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Today's News

  • Budget shortfall to delay hiring, pay raises

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Plans to increase salaries for county employees and hire several new personnel will be slightly delayed due to a reduction in local government funding allocated from the state.
    With the state General Assembly finally unveiling its 2012-13 budget earlier this month, Lancaster County Council got its first look July 9 at how much funding the county will receive in its Local Government Fund.

  • Six arrests in robbery/murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Six people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the  home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris in June.

  • Repaving project starts July 23

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Drivers who use Quality Drive in Lancaster Industrial Park as a shortcut between S.C. 9 Bypass and S.C. 200 may be better off driving the extra half mile starting next week.
    In fact, you may have already seen the signs.
    Beginning July 23, crews will begin an extensive reconstruction project on the .85-mile stretch of road expected to last until October.

  • Man reports shots fired at Kershaw home

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man says his grandmother’s home was shot at multiple times, though deputies never found any evidence of a shooting.
    A deputy came to the 200 block of South Ashe Street in Kershaw about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in response to a call about shots being fired.
    A man there said he was sitting under the carport of the house when he saw someone in a gold four-door Mercury slowly drive down the street, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • It’s important to be educated about ACA

    President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign platform was based on change, and hope. He promoted health care reform and promised to change the system so individuals’ health insurance was not tied to their job. The job-based insurance system resulted in many people losing their access to health care when they lost their job, which happened all too frequently during the economic recession of 2008.

  • Roll with the changes

    In the mornings and afternoons on Meeting Street, amongst the cars and trucks, you may see something unexpected.
    Susan Carbone, a bookkeeper at Lancaster County Library, makes her daily commute from her home to the library on a Segway.
    “I live in Lancaster, so the trip is only about four miles one way, and you can use it on sidewalks and cut corners to reduce the miles,” Carbone said.

  • Alzheimer’s workshop offers help for families

    Jo Ann Koffman, 76, of Indian Land recently lost her husband of 55 years to Alzheimer’s disease.
    Boyd Koffman, 82, died May 21 after a long painful year for the Koffman family.
    Koffman said her husband wasn’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until his death.
    But it’s a common problem among the elderly. One in eight seniors over age 65 and one in two over age 80 years have Alzheimer’s, said Seth Zamek, owner/executive director of the Senior Helpers office in Fort Mill. About 5.3 million Americans have it.

  • Mayor Joe Shaw honors Dixie Pre-Majors team

    Mayor Joe Shaw has released an official proclamation officially honoring Saturday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 18, for the Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball State Tournament.
    The tournament is at the Lancaster Bruins’ baseball field with host team Lancaster and seven other district teams.
    The tournament will kick off today, July 13, with a shrimp boil prepared by Founders’ CEO Bruce Brumfield at the Fairway Room, 1821 Springs Club Road.
    The shrimp boil is open to players, coaches, staff and sponsors.

  • Lancaster SCJGA chapter visits Chester

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association played its fourth event of the season at the Chester Golf Club on July 9. The golf course was in great condition and the weather cooperated with temperatures a little cooler than had been seen for the past two weeks.
    Play in all age groups was good. One of the highlights was Haley Thurmond chipping in from 50 yards on the par 4 fourth hole. She plays in the 8 and 9 year-old girls division.

  • I-77 Speedway to host Carolina Clash SLM

    CHESTER – I-77 Speedway is set to host the Carolina Clash Super Late Model series Saturday, July 14.
    This will mark the series first visit to the 33-year-old speedway. The stars of the Carolina Clash will battle it out on the high banks of I-77 Speedway for the $4,000 top prize. With no other touring series in action on Saturday, a large number of drivers are expected. Luke Roffers, the current points leader for 2012 will be there, along with Dennis “Rambo” Franklin, Jeff Smith, Ricky Weeks, Johnny Pursley, Ross Bailes and $20,000 man Scott Autry.