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Today's News

  • Fires displace 2 families early Thursday morning
  • City fund to help businesses start, expand

    The city of Lancaster will create an economic development incentive fund to help promote and recruit local commercial businesses within its borders.
    City council unanimously voted Tuesday night to use the $25,000 it had originally budgeted for its 2015-16 Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. membership/participation dues as a start.
    City officials severed ties with the in-limbo LCEDC in November 2015, choosing instead to support the county’s new economic development department.

  • Thieves target cars in University Drive area

    The Lancaster Police Department is urging University Drive residents to remove valuables from their cars and keep them locked after one SUV was stolen and several cars were broken into or rummaged through at separate homes this week.

  • Warrants: 4 suspects present at IL murder

    All four of the men charged with murdering Randy Tran were present when he was shot, and the killing happened at the Indian Land site where his body was found, according to warrants released Wednesday.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Tran’s body about 7 p.m. April 5 in woods just off Little River Trail, a rough gravel road at the end of Little River Road west of Indian Land High School.
    The 20-year-old Fort Mill student had been shot once in the head.

  • Fire training qualifies under new SNAP rules

    The Lancaster County Fire Rescue’s “Is There Fire in You?” campaign got an unexpected boost this month from the governor’s office.
    On April 1, Gov. Nikki Haley announced revised guidelines for those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, what were once known as food stamps.

  • Is there fire in you?

    Using a $1 million federal grant, Lancaster County is launching a massive multimedia campaign to address its alarming shortage of volunteer firefighters.
    Dubbed “Is There Fire in You?” the Lancaster County Fire Rescue campaign launches April 22 on social media, the Internet (www.JOINLCFR.org), television, radio, print media and signs.

  • Brown column: Habitat helps by leveraging strengths of its volunteers

    How do you feel when you help make someone else’s dream come true? That’s what you’re doing when you volunteer to work on a Habitat home.
    Most folks who have done it will tell you it’s gratifying and can be downright addicting.
    National Volunteer Week is a fitting time to celebrate the people who make the work of Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County possible. Volunteers are the heartbeat of Habitat. We are grateful for our current volunteers and looking for more.

  • Wilt column: Ugly, traffic-slowing designs mandated by county council

    I have heard a lot of comment over the last few weeks about how the new storage unit buildings that have gone up on U.S. 521 in Indian Land are unattractive, with their flat facades facing the road, parallel to the road and only a few feet back from the road.

  • Jackets edge Bruins, 8-7

    Buford rallied in dramatic fashion to top Lancaster High School 8-7 in baseball action at Buford Park on Monday, April 11.

    The Jackets, 11-8 overall, 8-2 in Region IV-AA play, snapped a 7-all tie in the bottom of the seventh with a single run to top the visiting Bruins.

    Dylan Sistare opened the Yellow Jackets’ seventh inning with a triple to left center field.

  • AJ edges Cheraw in soccer win

    Andrew Jackson evened its high school boys soccer record at 5-5, including a 1-3 Region IV-AA mark, with the Volunteers’ first region win this season at the AJ stadium on Friday night, April 8.

    AJ, which fell to Cheraw, 3-2 earlier this season, rebounded to top the CHS Braves, 2-1 in penalty kicks.

    Cheraw broke on top with a penalty kick to gain a 1-0 lead in the match.