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Today's News

  • Man sought in purse-snatching

    The Lancaster Police Department is looking for a 30-year-old man suspected of snatching a woman’s purse from her arm Friday afternoon near Springs Memorial Hospital.
    Capt. Scott Grant, interim police chief, said an arrest warrant has been issued charging Montavious Reshard Crawford, 239 Wylie Park Road, with purse-snatching.
    The incident happened about 3:10 p.m. Friday in the hospital parking lot.
    After allegedly grabbing the woman’s purse, Crawford ran toward Central Avenue away from the hospital.

  • All is huge at Haile Gold Mine

    The first impression you get touring the Haile Gold Mine site is how immense everything seems.
    It covers 5,700 acres, or 8.5 square miles. That’s 30 percent bigger than the city of Lancaster. It has 19-foot-tall dump trucks that cost $2.5 million apiece. One tire can cost $40,000.
    The main pit is 700 feet deep. Workers can extract, crush and process 65,000 tons of rock per day. For every 20 tons of rock, they will produce one precious ounce of gold.

  • Greenway launches $3M campaign

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway on Friday announced an ambitious $3 million fundraising campaign to pay for the first 2 miles of the walking trial along Gills Creek through the city of Lancaster.
    Greenway President Sherri Gregory said the project has already received commitments totaling $750,000 toward that goal.
    “We’ve been out working in the community and gathering partnerships,” Gregory said during the campaign kickoff at USC Lancaster.

  • City will pay for rebuilding E. Meeting St. Center’s porch

    The city of Lancaster has awarded $100,000 in hospitality-tax grants to stimulate tourism downtown, including $30,400 to help build a new front porch roof and doors at the Lancaster County Community Center on East Meeting Street.
    “This is definitely good news,” said Dr. Charmaine Stradford, vice chair of the community center board. “I’m happy” to get any money from the city for the project.

  • Heath Springs manufacturing building draws some interest

    HEATH SPRINGS – The shuttered and gated old U.S. Textiles building has been on the market less than a month, but it’s already drawing interest.
    “We’ve shown the building twice to one company we’ve been working with for several months,” said Jamie Gilbert, director of the Lancaster County Economic Development Department.

  • Mobile-shower ministry expands to food boxes

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Kevin Lilly, founder of a local mobile-shower ministry for the homeless, has launched a new project based on the idea behind the Little Free Library boxes.
    Instead of free books, Lilly’s boxes will hold food, hygiene products and whatever else someone might need to live. The food boxes, which are new to Lancaster, have been a big success in other parts of the country.

  • Nunnery out of job at 911 center

    Chris Nunnery, who has run the county’s 911 communications center for five years, is no longer employed by the county, and no one will explain the surprise departure.
    “That’s a personnel matter,” County Administrator Steve Willis said Friday. “You’ll have to talk to Lisa Robinson in HR.”
    Thursday was Nunnery’s last day on the job, according to Robinson, the county’s director of human resources. Numerous calls to other county officials, who were shocked by the news, yielded no information about what had happened.

  • Red Cross disaster training camp in Lancaster March 4

    From release
    When a disaster strikes in South Carolina,  local American Red Cross chapters respond, providing food and shelter to those who have lost everything. Now, the Red Cross is looking for members of the community who want to be trained now to quickly take action to help their neighbors when a disaster strikes.

  • Threatening note at BHS; student to be disciplined

    Buford High School student left a note Friday threatening to “shoot up the school tomorrow” and was identified later in the day, according to a Lancaster County School District press release.
    “From the beginning, the threat did not seem credible, since tomorrow would be Saturday and no one would be there,” said schools safety director Bryan Vaughn.

  • SLED looking into city election

    Two new developments are pushing ahead the dispute over the Lancaster City Council District 3 election, with SLED gathering documentation about absentee ballots used in the race, and incumbent Jackie Harris taking her complaint against challenger Linda Blackmon directly to the S.C. Supreme Court.