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Today's News

  • Support Relay, help in fight against cancer

    In the spring of 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Wash., sought to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients.
    For 24 hours, a dedicated Klatt walked around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
    Throughout the night, his friends paid $25 each to walk or run 30 minutes with him.
    He walked about 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer.

  • Council gives nod to 4-H funding

    After a report on the contributions of the local 4-H, and an outpouring of support from the community, Lancaster County Council decided to fund the county’s 4-H agent position on Monday night, April 23. 

    The unanimous vote to approve funding the position, which provides a 4-H agent through the Clemson University Extension Service, came three weeks after council members discussed whether to renew a $35,000 contract for the agent. 

  • Three men hold woman, ransack home

    A Lancaster woman was held against her will as three men ransacked her house last weekend looking for money. 

    The 49-year-old victim called 911 at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and reported that three men had forced their way into her home, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 600 block of W. Meeting Street and found the woman sitting on her front steps. 

  • Lancaster seniors stay young with shag

    When “Ability to Swing” starts playing, you will find Bruce and Maxie Kirkley on the dance floor, strutting their best shag moves.

    It’s Bruce’s favorite song and a beloved request of the Lancaster couple that has been dancing with the Lancaster Shag Club for 23 years.

    “We started dancing and loved it,” said Bruce, 73. “I’m still kicking. My heart’s still beating. I don’t know if that’s what’s doing it or not.”

  • Week of the Young Child all about helping children learn

    A lot has changed since the years when kindergarten was little more than ramped-up day care.

    Bolstered by pre-school programs, kindergarten these days is seen as the obligatory first step in a child’s successful education, and by extension, the rest of their lives.

    Preparing a child for the transition to school takes more than socialization and learning classroom fundamentals, especially when poverty is a factor – it takes meeting the child’s fundamental needs both at school and at home.

  • Law enforcement investigating massive Medicaid records breach

    State law enforcement officials are investigating a massive of leak of personal information that could affect hundreds of thousands of Medicaid customers.

    The leak was discovered earlier this month within the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. Local authorities found out about the leak on Thursday, April 19, though information about the breach was released earlier in the Columbia area. 

  • Langley captures first Crate Sportsman win

     

    Josh Langley captured his first career Crate Sportsman win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  • Habitat seeks two qualified homeowners

    The Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County seeks applications for two qualified homeowners. 

    There will be an interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road. The organization will explain selection guidelines and requirements and homeowner responsibilities. 

  • Lancers take 2 of 3 from Guilford Tech

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their regular-season baseball schedule with two Region X wins over Guilford Tech.

    The Lancers were slated to play four games, but rain washed out the finale Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

  • Teams gearing for playoffs

     

       

    County high school softball and baseball teams are looking to the 2012 playoffs as district play opens Thursday.