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Today's News

  • Mulvaney at home with ‘geeks and wonks’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Now sworn in as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mick Mulvaney said he is happy that the confirmation process is over.
    “I am absolutely ecstatic…the longest eight weeks of my life,” Mulvaney said during a phone interview Friday afternoon. “The wait was particularly tedious.”
    Mulvaney quickly resigned the Fifth Congressional District seat on Thursday after he was confirmed by the Senate as OMB chief.
    Leaving the U.S. House of Representatives, he said, was tough.  

  • A textile icon's literary legacy

    He might have become one of the early 20th Century’s great writers, along with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and William Faulkner, but Elliott White Springs gave up his New York literary life in 1931 when his father died and came home to Lancaster to run the family business.  
    Springs was probably even a notch above those contemporaries, says Dr. Christopher Bundrick, a USC Lancaster associate professor of English who is researching Springs’ writings for a new book.

  • Crawford resigns after drug arrest

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Adis Glen Crawford III stepped down Thursday evening following his arrest in Columbia earlier that day for drug possession.
    The Columbia Police Department charged the 42-year-old Crawford with possession with intent to distribute MDMA, also known as “ecstasy,” or “Molly.” He was also charged with possession with intent to distribute hash oil, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

  • Woman says trespassers stole fish from pond

    An Ohio woman who owns property on Billy Kirk Road in Heath Springs said someone stole nearly all the fish from her pond, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    According to the report, a man who tends the property at 1092 Billy Kirk Road for the owner, Charles Bailey, went to check on it Feb. 11 and found the gate had been broken open sometime in the last month.
    The reporting deputy said it appeared as if someone had driven down to the nearly one-acre pond, backed in a boat then proceeded to seine-net the pond for fish.

  • Police say purse snatching, robbery related

    Police say a purse snatching and strong-arm robbery last week in parking lots at businesses near the S.C. 9 Bypass are related.
    Both victims were women in their 70s, one suspect has roughly the same description and both happened in retail store parking lots.  
    “It certainly appears that way,” said Capt. Scott Grant, interim Lancaster Police Department chief. “Everything points to the same people, based on suspect descriptions and circumstances. That’s what we are looking at.”

  • Navy details sinking, recovery of Civil War sub H.L. Hunley

    From release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just ahead of the 153rd anniversary of the sinking of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley, the U.S. Navy has released online an archaeological report on the recovery of the Confederate boat off the Charleston coast.

  • Pay raises for city IT workers spark tempers

    Mayor John Howard and city council member Tamara Green Garris tangled this week over the city staff’s recommendation that certain information technology employees receive pay raises.
    Howard called Garris’ questions about the raises “petty jealousy surrounding a mid-year budget review,” saying “it’s damn ridiculous. Pardon my language.”
    Garris shot back: “Excuse me, do not curse at me. I didn’t make that motion,” to which Howard replied, “I did not curse at you.”

  • Senate confirms Mulvaney

    WASHINGTON – Mick Mulvaney was scheduled to be sworn in Thursday evening as White House budget director, putting him in the pivotal role as the Trump administration formulates its first spending plans.
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the Indian Land Republican’s nomination on a 51-49 vote Thursday morning, and Gov. Henry McMaster accepted Mulvaney’s resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives just after noon.

  • IL man dies in Charlotte shooting

    An Indian Land man was shot dead during a robbery early Wednesday morning as he delivered newspapers in uptown Charlotte, and a second man shot in the same incident has been charged with murder.
    According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers found Walter “Wes” Scott Jr. lying in the street with a gunshot wound about 2:20 a.m. in the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near Romare Bearden Park.
    EMS personnel pronounced Scott dead at the scene minutes later.

  • Deputy coroner charged with drug possession

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford has been arrested on ecstasy possession and other drug charges following a 3:30 a.m. disturbance at a Columbia convenience store.
    Crawford, 42, was charged with possession with intent to distribute MDMA, also known as “ecstasy” or “Molly,” possession with intent to distribute hash oil, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.