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  • County schools closed Thursday

    The Lancaster County School District announced just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, that public schools would be closed for students and staff on Thursday, Jan. 30. For more, see the Friday, Jan. 31, edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Evans gets seven years in prison

    Though a jury was about to be selected and a plethora of witnesses were ready to take the stand, a Lancaster woman decided to plead guilty Monday, Jan. 27, to her role in the case of a man shot to death during a botched robbery early last year.

  • Adding bite to FOIA

    Is there a way to put more teeth into South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act allowing greater ease in accessing records from public bodies?

  • Deputies search for armed robber

    Investigators are using surveillance footage and witness descriptions to track down a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Sunday night, Jan. 26. 

  • Mobile home fire is considered suspicious

    Crime scene investigators are still looking into the cause of a suspicious fire that burned part of a mobile home the morning of Jan. 21.

  • Man hurt in mob assault

    A Lancaster man was bloody and bruised after a group of men allegedly attacked him in the early morning hours of Jan. 20. 

  • Emergency shelter available during cold weather

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell announced Tuesday, Jan. 28,  that an emergency shelter whould be available for anyone who loses power or heat during the winter storm. Russell said anyone who loses power or heat during the event should call Public Safety Communications at (803) 283-4136 for shelter directions.  Russell said the Emergency Management Office will continue to evaluate the need of shelter in the upcoming days. 

  • The winter weather waiting game

    State, county and local officials went into preparation mode early this week as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in advance of wintry weather expected to impact South Carolina from the coast to the Upper Piedmont.

  • Winter weather headed this way

    The winter storm system that is expected to blanket portions of the Carolinas on Tuesday, Jan. 28, has weather forecasters almost in a coin-flipping mood.

  • Chamber selects Lisa Muennich as top volunteer for 2013

    There was laughter, applause, tears of joy and sadness as recognitions and awards were given at the 58th annual meeting of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce's “Wine & Stein” on Thursday, Jan. 23.

    The gala event at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club was well attended by business owners, professionals and residents of the county.

    Tears of joy mixed with sorrow flowed as Founders Federal Credit Union President Bruce Brumfield announced Lisa Muennich as the chamber’s Volunteer of the Year.