South Carolina areas at noon Aug. 2 at the Founders Federal Credit Union headquarters in Lancaster.
    Individuals, families and business throughout the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw communities are invited to attend and start raising funds for March for Babies.

  • Our View: Don’t play shell game with taxes

    Tax hikes and fee increases have been in the news a lot lately, as they always are this time of year. All across the county, residents are learning they will have to pay more in taxes and fees in the upcoming year.
    Lancaster County School District recently approved a 5-mill tax increase, which will cost the average Lancaster County homeowner about $20 more this year.
    The town of Kershaw’s budget includes a 1.2-mill tax hike, which will cost its homeowners $4.80 more in yearly taxes on a $100,000 home. It also increased its water and sewer bill by $7.

  • Column: S.C. Guard program helps refocus at-risk youths’ lives

    It’s one of society’s most important challenges – rescuing at-risk youth from a life of crime, drugs or hardship.
    Across the state and nation, people from all walks of life stand united in the shared goal of reaching out to troubled teens before it’s too late. Civic clubs, church groups, school organizations, government agencies and individual citizens alike devote much time, effort and resources toward helping at-risk young people.

  • 3 men arrested for Home Depot burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Old fashioned police work.
    That's how Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith describes what led to the arrest of three men last week who were trying to steal items from The Home Depot.
    According to a police department incident report, an officer was on nightly patrol, checking businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass, when he saw the men at about 2:50 a.m.

  • Man shot during armed robbery on Bradburn Drive

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for a man who shot and injured a Lancaster man Wednesday morning.
    A 39-year-old Lancaster man was shot twice as he walked with another person along Bradburn Drive at 10:45 a.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release. Maj. Matt Shaw with the sheriff's office said the shooting was the result of an attempted armed robbery.

  • Grizzlies in his midst

    The animal actor that has graced the big screen, television movies, talk shows and magazine covers, is coming here.

    Jeff Watson and Brody the bear will stop by Nutramax Laboratories in Lancaster Business Park on Monday for a short visit.

    Don’t be fooled by the 1,300-pound Kodiak grizzly’s soft, brown cuddly fur, amber eyes, turned up nose and sweet face. 

    Raised by Watson since he was 8 weeks old, Brody is a trained actor in every sense.