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Today's News

  • Sheriff to take on white-collar crime

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has a white-collar crime investigator among its ranks now.

    The department received a $111,491 federal grant that will fund the salary, equipment, vehicle, training and travel for the investigator, who will investigate forgeries, scams, identify theft and credit card fraud.

    “Any investigation involving a person using deceit rather than force to obtain financial gain,” Sheriff Barry Faile said.

  • Warriors' second-half charge scalps Braves

     

  • County supports Kershaw’s effort to secure grants for CareNet facility

    The town of Kershaw has received the backing of County Council its efforts to create a health-care facility.

    Council approved at its Sept. 28 meeting serving as a co-applicant with the town of Kershaw for a Community Development Block Grant  to renovate a building for a CareNet health-care facility. CareNet is a local nonprofit group that provides medical services and medication for little or no cost to county residents.

  • IL seeks to extend streak

    Indian Land, off to its best start in school history, puts its unbeaten 6-0 mark on the line in hopes of a happy homecoming to highlight week seven in county prep football play.

    The Warriors host Cheraw in a battle of unbeaten teams in Conference IV-AA play.

    In other action, Lancaster, coming off a homecoming win, is bidding for a solid start in Region III-AAAA play at Rock Hill.

    Buford will host Andrew Jackson in a battle of county foes seeking to boost their playoff hopes with a league victory.

  • Mulvaney attacks Spratt ad

    State Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 16, spoke out Thursday against a TV ad by his opponent in the 5th District congressional race, incumbent U.S. Rep. John Spratt.

    Mulvaney said the ad contains “half-truths and innuendos.”

    Mulvaney, a first-term senator who also served one term in the state House, is hoping to unseat Spratt, who has been elected to the 5th District seat in every election since 1982.

  • Hog Jam time in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Here piggy, piggy, piggy.

    It’s time once again for Lancaster County residents to head down to Kershaw and get their barbecue on, as the two-day Hog Jam gets underway Friday night. The festival is sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce.

    Twenty-two teams from the Carolinas have signed up to compete in the festival’s barbecue cook-off.

    The festivities start at 6 p.m. Friday, with a performance by the band, The Mighty Kicks, which plays beach and shag music.

  • Council says no to spending $125,000 to match grant

    Kathy Wilds wants to help put area residents back to work, but she’ll have to do it without funding from County Council.

    Wilds, director of the non-profit organization Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative, asked council members Tuesday to consider matching a literacy grant she’s applying for from Microsoft, the software firm that makes Windows and other software applications.

    The $250,000 grant would include $125,000 from Microsoft, but it requires an equal match.

  • Council considers fire district

    Jan Tacy wants county officials to turn the idea for a unified Indian Land fire district into a reality.

    Tacy, secretary for grass-roots organization Indian Land Action Council, has been spearheading a proposal to create an Indian Land fire protection district. She said the idea is to combine the Sun City Carolina Lakes, Belair and Edenmoor neighborhood special tax districts, along with the rest of the area currently covered by the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, into a single fire protection district.

  • Honest to goodness heroes

    In the final scene of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy wakes up to find Auntie Em and Uncle Henry fussing over her after she had a bump on the head.

    But they aren’t alone; Professor Marvel and Uncle Henry’s three farm hands, Hickory, Hunk and Zeke show up, too.

    That’s the fairy tale version that ends happily ever after.

    Sometimes, life imitates art.

    It happened some six years on Rowell Road, when our daughter, Betty Jo, quit breathing in the middle of the night after a seizure.

  • The community caretakers

    It is amazing how far our fire service has come since, say, the 1950s.

    The story Rich Hill firefighters told me about cutting holes into a house and filling it with water to put a fire out still brings a smile to my face.

    Now, firefighters learn the science of fire in their intensive courses they must take in order to go inside a building and battle the flames.

    But what really gets me about these men, and women, is their care and concern they have for their communities.