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Today's News

  • Primary to decide IL council seat

    Lancaster County voters heading to the polls for the 2016 statewide primaries June 14 will cast ballots in up to three races, depending on where they live.
    In the meantime, a county elections official said issues with the Van Wyck precinct lines have been sorted out and new voter registration cards mailed to those eligible to vote at the Van Wyck Community Center poll.

  • 3-car crash closes 521 in Lancaster

    A section of U.S. 521 North (Charlotte Highway) in front of  Family Dollar in Lancaster was shut down late Tuesday afternoon for a three-car crash with injuries.
    At least one person was entrapped in the 5:27 p.m. accident, and had to be freed from the car. Her injuries were unknown.
    At press time, traffic along U.S. 521 was being diverted down University Drive to Hubbard Drive. For more, see the Friday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Hit-and-run driver slams into 4 cars

    A hit-and-run left two cars totaled and two badly damaged at Young Motor Co. in Twin Pines on Sunday morning.
    Owner Bobby Young said his father-in-law, Thomas Fox, saw the damage as he drove by the car lot early Sunday morning on his way to Bojangles. He immediately called Young.
    When Young arrived at the lot, located at 1445 Charlotte Highway, at 7:30 Sunday morning, the S.C. Highway Patrol was already on the scene. Young’s wife, Lissa Fox, had reported it after talking with Fox.

  • Man cornered after 2-state manhunt over kidnap-beating

    A Lancaster County man suspected of beating and kidnapping his girlfriend led officers from three jurisdictions on a two-state car chase and manhunt Tuesday morning that ended in Chesterfield County.
    Clint Dewayne Kiker, 27, of 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested on one count each of kidnapping and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

  • U.S. House District 5 Candidate Bios

    Ray Craig
    ◆ Age: 55
    ◆ Family: Three children: Claudia, 19; Anna, 16; and William, 13
    ◆ Education: Clover High School graduate; bachelor’s degree in history, Clemson University 1983, study for master’s degree in history, Winthrop University, incomplete
    ◆ Occupation: Customer service at a local grocery store
    ◆ Political experience: This is my first bid for public office.
    ◆ Contact info: (843) 489-2010; vote.craig.2016@gmail.com; 2085 Cutterpoint Drive, Suite 301, Lake Wylie, SC 29710-4649

  • Lancaster County Auditor Candiate Bios

    Allen Blackmon
    ◆ Age: 60
    ◆ Family: Wife, Jane Bridges Blackmon; son, Kevin and his wife, Mary; daughter, Leigh Pate and her husband, Michael; two fantastic grandchildren
    ◆ Education: Bachelor’s degree, Clemson University; numerous continuing education courses
    ◆ Occupation: Retired from the S.C. Department of Revenue
    ◆ Political/job experience: None
    ◆ Contact info: (803) 804-2189; berentals@gmail.com; P.O. Box 86, Heath Springs, SC 29058

  • County Council District 1 Candidate Bios

    David Freeman
    ◆ Age: 49
    ◆ Family: Wife, Ginger, married for 27 years; son, Brodie, attends The Citadel; daughter, Sidney is a senior in high school.
    ◆ Education: Attended Indian Land schools
    ◆ Occupation: Business owner
    ◆ Political experience: Serving on Lancaster County Planning Commission (for past year); served four years on Lancaster CountyBoard of Zoning Appeals (three and a half years as chairman); over 30 hours of government training and continuous education

  • Man wanted for domestic violence leads cops on chase

    A Lancaster County man wanted for beating a woman with whom he lived led officers from three jurisdictions on a chase Tuesday morning before he was finally arrested in Chesterfield County.

    Clint Dewayne Kiker, 27, of 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested in Chesterfield County following a car chase involving Monroe Police Department officers and Chesterfield and Lancaster county deputies.

  • Farmers market opens Saturday, with local fruits, veggies, crafts

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    Peaches, strawberries, squash and other local produce will go on sale June 4 at the Lancaster Farmers Market, and market manager Mike Barnes hopes people take advantage of the great prices and produce.

  • Column: S.C. riding a bike, while race cars whiz past

    Consider the following S.C. and national unemployment numbers from recent news reports:
    For April 2016, the S.C. unemployment rate rose for the second month in a row, to 5.8 percent, up a bit from 5.7 percent in March. This is bad.
    The April unemployment rate across South Carolina ranged from a high of 9.1 percent in Allendale County to a low of 4.34 percent in Lexington County. This is good or bad, depending on where you live.