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Today's News

  • Don’t let Lancaster County become like Rhode Island

    I’m writing this in response to the recent ordinance passed by the Lancaster County Council on smoking. I attended one of the meetings and I spoke. It turned out to be a waste of time. I could tell their minds were made up. The council was going to follow the status quo of other cities and towns; God forbid if this county stood on its principles.
    I moved here from Rhode Island two years ago. After 50 years, I had to get out of there because that state was overrun by left-leaning activists.

  • I don't have the right pull

    Well, the crisis on the verge of bringing America to its knees has been averted for now.

    No, I’m not talkin’ about the fiscal cliff. I am referring to $8 a gallon milk.

    I heard a recent TV news report that milk is gonna be more expensive than bottled water, so given the television source, it must be so.

    First taxes, now milk.

  • Carolina Christian Academy helps HOPE in Lancaster

    The 16th Annual Christmas canned goods drive for HOPE in Lancaster at Carolina Christian Academy started the last week of November and ended Dec. 19, with the school’s efforts netting 3,545 cans delivered to HOPE that morning.

    With the addition of other items donated besides canned goods, such as boxes of ramen noodles, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, Jell-O and pasta, the total number of items delivered was close to 7,000.

  • Fiscal cliff deal comes with good, bad news

    In what could easily be called good news and bad news for most Americans, U.S. House members voted to approve a bipartisan Senate bill late Tuesday, Jan. 1, that avoids the worst fallout from the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but puts off automatic budget cuts associated with sequestration until March.

    While the bill also does away with Bush-era tax cuts for those making more than $400,000 a year, most working Americans will see an increase in their federal Social Security taxes as well.

  • South Carolina delegation discusses ‘fiscal cliff’ vote

    All but two of South Carolina’s delegation to Washington, D.C., voted against a Senate bill to avoid the effects of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

    U.S. House members voted 257-167 to support a last-minute Senate bill put together by the White House and Senate Republicans, including U.S. House leader John Boehner and 84 other Republicans.

  • Lancaster County’s jobless rate falls again

    Following statewide and national trends, Lancaster County’s unemployment rate fell a few percentage points from October to November 2012.

    The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce released the most recent statistics late last month.

    Lancaster County posted an 11 percent jobless rate for November, down from the 11.2 percent posted in October.

    By comparison, the November 2011 unemployment rate for the county was 12.6 percent.

  • Woman hurt in Walmart crash

    Emergency responders helped to free a Fort Lawn woman Tuesday, Jan. 1, moments after the car she was driving flipped onto its side in front of Lancaster’s Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 Bypass West.

    The accident happened at about 1:45 p.m. on New Year’s Day as the woman was driving east in the store’s parking lot toward the building, according to a Lancaster Police Department traffic collision report.

  • Police investigate restaurant burglary

    Police are still tracking down leads and searching for suspects after more than $1,000 worth of items were stolen from a Lancaster restaurant last month.

    Officers responded to Grinder’s Restaurant, at 208 N. Park Square, at 8 a.m., Dec. 26, about a possible burglary, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    At the scene, officers spoke with a 44-year-old man who said sometime between 2 p.m. Christmas Day and 8 a.m. Dec. 26 someone broke a storage building lock behind his restaurant and stole several items.

  • Man reports gun pointed at him

    Investigators continue to look into the case of a man who reported to police that someone pointed a gun at his face late last month. 

    Police responded to the intersection of Pleasant Hill and St. Paul streets about a disturbance on Dec. 26 at 9:23 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    When they arrived, officers spoke with a 41-year-old man who said another man had just pointed a gun in his face.

  • County Council approves Project Brick details

    County officials remain tight-lipped on the name of a company coming to the county’s Air-Rail Industrial Park, even as County Council members finalized the acceptance process for the company on Dec. 28.

    Raising their hands during the last Lancaster County Council meeting of the year, council members unanimously approved three ordinances and a motion related to Project Brick, a company county officials have not yet identified.