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Today's News

  • Roberts to hit very big screen this weekend

    from Essential Broadcast Media

  • New park swings into action

    A dedication ceremony for the new Deputy Roy Hardin Park in Indian Land was held Sunday afternoon.

    The park, which was once located on Collins Road, reopened in December in a new location on Shelley Mullis Road.

    Ann Hardin, Roy Hardin's widow and a number of county officials, including Rob Daniels with the Joint Recreation Commission, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Capt. Jeff Hilton, Lancaster County Councilman Larry McCullough and Sherry Wilson, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department, helped cut the ribbon at the ceremony.

  • GOP member frustrated by refusal to rent room

    The county’s refusal to allow the local Republican Party to use a local recreation center for a political event has angered the group.
    Sandy McGarry, chairwoman for the Lancaster County Republican Party, spoke at Lancaster County Council’s meeting May 9 to discuss her frustration in reserving space at the Buford Recreation Center. McGarry spoke only minutes before council discussed creating a policy regarding the use of county-owned facilities.

  • Kershaw chooses new insurer

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw employees will soon have health coverage that offers cheaper co-pays for doctor visits.
    Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting Monday to use Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina as its health insurance provider beginning July 1.
    The town began looking for a new provider after the S.C. Local Government Assurance Group (LGAG) announced it would be dissolving after June.
    LGAG is run by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

  • County to hold UDO open houses

    Lancaster County planning staff will hold two charrettes, or open house meetings, with county residents in the next week regarding changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.
    The meetings will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in council chambers (Room 224) of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

  • Foundation offers grants

    from Lancaster County Community Foundation of South Carolina

  • Our View: Trio deserves hall of fame recognition

    The Lancaster County School District’s recent Celebration of Excellence honored 258 students and 24 retirees and featured the induction of three new members into the LCSD’s Education Hall of Fame.
    The trio included Atlee Brown, W.C. Lewis and Charlene McGriff. All three were dedicated servants to the district for a number of years.

  • Column: Graduation a time for optimism

    It seems you can’t open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without being clobbered with “bad news” – news about tragic natural disasters, sky-rocketing gas prices, national unemployment rates that continue to climb and political strife in Washington. It’s an unfortunate fact that positive things are overlooked too often.

  • Police impostor robs two men

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two men reported being robbed this weekend by someone impersonating a police officer.

    The separate robberies happened sometime between 10:15 and 11:35 p.m. Saturday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Berry Nice!

    FORT LAWN – In 1996, third-generation farmers David and Jimmy Jordan were looking for a crop that could be watered and didn’t require very much rain.
    Their options were limited, given their location just north of Fort Lawn on S.C. 21. That was something the Jordan boys learned young, while watching their grandfather try to scratch out a cotton crop on the same ground.
    “We’d sit on the porch and watch thunderstorms come through and go around this place every single time, making our granddaddy so mad he could spit,” David Jordan said.