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Today's News

  • ATM robbery suspect arrested

    A man accused of robbing a woman at the Founders Federal Credit Union ATM in Indian Land earlier this week has turned himself in.
    According to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Thomas Morgan, of 9093 Sonrise Meadow Road, Indian Land, turned himself in at the sheriff’s office about 5 p.m. Wednesday after contacting a local attorney.
    Morgan, 22, has been charged with common law robbery after a woman was robbed at the ATM on Monday night.

  • Kershaw: New budget includes property tax rollback

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed first reading of the proposed $3.8 million 2016-17 budget Monday night, though its numbers are not yet finalized.
    Mitch Lucas, the town’s interim administrator, said he is still waiting on the final county numbers on how much the town will get in property tax revenue for 2016-17.

  • Lancaster man dies in diving accident at Lake Wateree

    A Lancaster mom is mourning the death of her 28-year-old son after a diving accident at Lake Wateree led to his death Monday, June 20.
    Jeannette Anthony had just seen her son hours earlier when he came into her bedroom as she was preparing to leave for a summer class at South Piedmont Community College.
    The thought that that fateful moment in her bedroom would be the last time she saw her son left her speechless.

  • Williams named animal shelter director

    Alan Williams has been named the new director at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter beginning next Monday, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said Wednesday.
    For the first time since early May, the shelter will resume full-time hours and be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 27.
    The shelter has been without a director since May 11, when the former director was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
    Willis would not say whether the previous director quit or was fired.

  • Lancaster welcomes new city council member

    Hazel Taylor was sworn in Wednesday night as the new Lancaster City Council representative for District 5. She  was elected June 14 to fill the unexpired city council  term vacated by Mayor John Howard.

  • Assessment team seeks comments on sheriff’s office

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
    Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas – policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

  • Heath Springs Council passes budget, will not close RR crossings

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council unanimously approved the final reading of the town’s $361,158 budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Tuesday night.
    The final budget doesn’t include any increase in the town’s water, sewer or garbage rates, but it does include a $2,000 increase for training and workshops.

  • It’s Finally Friday in the city limits

    Mister Pleaze, a “party band” with a strong local appeal, will kick off the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
    The concert is free and Hwy. 55 Burgers will be selling food, said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. Beer will also be available for purchase.
    The 2016 summertime concerts are set for the grassy lot behind City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Timmons calls the lot the “Park under the Pecan Trees.”

  • Remember When: Scary Stuff

    To tell the truth, I ain’t scared, ‘cepting when I hear noises coming from places where they ought not to.
    Me and Mama, as usual, went to the Parr Picture Show for Jackpot Night and the movie was one of them good old Charlie Chan ones about ghosts inside of an old castle. Boy, I sat on the edge of my seat until the picture was over.
    You know, on the walk home, it seemed that there were a lot more shadows along the tree-lined walkway. Oh well, it was still too early for bedtime, so I turned on the radio and some scary stories were being broadcast.

  • Christian Services yard sale way to grow ministry

    Hidden Treasures is aptly named.
    From furniture, dishes and knick-knacks to barely used prom dresses and gently used dress clothes, there are bargains galore every day at the Christian Services thrift store on Great Falls Highway.
    But those offerings will grow outside the walls this weekend.
    The agency that helps feed the county’s hungry families is holding a rent-a-space yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is a $20 donation per 10-by-10-foot space.