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  • Faulkenberry Christmas Basket tops $2,600 mark

    In the second week of donations, the annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket has collected more than $2,600 in total contributions.

  • It’s not too late to build a gift box online through Operation Christmas Child

    If you weren’t able to get an Operation Christmas Child shoebox to a local designated location before the deadline, don’t worry. 

  • Landing Keer plant one of the largest onshoring textile projects in the United States

    The addition of a massive textile manufacturing company to Lancaster County may be even more significant that previously thought.

  • Local teams fall short in state soccer play

    A pair of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star soccer teams finished as state runners-up at the state tournament in Bluffton on Saturday, Dec. 7.

  • Bruins down vols twice in basketball play

    Lancaster pulled a double hoops dandy in the Bruins Den on Friday, Dec. 13.

  • Foster pleads guilty in double shooting

    Though a jury had been selected and dozens of witnesses lined the halls of the Lancaster County Courthouse, a Lancaster man changed his plea to guilty during the preliminary stages of his criminal trial Monday, Dec. 9.
    Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 19, 341 Robinson Road, was set to go to trial this week to face three counts of assault and battery high and aggravated, as well as charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and unlawful carry, said Assistant Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman on Wednesday.

  • Wreaths Across America

    by Kaisha Young/Special to The Lancaster News
    Lancaster County’s very first Wreaths Across America Day began on a dreary December day in 2009 in Kershaw City Cemetery.
    It began with a moment of silence at noon – exactly when the ceremony started in Arlington National Cemetery and more than 150 cemeteries across the nation.
    The sky was a sheet of gray. About 130 people snuggled in their coats to watch the Kershaw ceremony. The silence was formidable, yet soothing.

  • LCEDC search committee tours sites

    They turned on lights, checked air conditioning systems and took snapshots as they passed from room to room.
    Pausing every few minutes, the small group would reconvene and compare notes before setting out to tour their next destination.
    Though it sounds more like a family scouting for its new home, the group was actually Lancaster County Council’s Economic Development Office Location Committee. Its mission – to find a permanent home for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Lancaster woman sentenced in unemployment fraud case

    A Lancaster woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced this week for unemployment insurance fraud.
    Barbara Jean Cousar, 58, 970 12th St., pleaded guilty Monday, Dec. 9, to one count of making a false statement or misrepresentation with the intent to defraud the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, according to a joint press release from DEW and S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson.

  • Details emerge about Keer America

    Though officials remain mum on the specifics of a newly announced multimillion dollar project for the county, some details emerged about Keer America Corp. during Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Dec. 9 meeting.

    Days before an official announcement is set to be released by the S.C. Department of Commerce on Dec. 16, Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell discussed with council a plethora of information regarding the company.