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Today's News

  • Red Cross hopes to collect 120 pints of blood at drive

    A new age group may now donate blood, and the local American Red Cross hopes they’ll come out to a blood drive at Lancaster High School on Saturday.

    The drive is being sponsored by LHS Civinettes group. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria.

    LHS students who are 16 may now donate blood with parental consent. Ages 17 and up do not require parental permission. Every donor must weigh at least 110 pounds.

    “We want them (teenagers) to start giving blood,” said Lancaster Red Cross director Gina Amato.

  • Vandalism shows need for more officers
  • One Stop Shop Hop

    With our tough economic times, it’s great to fall back on your favorite hobbies to take your mind off the real world for just a little while. 

    If you’re handy with a needle and thread, or would like to begin learn about sewing, the Lancaster One Stop Shop Hop is for you. 

  • BHS students try foods studied in biology class

    If you’re squeamish at all, be glad that you missed the Jan. 30 activities in Juline Wieland’s advanced placement biology class.

    Wieland, who teaches at Buford High School, decided to let her students cook and eat the plants and animals they had been studying in a recent unit. This was a way to connect what they learned in their textbook with a real-life application.

    But it wasn’t everyday beef, green beans or carrots the students sampled. Nope, they sampled ants, caterpillars, Brussels sprouts and chicken liver.

  • Mother, son face burglary charges

    A mother and son from Lancaster have been charged with a burglary at Dixie Food Mart.

    Valerie Lynn Dunn, 36, and Ronnie James Dunn, 17, both of 411 Gills Creek Drive, have been charged with second-degree burglary.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the store owner reported that someone had taken a briefcase holding cash, tax documents and other items from the store. The store owner said the briefcase was in his office on Feb. 4 and he noticed it missing about noon Feb. 6.

  • Sheriff's office to continue to police Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide law enforcement coverage for the town of Kershaw.

    Kershaw Town Council met Feb. 5 to discuss a contract with the sheriff’s office, which has provided law enforcement for the town since 2001 when the town police department was disbanded.

    Sheriff Barry Faile, Undersheriff David Belk and sheriff’s office attorney Tom Holland presented information to council members.

  • ArrowPointe offering $500 scholarships to members

    Tuition, books and possible room and board.

    The list goes on and on for the increasing costs of a college education.  

    To help with a portion of these concerns, while recognizing students’ academic excellence, ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union is announcing a scholarship program to award eight $500 scholarships for members seeking higher education.    

    Each scholarship is awarded based on the students’ academic efforts, character and community involvement.  

  • Community Foundation awards $10,250 in grants to local agencies

    More than $10,000 was awarded in the first round of grants to benefit local service groups.

    In January, the Lancaster County Community Foundation announced that it had set up a special fund to assist nonprofit agencies in Lancaster County that offer aid to residents.

    Money for the fund was generated through donations from individuals, businesses and other groups in the community.

    The first cycle brought in $10,250, said Jodie Plyler, the foundation’s board chairwoman.

    Four groups applied for the funding during that cycle.

  • Closing the Achievement Gap group to hold summit at USCL

    The Closing the Achievement Gap Committee will be sponsoring the 2009 Community Education Summit at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The summit is open to parents, interested residents and youth groups. Admission is free.

    Award-winning author Dr. Mychal Wynn will be the keynote speaker. Wynn will speak about teaching, parenting, mentoring and what can done to help close the achievement disparities between whites and minority students.