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Today's News

  • City’s 15th Street building needs work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Major roof work is needed on the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street training facility.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to allocate $218,150 for roof repairs at the building, which is used for Public Works operations and for training space for emergency personnel.
    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris wasn’t at the meeting.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell told council members the building’s roof is in poor condition and needs refurbishing.

  • City Council, sheriff and House 44 candidates to speak at public forum

    Watch video from this forum

    Voters will have a chance to hear local candidates discuss issues at the Before You Vote – 2012 Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
    The forum, set to begin at 6 p.m., will be held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive.
    The forum is free and open to the public.

  • Man wounded in drive-by shooting

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Investigators are following up on leads into who shot and wounded a man after a brief struggle Wednesday, Oct. 10.
    Deputies learned of the shooting after they responded to Springs Memorial Hospital about a gunshot victim, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Sheriff candidates should debate

    It seems that our current political circus has captured our hearts and minds, as the old expression goes. It is both fitting and proper that we become preoccupied with the presidential race, since whoever occupies that ultimate seat of power assumes the most important political position on the planet.

  • Thomas a saint among us

    There was a twist of irony to the weekend following the death of Sam Thomas.
    Sam, who died late Thursday afternoon at Springs Memorial Hospital, would have had quite a time Saturday and Sunday.
    An avid sports fan, Sam likely would have been glued to the television following South Carolina’s solid 35-7 win over SEC rival Georgia in what many hailed as the biggest game in USC football history.

  • Scott Case is the change we need

    Ms. Beverly Lynch recently submitted an article where she says that this is the first time anyone can remember where we have a choice for Lancaster County sheriff.

  • New Habitat homeowners get special housewarming

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

    Our new Habitat homeowners, who will soon be moving into their new homes on Penny and Meeting Streets, have just received a very special housewarming gift. Painter and muralist Kim Twitty donated her talents to paint murals for the children’s bedrooms at both homes.

  • Let's Keep Lancaster Warm

    Let’s Keep Lancaster Warm, sponsored by Hope on the Hill and Development & Construction, LLC, are accepting new or gently used clean coats through Dec. 15. Coats may be donated in the lobbies of Barr Street Gym, Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster Sheriff’s Office, Porter Belk Lumber, The Lancaster News, Springs Memorial Hospital and The UPS Store.
    Please include coat hangers. Drop-offs can also be collected by calling (803) 313-9744.

  • Continuing the joy

    Sometimes hobbies become a passion that turns into a part of who we are. That’s exactly what happened to the late Jim Lasley.  

    Lasley stumbled into his birdwatching hobby innocently. Trying to answer questions about birds posed by his three (then small) children back in the early  1950s, he found he needed to do some research of his own.  Lasley, a well respected mechanical engineer who oversaw the construction of the Grace Plant for Springs Industry, didn’t know much about birds but knew just who to contact.

  • Williams honored by Lancaster DSS

    The Lancaster County Department of Social Services honored a volunteer on Thursday who has given more than 20 years of service as a member of the Lancaster County DSS Advisory Board.

    Flossie Williams, a retired Lancaster County School District secretary, attended the event with her husband, Eugene. After Lancaster County DSS Director Janice Chapman presented Williams with a plaque commemorating her years of service, the other board members presented her with a variety of gifts.