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Today's News

  • Friday Morning Read: Morton made lasting impression on elections, county government

    Eighty-seven-year-old George Morton died Tuesday.

    Don’t let the significance of the day – June 12 – slip past.

    The man who served on the Lancaster County Election Commission for more than four decades – including many years as its chairman – died on a day when voters were casting ballots.

    “What about that?” said Hazel Taylor, who worked with Morton for more than 20 of the 32 years she worked at the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Office.

  • New district lines for city of Lancaster?

    The city of Lancaster’s district lines could look different next year.

    Wayne Gilbert of the S.C. Budget and Control Board spoke at City Council’s meeting Tuesday, June 12, about redistricting and the options available to the city.

    Gilbert, who works in the Budget and Control Board’s office of research and statistics, shared data that’s based on 2010 Census numbers.

  • Report: Woman attacks man with high-heel shoe

     

    A Lancaster woman was arrested late last month after she reportedly attacked a man with a high-heel shoe. 

    Carolyn Torio Cauthen, 34, 1204 Phillips St., was charged May 29 with criminal domestic violence. 

    A man told sheriff's deputies he was asleep in his bed about 3 a.m., when Cauthen caused a disturbance and awoke him. 

  • County softball duo in North-South All-Star games

     

    Two county players are competing in the annual North-South All-Star softball games at the University of South Carolina Aiken and Aiken Tech.

    The all-star softball games are Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14.

  • Pressley’s issue shows need for public attention

    Just when Lancaster County residents thought the specter of
     trash mountains was laid to rest, at least for awhile, another reared its head in the middle of Indian Land.
    A growing mountain of trash at Pressley’s Recycling Center Inc., was discovered in late October, after a very public battle over the proposed “Project December” landfill in southern Lancaster County and the fear that the Foxhole construction and demolition debris landfill just north of the state line would begin accepting household waste last year.

  • Committee applauds smoking ban effort

    The Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth, a network of 40 public, private, civic and faith-based partners, is writing in full support of the Health and Wellness Commission’s effort to implement a smoke-free policy throughout Lancaster County.  
    While there have been several letters to the editor printed in response against this policy, we believe that much of this discussion can be characterized as misguided and misinformed.

  • Medical Miracle

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Chandler Lenard is no different from any other excited teenager who just graduated from high school. The Lancaster High School graduate has plans to enjoy the summer with his family, and plans to attend the University of South Carolina Lancaster in the fall. With a cheerful demeanor and a ready smile, it’s hard to imagine that 11 years ago, a horrible accident nearly cost him his life.

  • It was an honor to meet a Tuskegee Airman

    Tommicha Walker
    Special to The Lancaster News

  • Smoking ordinance lights up council debate

    Will smokers soon be seen huddling en masse outside Lancaster County restaurants, theaters and other public buildings as they light up their next cigarette?

    It’s very possible, especially if County Council decides to approve a proposed ordinance that would prohibit smoking in enclosed public places and enclosed areas of work. 

    The proposal and its ramifications were a hot topic at council’s meeting on Monday, June 11. 

  • Waccamaw Bank fails, taken over by FDIC

    Waccamaw Bank in Heath Springs is now First Community Bank.

    On Friday, June 8, the N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks closed the failed bank and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver, according to an FDIC press release issued that day.

    To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into an agreement with First Community Bank to assume all the deposits of Waccamaw Bank.