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Today's News

  • Candidate to host ‘meet and greet’

    Lancaster County                       Republican Women
    Ryan Payne of Heath Springs, who is seeking a seat in the S.C. House of Representatives, will visit the Lancaster County Republican Women at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a “meet and greet” with potential voters.
    The event is in the second floor assembly room at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. Interested women, age 18 and older, and their spouses and guests are invited to attend.

  • Drug surveillance nets arrests

    The county’s drug task force nabbed two people on drug charges last month following surveillance at a Springdale Road home.
    Bobby L. Rentz, 32, 1773 Flat Creek Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, third offense.
    A woman with Retz, Tia Cunningham, was arrested at the scene for driving under suspension because her license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket.

  • Training hard for 12 weeks: Photos show physical changes

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their second progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story
    Four weeks down and I am so glad I did this. I have made some serious progress already, although I have a long way to go. I tend to be a little impatient, so to finally see some significant changes really helps me focus.

  • Mable Mickle

    Age: 84
    Address: East Church Street, Kershaw
    Family: Husband, the late John T. Mickle; daughters, Sharon Mickle, Andrea Mickle and Deborah Mickle Griffin; grandson, Johnathan Griffin
    Job: Retired teacher
    Church: Lifetime member of Mount Zion Baptist on Flat Rock Road, Heath Springs
    Hobbies: Traveling to new places, reading, doing crossword puzzles
    Favorite book: “Justice Older Than the Law,” by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson
    Favorite food: Crabcakes and sweet potatoes

  • Correction on headline

    The Lancaster News headline "Asbestos found in Badcock building" should have said "Asbestos found in OLD Badcock building." The story was not referencing the Badcock building on S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Suspect arrested in woman's murder

    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged Terry Catoe, 37, 747 Shiloh Unity Road, with the murder of Linda Massey Gaymon.
    Catoe was identified as a potential suspect in the murder on Wednesday and taken into custody on another charge. Catoe was charged with Gaymon’s murder late Thursday afternoon. Gaymon was located inside a vacant home on Starnes Street in the Brooklyn Avenue area of Lancaster on Feb. 24.

  • 4-H Showcase

    Come join us Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co., 593 S.C. Bypass East (the old Bi-lo) for a day of fun as we showcase the 4-H activities in Lancaster County at the fifth annual Family Fun Day. 

  • Top 10 reasons to support local arts

    Talk show host David Letterman’s Top 10 lists are all for fun. However,  when it comes to the arts in Lancaster, for us, it takes a different focus. Here are our 10 reasons to support the local arts and cultural presence in our community.

  • FOI bills deserves support by House

    A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
    It represents significant progress for open government and would be the first step in improving the state’s Freedom of Information Act since 2003.

  • Unseemly blame-shifting on rising gasoline prices

    One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right, while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.
    And before I go any further, let me acknowledge upfront that this time-honored tradition isn’t specific to either political party.
    But President Barack Obama and his re-election campaign organization have stretched their credibility pretty thin with their recent attempt to pin the blame for rising gas prices on the tea party movement.