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Today's News

  • Request for help still great in Lancaster County

    The official unemployment rate in Lancaster County for January was 14.6 percent.  

  • Help available at several county agencies

    Listed below are groups that offer regular assistance. It is not comprehensive, as more groups are rising to the occasion to meet community needs. 

    Many churches and other groups offer case by case assistance, periodic or seasonal help. For more information, call the 2-1-1 hotline.

  • Man sentenced for possessing firearm

    A Lancaster County man was recently sentenced to more than six years in prison on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

    Brandon O’Neil Broach, 30, of Lancaster County, received a six-and-a-half-year sentence in federal court in Columbia. 

    U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie also sentenced Broach to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Foundation awards $912,000 in grants

    From Release

    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards. Twelve organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $912,257.

  • Man dies after being hit by car

    A Kershaw man was killed after he was hit by a car driven by a Heath Springs woman Tuesday morning.

    Robert Alan Wilson, 61, of Kershaw, died at the scene of the accident from blunt force trauma, said Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers. 

    The accident happened at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday as Wilson walked south on U.S. 521 at Youngs Bend Road in Kershaw County. Wilson was hit by a 2005 Nissan driven by Deborah Walker, 53, of Heath Springs, who was also traveling south on U.S. 521, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson, with the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • City allocates money for park repairs

     The city of Lancaster has allocated additional money to go toward improvements at parks throughout the city. 

    City Council voted unanimously March 8 to approve a request for funding by the Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission, which oversees parks in the county. 

    The bulk of the approved $45,574 will be applied during the 2011-12 budget year, with just $4,184 being allocated this year. 

    Here’s a breakdown of the funding by park and year. 

    2010-11 fiscal year 

  • Stand with us for transparency, accountability in government

    Editor’s note: South Carolina and the nation mark Sunshine Week, March 13-19. Gov. Nikki Haley offers this commentary about the importance of open government.

    In the latter part of Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as prime minister of Great Britain, she said, “No government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first.”

  • South Carolina taxpayers need to see how government spends its money

    It was three years ago this month that I unveiled the state’s first transparency website, giving taxpayers a central site to view itemized expenditures for state agencies. The idea was simple: People work hard for their money, and they deserve easy, click-of-a-mouse access to details about how government uses their tax dollars.

  • Warriors net Rose crown

     

       

    For the second time in three seasons, the Indian Land Warriors’ soccer team has captured the Rose City Classic.

  • Lancers rebound, split with Junior Wolves

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers split a non-region twin bill with the Newberry junior varsity baseball team on Monday.