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Local News

  • Did armed man change his mind?

    INDIAN LAND – Did a would-be armed robber get cold feet and change his mind Monday, May 25?

  • Stephen Siller Foundation honors local business

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Teresa Cauthen and Amanda Carnes never met Stephen Siller. But the mother/daughter owners of Williams Flooring Carpet One have more than a connection to him.
    They are among the supporters of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s project, Building for America’s Bravest.

  • City council honors municipality’s police force

    Law enforcement personnel across the nation were recognized last week as National Law Enforcement Week was observed and here in Lancaster, the event was no less celebrated.
    During opening ceremonies for the 2015 sixth annual Red Rose Festival, the Lancaster Police Department was presented a proclamation by the city of Lancaster.

  • Witherspoon4Bishop gala is May 30

    Dr. Anthony Witherspoon, pastor of Washington Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, St. Louis, Mo., will have a “Witherspoon4Bishop Carolina Kickoff Gala Propelling Zion Forward” 6 p.m. May 30 at the Lancaster County Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.
    Witherspoon will address attendees about his candidacy for the episcopacy in a 2016 election. There will be dinner and entertainment.
    Fundraiser donation is $25 and all proceeds go to the Witherspoon4Bishop campaign fund. Dress attire is semi-casual.

  • Look Good... Feel Better

    Look Good...Feel Better is an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with, or being treated for cancer. The two-hour, hands-on program is led by trained cosmetologists and includes skin care/makeup application tips along with options for dealing with hair loss and nail care issues that are side effects of cancer treatment drugs.

  • Fort Lawn 2015-16 budget reflects decreased revenues

    By Brian Garner
    Landmark News Services
    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Council held first reading at its May meeting on a $391,000 fiscal budget for 2015-16 budget that reflects the decrease in revenues coming into the town’s coffers. This budget is lower than the previous year’s approximately $421,000.
    According to financial records, this current fiscal year, the town exceeded its estimated 2014-15 budget by $15,137.

  • ‘Click’n 4 Chicken’ aims to get S.C. to buckle up

    From S.C. Highway Patrol

    Troopers will be on the lookout this summer for motorists who are obeying the state’s primary seat belt law.
    Everyone knows that buckling up saves lives and can save you a ticket, but now, a simple click may also mean a free chicken sandwich or frosted lemonade, courtesy of Chick-fil-A restaurants.

  • Resident voices concerns over sidewalk, drainage

    HEATH SPRINGS – Safety concerns about others, as well as first-reading approval of the town’s budget was discussed Tuesday, May 19 at the Heath Springs Town Council regular monthly meeting.
    Town resident Randolph Truesdale addressed council about an interest of safety on a local street.
    “My concerns relate to property on Perry Street,” he said. “I saw a mother pushing her child (in a carriage) and she was almost in the street. Overgrowth has taken the sidewalk.”

  • Kershaw Council gives 2015-16 budget initial OK

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council approved first reading for a $3.7 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 at its meeting Monday, May 18.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the council will meet for a one-hour budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. June 8 to discuss more issues before its second and final reading of the budget June 15.
    “This budget incorporates a rate increase on water and sewer by 5 percent,” Rhodes said. “It has a 1.6 percent salary increase.”

  • Gas prices have some opting to stay home over holiday

    By Cathyleen Rice

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, many South Carolinians will be packing up their vehicles and taking road trips to visit family and friends or sight-seeing.
    With the travel app, GasBuddy, a study has predicted, “most U.S. travelers will pay the cheapest Memorial Day gas prices since 2009 because they can’t get enough of vacations.”