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Today's News

  • Voter ID laws are bad idea

    In the era of insincere indignation and mislaid naivete concerning voting rights in this country, it is worth noting that the past is indeed prologue.

  • We need to reject Act 388 II

    Bureaucrats are pushing a plan to raise taxes and increase spending on public schools. The districts spent $9.4 billion last year. Apparently $13,600 per student isn’t enough.
    The plan will raise taxes across the state. Families and small business owners will be hardest hit. First, local taxes for public school operations would be eliminated and replaced with a new statewide property tax. Then the districts would get the chance to go back and (re)introduce “new” local taxes to supplement the state money.

  • Wilson to resign

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The county’s Parks and Recreation director is leaving Lancaster for the Sunshine State, largely to be closer to family.
    Sherry Wilson, who’s worked for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation department since 2009, submitted her resignation Aug. 20. Her last day here is Sept. 7.
    She is moving to Jacksonville, Fla., where she’s been hired as a district manager for that city’s recreation department. She starts work there Sept. 17.

  • Kershaw considers dress code

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Officials in the town of Kershaw are bothered by what they see as inappropriate dress and they want to do something about it.
    During Town Council’s Aug. 20, meeting, Town Administrator Bryan Pettit explained an agenda item that mentioned a dress code. He spoke of seeing people walking around town shirtless and with pants hanging so low that their underwear was exposed.
    He believes it would be beneficial for council to consider a dress code ordinance.

  • City adjusts penalties for business licenses

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster is changing the way it administers penalties for those who are late paying their business-license fees.
    City Council voted unanimously during its Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting to approve a modification to its penalty schedule for the fees. Teresa Meeks, the city’s support services director, explained the recommended changes during Tuesday’s discussion.

  • Deputies identify battery theft suspect

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the theft of used car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land and is asking for the public’s help in locating him.
    Detectives also are working to identify an accomplice in the crime.

  • Questions surround City Council race

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Over the past few weeks, questions have arisen regarding the residential and occupational standing of Jean Cureton, who’s running for the City Council District 4 seat against incumbent Tamara Green Garris.
    The Lancaster News has received phone calls and at least one letter from residents questioning the legitimacy of her business.

  • March of Dimes walk is Sept. 29

    March of Dimes
    On Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lancaster High School, residents will join together and walk for healthier babies.
     “Each step we take at March for Babies brings us closer to the day when every baby will have a healthy start in life,” said Amanda DuPre, March for Babies’ community director.

  • All about the Chinaberry

    ‘There’s a Chinaberry tree I remember                                                           
    I used to climb in and out of my window…’
    Rodney Crowell,
    ‘Telephone Road’

  • Yard of the Month

    Dragon wing begonias steal the show at the home of Cain and Anita Thomason at 1049 Edgemont Drive in Lancaster. They also caught the eyes of Betsy Folks and Sheila Robertson, members of The Lancaster Garden Club, who selected the Thomason yard as the Yard of the Month for August.