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Today's News

  • New congressman making waves in Washington

    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney stuck with his pledge to shake things up in Washington, D.C., last week, voting along with fellow House Republicans to approve a budget proposal that aims to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade.
    The vote came after the congressman supported even steeper cuts as co-author of a proposed Republican Study Commission budget and bucked Republican leadership by voting against a continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

  • Man flips car on Doc Garris Road

    A Columbia man was trapped in his car on a road south of Lancaster early Thursday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer.
    The accident happened at 4:45 a.m. along Doc Garris Road, which is between U.S. 521 and S.C. 522.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident involved only one vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger. Elder said the driver, Joe Burriss, 59, was traveling east on Doc Garris Road when a deer ran into the roadway.
    “The driver swerved to the left, struck a ditch, overturned and then struck a tree,” Elder said.

  • Partners for Youth invests almost $2M in county

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation

  • Red Cross wants building

    The building has mold problems and water pours from the ceiling whenever it rains, but one local group is still interested in moving into the current home of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Representatives from the American Red Cross of Lancaster County recently asked Lancaster County Council to consider letting their group move into the building when LCEDC moves out. The county-owned LCEDC building is on West Gay Street, while the Red Cross now rents space off Woodland Drive near S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Doster working with marketing group for city

    A familiar face has joined the city of Lancaster’s promotions team.
    Local artist Cherry Doster was hired last month as the city’s marketing and development manager. She now works as part of See Lancaster SC – the city’s marketing arm that promotes business and tourism throughout the county.
    In addition to promoting the city, Doster will help recruit new businesses, retain existing businesses, evaluate properties for potential development and develop marketing materials.   

  • Our View: Have fun at prom, but stay safe, too

    Prom season is upon us, with one prom already over and three more to go in the next few weeks.
    Buford High School held its Phantom’s Masquerade-themed prom April 2 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Science Building.
    On April 30, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools will hold their proms. Indian Land’s Arabian Nights-themed event will be at the South Charlotte Banquet Center. Lancaster’s Moonlight Oasis-themed event will be at York Tech’s Baxter Hood Center.  

  • Staff Column: Tornado hits close to home

    As I sit here thinking about how to write this column, what strikes me is the difficulty of putting into words the sheer sense of dread and helplessness I felt upon learning that my hometown of Dunn, N.C., was among those hard hit by Saturday’s tornadoes.
    The news came around 7 p.m. in an uncertain phone call from my mother. Calling from our family’s vacation home in Virginia, all she had to go on was a hasty, unclear voice message left by a neighbor back home.

  • Man shot in face during burglary

    A Heath Springs man was shot after he interrupted an apparent burglary in his home Wednesday night.
    The shooting happened a little after 10 p.m. as the Hoke Road resident returned home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The home is in the Heath Springs area, near S.C. 97 and the Chester County border.
    In a 911 call released by the sheriff’s office, the victim sounds out of breath as he asks the operator for help.

  • 1 Mile or More

    Lancaster County is one step closer to officially reinstating a one-mile buffer zone between residences and landfills.
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission unanimously approved a request Tuesday night to modify the county's buffer requirement between sanitary landfills and residences from 1,000 feet to one mile.

  • Don’t fall prey to scam artists

    They play different roles, but their devious goal is the same. Scammers are on the rise in Lancaster County.
    They often prey on senior citizens, but they will also pursue others, who at the moment might be unaware of their scumbag plot.
    In recent local incidents, scam artists have posed as charitable organizations, law enforcement officials, loan officers and sweepstakes companies.
    Their goal is to steal your money, but don’t be a victim. Be vigilant of their underhanded game.