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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Watts to lead A.R. Rucker

    On Tuesday, the Lancaster County School District Board named Anita Watts as new principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School.
    Since last fall, Kathy Richardson served as interim principal after former principal Phillip Mickles took another position in the school district.
    After interviewing three candidates, superintendent Dr. Gene Moore recommended Watts for the job, which was unanimously approved (7-0) by the board, said school district spokesman David Knight.
    Watts has nearly 23 years of experience in education, including 13 years at A.R. Rucker Middle.

  • Auto shop fire destroys vehicles
  • Sheriff’s Office asks public for information in IL burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who broke into a townhouse in Indian Land’s Brookchase neighborhood June 7 while the resident’s girlfriend was home.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the 20-year-old woman was home alone about 1:30 a.m. that day in a downstairs back bedroom of the townhouse on Heather Chase Drive when she heard a noise outside the window.

  • Lancaster men arrested Friday in molestation cases

    Two Lancaster men were arrested for unrelated sexual crimes against children Friday. Both turned themselves in that day.
    Albert Joseph Darminio, 38, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and unlawful neglect of a child by a legal custodian, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    Darminio accompanied the now 17-year-old victim and a relative of the victim to the sheriff’s office Friday morning, where he confirmed their complaint to a deputy.

  • Homeowners may get tax cut

    The city of Lancaster’s proposed $32.8 million 2016-17 budget will result in a lower tax bill for homeowners but a slight increase for landlords and commercial businesses.

  • Being there for Charlee and the rest of his clan

    Chucky Rivers and his 3-year-old daughter, Charlee, are having a blast.

    He’s pulling her around in a wagon, cracking jokes, being silly.

    It’s one of her favorite things these days.

    Rivers, a Lancaster educator, is a father who appreciates little moments like these.

    He’s happy because she’s happy. Nothing else matters in the moment.