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Today's News

  • Unpaid city fines top $1M

    For more than three decades, the city of Lancaster has allowed those with limited incomes who owe municipal court fines to make small payments over time instead of paying the entire amount within 90 days as the law stipulates.
    But far too often, people have not kept up with those payment plans, and the city hasn’t done much about that.
    No one knows exactly how or when this started, but the amount in back fines continues to balloon and today probably tops $1 million, city officials say.

  • IL Legion honors vets found in old cemetery

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    So often we hear about history being lost, but this story is about history being rediscovered.
    Three veterans were honored this week in the newly cleared Old Six Mile Cemetery on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land. They were:
    ◆ Col. John William Hagins (1727-1790) – His is the oldest grave in the cemetery. Hagins served under Thomas Sumter at the Battle of Hanging Rock. His headstone, featuring crossed sabers, had been lost for about 16 years.

  • ‘60 Minutes’ spotlights S.C. survivor of Bataan march

    Ken Scar
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus Col. (Ret) Ben Skardon, a survivor of World War II’s Bataan Death March, will be featured on the “60 Minutes” this Sunday.

  • Get ready for library summer programs

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Library and its branches are “Building a Better World” during its building-themed Summer Reading Program this year.
    From June 1 to July 28, readers of all ages can register for their summer reading log online or at the library’s circulation desk.

  • Cap-and-gown ecstasy

    Rochelle Baxter led 26 adult-ed graduates into the Lancaster High School auditorium Wednesday night to celebrate amid an audience of 300 who braved torrential rains, winds and even a tornado warning to attend the ceremony.

  • Wounded fugitive charged in child-sex case

    A Lancaster man wanted on child-sex charges since May 13 was found shot but not seriously wounded Tuesday, hiding at Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street.

  • Heath Springs: Cost of deputy rising too fast, will do without

    HEATH SPRINGS – Citing a 64 percent increase in cost, the town of Heath Springs will not renew its agreement with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office that supplies a deputy to the town for 40 hours a week.
    To renew, the cost of the contract would have soared from $23,500 per year to $38,500 per year. The current contract expires June 30.
    And for a small town with no property tax whose revenue comes from mostly water and sewer rates, the additional $15,000 cost was too much to absorb, said Mark Bridges, the town’s major pro tem.

  • 890 debit cards reissued due to ATM ’skimmer’

    Nearly 900 customers of Founders Federal Credit Union had their debit cards blocked this week after a data-stealing skimmer was found on an ATM in Rock Hill.
    The device was placed on a standalone ATM on India Hook Road sometime between March 15 and May 20, when it was discovered, according to Nicki Nash, chief marketing officer at Lancaster-based Founders. It might have been installed and uninstalled numerous times.

  • Man robbed by polite thieves posing as cops

    A Lancaster man told sheriff’s deputies he was robbed last week by two polite armed men who claimed to be police officers.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said deputies responded to 911 calls about shots fired in the 1400 block of Memorial Park Road about 11:59 p.m. May 16 and found 31-year-old Jamal Antonio Twitty, who said he’d just been robbed.

  • Grammy winner Regina Belle, Clint Black in concert lineup

    See Lancaster has announced the 2017-18 Lancaster Performing Arts Series line-up, featuring six concerts that will kick off in August and run through March.
    Upcoming performers are Eddie Money, Clint Black, Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show, Second City, Regina Belle and Jo Dee Messina.
    “This season’s line-up consists of a multi-award winning mixture of county, pop/rock and R&B performers,” said April Joplin, Performing Arts manager. “I believe it is possible to see sell-out performances this year.”