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Today's News

  • Lancaster News staff wins 9 LCNI awards

    Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway staffers won nine awards this week in the 2015 news and editorial contest sponsored by the papers’ parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
    LCNI, based in Shelbyville, Ky., owns 51 community newspapers and dozens of other publications in 12 states, including the two Lancaster County papers.
    Publisher Susan Rowell said it is an honor to be recognized by LCNI and she is proud of the editorial staff’s commitment.

  • Storm-water utility, fees proposed for Panhandle

    Among the deferred agenda items at Monday night’s Lancaster County Council meeting was a proposed ordinance that would establish a storm-water utility for the Lancaster County Panhandle.
    Monday night’s discussion and deferral was the first many residents had heard of what will essentially be a new county department charged with managing storm-water issues and infrastructure in the Panhandle – and a new fee on their tax bills to pay for it.

  • Who ya gonna call? Don-drai-co!

    Yes, those are Lancaster native Dondraico Johnson’s dance moves in the summer blockbuster “Ghostbusters.”
    The 36-year-old choreographer mapped out scenes involving up to 150 actors and and even got to appear on screen himself.
    Johnson, who has worked on many movies and TV shows since moving to Hollywood, said it was tremendous fun working with stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, as well as director Paul Feig.

  • Goal: Ease fears on race, policing

    In the wake of violent incidents across the country involving police and young black men, Lancaster County leaders are joining together to hold a public forum Aug. 1 to discuss race relations and police practices.
    The leaders include Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff, Sheriff Barry Faile, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter and other county officials, clergy and young people.
    The “Let’s Talk About It” forum will be 6-8 p.m. at Lancaster High School.

  • Bike/walk study seeks community feedback

    The Rock Hill and Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS) is seeking community input on its effort to facilitate bicycle and pedestrian connectivity by creating local bikeways, walkways and trails.
    An online survey is available through July 31 asking what would make the community safer and more friendly for walking and biking. It also wants to know what destinations that are most likely safe to walk and bike to, as well as demographic information. It also asks survey takers to rank types of bike facilities.

  • Check out the new UDO, zoning map

    The Lancaster County Planning Department has completed the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and Zoning Map after an 18-month-long effort that included several public input meetings.
    The new zoning map and UDO will be on display at the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office, with planning department staff available for comments and questions, for the next few weeks leading up to an Aug. 23 public hearing on it.  

  • Scientists track ‘crazy’ ant that might soon invade S.C.

    Jim Melvin
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — A dangerously prolific invasive ant species, which first surfaced in the United States 15 years ago, has been spreading throughout the South and now appears on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time.

  • Women’s car hit by gunfire

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating an attempted murder that occurred Monday night when someone fired shots at a woman and her passengers as they drove down an east Lancaster street.
    No one was hurt in the incident.
    According to the Lancaster Police incident report, the shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. as the 20-year-old driver and her 23- and 19-year-old passengers were traveling on East Gay Street.

  • Red Ventures branching out in IL

    Red Ventures plans to hire another 1,500 employees, increasing its workforce to 3,750 at its Indian Land campus after it completes an expansion that will double its size there next year.
    Red Ventures CFO Mark Brodsky drew a full house to the Indian Land Action Council meeting Thursday, July 21, where he spoke about the company’s unparalleled growth over the past seven years, and offered an update on current projects and what’s coming next.

  • Duracell to power down Lancaster plant

    Chicago – Duracell announced today, July 27, that it is consolidating North American production of AA and AAA batteries from two U.S. plants to one facility in LaGrange, Ga.