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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Vols, Warriors advance to Rose City title match

     
     

       

      

  • Lady Bruins' softball has new look for 2011

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ softball team has a new look for the 2011 season.

    Former player Kim Perry is guiding the LHS program as it enters play in Region III-AAAA this spring.

  • Mulvaney explains what government shutdown means

    There’s been a lot of talk recently in political circles about a possible “government shutdown.” I thought it would be a good idea to explain what is really going on, why we are even discussing a shutdown and what that means for you.
    What a government shutdown is and is not:

  • Police Reports 3/11/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Officers issued warrants on a Lancaster woman for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on Feb. 11. A 61-year-old man told officers he was hit in the face with a lawn chair by Diane Strain, 56, 206 McCardell St., Lancaster, according to an incident report. 

  • Two vying for Kershaw’s mayor post

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw residents have been hearing about two candidates for mayor, though just one of those names will appear on the ballot.
    Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes is seeking re-election against Donald McMaster, a fellow town resident who’s running a write-in campaign.