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Today's News

  • Police arrest man at Wal-Mart

    A Lancaster woman sensed someone was following her while shopping in Wal-Mart on Monday evening. And when the man took a picture of her with his camera phone, she knew for sure that she was being targeted.

    Guillermo Aquino Gutierrez, 23, of 210 W. Dunlap St., was charged Monday with harassment second degree and disorderly conduct.

    The woman, who asked not be named, told The Lancaster News that Gutierrez had been walking near her and her two children while they were shopping inside the super center on S.C. 9 Bypass about 7:30 p.m.

  • To borrow or not to borrow?

    Lancaster County residents will have a say in how the county will pay for a new courthouse, and possibly other government buildings.

    County Council Chairman Rudy Carter said Wednesday that the county must hold a referendum for voters because it cannot borrow the money it will take to build a courthouse without using bonds.

    The county is planning the referendum to coincide with the general election on Nov. 4.

  • Band together in water wars

    We have asked a couple of times for our public bodies to do a little bit more to get involved in the effort to stop the interbasin transfer.

    The state of North Carolina approved a request from two of its towns, Concord and Kannapolis, to withdraw up to 10 million gallons a day from the Catawba River.

    That water would be returned, as sewage, to the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin.

    When this first popped up, at the end of 2005, Chester County Council approved a resolution saying it was opposed to the transfer. There wasn’t too much other action after that, for a while.

  • Kids escape from house

    A home with open beer cans, old food and human waste over the floor is a dangerous place for children, police say.

    The parents who allowed their three children to live in those conditions have been charged a month after police discovered the conditions.

    Robert Louis Bailey, 27, and Laura Ann Bailey, 23, of 310 Cedar St., were each charged Tuesday with three counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

    Lancaster police came to the Baileys' home on Feb. 8 after a driver saw their three young children - ages 4, 3 and 1 - playing in the middle of the road.

  • Upgrades, funding top planning agenda

    Capital projects emerged as Lancaster County Council's top priority going into a new budget year during council's planning session March 1.

    Potential capital projects include a new court complex, which could house circuit, family, magistrate's, probate and municipal court, the clerk of court, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, solicitor's office, public defender, Department of Juvenile Justice, Probation, Parole and Pardons office, Emergency Management and the county's E-911 center.

  • Bruins top Cats in region meet

    The Lancaster High School boys won in a head-to-head meet with Rock Hill, prevailing 65.5-63.5.The Bruins also won in a four-way meet with Chesterfield, Central of Pageland and Great Falls. LHS swept the meet with 115.5 points. Chesterfield followed with 68 points, Central had 35 and Great Falls posted 16.Josh Page, who scored 22 points, captured wins in the triple jump and long jump.

  • Yard of the Month: Gilreaths combine landscaping plan, hard work to make yard stand out

    Living in five houses in 18 years has given Tony and Tracy Gilreath the opportunity to learn a lot about landscaping.

    And now that experience is paying off. Their yard, at 1404 Lavoy Court, has been selected as the March Yard of the Month by Lancaster Garden Club.

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  • Speaker plugs hybrid plug-ins

    INDIAN LAND – A car that gets 100 miles per gallon may seem like a vehicle of the future. But it’s not, according to James Poch, executive director of the Plug In Hybrid Coalition of the Carolinas, based in Charleston.

  • County to receive $65,000

    Lancaster County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

    The county will receive $65,869 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

    The selection was made by a national board, chaired by the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency, and including representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and United Way of America.

  • County to receive $65,000

    Lancaster County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

    The county will receive $65,869 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

    The selection was made by a national board, chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, and including representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and United Way of America.