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Today's News

  • Give Local luncheon celebrates $155K drive

    More than 120 sponsors, partners and community members celebrated raising $155,000 during the second-annual Give Local Lancaster at a luncheon on Monday at USC Lancaster.
    Spearheaded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation, Give Local received a total of 1,015 gifts and included donors from three countries, 14 states and 61 cities.
    “Working together makes a brighter future,” said Robert Folks, chairman of the Sims Foundation. “This is a celebration.”

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    And under departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping.   
    The office, however, does work to identify owners and reunite them with their property. 
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • Store owner accused of groping, propositioning his employee

    The owner of a Lancaster convenience store has been charged with second-degree assault and battery after an employee accused him of groping her and propositioned her with money to have sex with him.
    Ankitkumar “Andy” Patel, 30, owner of the Forks convenience store at 1594 Memorial Park Road, was arrested June 10, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.

  • Citadel House dedicates its building today

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    The Citadel House, a 90-day emergency shelter with supportive services for men in Lancaster County, holds an open house and building dedication today, welcoming the public to see what the facility offers.
    The small home at 1214 Trestle Lane in the Brooklyn neighborhood, which was used as the city’s warming center last winter and has been transitioning to the new role, will welcome visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A light lunch will be served.

  • Health care dominates 5th District forum

    COLUMBIA – With the congressional special election only days away, four of the candidates appeared Friday in an SCETV forum that focused mostly on their differences over fixing or replacing Obamacare.
    Republican Ralph Norman, who had skipped three recent joint appearances with the other candidates, appeared along with Democrat Archie Parnell, Green Party candidate David Kulma and Josh Thornton of the American Party. Libertarian Victor Kocher did not attend.

  • Dog flu spreads to S.C.

    Two dogs in South Carolina have contracted the contagious dog flu that has spread into eight states.
    The other states are North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and Illinois, according to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. The report did not specify where the two cases were located in the Palmetto State.
    Four dogs have died from the highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza virus – two in North Carolina and two in Tennessee, according to Dr. Kim Shaw, veterinarian at Indian Land Animal Hospital.

  • Tribute to a dad who took the job seriously

    I’m writing this in honor of my father, Raymond Faulkner Sr.
    As a dad myself and as director of the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, I want to say “Happy Father’s Day” to all the fathers out there.
    And to everyone, if you’re lucky enough that your father is still alive, tell him you love him this weekend. Give him a big hug and a kiss on the cheek if you’re with him.

  • Kershaw budget approved at $4 million

    KERSHAW – For the first time ever, the budget for the town of Kershaw will top $4 million next fiscal year.
    The current budget, which runs through June 30, is $3.9 million.
    As unanimously passed by town council Wednesday night, the 2017-18 budget raises the property tax millage rate to 82 mills from 77 mills in the current budget.

  • Spiritual summer

    It’s that time of year again! Kids of all ages are flocking to Lancaster County churches for food, fun and fellowship during Vacation Bible School.
    Churches in our area are offering VBS throughout the summer.
    Myra Boone has directed VBS at different churches for 10 years. Now a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, she thinks it’s important for kids to participate in church programs like Bible school so they can “grow and learn” and “to make sure those kids who don’t know about Jesus learn about him.”

  • News Briefs

    Fire commission meets

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 29 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place.

    City, county offices closed

    Lancaster city and county offices will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Emergency services will operate as usual.

    Planning commission meets

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. July 6 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.