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Today's News

  • Lancaster News staff wins 9 LCNI awards

    Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway staffers won nine awards this week in the 2015 news and editorial contest sponsored by the papers’ parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
    LCNI, based in Shelbyville, Ky., owns 51 community newspapers and dozens of other publications in 12 states, including the two Lancaster County papers.
    Publisher Susan Rowell said it is an honor to be recognized by LCNI and she is proud of the editorial staff’s commitment.

  • Heath Springs backs Little Free Library

    HEATH SPRINGS – Members of Heath Springs Town Council will back the local nonprofit Little Free Library (LFL) initiative and will provide a spot to install one of the oversized “bird houses” for books.
    Educator Lisa Bridges, a former county school board member and wife of Heath Springs Mayor Pro Tem Mark Bridges, came before town council Tuesday night to discuss the initiative and left with its full support.

  • IL man arrested on child-porn charges

    A Sun City Carolina Lakes man has been arrested on multiple child-pornography charges following an investigation by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff’s office investigators arrested Ray Gene Cook Jr., 63, of 12298 Gadwell Place, Indian Land, July 15 on 17 counts related to the distribution of child pornography via an internet file-sharing network.

  • Sims Foundation hosting youth forum Wednesday

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation is hosting a “Sims Talk” this Wednesday to explore what changes youth want to see in Lancaster County, Great Falls and Fort Lawn.
    The event, targeting 16- to 25-year-olds, is the second in a series of Sims Talks created to gather grassroots insights from local communities and use that information to create greater change in local government.

  • Storm-water utility, fees proposed for Panhandle

    Among the deferred agenda items at Monday night’s Lancaster County Council meeting was a proposed ordinance that would establish a storm-water utility for the Lancaster County Panhandle.
    Monday night’s discussion and deferral was the first many residents had heard of what will essentially be a new county department charged with managing storm-water issues and infrastructure in the Panhandle – and a new fee on their tax bills to pay for it.

  • Crenshaw wins at White Plains

    Lancaster High School golfer Trey Crenshaw won the boys 13-14 age group in the Lancaster chapter tournament of the S.C. Junior Golf Association at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Monday.
    Crenshaw posted a three-over 75 (37-38) to notch a one-shot win, his top finish with the LJGA this season.
    Crenshaw’s round included two birdies and 11 pars.
    Buford High golfer Caleb Henson was a close second, shooting a 76 (38-38). Henson’s effort featured a pair of birdies to go with 10 pars.

  • Buford 6th in Director’s Cup

    Buford High School’s success in high school sports during the 2015-16 school term has earned the Yellow Jackets a top 10 finish in the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup.
    Buford High School, a Lancaster County Class AA high school, finished in a tie for sixth with Landrum High School among the state’s Class AA high schools.
    BHS and Landrum were tied as the second highest finishers among Class AA Upper State schools. Pendleton, which placed fourth overall, was the top finisher among Class AA Upstate schools.

  • Goal: Ease fears on race, policing

    In the wake of violent incidents across the country involving police and young black men, Lancaster County leaders are joining together to hold a public forum Aug. 1 to discuss race relations and police practices.
    The leaders include Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff, Sheriff Barry Faile, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter and other county officials, clergy and young people.
    The “Let’s Talk About It” forum will be 6-8 p.m. at Lancaster High School.

  • Big Kershaw water-line project awaits final OK

    KERSHAW – Town officials hope that another big utility project – running a 12-inch water line to Haile Gold Mine – can begin once the town gets the go-ahead from L&C Railway.
    “All the in-town construction easements have been obtained,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “They’ll be filed with the clerk of court’s office by the end of the month.”
    The town is still awaiting official confirmation from L&C Railway for a construction easement to cross under the railroad tracks along Church Street.

  • Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars headline LSS racing

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be playing host to the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Shootout Round 4 on Saturday night.
    Some of the country’s top 360 Sprint Car drivers are set to invade the LSS big half-mile where the cars will bring their 140-plus mile per hour Outlaw cars.
    The field will be led by the ever-popular Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, Jake McLain, Brandon Taylor, Danny Sams III, Lance Moss, Derek Hagar and Johnny Bridges.