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Today's News

  • Gamecock fever cures ills

    During the final week of June in the Palmetto State, the health of a large majority of state residents was likely greatly impacted.
    For sure there was sleep deprivation, not to mention some rising stress levels and skipping heartbeats.
    S.C. Sen. John Courson (R-Richland County), who noted he takes blood pressure medication, said another night might likely had done him in. He added quite likely the next day would have brought a vacant senate seat in the state legislature.

  • Low taxes, low spending? Don’t be fooled

    Legislative leaders are busy spinning their new budget as “fiscally conservative.” Taxpayers shouldn’t be fooled. What’s really true? At about $22 billion, this year’s budget is the largest in state history. Spending grew by almost $1 billion.
    Lawmakers funded much of state government with hidden taxes through fees. More than one-third of state government is paid for with federal dollars that come with heavy mandates and costs for South Carolina taxpayers.

  • "Skeeter" season

    Mosquitoes have been around for thousands, maybe millions, of years.

    And these winged blood suckers have no intention of taking off this summer.

    With the pop-up thunderstorm season now in full swing, it doesn’t take much to create a mosquito nuisance, said Sue Ferguson, an environmental health manager for S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

    That’s where a little routine yard sprucing-up comes in.

  • Graffiti mars bypass businesses

    Employees at two local businesses were shocked when they arrived to open their doors last week. 

    It was a little after 7 a.m. June 30 when the first call came in to the Lancaster Police Department. A employee with Walgreens drug store, located at 1101 S.C. 9 Bypass, called police after noticing that someone spray painted the outside of the store. 

    Officers met with the woman who said the paint was not there when the last employee left the previous night at 11:30 p.m.

  • Two attacked during assault at sleepover

    An Indian Land woman was arrested over the July 4th weekend after she allegedly went to a home where her daughter was sleeping over with a friend and assaulted both her daughter and the friend's father.

    Gladys Moss, 40, of Pleasant Valley Drive, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor third-degree assault and battery. 

  • Gold Mine construction plans on hold

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter speaks optimistically about the anticipated economic impact of Haile Gold Mine Inc., although recent news may lead other people to feel differently.
    Romarco Minerals Inc., the parent company of Haile Gold Mine Inc., received news last week that its plans to operate a mine just outside the Kershaw town limits will be put on hold for at least a year.

  • Man, 18, dies after accident on S.C. 5

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It’s only been a few days since Rock Hill teen Kenneth Steele Jr. died after a car crash along S.C. 5, but his former math teacher, Portia Stokes, said his memory will live on.
    Stokes, who taught statistics to Steele last semester at Rock Hill’s South Pointe High School, will always remember Steele’s cheerful attitude.

  • Deputies discover 70 pot plants in backyard

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A search for stolen construction equipment led deputies to a large stash of marijuana behind a Lancaster home Tuesday evening.
    Acting on a tip from a concerned resident, Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Campbell Lake Road area about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
    The resident called deputies to tell them someone had stolen a piece of equipment from Lancaster County Public Works, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Brooklyn Avenue Fellowship Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Terry Anthony has lived in Lancaster’s Brooklyn community nearly 20 years. The 15th Street resident says prostitution and drugs are commonplace, though he believes it doesn’t have to be that way.
    He’s hoping an upcoming event will be the start of a new era for the community.
    Anthony is one of the organizers of the Brooklyn Avenue Community Fellowship, which will take place for the first time this Saturday.

  • City amends abandoned, derelict vehicle ordinance

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    After recent sessions with much discussion about taxes, raises and other budget items, Lancaster City Council met June 28 for a relatively short and uneventful meeting.
    Council took action on two items – a measure to amend an existing city ordinance regarding abandoned vehicles and a resolution dealing with unwanted city-owned equipment.