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Today's News

  • Like father, like son

    Mac Horton is a loyal man. He holds onto things for life, especially things that matter. Like memories and the people who made them.
    Blessed with exceptional listening skills, a photographic memory and a knack for words, he wrote a book, “Tales From Shelter Rock and Beyond,” about growing up in Heath Springs in the 1960s.
    James McMeekin Horton was born in 1953, the last of three children to Ward Beecher Horton and Mary Evelyn Caldwell Horton. He's been called “Mac” for as long as he can remember.

  • Column: Study shows why state’s pension fund is so troubled

    Legislators finalized a budget deal this week that was thought to have patched up the underfunded public employees’ pension plan. While it goes some way to addressing funding, it doesn’t do much to address the fund’s investing and spending.

  • Column: Why I’m not voting for Ralph Norman

    Hm! U.S. House District 5 Republican candidate Ralph Norman is endorsed by the Koch brothers’ Club for Growth super PAC. He voted against relief aid to South Carolina farmers who had major crop damage during the 2015 floods and against an infrastructure bill that would improve South Carolina roads and transportation.
    And the police officers – are you kidding me? He voted against workers’ compensation if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • And the winners are....

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    The audience has spoken and the winners are…
    On Saturday evening, the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County held its annual  Rosie awards at the Carole Ray Dowling Center. 
    Each year, audiences at each performance vote for their favorites in a number of categories. These votes are tallied, awards are created and kept secret until the night of the Rosies.

  • All LSS eyes on Mosley Saturday

    The eyes of Lancaster Super Speedway will be focused on one driver at the race track Saturday night.

    Fans will be watching Ronnie Mosley, the driver of the No. 9 Super Stock race car.

    Mosley has gone five for five in his visits to Lancaster, undefeated on the 2017 LSS season.

    Mosley has also won three straight races at Lancaster, which by rule he will have to start in the rear of the field Saturday.

  • Post 31 drops home opener

    Lancaster Post 31 fell to 0-3 on the season, dropping an 11-5 loss to Fort Mill Post 43 in the P-31 American Legion baseball League V home opener at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster stayed within striking distance for most of the night, but was unable to get the clutch hit in dropping the six-run loss to Post 43.

    Neil Taylor, coming off his freshman season at Erskine College after playing at Lancaster High in 2016, drilled a two-run homer in the Post 31 first inning.

  • 2 motorcycles, van stolen in Indian Land

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in determining who stole a van and two motorcycles in Indian Land early Thursday, June 1.
    Between 4 and 4:30 a.m. that day, two 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycles were taken from 4013 and 4022 Ashby Lane in the Windsor Trace subdivision in Indian Land. Both motorcycles are blue and white.  
    Witnesses saw the thieves loading the second motorcycle into a white work van with no tag.

  • IL woman seeks NAACP Woman of the Year title

    An Indian Land woman is hoping to be named South Carolina’s 2017 NAACP Woman of the Year.
    Through her participation in the 39th annual contest, Robin Massey-Kirk is trying to raise money to support the NAACP’s legal, civic engagement and youth initiatives.
    The winner, who will be announced June 23 at the S.C. State Freedom Fund Celebration in Columbia, is based on whoever raises the most money for the state’s NAACP efforts.

  • Lawmakers pass $8B state budget Tuesday

    Members of Lancaster County’s legislative delegation were in Columbia on Tuesday for a special called session of the General Assembly to approve next year’s state budget.
    During the session, lawmakers considered an $8 billion general fund budget worked out last week by the six-member Conference Committee noted for funding increases for schools, including the University of South Carolina Lancaster, and the state’s pension fund.

  • Gilbert focused on replacing Duracell

    The city of Lancaster’s biggest recruiting tool in its quest to replace the departing Duracell operation, Jamie Gilbert says, is the quality of Duracell’s workforce.
    “We’ve been out there several times in the last couple of months,” said Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director. “What you see is a workforce that is as committed and dedicated to get the job done as they were prior to the announcement they were closing.