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Today's News

  • Man arrested after car rams into LARS bus several times

    A 53-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of ramming his car several times into a Lancaster Area Ride Service bus on North York Street after a dispute with its driver.
    Paul Barton of Blythewood was charged with one count of failure to stop, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of malicious injury to property.
    “A guy experiencing some sort of manic episode was running into the vehicle,” said Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant.

  • Revenues pour in to Kershaw from busy town bowling alley

    KERSHAW – Spurred on by the closing of its competitor in Lancaster, Kershaw’s town-owned bowling alley is raking in the revenue – exceeding its budget by 48 percent so far this fiscal year.
    “It’s a wonderful thing to see people enjoying themselves over there,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.
    The town has operated the six-lane Kershaw Bowling Alley at Stevens Park since 2005, but this is the first time in many years that it has been in the black.

  • Tug-of-war over IL incorporation

    More than 600 people met Tuesday night in Indian Land to hear supporters and opponents of the Panhandle’s two incorporation efforts explain their differences on the region’s most contentious issue.
    Taking the stage for the event at Transformation Church were members of the pro-Panhandle incorporation group Voters for a Town of Indian Land, the Incorporate Van Wyck Committee, and anti-incorporation group No Town of Indian Land.

  • Column: Why I back final roads compromise

    After several months of work in the General Assembly, both the House and Senate have worked out a single highway funding and governance bill. In the next few days, this bill will be voted upon by both chambers and sent to the governor.
    Given the concerns many have raised about this issue, I felt it urgent to give you an overview of this legislation, as well as my thoughts on the bill.

    DOT reform

  • Column: Trump’s nuts? So is every other politician, TV anchor, NFL star

    Dr. John Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist and former faculty member at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, says the psychiatric community has an ethical responsibility to warn America that Donald Trump has a dangerous mental illness.

  • Senior Farmers’ Market nutrition program returns

    From release

    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is coming back to Lancaster County.
    The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina’s small farmers.

  • Letter carriers picking up food next Saturday

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive May 13.

  • Getting young adults prepped for entering local workforce

    While many young adults are planning for college in the fall, some of their peers will soon be actively seeking employment. To meet their needs, ResCare Workforce Services, along with partnering agencies, is planning two job recruitment and resource fairs.

    The first event will be held this Friday, May 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Chester YMCA. The second event will be next Friday, May 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Lancaster Adult Education building.

  • Gas-tax hike heads to governor backed by veto-proof majorities

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. gas-tax increase looks like a done deal, even if Gov. Henry McMaster vetoes it later this week.
    The S.C. House passed a compromise plan Tuesday that raises the state’s gas tax by a total of 12 cents a gallon over six years and increases other driving fees to create long-term funding for road repairs across the state.
    House Speaker Jay Lucas called the legislation the most significant infrastructure bill to pass the General Assembly in three decades.

  • Connelly endorses Norman in runoff

    NEWBERRY – The businessman who finished fourth in last week’s seven-candidate 5th District Republican Party primary has endorsed fellow businessman Ralph Norman in the upcoming May 16 GOP runoff.
    On Monday, Chad Connelly announced his support of Norman, who faces Tommy Pope in next week’s runoff.
    A former member of the S.C. House, Norman is a real estate developer from Rock Hill.
    “They say nobody likes losing, but if you’re gonna lose, you ought to lose to somebody who thinks like you,” Connelly said.