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  • County tops S.C. growth charts

    Driven by growth in Indian Land, Lancaster County surpassed York County and two others as the fastest-growing county in South Carolina between 2013-14, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
    According to U.S. Census Bureau data, Lancaster County grew by 2,640 new residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, from 80,520 to 83,160, an increase of 3.3 percent.
    By comparison, York County grew 2.5 percent during the year, from 239,415 to 245,346 residents, the fourth highest growth rate in the state.

  • Prepping for the Hunt

    Clients of the Lancaster/Chester Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 1158 Camp Creek Road, are joyous about hiding candy in plastic eggs at Easter, said Nikki Bramlett, director of day services at the center.
    These “consumers,” as Bramlett calls them, are experiencing their third year packing the eggs provided by the city of Lancaster for Rosie’s Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.

  • School district receives spinach recall

    Lancaster County School District received a notice Tuesday, April 14, from one of its produce providers about a recall of Taylors Farms spinach.

  • Unusual vehicles figure in recent DUI arrests

    Sometimes, it’s as much what you’re driving as how you’re driving it that can get you in trouble, a lesson two Lancaster County men learned recently in separate DUI arrests.

  • L&C train jumps track on Market Street

    A Lancaster & Chester Railroad train out of Kershaw jumped the tracks in Lancaster on Tuesday, April 14, rerouting traffic on South Market Street for hours.

  • County’s DUI initiative reaps positive results

    When it comes to reducing alcohol-related car accidents and underage drinking in Lancaster County, Dr. Harold Holder believes a cutting-edge prevention strategy more than two years in the making may be the key to keeping residents safer.

    Holder, a DUI prevention strategist from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in Berkeley, Calif., revealed the results of the county’s ‘Take U Out of DUI’ initiative during a Wednesday afternoon, April 15, press conference.

  • County to celebrate 230 years with Main Street birthday bash

    Lancaster County will celebrate its 230th birthday from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the historic courthouse and county administration building on North Main Street.

  • COG awarded $5.6 million for blight removal

    ROCK HILL – The Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) has been awarded $5.6 million of competitive funding from the S.C. Housing Finance and Development Authority’s “Neighborhood Initiative Program” (NIP). 

  • Unusual vehicles figure in recent DUI arrests

    Sometimes, it’s as much what you’re driving as how you’re driving it that can get you in trouble, a lesson two Lancaster County men learned recently in separate DUI arrests.

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  • Bicyclist dies from injuries in bypass accident

    A bicyclist has died after he was struck by a pickup in the westbound lanes of S.C. Bypass 9 in the city limits early Thursday, April 16.