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Today's News

  • Protect personal identity information

    Identity theft has become so prevalent that almost no one is immune anymore. There are so many ways for culprits to steal personally identifiable information (PII.) The ID thieves are doing so by stealing Social Security numbers, credit or debit cards and even getting information off of phone calling cards.
    A General Accounting Office report estimates that about 750,000 Americans are victims of identity theft every year. That might not be an accurate number. Some people don’t report the crime. Some don’t even know they are victims.

  • Rezoning measure OK’d to allow church to locate on Van Wyck site

    With a bang of the gavel Monday night, the Rev. Ricky Cope’s church received the green light to continue its renovations.
    Cope, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, has attended every Lancaster County Council meeting for the last two months hoping to gain approval to keep work going on his church, which is relocating from Fort Mill to a former Van Wyck cabinet shop along Steele Hill Road.

  • Warriors tomahawk Cats

     

       

    The Indian Land Warriors garnered a pair of impressive hardwood scalps in Tuesday night prep basketball.

    IL, on a road trip to Class AAAA Rock Hill, twice topped the Bearcats twice.

  • Roscoe's building plan complete with state title

     

       

  • Yellow Jackets' rally sacks Bruins

     

       

    Buford High wrestling coach John Mahaffey’s instructions to his Jackets squad entering its  match with host Lancaster on Wednesday night was simple.

  • Authorities seek leads in robbery cases

    Authorities are searching for the men involved in three armed robberies and one attempted robbery earlier this week.
    Two armed robberies occurred at convenience stores, as did the attempted robbery. One man was held up by a robber as he was leaving his home, a report said.
    Deputies responded to reports of an armed robbery at the AMPM Gas & Grill, 1553 Lynwood Dr., on Monday. A store employee told deputies that a man walked into the store about 10 p.m., pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

  • Patrol reports wrecks related to storm

    A fast-moving low-pressure system out of the Mississippi River Valley brought freezing rain to Lancaster County on Thursday morning that caused havoc for drivers on county roads.
    National Weather Service meteorologist Shawn Smith said the area was under a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. Smith said the freezing rain was the result of precipitation, several days of cold weather and cold air extending to high altitudes.

  • Process to find new chief begins

    The city of Lancaster has begun the process to find Hugh White’s successor.
    White, who has been the Lancaster Police Department chief for 11 years, announced last week that he will be stepping down soon. His retirement will become effective next month.
    A day before the city announced White’s resignation, the five-day period began in which current city employees could apply for the job. City policy allows in-house applicants to have first consideration, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.
    That application period ran from Dec. 8 to Tuesday.

  • Fires destroy two homes over weekend

    Two homes were destroyed in separate fires only hours apart over the weekend.
    A Lancaster man told Lancaster County deputies that he and his family returned home from eating dinner late Saturday night when they noticed fire coming from the roof of his house at 958 Rock Hill Highway.
    He immediately called the fire department and then ran to the back of his house in an attempt to turn off the house’s main breaker, an incident report said.
    Zion, Van Wyck and Riverside volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.

  • Habitat seeking donations to match $10,000 pledge

    The local Habitat for Humanity still needs help to try to match a generous pledge before the end of the year.
    More than a month ago, an anonymous local donor told Habitat for Humanity that he would donate $10,000 to the organization, just as long as the group can raise the same amount through donations.
    The goal has not been met yet, said Habitat board president Doris Hood. She wouldn’t say how much has been raised thus far.
    Dec. 31 is the last day to donate to this particular effort.