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Today's News

  • P-31 in state tourney Saturday

    Staff Reports
    Opening round pairings for the S.C. American Legion state tournament are set.
    Lancaster Post 31 will open play Saturday with a 9 a.m. clash with Goose Creek at Dolny Stadium at Lander University.
    The Lancaster vs. Goose Creek game is one of two games set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday.
    West Columbia faces Greer at Greenwood Post 20’s John Nave Stadium at 9.
    The second session of play begins at 7 p.m. Saturday when Greenwood Post 20 meets Sumter at Nave Stadium.

  • NDRA Road Show set for Saturday

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Although the July 21 race at Lancaster Motor Speedway was rained out, it did not stop the racing action for some drivers, who traveled to Sumter Speedway in Sumter and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney.

  • Info held from public officials, also

    I am constantly amazed that information from public financial records and even annual budgets is withheld, not just from the public, but from the voting board members who must approve budgets and expenditures.
    Take Lexington-Richland District 5 school board, for instance.
    Board members approved a $150 million budget June 25, even though they had not seen the full detailed budget, only a partial summary that did not balance.

  • Honeycutt should work with Indian Land residents

    Mr. Larry Honeycutt, I am surprised at you. As an elected official of Lancaster County, I would think you would be able to handle an irritated resident with more professionalism.
    Lancaster County Council members attend many classes and conferences to educate themselves on verbal and written communication with members of their community.
    I personally helped with your campaign during the last election because you attended Indian Land Action Council, showed an understanding and interest in Indian Land and now you have turned on us.
    Why?

  • Thompson named S.C. Deputy of the Year

    They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but in the case of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, lightning just struck for a third time.
    Following in the footsteps of two of his fellow co-workers, sheriff’s Investigator Fred Thompson learned earlier this month he has received statewide recognition for his duties at the sheriff’s office.
    A member of the department since 1999, Thompson was recently named South Carolina’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the S.C. Sheriff’s Association.

  • Man armed with ax arrested

    Deputies arrested a Lancaster man early Wednesday, July 25, after he walked into a restaurant wielding an ax.
    David Leroy Deese, 45, of 2562 Cane Mill Road, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.  
    Deputies responded shortly after 5:30 a.m. to a report of an armed robbery at Rusty’s Grill, 2423 Pineview Drive.

  • Council tackles animals

    Controlling dangerous and mismanaged animals was a main focal point of Lancaster City Council’s Tuesday, July 24, meeting.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell said the city has received an increased number of animal complaints in recent months and has met with officials to revisit related ordinances and practices.
    Back in 1992, the city eliminated its Humane Control Department and opted to mirror Lancaster County’s existing ordinance and rely on the county’s enforcement of animal control.

  • Youth substance abuse prevention conference next week

    How do you get organizations and key people in rural communities involved in helping prevent youth substance abuse?
    That’s the question the Coalition for Healthy Youth and Lancaster County Partners for Youth hope to answer for attendees of their 2012 Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities conference next week.
    This year’s conference will emphasize Reaching Out to Missing Partners.
    The fifth annual conference is Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 3, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • City Council OKs $63,500 for paving

    Work continues on the site that will serve as the new home for the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies program.
    In October 2011, the city of Lancaster bought the downtown Main Street building that used to be the Badcock furniture store and later The Artisans Center.
    Plans are for USCL to use the space to display its extensive Catawba Indian pottery and archive collections, to feature classrooms and to host lectures and other special events.

  • Officers search for IL burglars

    A string of thefts from several homes under construction in Indian Land during the last few months have authorities on the hunt for those responsible.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect, or suspects, who have entered homes under construction in the Barberville Road area at night and removed construction materials and copper wiring, according to a sheriff’s office press release.