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Today's News

  • Passion for pollinators

    At 84, Ann Hurley has a passion for honeybees, and not because of the sweet, sticky honey they produce for her year after year.
    The latest recipient of the Lancaster County Beekeepers Association’s Beekeeper of the Year Award has been tending bees for almost 20 years, as an act of service to the environment.
    These fuzzy, striped insects perform 80 percent of the world’s pollination, and a single colony can pollinate 300 million flowers in a day.

  • Movement buying Eagle Home Mortgage

    Indian Land-based Movement Mortgage announced Jan. 9 that it is acquiring construction giant Lennar Corp.’s mortgage subsidiary, Eagle Home Mortgage.
    Movement Communications Director Adam O’Daniel described the acquisition as a terrific opportunity. “Eagle Home Mortgage is a company that we’ve respected for a long time,” he said. “We have been actively recruiting their top loan officers for the last few years.”

  • Hilton-Jones, 18-year veteran, is LPD Employee of the Year

    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com
    Melvenia Hilton-Jones has been a welcoming smile at the Lancaster Police Department for more than 18 years, working as a records clerk.
    She was recognized for her dedication to the job at the office Christmas party when she was named 2018 Police Department Employee of the Year, along with Officer Elizabeth Catoe, who was named Officer of the Year.

  • MLK parade Saturday features 100+ floats

    If you thought last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade was big, just wait until Saturday.
    This year’s parade is Lancaster’s biggest MLK parade ever, with more than 100 floats and 80 companies, organizations and charities signed up.
    This will also be the first year that a college band – Benedict College – will march in the parade. 
    Mayor Pro Tem Tamara Green Garris, chair of the parade organizing committee, is thrilled with the growth.

  • Child-support payment system changing

    Starting Feb. 4, about 3,000 Lancaster County parents will start making child-support payments through the S.C. State Disbursement Unit in Columbia instead of the local clerk of court’s office.
    Lancaster is one of 14 counties in the state to make the change in February, but it is a federal mandate that eventually will affect every county nationwide.
    Four counties – Aiken, Fairfield, Sumter and York – were the pilots for the S.C. changeover, making the switch in October.

  • Pressure builds to enact county impact fees

    For many months, county council has been kicking around the idea of enacting impact fees on all new residential and commercial construction north of S.C. 5 to help pay for capital needs.
    Now, with a rezoning request pending on a 500-home Indian Land subdivision, council members are feeling pressure to make a decision and require developers to pay at least some of the public infrastructure costs associated with their projects.
    Council member Terry Graham told his colleagues at Monday night’s council meeting that it’s time to take action.

  • Kershaw will credit customers for missed trash runs

    KERSHAW – Town council voted Monday night to credit garbage customers’ accounts for any pickups missed during Kershaw’s trash crisis over the holiday period.
    Council members unanimously backed Mayor Mark Dorman’s proposal to apply a prorated credit to garbage bills as early as next month. Council member Michael Cook was absent from the meeting.
    The town didn’t have the capacity to pick up all the trash for more than two weeks because the two town employees licensed to drive the garbage trucks called in sick.

  • More gold at Haile

    KERSHAW – An additional deposit of gold ore has been discovered at Haile Gold Mine, though the company won’t say exactly where it is or how much it’s worth.
    “A site has been located, but we’re not in any position at this time to discuss the specifics,” said OceanaGold’s David Thomas, who oversees the international mining company’s U.S. operation.

  • Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout April 13

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host the annual Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout on April 13.
    The Super Stock Division has been one of the racing mainstays at LMS over the years, with one driver dominating the division.
    That driver is “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, who has notched numerous wins and championship over the years in the Super Stock Division, but that all changed in 2018.

  • Demons down AJ wrestlers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers wrestling team is 11-6 on the season after dropping a 73-6 home loss to Class AAAA power Lugoff-Elgin High School, ranked third in Class AAAA, on Monday night.
    The fourth-ranked Vols’ lone win came on a Daniel Barfield pin at 103.
    Barfield is 18-4 on the mat season.
    AJ, on Friday night, rolled to a 51-24 win over Class AAA member Cheraw, a former region member as a Class AA school.
    The Vols, in the 27-point win, were led by Joey Sanders (113) and Dalton Mackey (126) who each had a pin.