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Today's News

  • Lancaster man arrested in Fla. racketeering case

      A multi-state racketeering investigation into an illegal internet casino operation resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man and eight others across South Carolina on Tuesday, March 12. 

     

  • City license proposal put on hold

    Lancaster City Council has pumped the breaks on its proposed measure regarding business license inspections.
    At its Tuesday, March 12, meeting, council voted unanimously to table an ordinance that would require businesses to submit portions of their federal and state income tax returns to the city. The requirement would help ensure the city is receiving the appropriate license fees from businesses located in the city limits.

  • Partnerships grow arts education

    The Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is designed to assist arts organizations such as as the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.

    Throughout the nation, these programs develop or expand educational partnerships with their local school systems and other community-building organizations; the primary purpose of which is to promote learning by teachers.

  • Chocolate Mousse Pie With A Touch o’ Irish

    Sweet or savory – the ultimate snacking question.
    Recipe creator Scott Anderson has the answer with his Chocolate Moussecarpone Pie.
    Anderson layers a chocolatey Irish liqueur mousse made of chocolate chips and mascarpone (a mild, creamy cheese) on top of savory crunched up pretzels with divine results. Now, the only question is one slice or two?
    See step-by-step photos of Anderson’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at www.justapinch.com/mousse

  • Go green this St. Paddy's Day

    It's more important than ever to go green in the kitchen. Why? Because it's St. Patrick's Day, of course. This time of year at justapinch.com we love to embrace new and traditional Irish recipes alike, but darn it if all of those dishes don't taste a wee bit better when they're served up green.

    Kick off your dream green meal with a big bowl of Laura Davis's Jalapeno Dip. While this recipe's roots may lay a little further south than the Emerald Isle, it serves up a freshness of flavor that sets the perfect tone to any party.

  • Important to abide by FOIA

    Pretend a hundred of us just landed on an island – our new home. The island possesses all the amenities – fertile land, plenty of timber, fresh water, lots of wildlife – to sustain us and a growing population. Pretty soon, we start to develop our island. We’re building houses, cutting roadways and implementing an infrastructure.

  • Public notices – information citizens should know about

    Transparency in government is getting a big push these days as South Carolina citizens demand improved access to public meetings and documents.
    Both houses of the Legislature are studying reform and the Governor’s Commission on Ethics Reform has issued recommendations on ethics and openness.
    However, one important area of open government is often forgotten, and that is public notices.

  • Support Rep. Taylor’s FOI reform bill now in Legislature

    The FOI reform bill now working its way through the state legislative process is a good bill that would give citizens faster and more affordable access to public information.
    Spearheaded by Rep. Bill Taylor, R-Aiken, the bill would prevent agencies from charging fees that exceed actual copying costs or exceed the local prevailing rate.
    The fee schedules would have to be posted online and charges for document searches could not exceed the prorated hourly salary of the lowest paid employee with skills and training to perform the request.

  • County discusses, adopts strategic plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Improving public safety and ramping up economic development continue to top the county’s strategic plan, an annual document adopted at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, March 11, meeting.
    For the second year in a row, public safety was named the No. 1 priority by council members and other county officials during their annual weekend-long planning retreat.

  • Council nixes Collins Road rezoning after uproar

    INDIAN LAND – For years, Gary Holland has enjoyed a peaceful, quiet existence at his Collins Road home, but the prospect of a tractor supply store moving nearby roused him to action last month.
    Joined by fellow neighbors and a smattering of other Indian Land residents, Holland vehemently opposed a proposed land rezoning during Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.