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  • New congressman making waves in Washington

    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney stuck with his pledge to shake things up in Washington, D.C., last week, voting along with fellow House Republicans to approve a budget proposal that aims to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade.
    The vote came after the congressman supported even steeper cuts as co-author of a proposed Republican Study Commission budget and bucked Republican leadership by voting against a continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

  • Man flips car on Doc Garris Road

    A Columbia man was trapped in his car on a road south of Lancaster early Thursday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer.
    The accident happened at 4:45 a.m. along Doc Garris Road, which is between U.S. 521 and S.C. 522.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident involved only one vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger. Elder said the driver, Joe Burriss, 59, was traveling east on Doc Garris Road when a deer ran into the roadway.
    “The driver swerved to the left, struck a ditch, overturned and then struck a tree,” Elder said.

  • Partners for Youth invests almost $2M in county

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation

  • Red Cross wants building

    The building has mold problems and water pours from the ceiling whenever it rains, but one local group is still interested in moving into the current home of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Representatives from the American Red Cross of Lancaster County recently asked Lancaster County Council to consider letting their group move into the building when LCEDC moves out. The county-owned LCEDC building is on West Gay Street, while the Red Cross now rents space off Woodland Drive near S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Doster working with marketing group for city

    A familiar face has joined the city of Lancaster’s promotions team.
    Local artist Cherry Doster was hired last month as the city’s marketing and development manager. She now works as part of See Lancaster SC – the city’s marketing arm that promotes business and tourism throughout the county.
    In addition to promoting the city, Doster will help recruit new businesses, retain existing businesses, evaluate properties for potential development and develop marketing materials.   

  • Man shot in face during burglary

    A Heath Springs man was shot after he interrupted an apparent burglary in his home Wednesday night.
    The shooting happened a little after 10 p.m. as the Hoke Road resident returned home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The home is in the Heath Springs area, near S.C. 97 and the Chester County border.
    In a 911 call released by the sheriff’s office, the victim sounds out of breath as he asks the operator for help.

  • 1 Mile or More

    Lancaster County is one step closer to officially reinstating a one-mile buffer zone between residences and landfills.
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission unanimously approved a request Tuesday night to modify the county's buffer requirement between sanitary landfills and residences from 1,000 feet to one mile.

  • Landfill bill tabled at Statehouse

    Two months after hundreds of Lancaster County residents fought against a proposed solid waste landfill, a bill designed to prevent similar situations from happening again stalled in the Statehouse last week.

  • Easter bash Saturday

    Make sure your children attend the fun-filled Easter event that will feature what’s possibly become the area’s most popular fury friend.  

    Rosie the Rabbit, the city of Lancaster’s official mascot, will be out and about at this year’s Egg-Cellent Easter Bash, which will take place Saturday on Main Street in downtown Lancaster.

  • DOT: Close part of Shop Road

    KERSHAW – Part of a road in Kershaw may have to be eliminated before a Dollar General store can relocate. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes told Town Council during last week’s meeting about a traffic study conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation. 

    SCDOT looked at the possible effects of Dollar General’s desired move from Hampton Street to nearby Shop Road.