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Today's News

  • Meet Your Neighbor – David Williams

    Name: David Williams

    Age: 63

    Address: Copeland Road, Heath Springs

    Family: Wife, Andrea; two sons, Lee and Nelson and three grandchildren, David Michael, Caroline and Savannah

    Job: Auto body repair, Snipes Co. Auto 

    Church: Heath Springs Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Boating and fishing

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Furr’s legacy continues through scholarships

    To turn a tragic event into something positive can be a catharsis. Sharon Furr knows. April 4, 2009, was a tragic day for Furr and her family.
    Furr’s sister, Cindy Furr, and her 2-year-old niece, McAllister “Mackie” Furr, were on their way to church when one of two vehicles racing on S.C. 49 in the Lake Wylie community crashed into Furr’s car. Furr died on impact and Mackie not long after. Also killed was 13-year-old Hunter Holt, a passenger in the car that crashed into Furr’s vehicle.

  • Vision would turn downtown Lancaster into a showpiece

    Lancaster needs industry. Retirement is an industry. Downtown Lancaster needs a shot in the arm. Why could these not be coupled?
    Baby Boomers are entering retirement in large numbers and those numbers will continue for quite some time to come. People who have spent their working lives in the North and Midwest want to escape the long, frigid winters and, contrary to popular belief, not every retiree wants to live on a golf course. Many people desire the ambiance of a vibrant downtown, where everything is within easy walking distance.

  • Sheriff probes murder

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating what may be yet another murder in Lancaster, this time in the Brooklyn neighborhood just south of the city limits.
    In a release late Friday afternoon, Sheriff's office Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were called to investigate what he called a "suspicious death" in a vacant home at 900 Starnes St. around 11 a.m.

  • Chow-down showdown

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    If you’re down for some good eatin’ – and up for helping a good cause – go ahead and clear your calendar now for lunch on Wednesday – you do not want to miss the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s second annual Soul Food Cook-off and Fundraiser.

  • Healthy Woman celebrates five years

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room was aglow with shades of pink Thursday night as women gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Healthy Woman program, a resource of Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Heath Springs to absorb costs for lighting at its veterans monument

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Heath Springs has decided to lend a monetary helping hand to the town's veterans association.
    Town Council voted 3-0 at its Tuesday meeting to pay the monthly electric bill for the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument, which was dedicated in November.
    Councilmen Eddie Moore and Ted Sowell weren't present at Tuesday's meeting.

  • Council to discuss firearms recommendations at meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The balance between hunters' rights, public safety and gun ownership will be front and center Monday night as Lancaster County Council discusses suggestions for a proposed negligent firearms ordinance at its meeting.

  • Foundation honors Blackwell legacy with scholarships

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Faith, hard work, academic excellence, service to others and the legacy of a young man who embodied all of those qualities was the theme Tuesday evening during the 11th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship Dinner.
    Held at the Lancaster Golf Club's Fairway Room, the event drew nearly 175 guests who joined Blackwell's parents, Jan and Larry Blackwell, to honor their son's memory with four scholarships to Lancaster County high school students.

  • Kershaw Town Council gets positive audit report

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is in good financial standing, according to the town's most recent audit report.  
    Accountant Jan Pierce presented the report for the 2010-11 budget year at council's meeting Monday night. Pierce is part of the accounting firm Cantey, Tiller, Pierce & Green, LLP, which performed the town's audit.