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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Results of noise study loud, clear

    INDIAN LAND – To residents of Brookchase, the results of a noise study are loud and clear – the sound coming from Blue Dot and other concrete plants near their homes is excessive and violates county ordinances.

    To Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, it's a little more complicated.

    Brookchase residents say they have been suffering through unbearable loud noise generated from the Blue Dot concrete plant at 521 Perimeter Commerce Park since last year.

  • North Elementary to hold 10th annual Spring Fling

    ComeouttoNorthElementarySchoolonSaturdayforaneventthatisintendedtobefunforchildrenofallagesaswellasadults.The10thannualSpringFlingFestivalisfrom10a.m.to4p.m.Proceedsfromtheeventwillgotowardplaygroundequipmentforkindergartenstudentsandnewcomputersfortheschool.“It’safamilyevent,”saidTerrySchonberg,co-chairoftheSpringFlingcommittee.“There’ssomethingforeverybody.”Rockclimbing,hayridesandtracklesstrainrideswillbesetup.Therewillbenine“megarides”inall.Youwillalsogetthechancetohaveyourfacepai

  • See colonial cooks in action Saturday at AJ Birthday Celebration

    When Scots-Irish settlers migrated to the Carolinas in the 18th century, they brought familiar names like Lancaster, Chester and York with them.

    They also brought what they had learned from cooking in the open hearths of their homes in Ireland and the Pennsylvania settlements.

    Those attending the annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration on Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park will get a brief glimpse of colonial cooking from demonstrations by the Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley.

  • Seneca halts Gold stars' state title run

    Seneca halted the Lancaster County Gold all-stars’ state title hopes, taking a 62-48 win in the semifinals of the U-14 boys basketball tournament at the Howard gym in Georgetown on Saturday afternoon.Seneca followed the win over Lancaster County with a 41-39 victory over Southern District champion Orangeburg to capture the U-14 state crown.In the win over Lancaster County, Seneca’s Blake Earle hit 35 points to lead the Western District champions to the 14-point win.