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Today's News

  • Vols down Knights twice

    For the Andrew Jackson Volunteers, it was a different way, but the result was the same.

    In AJ’s home sweep of North Central on Friday night, the Lady Vols prevailed in a laugher and the Vols won in a nail-biter.

  • Bruins cruise for split with Cycs

     

       

    Lancaster High School’s trip for a non-region varsity twin bill with Chester featured a pair of blowouts – one good and one not-so-good.

  • Field crowds in District 16 race

    The race for Mick Mulvaney’s former state Senate seat is getting crowded, with six candidates now saying they will run for the post.
    Republicans Mike Short and Rob McCoy both announced Friday that they are throwing their hats into the ring.
    Mulvaney resigned from his Senate seat on Dec. 10. The Indian Land Republican defeated longtime incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. John Spratt in November to win the 5th District congressional seat. Mulvaney will take his seat in Congress in January.

  • Donations to Basket Fund trickling in

    The community continues to reach out to their neighbors in needs, though organizers of the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund say a lot more is needed to match last year’s pace.
    The popular drive brought in close to $3,000 last week, bringing the total collected this year to $6,322.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations that are used to buy food vouchers for less fortunate families in Lancaster County. Recipients can use the vouches at local grocery stores.

  • Processions will now have to stop at lights

    A state law has changed how funeral processions will operate in the county.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile realized the need for a change after reading an opinion from state Attorney General Henry McMaster.
    In his opinion, McMaster said a funeral procession can disregard traffic signals and signs only when an officer is stationed in that intersection. If no officer is stationed there, then the procession must observe all traffic lights and signs.

  • Jobless rate in Lancaster County increases slightly in November

    While South Carolina’s jobless rate declined slightly in November, Lancaster County’s rate increased slightly during the period.
    The county’s jobless rate increased to 15.0 percent in November, up from 14.2 percent in October, according to figures released Friday from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    Lancaster County ranked 10th in the state in unemployment in November.
    Marion County had the highest jobless rate in the state – 19.0 percent in November.

  • Two council projects have obscure names

    Shrouded in secrecy and labeled with mysterious code names, two newly proposed County Council ordinances sound like something out of a spy novel.
    Project Football and Project December are two separate economic development ordinances under consideration by council. But trying to find out anything more about them is a little more difficult.

  • Candlelight vigil will honor slain girl, other crime victims

    Jaylen Jackson would have celebrated her fourth birthday on Thursday.
    The young girl was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight earlier this year at an Athena Road trailer park, becoming by far Lancaster County’s youngest murder victim of 2010.
    Now, on her special day, the community will remember Jaylen and other locals who lost their lives because of violent crime.

  • Kershaw Town Council supports Catawba water reservoir project

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has joined the ranks of local entities to support a proposed water supply expansion project.
    Mike Bailes, director of the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant, addressed Kershaw Town Council on Thursday about a planned 92-acre water reservoir near the Catawba River.
    The reservoir would provide water for 30 days in a severe drought or another “worst-case scenario.” The effort is a partnership between the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Union County, N.C.

  • Developer withdraws annexation request

    The city of Lancaster will allow a property owner to reapply for annexation into the city.
    Earlier this year, 121 acres of land were annexed and given an interim zoning of R-10, a residential district. Those two tracts of property – owned by St. Katherine Properties, LLC – are adjacent to the Forest Hills and Partridge Hill subdivisions near West Meeting Street.
    St. Katherine Properties had requested an R-10 classification, though the city’s zoning board recommended an R-15, which is less dense – requiring 15,000 square feet per lot. R-10 requires 10,000 square feet per lot.