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Today's News

  • Four hurt in S.C. 5 crash

    UPDATE

    A driver whose SUV overturned and caught fire was gravely injured and three people in another vehicle were hurt in a multi-car crash Wednesday at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Old Hickory Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Joshua Lloyd of Lancaster, was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.
    Lloyd, who was entrapped and freed by bystanders, was immediately flown to CMC.

  • McClancy sues county on zoning

    McClancy Seasoning Co., whose rezoning request for an expansion project was rejected by the county council in December, has sued Lancaster County, demanding that it allow the expansion or pay to relocate the company.
    McClancy has been located at 182 Spice Road in Indian Land, just off U.S. 521, since 1984. It wants its property rezoned as light industrial so it can expand its current manufacturing plant with an 80- by 240-foot addition.

  • City puts checkbook on website

    For the first time ever, if you want to see where every city of Lancaster check is going, it’s just a few mouse clicks away.
    The city has upgraded its website to give citizens more detailed information on municipal finances, as well as to provide them with the latest online data available.     
    “Anybody can see anything that they want about how we handle taxpayer money,” said Mayor John Howard.  
    City Finance Director James Absher unveiled the changes during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

  • Lancaster native Tucker co-writes faith-based film

    Terry Ward Tucker recalls the moment she walked down the aisle at Lancaster’s First Baptist Church to accept Jesus. It was a revival service in 1956, and she was 8.  
    That night, she said, a visiting evangelist explained the Gospel in simple terms.
    “Even as a child, I understood what he was teaching,” she said. “My mom and dad didn’t know I had planned to give my heart to God that particular evening, but they were glad about it.”

  • County council considers stormwater management fee

    Lancaster County Council dealt with stormwater management, a noise ordinance, business registration and two grants during its Monday night meeting.

    Stormwater
    Council discussed options for handling the county’s stormwater. One option could result in a countywide fee to pay for the management of stormwater in the Panhandle.

  • IL murder suspects face more charges

    The suspects in the Indian Land murder of Randy Tran were each served this week with new warrants in the case.
    Tony Eugene Maynard, 21, of Indian Land, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, and David Antonio Kucinski, 21, and Chris Dawan Glass Jr., 22, of Fort Mill are each charged with murder in Tran’s April 5 shooting death.
    According to the Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit index, all four men were served Tuesday with warrants for armed robbery.

  • Lancaster Fatherhood Project expands to Rock Hill location

    The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, designed to strengthen families through father engagement, is expanding its services into York County, opening a location in Rock Hill.
    The group's programs will be introduced to York County through a partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services and the S.C. Center for Fathers and Families.

  • McCoy campaign ‘terrible nightmare’

    Calling Billy McCoy’s run for sheriff a “terrible nightmare,” a volunteer is breaking away from McCoy and campaign manager Malcolm Little, recounting a strange three weeks of being pulled into a plagiarism scandal.
    “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever been through in my life,” says Lee Burkett, a veteran Democratic volunteer from Rock Hill. Reached at press time Tuesday evening, McCoy would not comment directly on Burkett’s account.

  • Police pull children from burning house

    Four city police officers are being credited with pulling two sleeping children from a burning house late Friday.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter identified the officers as Sgts. Dustynn Burlingame, Dale Johnson and Kenneth Warlick and Lt. Dean Short.
    “What they did makes me proud, but moreover, I hope our citizens appreciate the hearts of our officers and their willingness to answer a call to action whenever it’s needed,” Carter said.
    The fire happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday at 527 Central Ave.

  • Survivors’ stories inspire Relay supporters

    Relay for Life – to most of us it is just one night, but to those with cancer it is one big fight that goes on every single minute of every day.
    Lancaster’s 21st Relay for Life begins Friday with a celebration as 200 cancer survivors walk the first lap around the track at Lancaster High School’s Memorial Stadium. Loved ones and supporters will then take over and walk laps nonstop the rest of the night to honor loved ones battling cancer or remember someone who lost the fight.