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Today's News

  • Blackmon: Scrap late fees on water bills

    City council held a special called meeting Wednesday night and spent about 40 minutes debating a $25 fee that the utilities department charges customers who are late paying their water bills.
    Council member Linda Blackmon brought up the matter, saying she favored dropping the fee entirely.

  • Shots reported in 2 IL neighborhoods

    Multiple shots were heard in two Indian Land neighborhoods Monday night, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating both incidents.
    Deputies responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. to a home in the Hatton Terrace neighborhood, where a woman reported that her home had been shot, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. Deputies determined that the home had been struck three times.
    “We still don’t know who did it or why,” Barfield said.

  • Rotary Club cookbooks on sale now

    The Lancaster Rotary Club has published its first-ever cookbook to raise money for its charitable projects.
    Rotary member Danelle Faulkenberry brought all of the local recipes together. She said the book is a combination of the club’s recipes and its history and memories since its founding in 1942. Most of the recipes in the book are simple and require only three to five ingredients to complete.

  • Log truck slams SUV

    A Heath Springs man was severely injured Tuesday when a log truck swerved into his lane on S.C. 903 and slammed into his SUV about 5 miles east of Lancaster.
    Stephen Faile, 46, was trapped in his 1991 Chevrolet Blazer for about 40 minutes. First responders extracted Faile by cutting apart the crushed vehicle surrounding him, then airlifted him to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    The extraction took longer than normal, said county Fire Marshall Russell Rogers.

  • Kershaw: County should take Stevens Park

    In a money-saving move, the town of Kershaw is asking the county to take over ownership and most of the operating costs of Stevens Park. 
    Kershaw Town Council voted 6-0 Monday night, with councilman Eddie Coates absent, for a “memorandum of understanding” outling the town’s proposal.

  • Data breach might affect 374K Duke customers

    As many as 374,000 Duke Energy customers may be affected by a personal-data breach at a company that the utility used for nine years to process some payments.
    On Dec. 1, PayPal announced that TIO Networks, a company recently acquired by PayPal, had an information breach possibly involving 1.6 million of its customers. Of those 1.6 million, 374,000 are Duke Energy customers.

  • Meeting Street center unveils upgrades

    With extensive renovations and repairs finished, the Lancaster Community Center on East Meeting Street is holding a community meeting this weekend to show off the improvement and talk about new programs.
    The meeting, at 3 p.m. Sunday, will update the community about the progress the center has made, as well as introduce new board members.

  • Sewer repairs diverting some downtown traffic

    The city of Lancaster is wrapping-up multiple, small sewer repairs in the area around City Hall.
    The intersection of Arch and French streets was closed because of the construction on Thursday. Crews reopened the intersection Friday. More closures might occur as crews move around downtown.

  • They're having a ball!

    Lancaster SPCA held its first Fur Ball Dec. 2 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building. The event featured dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefited the LSPCA’s vetting costs, critical needs and spay and neuter program.

  • Van Wyck kicks off Christmas

     In its first year as a town, Van Wyck will be ringing in the holiday spirit this weekend with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday and candle-lighting worship event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The parade will celebrate South Carolina’s youngest town with Mayor Sean Corcoran and town council members Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins as grand marshals.