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Today's News

  • At the helm

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Michael Oliver says his love for law enforcement was ignited during his years as a teenager in Lancaster. Yet his most recent promotion is something he never imagined would happen.
    Oliver is the new commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He was named to the post last month by Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    He succeeds Kenny Lancaster, a fellow Lancaster native who retired in November.

  • Council OKs funds for repairs

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What began as a simple solution for relocating the county’s Emergency Operations Center has turned into a lengthy and costly process for county officials.
    At its recent meeting, Lancaster County Council approved funding an additional $140,000 for repairs and additions to the former Founders Federal Credit Union building at White and  Covenant streets. The vote was 6-0.  Councilman Larry McCullough was not present.

  • Avoid cold weather dangers this winter

    American Medical Response
    American Medical Response (AMR) seeks to remind everyone that plunging temperatures could pose a threat to life and limb. Especially vulnerable are the elderly, small children, the chronically ill, substance-abusers and individuals who stay out in the cold for long periods.
    AMR suggests the following tips to help avoid two potentially dangerous conditions, hypothermia and frostbite. Both can happen even in areas known for warm weather, especially when wind chill and the possibility of getting wet in cold water or rain are involved.

  • Concerns still exist about Rico Industries

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs is still questioning what environmental impact, if any, Rico Industries has on the town’s wastewater flow.
    Town Council voted 4-0 at its Tuesday meeting to enter into a task-order agreement with Davis & Floyd Inc. Councilman Eddie Moore was absent.

  • CNN comes to town

    Jesef Williams and Chris Sardelli
    news@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is being featured prominently by one of the nation’s largest media outlets.
    If you were to visit CNN.com on Thursday afternoon, the main profile piece you’d see at the top of the web page is a story about Lancaster. The report is titled “Hard-hit town: It’s all about faith, jobs.”

  • Warriors' charge nets mat win over Jackets

    Indian Land used a late surge to post a 43-16 wrestling home win over Region IV-AA and county rival Buford High School on Tuesday.

    The Warriors, 12-10, outscored the Jackets, 29-4, in the final six weight divisions to take the 27-point win.

  • Lady Jackets fall short

     

       

    BUFORD – Lee Central made some late free throws count in notching a 46-42 win over Buford to open a varsity sweep of host Buford in Region IV-AA hoops play Tuesday night.

  • Bruins rebound, top Trojans in OT

       

     

       

    Lancaster rebounded from its first region loss to down Northwestern, 49-41 in overtime on Tuesday night.

  • CNN profiles Lancaster as top story on website

    South Carolina towns are featured in media outlets across the nation as the countdown continues to Saturday's GOP Primary. CNN has done an in-depth article on Lancaster. Read the story at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/politics/south-carolina-lancaster/

  • Community newspapers strengthen hometowns

    In Pickens County, the local Meals on Wheels program announced in early January that it’s teaming up with another organization to prepare emergency food packages for homebound people in case inclement weather creates hazardous driving conditions, which prevent Meals on Wheels volunteers from being able to deliver food, according to the Pickens Sentinel.