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Local News

  • Council waives fee for church

    A request from a local church to waive a building permit fee launched a discussion amongst county officials last month about exempting all religious institutions from similar fees. 

    The issue was discussed during Lancaster County Council’s June 23 meeting after county staff received a request from Antioch Baptist Church to waive building permit fees for a new sanctuary building. 

  • Close Bear Creek Park?

    A surge in trespassing and littering inside a county park has county officials asking for the public’s help in tackling the problems. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis brought the issue of Bear Creek Park to Lancaster County Council’s attention during its June 23 meeting. 

    Located off Potter Road and along Bear Creek, the park has been attracting unwelcome attention from trespassers after hours, Willis said. 

  • Covenant VBS’ers step up for Sole Hope

    Up, Up and Away!  

    Children attending Vacation Bible School at Covenant Baptist Church from June 16 to 20 learned about biblical superheroes and then performed their own acts of justice and mercy. 

    Scripture for the week was Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To Act Justly and to Love Mercy and to Walk Humbly With Your God.”

  • Hearing set for July 14

    Prosecutors are gearing up for a hearing later this month for a Lancaster man facing multiple charges related to more than a half-million dollars in misappropriated funds from three area agencies.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Wednesday, July 2, that a hearing will be held July 14 for Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr., 42, 2176 Country Club Drive, though he declined to give specifics about what type of hearing it is or what it will entail. 

  • Radios, reading and roads

    Local road repairs, library upgrades and new emergency radios will be included in a November ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax should the proposals pass muster with Lancaster County Council.

  • Booming business – Independence Day a busy time for fireworks retailers

    There are many things to love about South Carolina, but when it comes to July 4 fireworks, there’s no doubt about it – we rule.

  • Texas governor stumps for Mulvaney during visit

    INDIAN LAND – Nearly 400 people joined 5th Congressional District Rep. Mick Mulvaney at INSP’s City of Lights on Wednesday, July 2, for a fundraiser featuring Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years for first degree burglary

    Six months after he was tracked down and arrested in Georgia, a Lancaster man was sentenced June 25 to two decades in prison for the burglary of a home last winter.

  • Copper theft at substation leads to power outage

    Copper thieves who tampered with a Duke Energy substation on White Street in Lancaster late Tuesday, July 1, caused a fire that led to a brief power outage in part of the city. 

  • S.C. is red, white and blue, through and through

    South Carolina and its citizens loves America, apparently more than any other state in the nation.