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Today's News

  • Neal, Legislature got it wrong on Amazon deal

    A  few months ago, the state of South Carolina was divided by  a fierce debate. Internet giant Amazon wanted to relocate to Lexington and bring thousands of new jobs to the area. 

  • Local youth have many opportunities in Lancaster

    Linda Blackmon-Brace

    I am so appreciative of The Lancaster News for listing all of the programs provided by various organizations within our community as tools of learning for our children. Because my focus was primarily on my own summer program during the last seven years, I was not aware of the vast resources available, free of charge, to our youth.

  • Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80

    Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80

    Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home.

    Widower of Ruby Lee Melton Faile, he was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lancaster, a son of the late Carl Foster Faile and Georgia Thelma Baker Faile. Mr. Faile loved his family and working in his garden. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had retired from Springs Industries following twenty five years of service.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby. 

  • Boy brings gun to school

    A 13-year-old A.R. Rucker student has been charged for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to school Thursday, a Lancaster County School District official said.

    District Director of Safety and Transportation Bryan Vaughn said a coach caught the eighth-grader with the gun around 11 a.m. while checking on students in the locker room.

  • HS fire station set for opening

    HEATH SPRINGS – Mark your calendars for Oct 16.

    That's when the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department will have the grand opening for its newly renovated station on Duncan Street. 

    Fire Chief Patrick Helms made the announcement at Tuesday's Town Council meeting. 

    The opening will take place at 3 p.m. that day. 

  • Mulvaney sits down to talk about time in D.C.

    His dealings on Capitol Hill are a lot different than his days at the State House in Columbia.  

    Mick Mulvaney, who’s more than eight months into his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, recently sat down with The Lancaster News to speak on a few current issues and reflect on his time thus far in Washington, D.C. 

  • Kershaw to buy street sweeper

    KERSHAW – Cleaning and maintaining roads in Kershaw will be a lot easier now. 

    Town Council voted unanimously Monday to buy a used street sweeper. The equipment, which costs $29,000, will come from a supply company in Monroe, N.C., said Kershaw town Administration Tony Starnes. 

    This will be the town’s first street sweeper, which will remove dirt and debris from streets, as well as take up grass that grows over curbs. 

    The town’s current clean-up process is a lot more tedious. 

  • School board rolls back millage at meeting

    The Lancaster County school board amended this year's general fund budget during Tuesday night's monthly meeting, giving county property owners a small break on their taxes.

    Board members also heard an update on the district's safety and security measures.

    Prior to the budget amendment, Lancaster County property owners expected to pay a total of 140.5 mills worth of taxes this year toward Lancaster County School District's $70.5 million general fund budget, which was approved in June.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby.