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Today's News

  • They’re spending our money on what? Part 2

    In a review of state agency expenses, The Nerve found that in fiscal 2015-16 the state spent more than $989,000 on catering and meals.
    This total does not include charges from the S.C. Public Service Authority, the S.C. Education Lottery Commission, the S.C. Jobs-Economic Development Authority, and state-supported colleges and universities. The spending at these agencies is not covered by the Comptroller General’s website.

  • They’re spending our money on what? Part 1

    Most taxpayers would agree that it’s OK for the governor or other top officials to use state-owned aircraft for high-priority trips. Yet records reveal that South Carolina’s state planes are routinely used by mid-level state personnel and legislators for arguably  non-essential purposes.
    The S.C. Aeronautics Commission posts monthly flight logs and bimonthly flight manifests that list not only who has been using the state aircraft, but where they went, the purpose of their flight, and the total cost, in addition to general flight information.

  • Marking 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and at least three local events are planned in the coming days to remember the 2,977 lives lost that day and to honor those who ran to help.
    At 8:45 a.m. Friday, Buford Middle School students will pause in the school gym to recall 9/11 with a Hometown Heroes service and parade.

  • Emaciated dog’s owner charged with mistreatment

    County officials have seized an emaciated pit bull from a Lancaster home and charged one of the dog’s owners with animal mistreatment.
    Kayasha Lasha Stevens of 311 N. Catawba St. was charged Tuesday with maltreatment of a dog. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a $1,092 fine or 30 days in jail.

  • Thieves target unlocked cars in Indian Land

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles at Indian Land neighborhoods during the early morning hours of Sept. 2.
    Most of the vehicle entries occurred in the Lake View Landing neighborhood off Dobys Bridge Road, where suspects targeted 10 vehicles at six homes, according to incident reports.
    Another spate of similar larcenies occurred that same morning at the Retreat at Rayfield subdivision about a mile and a half south on U.S. 521, where suspects entered vehicles at three homes.

  • Books for kids to be Garrett’s legacy

    Donations totaling $16,000 have poured in from across the country to set up reading programs at Indian Land Elementary and Middle schools in honor of 11-year-old Garrett Pope, who died last week from accidental asphyxiation.
    Garrett’s parents, Stacy and Garrett Sr., created the Garrett Pope Jr. Memorial Fund on Monday. The fund’s GoFundMe page asked for contributions that could immediately impact the community’s children.

  • Farming the best way

    Third-generation farmer Harold Gardner is used to long, hectic days, unpredictable weather, finicky cattle and an occasional beaver dam.
    Running a 600-acre family farm is no picnic.
    But then there are the quiet strolls through the pasture with his dog, Manny. Gardner finds peace of mind in those moments.
    Farming, he said, is a sunrise-to-sunset occupation that’s stressful and rewarding at the same time.  

  • LHS lone team to travel

    Lancaster, bidding to go 3-0, is the lone county team on the road this week.
    The Bruins, ranked ninth in the latest Class AAAA state football poll, will venture to Chester High School to face the 2-1 Cyclones.
    Three other Lancaster County teams will be at home.
    Buford gets a visit from nearby foe Parkwood of Union County, N.C., a short trip down 522. PHS is 3-0 after a 27-17 home win over Piedmont on Monday night.

  • Tri-County Coaches salute Bruins’ Foster, Warriors’ Howie

    FORT MILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players – Lancaster High’s Ant Foster and Indian Land’s Dillon Howie – were among the winners at the Tri-County Coaches Association meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Foster was named the Division I Offensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Bruins’ 16-14 comeback win over Fort Mill High School at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

  • Lancers drop matches

    he University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer teams dropped a pair of matches in action over the weekend.
    The USCL women’s team fell to Wake Technical College, losing a 3-1 match.
    Leah Kodzai, a sophomore forward, scored the lone goal for the Lancers.
    “We had our chances to score, but we couldn’t finish,” USCL coach Alex Tarque said. “I think we are still playing very well.
    “We will get them back on their home field,” he said.