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Today's News

  • $600K in grants to aid crime-victim services

    Crime-victim services in Lancaster County received $600,000 in funding this week with the awarding of federal grants to the sheriff’s office, the solicitor’s office and Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault.
    The federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants were announced Wednesday by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. He held a press conference to award $2.3 million in victim-services grants to organizations in Lancaster, Chester and York counties.

  • County tackling challenges related to growth, policing

    About 135 businesspeople, elected officials and school personnel attended the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community breakfast Friday at USC Lancaster.
    Representatives from three entities – Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster County School District and Lancaster County Economic Development – updated community members on happenings in their fields.
    The breakfast was the chamber’s ninth State of the Community event. The education component was added this year.

  • Step-by-step timeline for opening of Panhandle elementary school

    A detailed schedule for the opening of a new elementary school in the Panhandle has been set by the Lancaster County School District.
    The timeline allows the district to have everything in place for a “smooth opening” of the new school in fall 2018, said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps.
    “We’re very excited about getting the school open to help with the growth in the northern part of our county,” Phipps said.
    Construction began in the spring on the 36-acre site located on the west side of U.S. 521, just south of Rebound Road.

  • Eliminating door-to-door sales hassles

    County leaders are trying to come up with an ordinance to address pesky door-to-door peddlers who show up uninvited or refuse to leave when asked.
    It’s become a real issue for residents in Sun City Carolina Lakes, said Lancaster County Council member Terry Graham.
    “I’ve gotten a number of complaints, too, from the subdivisions near the state line,” said council member Brian Carnes, who like Graham represents Indian Land. “A lot of them come in from North Carolina, and when you ask them to leave, they won’t leave….

  • 10 weeks premature | 2 pounds, 5 ounces | 94 days in NICU

    The March of Dimes’ annual fundraising walk, March for Babies, will be held next weekend, and leading the Lancaster walk will be ambassador family Brandon and Emily Hunter with their 17-month-old son, Holden.
    Holden was born 10 weeks early and weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces. He spent his first 94 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

  • Yes, it’s still a bowling alley, but now home to charity duo

    Christian Services and HOPE in Lancaster have joined forces to restore an old community gathering space and make it the hub of their charity operations.
    The building they’ve chosen is no ordinary office space. In fact, it’s not an office at all. It’s the Lancaster Bowling Center.
    “Anybody I told thought I was crazy for getting a bowling alley,” said Eric Kramer, executive director of Christian Services. “But if the bowling half could cover all the expenses, then the other half of the building is basically free.”

  • 8 eyesores demolished in Brooklyn

    Eight abandoned houses on Lancaster’s Starnes Street have been torn down through a state program aimed at eliminating community blight.
    And no one is happier to see it than Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. Starnes Street is off the east end of Brooklyn Avenue.
    “That specific area has been a haven for all types of serious criminal activity, including murder,” Faile said, citing the 2012 strangulation death of Linda Massey Gaymon inside one of the houses. Last year, Terry Catoe was sentenced to life in prison for killing Gaymon.

  • Cyclones edge Warriors

     

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors opened region play against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.

    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.

    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

    Neither team could do anything on their first drive.

    Indian Land intercepted John Erby and the Warriors could not take advantage.

  • Falcons soar in win over Warriors

     

     INDIAN LAND – It was homecoming for the Indian Land Warriors and on

  • Hawks hold off Bruins

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins liked the Bruins’ fight, but not the final result.

    In a game, which hinged on the final snap, Westwood held on to hold off LHS, 36-29 in the Region III-AAAA football opener at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    “Our guys played hard for four quarters and battled to the end, but we didn’t finish and  took a tough loss,” Collins said. “I hurt for our players because they put it on the line.”