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  • School district hit with state budget cuts

    The Lancaster County School District is bracing itself for what appears to be a continuing gloomy economic trend.

    District Finance Director Tony Walker presented the school board Tuesday night with information on the most recent state funding cut, the second since the board approved its 2008-09 budget.

    In September, the district lost $909,475 from the state that was designated for salaries and other operations costs. The district, though, recently brought in an extra $1.2 million in local property taxes that offset the cut, Walker said.

  • Expect more officers on roads over Thanksgiving

    Expect additional law officers on the road this week, all in an attempt to ensure more highway safety during the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The official holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through Nov. 30.  

    Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the agency will be running several operations during the period, including radar speed detection and seat-belt- and speed-enforcement teams.

    The Highway Patrol has a DUI saturation team, in which troopers from other counties will be in Lancaster County to target drunk driving.

  • Sign up now for Christmas parade

    The city of Lancaster and See Lancaster are aiming to make the 2008 Lancaster Christmas Parade one to remember with a variety of commercial and homemade floats, walking groups, beauty queens, bands and vintage vehicles. 

    The parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 

  • Some advice on how to save money

     

    Sam Mullis always had an interest in his finances.

    Mullis, 43, a teacher at Lancaster High School, used to be diligent about saving his money and investing in his 401(k). 

  • Heath Springs depot to be transformed into North Pole

    HEATH SPRINGS – On Dec. 6 and 7, the Heath Springs train depot will be transformed into a North Pole Adventure to accommodate this year’s L&C Santa Express.

    With festive decorations and volunteers in costumes, this area of historic Heath Springs will be a winter wonderland that promises to amaze children and adults alike.

  • Official says several call centers are considering locating in the county

    Lancaster is poised to become a “hotbed” for call centers, and local officials want to get potential workers trained before the companies even locate here.

  • Local churches filling shoe boxes with gifts

     Think of all the children around the world whose conditions are so dire that they don’t have clean water and other necessities, let alone toys to play with.

  • No Christmas break for blue laws

    The Lord triumphed in County Council chambers Monday night. Council voted against repealing the blue laws in the county through Jan. 4.   County Administrator Steve Willis said he brought up the ordinance for council to consider in light of the national economic downturn. Willis said surrounding counties, such as York, and Union and Mecklenburg in North Carolina, don’t have blue laws, which prohibit the sale of certain items before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

  • USCL job fair to host 30 firms

    Lancaster residents will have a chance to meet with prospective employers at a job fair at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at USCL.

  • ‘All this can be repaired,’ official says during tour

    The Lancaster County Courthouse is a shadow of its former glory. The inside of the 180-year-old structure, which was heavily damaged by arson on Aug.