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Today's News

  • HS fire station set for opening

    HEATH SPRINGS – Mark your calendars for Oct 16.

    That's when the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department will have the grand opening for its newly renovated station on Duncan Street. 

    Fire Chief Patrick Helms made the announcement at Tuesday's Town Council meeting. 

    The opening will take place at 3 p.m. that day. 

  • Mulvaney sits down to talk about time in D.C.

    His dealings on Capitol Hill are a lot different than his days at the State House in Columbia.  

    Mick Mulvaney, who’s more than eight months into his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, recently sat down with The Lancaster News to speak on a few current issues and reflect on his time thus far in Washington, D.C. 

  • Kershaw to buy street sweeper

    KERSHAW – Cleaning and maintaining roads in Kershaw will be a lot easier now. 

    Town Council voted unanimously Monday to buy a used street sweeper. The equipment, which costs $29,000, will come from a supply company in Monroe, N.C., said Kershaw town Administration Tony Starnes. 

    This will be the town’s first street sweeper, which will remove dirt and debris from streets, as well as take up grass that grows over curbs. 

    The town’s current clean-up process is a lot more tedious. 

  • School board rolls back millage at meeting

    The Lancaster County school board amended this year's general fund budget during Tuesday night's monthly meeting, giving county property owners a small break on their taxes.

    Board members also heard an update on the district's safety and security measures.

    Prior to the budget amendment, Lancaster County property owners expected to pay a total of 140.5 mills worth of taxes this year toward Lancaster County School District's $70.5 million general fund budget, which was approved in June.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby. 

  • Coaches salute county prep football standouts

    An ace quintet of Lancaster County football players was recognized by the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association for stellar play in games from Sept. 16.

  • Jackets' Catledge gets physical

    If one wants to get physical with a member of the Buford High School football team, then look no further than senior two-way starter Scott Catledge.

    Catledge, a 5-10, 195-pounder, will tell you he relishes the hits.

  • Team nets two-shot win in McMackin tournament

     

       

    The winning foursome carded a two-shot win in the seventh annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Friday.

  • Baker, Blackmon duel for Young Guns crown

     

       

    Andrew Baker vs Brandan Blackmon Young Guns V8 Points Championship To Be Decided On The Last Points Race Of The Year.

  • Good week for cause of good government

    I was sitting at my desk recently when I got a call I had long awaited: The city of Greenville had decided to post its spending details on its web site.

    It had been more than a year since I’d driven to Greenville to meet with Mayor Knox White and city staff to talk with them about posting their spending details online as part of a local government transparency initiative I had launched. The initiative encourages cities, towns and counties to give their constituents easy Internet access to information about how they are spending public funds.