• Storm huffs and puffs, blows the bays down

    A thunderstorm that rolled over the area Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, caused scattered damage across central and southeastern portions of the county.  
    The thunderstorm passed through Lancaster County roughly between 5 and 6 p.m., fierce with roiling clouds, lightening and rain, and then disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.

  • TLN files FOIA letters to county, city, LCEDC officials

    Weeks after county officials dissolved the county’s years-long relationship with the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., rumors continue to swirl and questions still remain about the events leading up to the fateful decision.

  • City needs to make upgrades at wastewater treatment plant

    Treating sewage isn’t glamorous by any stretch of the imagination, but it does carry a Park Avenue price tag, as members of Lancaster City Council learned at their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting.
    Council got its first in-depth look at two wastewater treatment plant studies by WK Dickson Community Infrastructure Consultants that were commissioned in March.
    As the 30-plus-minute detailed presentation spelled out, these upgrades aren’t going to be cheap, said Jimmy Holland of WK Dickson.

  • Morris retires from U.S. Navy

    U.S. Navy Chief Intelligence Specialist (IDW/SW/AW) Edna N. Clyburn Morris retired Aug. 31.
    Chief Morris entered into the Navy right after graduation from Lancaster High School in June 1995 as an undesignated Seaman Apprentice. She spent most of her career in Hampton Roads Virginia and has traveled to many parts of the world.

  • Mickles no longer principal of A.R. Rucker

    A Lancaster County middle school principal has been reassigned, school district officials announced late Friday, Sept. 11.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said Phillip Mickles will no longer serve as principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School, a position he has held since 2007.
    Using Blackboard Connect, a mass notification system designed to inform parents and students about important messages, Moore informed families of the change about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Half-staff flag honors 9/11 victims

    The United States flag is flown at half-staff today, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • South Carolina ranked 50th worst state for working women

    From release
    COLUMBIA – On Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) hosted a call to discuss the differences between Hillary Clinton’s record as a champion for women, children and families.
    This year, South Carolina was ranked the 50th worst state for working moms and is one out of four states in the country without equal-pay laws.

  • Giving back to the community

    HEATH SPRINGS – A day of celebration to help raise funds for local families and children in need will kick off Sept. 19.
    That’s when September Fest, a community festival sponsored by non-profit group Rainbow Promise Enterprise and Associates, will roll into town.
    Larry Kelly Sr., executive director of Rainbow Promise, said the event will feature food vendors, live music and entertainers. The goal of the event, he said, is to bring the community together to help those in need.

  • ‘Spend the night in a box’

    Imagine what it would be like to sleep in an abandoned building, under a bridge or in a cardboard box in an alley because you have nowhere else to go.
    How frightening it would be to be so insecure; how miserable and uncomfortable to live without the basic sustenance, facilities and creature comforts most of us take for granted.
    For 177,373 Americans this year – 31 percent of the nation’s 578,424 homeless population – such destitution is a reality.

  • Jobless rate falls again

    Years after Lancaster County suffered record-high unemployment rates due to the national recession, recent statistics from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) paint a more positive picture as the local unemployment rate continues to decline.
    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate dropped in July, falling from 7.2 percent in June to 6.8 percent, according to SCDEW data.