• Closet Ministry to help with school needs

    Families in need can get back-to-school items through a service known for its generosity in the community. 

    The Closet Ministry will host its latest free shopping day on Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. 

    The free event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to anyone in the area who’s going through tough times and may not be able to provide clothing for their family. A special emphasis this time will be placed on bookbags, school uniforms and other children’s clothing. 

  • Animal rescue group moves into new home

    Friday was a good day for Paws in the Panhandle, as volunteers began moving into the organization’s new home base.

    Located at 10681 Barberville Road, the oak tree-shaded property includes a 121-year-old, three-bedroom home with more than enough room for expansion as the organization grows, Paws in the Panhandle founder Gloria Davey said. 

    The organization, dedicated to creating a no-kill animal shelter in Indian Land for Lancaster County, closed on the 3-acre property Thursday, Aug. 4. 

  • Stolen register found under home

    Lancaster police officers made a surprising discovery last week when a cash register stolen from a restaurant almost 10 months ago was found under a mobile home. 

    Officers arrived at a Westgate Circle home, located in a mobile home park near S.C. 9 Bypass, on July 27 about a report of several items found under a vacant rental unit, according to a police department incident report. 

  • 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.