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Today's News

  • Heath Springs council adopts budget

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs’ budget for 2012-13 is similar to the one adopted a year ago.
    Town Council passed final reading Monday, June 25, of its $1.14 million budget for the new fiscal year, which begins today, July 1, and ends June 30, 2013.
    The vote was 3-0. Council members Mark Bridges and Iva Drakeford were absent.
    The town, which doesn’t collect taxes, operates two main funds – a general fund and a water and sewer fund.

  • Man charged in Morris murder

    A team of local investigators tracked down and arrested a man this week for the recent murder of a Lancaster man in his home.
    Keith Tyrone Robinson Jr., 19, was arrested Thursday, June 28, and charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.
    The charges stem from the murder of 53-year-old Donald E. Morris, who was found dead in his South York Street home on the evening of June 18, the release said.

  • Council moves forward with rezonings near Haile Gold Mine

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A plan to rezone multiple residential properties owned by Haile Gold Mine received its first approval this week.
    Lancaster County Council voted 3-0 on Monday, June 25, to approve first reading of an ordinance to rezone 3,081 acres of property located a few miles east of the town of Kershaw, from R-45A rural residential/intense agricultural to I-2 heavy industrial.

  • En los ojos de Dios (in the eyes of god)
  • Dixie Youth AA stars win district title

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars wrapped up the District II championship and a bid to the state tournament with a 7-0 win over tournament host Chester on Thursday night.
    The Lancaster AA stars will open play in the state tournament at Lexington on July 7 at 10 a.m.
    The Lancaster stars, who took the district tournament title in three games, were led by Landon Deese who drilled a triple and scored a run in the championship game.
    Austin Kennington and Jarrett Laney each laced a double. J.R. Cunningham scored two runs.

  • Man arrested in Morris murder

    A team of local investigators tracked down and arrested a man this week for the recent murder of a Lancaster man in his home. 

    Keith Tyrone Robinson Jr., 19, was arrested Thursday, June 28, and charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

  • Hope’s Hoops

    Hope on the Hill’s first church league basketball program has given local youth something to shoot for this summer.
    “It’s been a great success,” said the Rev. Wayne Murray, executive director of Hope on the Hill. “It gives kids something to do. Most of the kids (85-90 percent) are off the street, which makes it quite successful.”
    The program, which started in April and will end with finals July 14, has drawn 202 boys and girls, ages 8-17. Eleven churches fielded 14 teams for the league, directed by Dennis Brown.

  • United Way celebrates successful year

    from United Way of Lancaster County
    United Way of Lancaster County works with partner agencies and businesses to look for the most effective way to help people gain access to educational, economic and health-related opportunities.

  • Feeding summer hummingbirds provides entertainment and beauty

    Hummingbirds, which artist John J. Audubon called “glittering fragments of the rainbow,” are once again darting around flowers and feeders in South Carolina, say state natural resources officials.

  • Yard of the Month: Colors of summer are all around

    This year, shades of pink and orange are popular in everything from clothes to flowers. That’s what makes the yard of Cynthia and Jerry Harper at 2657 Quiet Acres Road so appealing. It is filled with all the colors of summer including those vibrant pinks and oranges. Having a well kept yard filled with flowers has always been a passion for Cynthia. With flower gardens designed throughout the yard, Cynthia makes sure they are laden with a blend of color from perennials and annuals.