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Today's News

  • Lancaster welcomes new city council member

    Hazel Taylor was sworn in Wednesday night as the new Lancaster City Council representative for District 5. She  was elected June 14 to fill the unexpired city council  term vacated by Mayor John Howard.

  • Assessment team seeks comments on sheriff’s office

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
    Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas – policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

  • Heath Springs Council passes budget, will not close RR crossings

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council unanimously approved the final reading of the town’s $361,158 budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Tuesday night.
    The final budget doesn’t include any increase in the town’s water, sewer or garbage rates, but it does include a $2,000 increase for training and workshops.

  • It’s Finally Friday in the city limits

    Mister Pleaze, a “party band” with a strong local appeal, will kick off the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
    The concert is free and Hwy. 55 Burgers will be selling food, said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. Beer will also be available for purchase.
    The 2016 summertime concerts are set for the grassy lot behind City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Timmons calls the lot the “Park under the Pecan Trees.”

  • Remember When: Scary Stuff

    To tell the truth, I ain’t scared, ‘cepting when I hear noises coming from places where they ought not to.
    Me and Mama, as usual, went to the Parr Picture Show for Jackpot Night and the movie was one of them good old Charlie Chan ones about ghosts inside of an old castle. Boy, I sat on the edge of my seat until the picture was over.
    You know, on the walk home, it seemed that there were a lot more shadows along the tree-lined walkway. Oh well, it was still too early for bedtime, so I turned on the radio and some scary stories were being broadcast.

  • Christian Services yard sale way to grow ministry

    Hidden Treasures is aptly named.
    From furniture, dishes and knick-knacks to barely used prom dresses and gently used dress clothes, there are bargains galore every day at the Christian Services thrift store on Great Falls Highway.
    But those offerings will grow outside the walls this weekend.
    The agency that helps feed the county’s hungry families is holding a rent-a-space yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is a $20 donation per 10-by-10-foot space.

  • Give Local Lancaster raises $93,810

    More than 200 people came together Monday to celebrate the successful online Give Local Lancaster fundraising campaign hosted by the J. Marion Sims Foundation last month. The celebration luncheon was held in the special events room in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Individual and business donors raised $93,810, almost double the initial goal of $50,000. More than 800 donors from 18 states and two countries gave financial gifts to 36 local nonprofits in Lancaster’s first community online fundraiser.

  • UPDATED: Man robs woman at ATM

    UPDATE: More photos released of IL robbery suspect
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released additional photos of the man they believe robbed a woman Monday night at the Founders Federal Credit Union ATM in Indian Land.
    The images, captured on Walmart survelliance videos, show the man entering the Indian Land supercenter, at 10048 Charlotte Highway, about 8:51 p.m. Monday, as well as the Toyota truck he was driving.

  • G-Force brings revival

    More than 100 people joined hands in prayer in the courtyard between the historic and new courthouses Saturday morning. People from all walks of life, ages and races joined together in Lancaster’s first citywide Unity Prayer Rally.
    Community churches and spiritual leaders brought a message of hope and healing from the sanctuary to the streets. The two-hour event stretched well into a third hour, but no one seemed in a hurry to leave.

  • City plans for $8.6M sewer line upgrades

    City of Lancaster officials hope to begin construction in mid-October to replace the 80-year-old terra cotta sewer lines in Erwin Farm and make other sewer improvements cited in the municipality’s consent order with the Environmental Protection Agency.
    The estimated cost of the Erwin Farm sewer improvements is $8.6
    million.