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Today's News

  • Meet Your Neighbors – Paul Neal

    Age: 83

    Address: Pensacola, Fla.

    Family: Wife, the late Donnis Boyle Neal; two children, Merrio Neal Barton and Paul Neal Jr.; five grandchildren, Austen Neal, Alex Neal, Katie Neal, Sarah Neal and the late David Neal

    Job: Retired U.S. Navy officer; I served on nine ships during World War II, Korea and Vietnam (32 years)

    Favorite food: Shrimp

    Favorite getaways: Hawaii and Marco Island, Fla.

  • Officers save man's life

    Three deputies and a city police officer have been credited with saving a man’s life last month. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies Jason Catoe, Craig Lilly, Spencer McInvaille and Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Dale Johnson were recently honored by for their lifesaving efforts in the early morning hours of Feb. 25.

    About 4:30 a.m. that day, Lilly and McInvaille responded to a 911 call at a home off Springdale Road. 

  • McCoy changes address

    One of the candidates who ran for the District 16 state Senate seat has since moved back outside the district. 

    Rob McCoy, who sought the Republican nomination, has changed his permanent address from Lancaster to Heath Springs, according to the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. 

    He completed an application for voter registration form from the DMV, requesting a change to 2460 Fork Hill Road in Heath Springs. 

    The form was signed Feb. 28 – six days after Greg Gregory won the District 16 primary. 

  • Six county departments on the move

    Lancaster County officials provided more details last week for a plan to relocate the offices of at least six county departments. 

    During Lancaster County Council’s March 1 meeting, county staff narrowed down plans for moving around several departments and groups, including the assessor’s office, finance department and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC). 

    The discussion began last month as council discussed what to do with the LCEDC, whose building on West Gay Street is prone to mold and water leaks. 

  • Teens told best 'high' hinges on good decisions

    Lancaster Coalition for Healthy Youth wrapped up its three-day conference on the Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities on Wednesday night by taking the message straight to their target audience — teens.

    The guest speaker for Teen Night, one of four keynote speakers during the conference, was youth motivational speaker, stand-up comedian, author and clinical neuropsychologist Matt Bellace.

  • Substance abuse conference a success

    Officials with Lancaster County’s Coalition for Healthy Youth said this year’s fourth Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities conference was another success.

    The three-day event, held March 7-10 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley building, drew about 150 drug-prevention specialists, counselors, ministers, school personnel, nonprofit administrators and others from as far away as Washington state. 

    The conference was funded, in part, by a $20,000 city of Lancaster hospitality tax grant.

  • Cost increase for improvements at city wastewater treatment plants

    The total cost for improvements at the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant has gone up, though officials say the increase will save the city a lot of money in the future. 

    Mack McDonald, the city’s public utilities director, gave an update on work at the plant during City Council’s meeting Tuesday night. 

    Turner Murphy Construction of Rock Hill is installing four new 150-horsepower effluent pumps, which send wastewater from the Lockwood Lane treatment plant to the Catawba River. 

  • City sets start date of fire hydrant testing

    The Lancaster Fire Department has set a start  date of April 4 for its semi-annual fire hydrant testing throughout the city limits.

    The testing will continue throughout April and May. 

    All city fire hydrants will be tested to ensure they operate properly and produce the required water pressure when needed to fight fires. 

    The hydrant testing must be done during normal operating hours. 

    It is impossible to know in advance where or when testing will take place in any specific area. 

  • Three plead guilty to drug conspiracy

    COLUMBIA – Three Lancaster men have been sentenced to prison as part of  a drug conspiracy case. 

    Joseph M. Carter, 40, Christaan S. Morrow, 38, and Demond Wilson, 36, all of Lancaster, were sentenced Feb. 18 in federal court in Columbia. All three were charged with being involved in a drug conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • LHS nets comeback win

     

       

    Lancaster rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to post its first win of the 2011 baseball season – a 10-4 victory over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Doomsday Corner.