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Today's News

  • CompuCom bringing 1,500 jobs to Lancaster County

    Texas-based CompuCom Systems Inc. is relocating its headquarters to Indian Land, bringing a $41 million capital investment and creating 1,500 jobs over the next five to seven years.
    It’s the largest single job announcement in Lancaster County history, said Gov. Nikki Haley’s office.

  • IL sees eye-popping growth as huge employers move in

    The Indian Land economic magnet keeps pulling in big catches, accelerating the job-creation momentum that has made it one of the state’s fastest-growing areas over the past several years.
    CompuCom’s planned headquarters relocation and call center, which together will employ 1,500 within five to seven years, would make it the county’s third-largest employer, after Red Ventures and the Lancaster County School District.

  • Promise Neighborhood volunteers clean up Brooklyn, assess repairs

    A hundred community volunteers picked up trash and looked into repairing homes in the Clinton Elementary attendance zone during the first Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood workday on Saturday.
    Project organizers have split up the area into smaller zones, and the first one tackled was the Brooklyn area south of downtown.
    “We are elated by the participation,” said Sharon Novinger, executive director for Lancaster County Partners for Youth. “We are glad that people were able to give time to volunteer.”

  • Midnight blast alarms residents, blamed on explosive Tannerite

    A Tuesday night explosion that shook houses all over south central Indian Land appears to have been caused by men shooting at an explosive target, investigators say.
    The 911 calls began flooding in at 11:54 p.m. from residents in the Shelley Woods subdivision and Laurel Hill and Green Pond roads, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • All aboard! Model trains roll into Sun City

    Joe Silien
    Special to The Lancaster News

  • Sheriff Faile joins state panel overseeing law officer training

    From release

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile is one of two sheriffs in the state appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the S.C. Law Enforcement Training Council, where he will help formulate training procedures and policies for the state.  

  • Tributes, tears as city honors Carter

    There were lots of hugs and tributes and a few tears Monday at the Historic Courthouse during a busy three-hour drop-in for retiring Police Chief Harlean Carter.
    A steady crowd of well-wishers flowed in and out, with at least 30 people filling the old courtroom the entire time.
    “It’s been a pleasure to work with the chief over the years,” said Sheriff Barry Faile, one of many officials in the room. “She’s always been a team player and always had the best interests of the citizens in mind. She will be missed.”

  • Busy yule season kicks off with big downtown crowd

    Nearly 2,500 people visited downtown Lancaster for Saturday’s Christmas in the City festivities, which included the Artisans Holiday Market, trolley rides, music and pictures with Santa.
    “Bringing people together and having a good time downtown gets you in the Christmas spirit,” said Joe Timmons, the city’s events and promotions manager. “That’s the most important thing – to get people in the Christmas spirit.”

  • Special election likely in February

    Lancaster County school officials will confer with the county election commission today about scheduling the special election to fill the school board seat vacated by James Brooks after his arrest.
    “We’ll meet with election officials this week to make sure we know the timelines required by state law,” said Superintendent Gene Moore. “We’ll share this information with the board during its regular meeting next Tuesday night so the board can make an appropriate decision on filling the vacancy.”

  • Warming center needs volunteers

    A winter warming center will open in Lancaster Jan. 2 and offer the area’s homeless a warm, dry place to thaw out, enjoy a hot meal, take a warm bath and wash their clothes.
    The Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless is renting a two-bedroom, one-bath house at 1242 Trestle Lane. The home will remain open until March 1, but that may be extended if cold weather lingers.
    “It’s been difficult to find a location,” said Melanie Outlaw, United Way director and coalition chair.