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Today's News

  • Rabid fox attacks 2 people in Kershaw County

    From release

    COLUMBIA – Three people have started post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.
    The first exposure occurred in Newberry County in the area between Whitmire and Newberry. It involved a skunk that tested positive for the disease. The second exposure occurred in Kershaw County in an area east of Camden and south of the Antioch community, involving a fox that also tested positive for rabies.  

  • Man charged with kidnapping after home invasion

    A Lancaster man has been arrested on kidnapping and other charges after a terrifying incident in which a female acquaintance accused him of breaking into her home while she was asleep and assaulting her, a sheriff’s incident report said.
    In addition to the kidnapping charge, Robert Mitchell Hough, 52, of 1320 Memorial Park Road in Lancaster, was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree assault and battery in the May 22 incident.

  • City budget plan ups fees, lowers taxes, cuts 11 jobs

    Lancaster City Council members got their first look at next fiscal year’s proposed budget Tuesday night, which lowers property taxes slightly for city residents but increases fees on city services for some.
    The budget also positions the city against a loss of revenue from Duracell’s departure next year by banking a portion of the city’s potential millage increase, withholding cost of living raises for city employees and cutting nearly a dozen jobs.

  • 180 jobs cut at Resolute mill

    Resolute Forest Products, owner of the Catawba paper manufacturing plant once known as Bowater, on Thursday announced the closing of one of its two remaining paper-production machines, resulting in the loss of 180 jobs.
    Debbie Johnston, the company’s director of regional issues, blamed the permanent shutdown on the “ongoing market decline and price erosion” for the lightweight coated paper that the machine produces.

  • Tribute at Buford site

    More than 150 people came to the site of Buford’s Massacre last Saturday in remembrance of the Revolutionary War battle’s fallen soldiers.
    During the fight, 113 soldiers under the command of Col. Abraham Buford, for whom the Buford community is named, were killed and 150 wounded in less than 15 minutes in a battle against British and Loyalist forces.

  • Column: Lawmakers have no excuse for lengthy budget delays

    The legislative session and the special extended session have ended, and we still don’t have a state budget.
    Currently the budget sits in a conference committee, where lawmakers seem to be agonizing over the differences between the House’s $27.41 billion spending plan and the Senate’s $27.42 billion spending plan. There are a few minor differences in how the money is spent, but lawmakers aren’t saying what particular policy area is responsible for the holdup.
    So what are they blaming?

  • Column: S.C. activist reaches out to the world

    From time to time in this space, I like to introduce you to people in South Carolina who are making a difference. The following is a column from Jennifer Jones-Wood, writing about her work in South Carolina to help young girls around the world.

    Today, 130 million girls do not have access to education. Please let that sink in.
    If you were to count from 1 to 130,000,000 without stopping, it would take approximately eight years. Now that I have your attention, let me tell you about The ONE Campaign.

  • Green Book of S.C.

    From release
    COLUMBIA – The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the state’s African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating cultural experiences across the state.
    You can access the free guide at http://www.GreenBookofSC.com.

  • York blanks P-31 again in Leage V baseball play

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 team is off to a slow start in League V baseball play.

    Lancaster, 0-2, fell to York, 7-0 in its last outing Thursday, May 25 in York.

    P-31 opened the 2017 season, dropping a 10-0 road loss to York Post 66 earlier in the week.

  • Love halts Baker’s race streak

    Driver Tyler Love ended Andrew Baker’s Renegade Division four-race win streak to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    Love was followed by Baker, James Marion, Kyle Norwood and Jason Knight in the Renegade top five.

    In the Super Stock Division, Ronnie Mosley made it four checkers in four races.

    Mosley was followed by Brent Hodges, Brandy Baker, Matthew Cauthen and Jeffrey McGuirt.