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Today's News

  • Old Hickory's history comes to life

    Lancaster County commemorated the life of its most famous son Saturday, March 24, at the annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration.

    Held at Andrew Jackson State Park, the event drew hundreds of visitors for an experience that not only honored the seventh U.S. president’s life, but the era in which he was born.

  • Heath Springs council discusses security package for Town Hall

    HEATH SPRINGS – Most of the talk at town council’s March 20 meeting centered on protection for Town Hall – whether it’s from insects or burglars.

    Council voted unanimously that evening to accept a bid from Rollins Pest Control of Jefferson.

    For $1,500, the company will install termite bait traps at the recently renovated Town Hall on Duncan Street. And for $485, the company will perform once-a-year monitoring and servicing.

  • Unemployment rate for Lancaster County remains at 12.7 percent

    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January, while the state’s rate fell slightly during that time span, according to figures released earlier this month by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

    The January rates didn’t appear until March because of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual benchmarking and revision process. 

  • Police search for men in shooting incident

    Dozens of officers combed the area around two Chesterfield Avenue crime scenes late Monday, afternoon, March 26, as they searched for suspects in a shooting incident. 

    Officers responded to the 700 block of Chesterfield Avenue at 4:19 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a fight with shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Racing Report

    Saturday night marks the first points race of the 2012 Lancaster Motor Speedway season.

    Rain washed out the Heintz Brothers Performance race last Saturday, but the special race is on for this week with bonus money on the line.

  • Lancers split with Indians

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split four games in a weekend series with USC Salkehatchie in Allendale.

    The 13th-ranked Lancers, 27-6, 9-3, split a twin bill on Saturday and took one of two Sunday afternoon.

  • Foursome posts slim win

     

       

    The winning team in the fourth annual A.R. Rucker Middle School Relay for Life golf tournament posted a one-shot win in the captain’s choice event at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

  • Spartans edge Jackets booters

     

       

    Camden Military earned a measure of revenge, taking a 2-1 win over Buford in high school soccer Monday night.

  • USC hoops fans elated with Martin

     
     

       

     

     

    Area University South Carolina Gamecock basketball fans are excited about the hiring of USC’s new men’s basketball coach.

  • Police respond to possible shooting on Chesterfield Avenue

     The Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster County EMS responded to a possible shooting along the 700 block of Chesterfield Avenue near 903 Discount Beverage just after 4:15 p.m. Monday. Check back later for updates.