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Today's News

  • LHS Bruins blast Cyclones, 81-54

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    The No. 5 Lancaster boys’ final tuneup before the Bruins tip off region play showed LHS hitting on all hoops cylinders.

  • Mulvaney’s big day

    A collection of state quarters on a small table. A New York Yankees baseball cap atop a pile of paperwork. A personalized box of macaroni and cheese inside an empty cabinet.
    The collection of items may seem odd, but each holds a special meaning to newly installed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

  • ‘Going to be pretty messy’

    Get ready to hunker down. There’s some fairly nasty winter weather on it’s way.
    According to the National Weather Service, a weather system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Monday.  
    “Up your way in Lancaster, it’s probably going to pretty messy,” NWS meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said Saturday. “No way to escape it. Looks like a snow and sleet event for you all.”

  • Advisory: Don’t eat many fish from Catawba River

    Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
    State officials in North and South Carolina have issued health advisories urging the public to stay away from largemouth bass and channel catfish in large portions of the Catawba River and its lakes due to contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.

  • Lancaster Democrat enters Senate race

    There will be at least one county resident running as a Democrat for the open District 16 state Senate seat.
    Lancaster resident Ronald Griffin filed to run Friday afternoon, said Gil Small, chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.
    Griffin joins Fort Mill accountant Keith Brann as the only Democrats to file. On the Republican side, nearly 10 people have either filed or are believed to be considering a bid.
    Filing for the seat ends at noon Monday.

  • Council gives first approval to Indian Land fire district

    County Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to establish the Indian Land Fire Protection District on Tuesday.
    Several members of the Indian Land Action Council attended the meeting and later cheered council’s unanimous decision.
    “A fire department should be equally supported by everyone in their service district – both residential and commercial,” said Jan Tacy, secretary of the action council, during the public comment period of the meeting.

  • HS, Kershaw mayors speak on 2011

    Infrastructure improvements rank high on the list of focal points for leaders in the southern part of Lancaster County.
    Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor and Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes discuss strides their towns have made in 2010 and what lies ahead in 2011.
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    Rhodes said the town of Kershaw will continue to make incremental improvements to its wastewater treatment plant in the new year.

  • Indian Land man jailed in attempted ATM burglaries

     FORT MILL – An Indian Land man remains behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into at least two ATM machines in Fort Mill.
    The Fort Mill Police Department charged Brian Raymond Ciccone, 49, of 10268 Barberville Road, on Dec. 25 with two counts of attempted safecracking and two counts of attempted grand larceny.
    Officers received calls early Christmas morning about attempted ATM machine break-ins at a Founders Federal Credit Union and a First Citizens Bank location in Fort Mill.

  • Law enforcement officials look back on ’10

    Local law enforcement officials found new ways to fight crime and keep county residents safe in 2010, and are hoping to cut crime even more in the new year.
    Harlean Howard, formerly captain with the Lancaster Police Department and now its new chief, said the addition of specialized officers was the biggest highlight for her department last year. In 2010, Lancaster City Council approved two new positions to the police department, a gang investigator and narcotics investigator.

  • EMS Academy, Rescue Academy accepting applications until Jan. 19

    Lancaster County EMS
    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad and Indian Land Rescue will be offering an EMS Academy and a Rescue Academy.
    EMS Academy begins Jan. 24.
    This course will include information on the functions of EMS in Lancaster County.
    Applicants will be shown the equipment used by Lancaster County EMS medics and learn about the different levels of training. They will also tour EMS stations and participate in helicopter scene team training.