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Today's News

  • Our own Special Olympics

    Lancaster County held its first Special Olympics Friday at Springdale Recreation Center. Here are a few moments from the games.

  • Lancaster County joining I-77 Alliance

    RICHBURG – Almost four years after giving Lancaster the economic brushoff for membership, the I-77 Alliance has warmed up to include the county in the regional partnership that lures businesses to the area.
    The county will join the alliance, which includes Chester, Fairfield, Richland and York counties, on July 1.
    “As far as I’m concerned, this ranks at the very top of the good-news scale,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper. “This is really a great day in Lancaster….

  • Craft Stand owner running for mayor

    The mayoral race expanded yet again Monday and now includes a fifth candidate.
    Don Geraghty, co-owner of The Craft Stand on Main Street, has filed in the special mayoral election to fill the term of the late Mayor John Howard. It’s his first run for public office.
    “I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” said Geraghty, 44. “I’m not a Lancaster native, but I’ve met the best people in my life here, and I want to see the city prosper.”

  • No arrests yet in hit-and-run

    Amber Green of Indian Land is just 42 years old.
    “But in the past week,” she said, “I feel like I’ve aged 10 years.”
    A week ago, her son, Wilkie, 4, and husband, Nathan, 41, were run over after an unidentified teen just south of Charlotte stole a case of beer from a Blakeney Village grocery and jumped into a waiting getaway car.

  • Van Wyck sticks with UDO for now

    VAN WYCK – Anyone who wants to build in the county’s newest town must follow the county regulations spelled out in the Unified Development Ordinance.
    The Lancaster County Council unanimously voted March 9 for a memorandum of understanding with Van Wyck to keep the UDO in place for now. In other words, nothing will change until Van Wyck gets its is own zoning ordinances in place.
    “You remember it took a year and a half for us to do that,” said County Attorney John Weaver, noting that the county UDO rewrite took from March 2015 to October 2016.

  • Former IL volleyball coach Seidel files suit

    The former coach of the Indian Land High girls’ volleyball team, whose brief tenure at the school ended last year before his team played its first regular season game, is now suing for back pay, according to a lawsuit.
    In his suit filed April 3, James P. Seidel has demanded the Lancaster County School District pay him $2,161 in coach’s supplemental pay that he argues the district promised him in writing upon his departure from the school.

  • Nice day for a ride

    The American Legion Riders of South Carolina’s state Legacy Ride covers 600 miles in 3 days and supports a scholarship fund for children of fallen military and disabled veterans. The ride stopped at Lancaster's Post 31 on Saturday.

  • Stay ‘prayed up,’ ready for change

    Jennifer Pinckney is a survivor.
    Three years ago, she and her 6-year-old daughter, Malana, crouched under a desk as bullets pierced the walls around them.

  • Flashlights run, hide from me during storms

    Flashlights hate me.
    I was reminded of that about 8 p.m. April 15 when I called Duke Energy in an effort to find out what time our power would be restored. Yes, the late afternoon storm socked the Antioch community with a haymaker. We lost the lights about 3:30 p.m. that day.
    “Sir, our utility crews are still assessing damage in your area,” the courteous customer rep said. “That’s all the information I have at this time.”

  • Boyfriend sentenced in Jacarion’s death

    Eight months after he left a loaded pistol near 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden and left the room, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes was sentenced Friday to 8½ years in prison in the toddler’s accidental shooting death.
    Hayes, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun by a person convicted of a violent crime and unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons sentenced Hayes to the maximum five-year term on the gun charge and an additional 3½ years on the unlawful-conduct charge. The maximum sentence on that count was 10 years.