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Today's News

  • The legality of amending meeting agendas

    Is it OK for a governing body to change its agenda less than a day before a scheduled meeting?

    According to a recent court decision, the answer is no – and Lancaster City Council was briefed on the case and how it could affect their proceedings.

    Mandy Powers Norrell, attorney for the city of Lancaster, spoke during the Tuesday, July 10, meeting about a ruling issued last month by the S.C. Court of Appeals.

    The hearing centered on Saluda County Council, which had been accused of illegally amending the agendas for its meetings.

  • Police charge Hilliard with kidnapping, weapons violations

    Police arrested a Lancaster man on several charges last week only minutes after a woman reported she was held against her will in a parking lot. 

    William Matt Hilliard, 27, 897 Farmbrook Road, was arrested July 4 and charged with two counts of unlawful carrying of a pistol. Officers plan to seek warrants for criminal domestic violence and kidnapping, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Just Horses

    FORT LAWN – If the magazines are correct, the footwear of choice for most 13-year-old girls this time of year would be Rainbows or open sandals.

    Not Savannah Seegars. She is more at home in boots and spurs.

    But that’s par for the course, said her mom, Wendy Seegars.

    For Savannah, keeping her bedroom floor free of clutter isn’t as much of a priority as keeping the floor clean in the white and blue horse trailer parked in the yard.

  • Five arrested for murder, home invasion

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Five people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris last month.
    During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard and Capt. Scott Grant released the names of five people charged in connection with the invasion of Morris’ home June 13 and Morris’ murder on June 18.
    What follows are those arrested and their charges:

  • Lancaster girl seeks Miss S.C. crown

    PAGELAND – Every Thursday night in June the lights went up on Watermelon Idol, Pageland’s annual music competition. Present each night of the event was Emily Moody, 18, of Lancaster.
    Moody is the daughter of Melanie Vaughn and Fred Moody Jr. and began competing in pageants as a young girl, before taking time off.
    “At one point I was just like I don’t want to do this anymore, so I stopped and just restarted in the last year,” Moody said.

  • Racing for a Dream

    The Lancaster Dream Team received their own sponsored car from Lancaster Motor Speedway.

  • Checklist for turning 65 years old

    In December of this year, I will join a group of more than 900,000 people in our state over the age of 65. Like many of you who have traveled this road before, I want to make sure I am fully prepared.
    In doing so, I have compiled a list of subjects I have been personally considering, and I would like to share them with you.
    While I do look forward to perks such as discounted admission to state parks, special days at the grocery store and senior coffee savings, there are several other important topics that you should consider before you reach that milestone.

  • Medical care in America has reached crossroads

    Like all legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is good, bad and maybe a little ugly. But who knows?
    The act is more than 2,000 pages long.

  • Post 31 outslugs Inman Post 45

    The Lancaster Post 31 seniors took game one of the American Legion playoffs best of five series 18-10 over Inman Post 45 Monday night.
    Lancaster jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning when Tripp Rollings doubled in two runs.
    Lancaster added two more in the bottom of the second to go up 4-0.
    Inman took the lead in the third as they scored six runs to make the score 6-4.
    Inman’s lead didn’t last for long as P-31’s first baseman Tyler Rodgers drilled a three-run home run to give P-31 a 7-6 lead after four innings.

  • Laney captures FWD/UCAR main event win

    There was plenty of racing action Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    David “Porkchop” Motes and Joseph Laney were in the front row for the FWD/UCAR main event. When the green flag dropped, Motes, Joseph Laney, David Laney and Mel Privette all battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Joseph Laney led Motes, David Laney and Mel Privette exiting turn two.