Today's News

  • Need a passport? Go to Voter Registration office

    Looking to travel abroad?

    If so, your first stop in preparation may be to the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Office.

    You can now apply for a passport at that office, located in the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    That gives residents three locations in the county to get a passport, which is required to travel outside the United States and to re-enter the country.

    The post offices in Heath Springs and Kershaw still serve as locations.

  • Man charged in death of 66-year-old man

    Investigators are waiting on autopsy results to determine how a 66-year-old man was killed Friday or Saturday.

    Bobby Robinson, 41, of 2117 Powell Ave., has been charged with murder by the Lancaster Police Department.

    According to an incident report, police were called at 3 p.m. Friday to Edward Jackson Bolding Jr.'s home at 106 Roberts Drive.

    Officers arrived to find Robinson standing on the front porch, the report said. Robinson said he had just walked into the home and found Bolding dead.

  • Kershaw teen killed in wreck

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw teenager was killed in a head-on crash in the town limits of Kershaw on Saturday night.

    Jeffrey Dylan Boone, 17, of 277 Catoe Road, was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford said.

    Boone died of internal injuries, Crawford said.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said Boone was driving a 1994 Honda northbound on S.C. 341 about 9 p.m. when he crossed the center line.

  • Patrol looking for driver who left accident scene

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who left the scene of an early-morning crash that left a Lancaster man seriously injured.

    Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Patricio Ramos Cortes, 32, of 2295 Airport Road, was driving a 1994 Toyota east on Airport Road about 1:30 a.m. Friday when he hit a tree that had fallen across the road. The crash happened near the intersection of Country Club Drive.

    Cortes got out of his car, and was hit by another car, Elder said.

  • County Council updates capital improvement list

    As County Council readied its capital improvement list for the upcoming year, council members took a look back at progress made on last year’s issues.

    Council reviewed past and present projects for its annual priority capital improvement list, a wish list of county improvement projects. The list, which needed to be adopted by Aug. 15, is part of a planning process developed by the federal Economic Development Administration. It can help provide the county with funding for a variety of projects.

  • GOP chairwoman speaks to IL crowd

    INDIAN LAND – The chairwoman of the S.C. Republican Party said the amount of money the Democratic Congressional Committee has put into John Spratt’s re-election campaign is evidence of how formidable candidate Mick Mulvaney is.

  • Three common myths about retirement security

    Retirement Strategy is the roadmap that shows us where to go, provides signposts along the way and gets us back on track if we make a wrong turn. With a Retirement Strategy in hand, you have a better chance of getting where you want to be. Without it, you may flounder or even remain stuck in the same place you are today.

    Today most of us expect to live longer, healthier and more active lives. How are you going to spend your time in retirement? Will you visit family? Travel? Volunteer?

  • Library staff to be commended

    I would like to thank Richard Band and the staff of our local library for another successful summer reading program. It started with the Literacy Fair, which was great fun for everyone. There were free balloons, games and tickets to spend on hot dogs, dri-nks, cotton candy and more.

    The front yard of the library was filled with lots of booths with information and free books to encourage reading. There were lots of goodies kids love.

    “Ms. Brenda” Parker and her puppeteers presented fun stories inside the library.

  • Mulvaney distorting Spratt's record

    It has been said that the first casualty of war is the truth. After reading an article in The Lancaster News entitled, “Mulvaney challenges Spratt on budget, taxes,” it seems truth is also a victim of Mr. Mulvaney’s attempt to unseat Mr. Spratt.

    Mr. Mulvaney claims that the House of Representatives will fail to pass a budget for the first time since 1974. That is simply not true.

    The last time the House failed to pass a budget was in 2006, when the Republicans were in the majority.

  • Dillon apologizes for blood drive cancellation

    I want to personally apologize for the cancellation of the BloodStock blood drive on July 22 at the Van Wyck Community Center. Due to technical difficulties, the blood drive was cancelled.

    The donors who had left phone numbers were contacted immediately to inform them of the situation. If you were not called, I apologize. Many people were contacted and were attempted to be contacted and I apologize if you fell through the cracks and were not contacted.