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Today's News

  • The benefits of booze?

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Will beer and wine draw more patrons to the Red Rose Festival?
    Teresa Meeks thinks so, as she has asked Lancaster City Council to amend an existing ordinance dealing with alcohol in public places.
    City Council unanimously approved first reading Tuesday of the ordinance, titled “Display or consumption of beer or wine in public,” in Chapter 3 of the city's code of ordinances.

  • Workforce training program may relocate

    A plan to attract more businesses to Lancaster County will relocate a workforce training program from a county-owned building.
    Ernie Green, dean of off-campus centers at York Technical College, said there are plans in the works to move his school's Career Services Network program out of the former Founders Federal 521 facility, located along U.S. 521. Green said Lancaster County Council wants to use that space as a speculative building to attract new companies to the county.

  • Blood Center donates more than $6k in school supplies

    Community Blood Center
    The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) recently wrapped up its two-month long Pints for Pencils campaign and donated more than $6,000 in school supplies to Classroom Central and several school districts throughout the region.

  • Foundation awards $11,060 in grants to local nonprofits

    Lancaster County
    Community Foundation
     The Lancaster County Community Foundation has awarded a total of $11,060.67 to four nonprofit groups in Lancaster County.

  • City of Lancaster recycling program successful so far

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The blue recycling bins have been a big hit so far in the city of Lancaster.
    Marty Cauthen, the city's solid waste director, said more than 400 people are taking part in the recycling program, which started in September.
    This is the first time the city has sponsored a recycling effort. City trucks have been collecting about 3.5 tons of recyclable material during pickups. Collections are done once every two weeks and the recyclables are taken to a recycling center in Columbia.

  • Ronnie Mack Missildine, 52


    Ronnie Mack Missildine, 52, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    He was born April 13, 1959, in Orlando, Fla., a son of the late Carnie Lee and Mary Frances Bayne Missildine.
    Services will be held at a later date.

  • County football players earn Tri-County honors

    Staff Reports
    Three county athletes were recognized for their play in week 11 at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.
    Indian Land senior running back Trey Eaves  along with Andrew Jackson’s William Cunningham and Tyler Denkins were saluted for their solid play.
    Eaves earned the Division II offensive player of the week after rushing for 51 yards in 12 carries in IL’s 21-0 playoff  loss to Liberty.

  • Buford cheer squad earns bid to AA field

    Staff Reports
    The Buford High School athletic schedule is between seasons, but there’s plenty for Jackets’ fans to cheer about.
    The Buford varsity cheerleaders, a young squad which sports only three seniors, is headed to the Class AA state cheer competition Saturday.
    The Jackets’ cheer squad, a 29-member group led by 18-year veteran coach Julie Thompson, qualified for the 12-team state field on Wednesday at the Upper State competition at Dorman High School in Spartanburg.

  • Converse signs McCain for golf

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Alexandria McCain’s scholarship signing to play golf at Converse College was a historic athletic moment Thursday afternoon in the Lancaster High School conference room.
    McCain, a member of the LHS Lady Bruins’ golf team out of Indian Land High School, became the first LHS girls golf signee since the program was started to field a full team four years ago.
    McCain also became the first signee for the Converse program which is staring a program.

  • Gators halt Bruins’ hopes

    GOOSE CREEK – The Goose Creek Gators, with a powerful rushing attack, snapped the Lancaster Bruins’ playoff hopes with a 49-12 win on Friday night at GCHS’s John Fulmer Field.
    The Gators, 11-1, racked up 402 rushing yards and broke from a 7-6 lead with 42 straight points en route to the Class AAAA Division II first-round playoff win.
    The 37-point win advances No. 3 Goose Creek, the top seed in the Class AAAA Division II Upper Bracket, to face Northwestern.