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Today's News

  • Dicksons' yard is a combination of styles

     Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    Two and a half years ago when Debbie and Wayne Dickson married, they began finding ways to blend the belongings each had accumulated over the years. Both having been married previously and lost their spouses after many years of marriage, they each had a house filled with furniture as well as yards full of plants that had special meanings. Debbie’s house was in Chesterfield and Wayne’s home was in Lancaster.

  • S.C.’s real problem with regulation

    Unfortunately, we live in a world in which pedicures and funeral parlor bathrooms are serious issues for state government.
    Last week, the Regulatory Review Task Force, established by Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this year, met at the Statehouse to hear comments and concerns by citizens. Among the citizens were representatives of the S.C. Board of Funeral Service and the S.C. Board of Cosmetology.

  • Limit government overreach with Free Flow of Information Act

    The nation learned in May that the Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of more than 100 Associated Press reporters and monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email and cell phone records, branding him a “possible co-conspirator” in a classified leak case for asking questions of a government source.
    These revelations sent shockwaves throughout newsrooms nationwide. Reporters can no longer assure their sources that interviews will remain confidential because there is no way to tell whether the government is listening.

  • City Council gets LCCA report at meeting

    David Platts sees art as an equalizer when it comes to opportunities and access for children. 

    Platts, who works closely with Lancaster County Council of the Arts, spoke of the power of the arts during his visit to Lancaster City Hall on Tuesday, July 23. 

    He and LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette gave City Council an update on the agency, which provides an array of arts-related programs geared toward children, adults, county residents and tourists. 

  • Schools will begin registration soon

    It may seem hard to believe, but summer is almost over with the start of the 2013-14 school year looming less than a month away – that means there are several dates, deadlines and requirements you need to know.

    Read on for basic information on starting the 2013-14 school year, including where you can find out more important information about each individual school’s requirements and dates.

    Start dates

  • City votes on smoking ordinance

    It appears the city of Lancaster wants to come onboard with the effort to restrict smoking in the county. 

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously to approve first reading of a city ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and other public-access places. 

    The ordinance draft is similar to the ones already adopted by Lancaster County Council, Kershaw Town Council and Heath Springs Town Council. 

  • County halts park rezoning

    As land continues to be developed at the under-construction Lancaster Air-Rail Park, county officials decided not to move forward Monday, July 22, with a planned rezoning change for the property.

    During Lancaster County Council’s recent meeting, County Administrator Steve Willis requested rescinding an application to rezone the property, located along S.C. 9 and near the county’s airport, from I-1 light industrial to I-2 heavy industrial. 

  • Boggs still at work

    An extensive list of money laundering and conspiracy indictments against a Monroe, N.C., construction company has not yet halted work on planned repairs to numerous crumbling roads in Lancaster County. 

    Boggs Paving Inc., which was awarded several paving projects earlier this year along Potter and Taxahaw roads in southern Lancaster County and all of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land, received a 29-count indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday, July 24, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release. 

  • Minister for life

     Editor’s note: Former Lancaster resident Mike Taylor was recently honored for his 20 years of service as a volunteer chaplain at the Rowan County (N.C) Sheriff Office. His story and photos are reprinted with permission from the Salisbury Post.

     

    Shavonne Potts

    Salisbury Post

  • LSS hosts Southeastern Late Models

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature one of the top Late Model touring series in the country as the Southeastern Late Model Series visits the half-mile dirt oval on Saturday, July 27.

    The Southeastern Late Model Series is based out of Georgia and is held for for Limited Late Model cars.