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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fill the Helmet to help fulfill wish come true

    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department will be out in force this weekend helping raise money to send a local teen on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

    The event, called Fill the Helmet, will be between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Food Lion parking lot on U.S. 521 (Charlotte Highway) and at the nearby intersection of U.S. 521 and Shelley Mullis Road.

    The fundraiser is intended to help Make-A-Wish of South Carolina send Grayson Thomas, 14, on a dream trip to California.

  • Woman hit with ash tray

    A Lancaster woman is recuperating after she was hit in the back of the head with an ashtray during an attack last weekend.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible assault at a Lancaster home at 11:28 a.m. May 7. The deputies spoke with a woman at the scene who said a man had assaulted another woman there, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. 

  • Two pedestrians attacked within hours of each other

    Local authorities are investigating whether two separate attacks on pedestrians within hours of each other on April 26 are related. 

    Deputies first responded at 1:26 a.m. to a Mosteller Drive resident in Lancaster who said he was assaulted as he walked. The 23-year-old man told a deputy he was walking at 1:10 a.m. in front of Mosteller Automotive & Wrecker Service, at 514 Mosteller Drive, when a white Honda Civic pulled up next to him. 

  • Church to host Kids/Family Day

    You may compare this event to a carnival. The main difference, though, is that none of the activities will cost you anything. 

    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church will host its second annual Kids/Family Day this Saturday. The event, beginning at 11 a.m., will be held at the church, located at 1697 N. Rocky River Road in the Buford community. 

    There will be several games and activities for children, including inflatables, a petting zoo and face painting. Horseback riding will also be available.