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Today's News

  • County’s unemployment rate increases

    The local economy followed an interesting trend that has seen a drop in the state’s jobless rate despite increases in most counties.
    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate for December was 13.4 percent, a jump from the 12.9 percent rate in November, according to numbers released Tuesday by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    The county had the state’s 13th highest unemployment rate last month. In December 2010, the county posted 15.6 percent, which was seventh in the state at the time.

  • Safety lectures begin today

    From Release
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold four personal safety lectures in each area of the county.  
    Due to the recent tragic events in Kershaw and Chesterfield counties, the sheriff’s office has identified a need to help educate the public regarding steps they can take to increase their awareness level and their personal safety.
    The classes will include information regarding personal safety tips, safety plans, firearms safety, and self-defense laws and techniques.

  • Power outage in Lancaster on Monday

    Tiffini Mitchell walked into the Lancaster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine office Monday morning and turned right around in a matter of minutes.
    Mitchell, a rep with pharmaceutical company Pfizer, visits the Meeting Street  orthopaedics office weekly to promote her company’s medication. But she wasn’t able to market anything Monday because her clients didn’t have electricity.
    That business complex, at 901 W. Meeting St., was among the many buildings in Lancaster that went without power Monday morning.

  • Heath Springs denies rec department’s request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council does not plan to buy playground equipment any time soon.
    Council voted 4-0 at its Jan. 17 meeting to deny a request from Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. LCPR Director Sherry Wilson asked the town last month if it would provide more than $11,000 for new equipment at the Heath Springs town park and ball fields.
    Councilman Eddie Moore was not at the Jan. 17meeting.  

  • Police investigate shooting at Self Control Brothers Club

    Police say a Lancaster man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the back outside a nightclub last week.
    The shooting happened after 1:15 a.m. Jan. 20, outside of Self Control Brothers Club, at 907 S. Market St. According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers were notified by Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room personnel as they treated the 22-year-old man for a single gunshot wound.

  • USCL's untapped resource

    Diabetes has been in the national spotlight in the last two weeks, thanks to Paula Deen.

    The “Queen of Southern Cuisine” came out of the kitchen broom closet on national television by admitting she has Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes.

    Diagnosed in 2008, Deen didn’t made her condition public until Jan. 17, while simultaneously revealing she is the new paid spokesperson for a non-insulin Type 2 diabetes medication for adults.

  • Obesity in children grows out of control

    How does being overweight affect children?

    It’s widely known that being obese and overweight leads to health problems in adults.

    Health issues that were once thought only to affect adults are now known to impact our children.

    Obesity has long-term consequences in children, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, increased risk of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal problems, fatty liver disease and gastro-esophageal reflux.

  • LAPS vigil Thursday

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is holding a candlelight vigil Thursday (Jan. 26) at Lancaster City Hall to recognize victims who lost their lives due to violent crime.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard will discuss safety measures people can take during an emergency. Information on domestic violence and house safety will also be provided.
    An ensemble from St. Paul AME Church will perform during the vigil, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
    City Hall is located at 216 S Catawba St., Lancaster.

  • Jackets to join Gameday field

     

       

    The fourth annual Gameday at Doomsday prep baseball jamboree will feature three Lancaster County squads.

  • Jackets 4th in Redhawk

     

       

    The Buford High School wrestling team made the most of some limited numbers as the Yellow Jackets placed fourth in the annual Redhawk Duals at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Saturday.