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Today's News

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Sybil Blakely

    Name: Sybil Blakely

    Age: 77

    Address: Hampton Grace Avenue

    Family: Husband, William, 77; two daughters, Gina Warren and Robin West

    Job: Retired

    Church: White Springs Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Visiting the nursing home and with people in their homes

    Favorite book: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom

  • Caring for one another

    The room was abuzz with laughter and friendly chatter as women from across the area gathered for the Christian Women’s Connection birthday luncheon on Tuesday.

    But this sort of camaraderie isn’t unusual. It’s like this every time these  women of faith gather to encourage one another as they enjoy a meal together.

  • Good move to name award for Muennich

    The death of Buford junior varsity football player Seth Muennich rocked the eastern Lancaster County community.
    A promising life was cut short by a car accident near the school last fall.
    But Muennich’s name and the life he lived won’t soon be forgotten.
    Buford High School officials want to make sure Muennich’s memory is always prevalent in the minds of Yellow Jackets’ fans.

  • We are Lancaster

     A healthy dosage of community pride and accomplishment filled the air Thursday evening at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room. 

    That’s where the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its 56th annual meeting. The theme once again was “Wine & Stein” – a festive evening complete with a catered meal, wine tasting and live music. 

  • Kershaw asks for extra deputy

    KERSHAW – Is law enforcement coverage strong enough in the town of Kershaw? 

    Officials have concerns about it and have since asked Sheriff Barry Faile for an extra deputy to work the town. 

    Kershaw contracts with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, which supplies the town with two patrol deputies per shift. The town pays the sheriff’s office $451,000 a year, and the contract is automatically renewed each year, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes. 

  • Offices swap at county building

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Visitors to the county’s administration building may notice a few changes as they step through its doors these days. 

    Residents looking to cast an absentee ballot may accidentally find themselves in the Procurement office, while those searching for Probate Court might learn they’re in the wrong building altogether.

  • Two people assaulted at businesses

    A convenience store customer told officers he was assaulted by a group of men as he waited in line earlier this month.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened Jan. 7 to a 51-year-old Lancaster man as he waited in line at Crenco, at 700 S. Main St. 

    Officers responded to the store shortly after 4:30 a.m. and spoke with the victim, who said the assault happened as he was standing in line behind an unknown man, according to a police department incident report.

  • DJJ provides family solutions to communities

    R. Michael Smith

    SCDJJ Director of 

    Community Development

    Families with children today face many challenges. Financial strain, busy schedules and countless activities, sibling and parent conflict, negative behavior in the community and school, and much more often prompt parents to look for help for the problems they encounter on a daily basis. 

    One place they can go for assistance is The Family Solutions Program (FSP) provided by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

  • Price of postage increases

    U.S. Postal Service

    As of Jan 22, postage rates have changed to the following:

    • Letters (1 oz.) – 1-cent increase to 45 cents

    • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents

    • Postcards – 3-cent increase to 32 cents

    • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – 5-cent increase to 85 cents

    • Letters to other international destinations – 7-cent increase to $1.05

  • Lucy Graybill Morton Cancer Rehabilitation Center dedicated

    USCL 

    The Lucy Graybill Morton Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at the University of South Carolina Lancaster was dedicated Jan. 22 in memory of the late long-time Lancaster resident. 

    The clinic will be supported in part by an endowment established by Morton’s family and friends, who gathered at USCL to celebrate her life and tour the clinic facilities.