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  • S.C. Republicans say no to debt deal

    After months of contentious negotiations, Congress approved a last-minute debt-limit compromise Monday and Tuesday that prevented the federal government from fiscal default – though South Carolina Republicans were not among those voting yes.
    The state’s sole Democrat, however, voted for the bill, which was based on negotiations between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders over the weekend.

  • Stormwater floods Sun City

    INDIAN LAND – Sun City Carolina Lakes resident says he is frustrated and getting nowhere fast trying to find someone to help him with flooding issues on his property and the street in front of his home.
    Larry Campbell of Yosemite Way lives in an area of the immense active adult community that is still under development. His home is located near several vacant properties and home sites under construction.

  • Kids have fun at Camp CLAD

    The Diabetes Education Clinic at the University of South Carolina Lancaster recently hosted Camp CLAD (Children Learning About Diabetes), a summer day camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and their siblings.

    The free camp was July 18-20 at USCL's Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center and the Gregory Health and Wellness Center.

  • Fire stations get pet oxygen masks

    by MaryBeth Rowell/For The Lancaster News

  • Pringle hopes to open men’s shelter

    James Pringle has been working diligently over the last several years on a project that’s dear to his heart.
    The Lancaster resident said the county has more homeless people than have been reported in official studies – and he’s looking to do his part to curb those numbers.
    Pringle wants to open a transitional shelter for local single men who have been evicted  or otherwise displaced. The shelter will be known as the Robert J. Osborne Compassion Project.

  • Man stabbed in back

    A man was attacked with a screwdriver as he walked home from work Tuesday evening, and police are still searching for the assailant.
    Lancaster police officers were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room shortly after 5 p.m. about a stabbing victim.
    Hospital staff told officers a man walked into the ER with a stab wound in his back, according to a police department incident report.

  • Post offices stay open

    Lancaster County was spared as the U.S. Postal Service announced last week it is looking to close thousands of post offices, mostly in rural areas.
    The USPS claims more customers go online and to contract providers for their postal needs, showing a physical post office is no longer required.
    But the residents of Fort Lawn, Heath Springs and Van Wyck have been arguing for years that the post office is central to their small communities.

  • Officials charge two with burglary

    Investigators closed the book on two burglary cases last week with the arrest of two people at a Lancaster home.
    John Benjamin Bernard Davis, 25, 2143 Pressly Road, Chester, and Lakia Laquanda Watts, 23, 603 Cunningham Road, Lancaster, were both arrested July 29 in connection with burglaries reported at homes on South Hughes and South French streets.
    Davis was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, while Watts was charged with accessory to burglary after the fact.

  • Chandler was a champion for cancer survivors

    Special and inspiring.
    Those two words may mean a lot of things, but to Debbie Crenshaw those words best describe her friend Judy Chandler, a well-known local humanitarian. Chandler died early Tuesday morning at age 62 after a long battle with cancer.  

  • ‘A lot of people need help’

    KERSHAW – Nicole Seegars didn’t have a lot to say as she picked up food Tuesday morning at Second Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    Though she said little, the Kershaw resident didn’t hold back on expressing gratitude. The smile and glow in her eyes seemed to tell the story.
    Seegars was one of a few hundred locals who received free food during a giveaway sponsored by Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE). Items included frozen meats, juices, canned goods and paper towels.