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  • County voter precinct names, locations change

    New legislation signed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this month approved massive precinct changes for voters in Lancaster County’s Panhandle along with minor changes to other county precincts.

  • Boxer pup is SPCA’s miracle baby

    The Lancaster SPCA, (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) a nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and puppies in the Lancaster County area, recently rushed to action to preserve a litter of puppies when the mother dog unexpectedly died.

  • 2015 Farmer of the Year

    Chuck Garrison isn’t your typical beef producer. For one thing, he steers clear of the words “calf” and “cow.” They’re not part of his farming vocabulary.
    As Garrison knelt down along the tree line of a 70-acre spread off Mahaffey Line during a recent early morning meander, it made perfect sense.
    He calls them “adults and babies.”
    But he doesn’t call ’em much. Garrison doesn’t have to.

  • Summer storm packs a punch

    A summer storm rolled across Lancaster County on Thursday evening, June 18, causing scattered damage and leaving thousands without power, some into Friday afternoon.
    News of the pending storm came about 2:49 p.m. Thursday, with a National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warning issued for southeastern Lancaster County, predicting lightning and a storm capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

  • CCA helps struggling families with wide range of services

    For almost 50 years, Carolina Community Affairs (CCA) has provided help to those facing economic challenges in York, Union, Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.
    Its goal is reducing the causes and conditions of poverty, and the agency spent more than $30 million through the 2012-13 fiscal year to assist both low-income families and individuals with a range of services from job placement to helping pay utility bills.

  • Bill Stokes to discuss paddling on Catawba River

    The next speaker in the Katawba Valley Land Trust 2015 Speaker Series is local paddler Bill Stokes.
    The lecture is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Sheriff seeks leads in burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary at a home near Indian Land High School.
    The crime occurred sometime during the day Friday, June 12, at the River Road home, while the homeowner was at work.
    Investigators said the suspect, or suspects, broke through the glass patio door using a portable air compressor.
    Once inside, the burglar ransacked the house, stealing money, coins, medication, a .22 caliber pistol, watches and jewelry.

  • Judge sentences heroin dealers

    COLUMBIA – A federal judge sentenced the two men arrested in Lancaster County’s largest heroin bust to federal prison Wednesday, June 17.

  • Landscaper questions bidding process for pine straw

    HEATH SPRINGS – Darren Sowell, owner of Sowell’s Lawn Care and the town’s landscaping  contractor, addressed Heath Springs Town Council on Tuesday, June 16, about what he deems as a conflict in project services done through bids.

  • June 30 registration deadline looms for district bus riders

    In an effort to manage and ensure the safety of thousands of students who ride Lancaster County school buses on a daily basis, local school officials are spearheading a brand-new bus rider registration program.