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Today's News

  • DUI enforcement blitz focus of statewide holiday initiative

    COLUMBIA – In the week leading up to Christmas and continuing through New Year’s Day, state and local law enforcement agencies will step up efforts to reduce drunk driving in South Carolina.
     The enforcement blitz – the Christmas/New Year’s Sober or Slammer! DUI crackdown campaign – is spearheaded by the SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and runs now through Jan. 2, 2012. The goal is to curb the number of crashes and fatalities caused by motorists driving while impaired during the holiday season.

  • Schools to offer online meal payment options

    Lancaster County school board approved a new way for parents to pay for their children's meals Tuesday night during its December meeting.
    Called "Meals Plus," the optional program will allow parents to buy their children's school meals online – and monitor what their children are eating.
    The district will start notifying parents of the service at the beginning of next semester in January with sign-up available soon after.

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Bruins belt Cyclones twice

     

       

    The wind force wasn’t with the Chester Cyclones on Friday night. Rather, it was the Lancaster Bruins in a blowout sweep of the Cycs at the LHS gym.

  • Vols hold on for sweep of Knights

     

       

    Andrew Jackson, in contrasting fashion, notched a sweep of Class A North Central in high school basketball action on Friday night in Boonetown.

  • Vols hold on for sweep of Knights

     

       

    Andrew Jackson, in contrasting fashion, notched a sweep of Class A North Central in high school basketball action on Friday night in Boonetown.

  • South Carolina should not fear competition

    Last week, the South Carolina Senate undertook the clearly political exercise unprecedented in South Carolina history of subpoenaing my staff to ask them questions about my office’s involvement in DHEC’s granting of a permit for the dredging of the Savannah port. They concluded, unequivocally, what we had said all along: Neither I nor anyone who works for me played a role in this decision one way or another.

  • The great debate

    For some, the notion of buying Christmas gifts for pets is unthinkable – a yard dog is a yard dog, they say, worthy of an occasional sow’s ear (maybe). Cats find their own amusement, so why waste money?

    But with 78.2 million pet dogs in the United States, according to a national pet survey, owned by 45 million American households and 86.4 million cats in 38 million homes, it’s no surprise many think otherwise.

  • Underage alcohol bust nets nine stores

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An undercover sheriff’s office sweep caught a handful of county convenience stores selling alcohol to minors last weekend, though most stores passed with flying colors.
    With the help of an 18-year-old confidential informant, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of underage alcohol buys at 32 convenience and alcohol stores throughout the county.