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Today's News

  • City Council moves several projects forward

    Lancaster City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with several construction and improvement projects.

    The projects include a lease-purchase agreement to buy city equipment, funding to upgrade a lift station and to power a former Springs Global building.

    Council unanimously approved final reading of an ordinance that will provide the city with a lease-purchase agreement to buy new equipment.

    The proposed agreement, which totals $825,000, divides the requested equipment into two separate funds.

  • Shiloh Zion VFD celebrates 50 years of community service

    The Shiloh Zion Volunteer Fire Department has been a community hub for 50 years now.

  • Liens filed against developers

    INDIAN LAND – Edenmoor is apparently not paying its bills.

    According to information from the Lancaster County register of deeds office, three liens, totaling about $2.2 million, have been filed by contractors against Edenmoor.

    Edenmoor is an 800-acre development planned to have about 2,000 homes when complete. It is owned by Lawson's Bend LLC.

    GS Carolina handles development activity for Lawson's Bend, but does not have any ownership in Edenmoor, said GS Carolina development manager Sean Calloway.

  • Green, Sumner square off in City Council District 4

    Two-term Lancaster City Councilman Bill Sumner and political newcomer Tamara Green are vying for the District 4 seat in this year's city election.

    Election Day is Nov. 4.

    Tamara Green

    Green, 34, who was born and raised in Lancaster, said she decided to run after thinking about her passion and drive to help the people in her community. She lists safety as a chief concern.

  • We need people like Mulvaney in county

    These are very unsettling times. During these times we need strong leadership from our elected officials. Sen. Greg Gregory has provided this for the last 16 years. With his retirement, we will need to elect a strong conservative to lead us.

  • Katawba trust introduces director at annual meeting

    Austin Jenkins, Katawba Valley Land Trust's executive director, reflected on his lifelong passion for nature while introducing himself to the public last week.

    Jenkins remembers watching animals and insects while marveling at the different trees and plants while growing up in Camden. He believes that curiosity for nature has landed him in what he calls the perfect job.

    Jenkins, who recently became KVLT's first executive director, spoke during the trust's annual meeting, held Oct. 9 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Bad Christian attends Vigil Mass on Saturdays

    During the past few weeks, there have been letters to the editor criticizing Mick Mulvaney and his fellow Rotarians for cutting the grass along U.S. 521 on a Sunday morning.

    The letter writers implied that Mr. Mulvaney is not a “good Christian” because he was performing a community service on a Sunday morning rather than attending a church service.

    I assume the letter writers are unaware that Mr. Mulvaney and millions of other Roman Catholics in the United States attend Vigil Mass on Saturday in lieu of Sunday services.

  • Van Wyck welcomes Olympic champ

    VAN WYCK – A Congressman, a councilman and a coach were just a few of the more than 150 people who gathered Saturday to honor two-time Olympian Shawn Crawford.

    The Van Wyck community came out to celebrate Crawford's homecoming following his silver medal in the 200-meter race at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games in August.

    A similar event was held in 2004 after he won a gold medal in the 200-meter and silver medal in the 100-meter relay at the Athens Summer Olympic Games.

  • Defending champs repeat victory

    The defending champions repeated the feat in the third annual Pregnancy Care Center golf tournament on Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.The team of Jeff Reynolds, the two-time club champion, along with former seniors club champion Danny Reynolds, Brian Turner and Douglas Pate teamed for a 14-under 58 over 18 holes to take the title for the second straight year.“The event went great,” said Rev. Steve Anglin, who coordinated the event. “We had over 40 hole sponsors.

  • Bruins seek to rebound

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray is hoping for a little deja vu as he looks to Friday night.McMurray, recalling the Bruins’ response to their first loss this season, is hoping for a similar answer following LHS’s second setback this fall.Lancaster, after falling to Northwestern 27-7 for its first defeat this season, rebounded to throttle Nation Ford 30-0 at home.“This time, it’s different,” McMurray said. “We’re on the road and we face a team which is playing pretty good football.