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Today's News

  • Heath Springs continues with its town renovations

    HEATH SPRINGS – With sweeping renovations done to the outside of Heath Springs Town Hall and the adjoining fire station, officials are now turning their attention to the interior. 

    At its monthly meeting Tuesday, Town Council discussed preliminary pricing for new carpet, lighting and paint throughout the Duncan Street building, including the business office and meeting room. 

  • Redistricting map to be considered at meeting

    Lancaster County Council will look at adopting a county redistricting map for use in a series of public hearings when it meets Monday. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis said a large map will be available at the meeting for council and the public to review. The map will include a proposed split between the northern and southern portions of the Panhandle into two separate county districts. 

  • Man stabbed during robbery

    Investigators are still trying to find out what happened during a robbery and attack reported at a Lancaster home earlier this month. 

    The case, which involves a 59-year-old man who was reportedly stabbed during a Aug. 7 home robbery, is still under investigation and leads are still being tracked down, said Maj. Matt Shaw with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 

  • Toddler killed Thursday night

    A 17-month-old boy died Thursday after being hit by a minivan just outside his home in the Buford community.  

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said Cody Livesay died at the scene from head trauma that was caused by the accident, which happened at 5:48 p.m. 

    A 2004 Kia minivan was traveling west on Loraine Lane when the toddler walked or crawled in the road and was struck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

    No other injuries were reported. 

  • Wall-to-wall football is on agenda for tonight

    If you’re a high school football fanatic, then make plans to be at Andrew Jackson High School’s Volunteer Stadium tonight.
    The annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic, a prep football jamboree, will feature wall-to-wall football.
    The scrimmage is the only time during the high school season that a fan can see all four county football teams in action at one site.
    That’s special, but only a part of the gridiron play.

  • MacArthur was right – we’ve had our last chance

    At the close of World War II, just following the surrender of the Japanese on board the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur said, “Men since the beginning of time have sought peace.

  • Financial transparency for public colleges, universities much-needed

    On Aug. 3, I was proud to join Gov. Nikki Haley and others for a bill-signing ceremony at TriCounty Technical College’s satellite campus in Easley.
    It was a special day for me, because the legislation she was signing into law was a higher education transparency bill I have long championed. Under the new law, South Carolina’s state-supported colleges and universities must disclose their monthly spending details on their websites.

  • Changes possible for school board

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis was the bearer of bad news for Lancaster County school board members during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting – changing County Council districts mean someone on the school board is going to lose their job.
    The news came as Willis updated school board members on the county’s ongoing redistricting process, a state-mandated, once-a-decade reshaping of county council voting districts based on population.

  • Remains may be missing woman

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The search for a missing 68-year-old woman may be over after human remains were found in a wooded area behind a Lancaster home Tuesday.
    Authorities were called to a home in the 1700 block of Old Lynwood Circle at about 10:30 a.m. after a dog discovered a human skull and carried it into the backyard, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release said.

  • Fires may be related

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Years before it closed, Kirk’s Grocery was the place to go for its selection of fresh meats and vegetables, but on Thursday morning the now-abandoned store became the latest in a string of unexplained fires in the county.