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Today's News

  • District 1 runoff goes to Graham

    Terry Graham of Van Wyck won the Lancaster County Council District 1 primary runoff election Tuesday against fellow Republican contender Melvin Stroble.
    Barring the slim possibility of a successful write-in campaign by another candidate, Tuesday night’s victory means Graham is the presumptive winner of the District 1 seat, since he has no Democratic challenger in the general election, which is Nov. 8.
    According to the Lancaster County Elections Office, Graham received 860 votes, or 60.52 percent of the 1,421 ballots cast in District 1.

  • Hunter Wallace wins auditor job

    Susan Hunter Wallace squeaked by in Tuesday’s runoff election for Lancaster County auditor, narrowly defeating Allen Blackmon.
    Hunter Wallace received 1,848 votes (51.3 percent) in the Republican runoff, leaving Blackmon close behind with 1,755 votes (48.7 percent). She will have no Democratic opposition in November’s general election.
    “I’m humbled, and I know I’m privileged to be the next auditor,” Hunter Wallace said. “It’s not money and it’s not power. I give (God) all the glory for this win.”

  • Ansley Park issues complicated

    If there has been one common refrain among Indian Land residents concerned with the effects of growth on their community it is this: Lancaster County officials allow developers to do what they want without regard for the community’s best interests.

    Recently, those concerns have revolved around Ansley Park, a 309-home residential project that is the latest attempt to develop a portion of an 11-year-old mixed-use planned development district between Henry Harris Road and U.S. 521.

  • ‘Working Revival’

    Fifty people from across the state, plus one from Alabama, took a week out of their summer vacation to work on local homes during Lancaster’s 13th annual Salkehatchie camp.

    The campers invested $230 each into building supplies, travel expenses and food to help renovate four Lancaster homes at no cost to their owners. 

  • Primary runoff Tuesday

    All registered Lancaster County voters may vote in the Republican primary runoffs Tuesday.

    The June 28 runoffs, like the June 14 primaries, will be open elections to determine the GOP winners of the Lancaster County Council District 1 seat and county auditor’s post. 

  • Cuttino remembered for encouraging ministry

    BEAUFORT – Those acquainted with Dr. Robert Edward Cuttino called him “Bob.” But those who knew him well called him “Barnabas,” due to his encouraging disposition.

    The former minister of Lancaster’s First Baptist Church and religion teacher at the University of South Carolina Lancaster died Thursday at the age of 86. 

  • Chamber education breakfast focuses on connections

    Building a workforce pipeline

     

    The goal of the workforce pipeline is to ensure the skills needed in the workforce match the skills developed by schools. Skills acquisition begins in elementary education. Secondary and post-secondary education build on those skills and add new ones. Industry partners work with educators to build programs.
    By working together, educators and employers build Lancaster County’s future workforce.

     

  • Big names coming to Lancaster this year

    Season tickets for the 2016-17 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series go on sale ($275 plus tax) in July.
    The lineup ranges from down-home country and uptown R&B to classic rock ’n’ roll and cutting-edge comedy.
    Leading the list is a Sept. 17 concert by Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws.

  • 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.