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Today's News

  • Greetings from U.S. 521

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    If you ever drive north on U.S. 521 toward Charlotte, or come to Lancaster from the Indian Land area, you know Jason Mackey. Well, you might not know him, but you know his front yard, just north of Shiloh-Unity Road.
    At Easter, Halloween and particularly at Christmas, the trees and front yard are always filled with the season’s decorations.

  • Council to hold special meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will meet to discuss an economic development project during a special meeting Thursday.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said council members will meet to discuss an economic incentive agreement for an already existing county business. The company, Horton Machine and Custom Design, is located about seven miles south of Heath Springs.

  • Armed robbery at Crenco store

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster police officers swarmed a local convenience store Sunday night searching for a man who robbed the business only minutes earlier.
    The armed robbery happened about 11:10 p.m. at the Crenco Exxon convenience store, at 1449 S.C. 9 Bypass, according to a police department incident report. Police arrived about four minutes later and spoke with the store clerk.

  • Police to host toy giveaway

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As Christmas quickly approaches, families in need will have a chance this week to find much-needed toys for their children.  
    The Lancaster Police Department, in conjunction with  local crime-awareness group Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS), will hold a free toy giveaway event on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The giveaway, which is open to the public, will be held at the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street Complex, located at 916 15th St.

  • Santa visits Van Wyck early

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    VAN WYCK –The list may have been smaller this year, but Betty George’s desire to help her community was as big as ever Saturday afternoon.
    George, postmaster of the Van Wyck post office and organizer of the Van Wyck Angel Tree program, donned her Santa hat and headed off to several homes Saturday with bags of toys and boxes of food, hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for several families. This was her 11th straight year helping with the program.

  • Foundation awards $11,060 in grants

    Lancaster County
    Community Foundation
     The Lancaster County Community Foundation has awarded a total of $11,060.67 to four nonprofit groups in Lancaster County.
    The foundation awarded a $7,560.67 grant from the Lancaster County Citizens Law Enforcement Fund to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Warriors place four in L-E tournament

     

       

     The Indian Land Warriors had four wrestlers place in the annual May Plant Credit Union Holiday Classic at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Saturday.

  • AJ's Dixon signs with SMC

     

       

    KERSHAW – For Andrew Jackson High School volleyball star Callie Dixon, her dream came true with the signing of her name in the AJHS media center on Thursday morning.

  • Recreation soccer teams do repeat as champions

    The 2011 South Carolina Athletic Programs state soccer tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park presented quite a challenge for two Lancaster County Recreation Commission youth soccer teams earlier this month.
    The Lancaster County 10-under all-stars and the 12-under all-stars ventured to Sumter to defend their state titles.
    The teams were each coming off successful Central District title defenses in defeating Fort Mill to earn a repeat trip to the elite state field.
    What the Lancaster County teams accomplished was downright impressive.

  • Humane Society needs your help to build rescue facility

    I want to let you know that I am tired and literally heartsick of seeing so many homeless and unwanted pets every day. Tired of knowing that in the end, at this particular time, there is not much we can do to save them, or at least to save as many as we would like to.