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Today's News

  • Stallions charge late to foil Vols’ playoff hopes

     

    BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central rallied for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to upend Andrew Jackson, 32-21 and secure the fourth seed in Region IV-AA in the upcoming Class AA Upper State playoffs.

    The loss ended the Volunteers’ season at 3-7, 1-4.

  • SMS Mustangs avenge loss to Rams

    The South Mustangs earned a measure of gridiron revenge, posting an 18-6 win over Lancaster middle school rival A.R. Rucker on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

  • Ladies Night Out set for Thursday

    Ladie’s fashion, shopping, food, and prizes. Can it get any better than that?
    The first annual Ladies Night Out promises an evening filled with all this and more while supporting the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.   
    On Thursday, the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster will be filled with local and regional retailers presenting the latest fashion designs for women ages 20 and up.  
    Local models will wear casual, business and formal attire accessorized from head to toe.

  • LPD to get more bulletproof vests

    The Lancaster Police Department has received federal money to buy bulletproof vests for its officers.
    On Tuesday, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously to authorize the department’s acceptance of a $5,619 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
    The money will pay for half the cost of 20 new bulletproof vests.
    “We’re fortunate to get that,” Police Chief Hugh White told council members said. “I appreciate the Department of Justice giving us what we need to operate.”

  • Officers arrest 32 in roundup

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Thirty-two people were arrested last week as part of a joint roundup coordinated by local law enforcement.

  • A look at the candidates on the ballot

    Staff reports
    Long lines are expected Tuesday as voters go to polls in Lancaster County to cast their votes in both hotly contested and low-key races.
    The 5th District congressional race between incumbent U.S. Rep. John Spratt, a Democrat from York, and state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, has been especially intense. The two candidates have crisscrossed the district, faced off in debates and appeared in TV commercials that have promoted themselves, while often, criticizing the other.

  • Where to vote

    Listed below are the precincts, followed by polling location and street address:
    • Absentee – Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster     
    • Antioch – Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster
    • Belair – Indian Land High School gym, 8063 River Road, Indian Land
    • Belair II – Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land
    • Camp Creek – Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster

  • Four amendments on state ballot

    scvotes.org
    South Carolina voters have four amendments to the state Constitution to consider in the upcoming election. They involve hunting and fishing rights, secret ballot voting for labor union representatives and the state’s rainy day funds.     
    Amendment 1

  • Be prepared before you go to the polls

    Staff reports
    Take some time to prepare before next Tuesday’s election.
    Become familiar with the candidates, as well as the four proposed state constitutional amendments. Educate yourself on the issues and those running for office.
    Visit candidates’ websites and other sites, such as scvotes.org, which offer a plethora of information on candidates and voting.
    Know your voting precinct, especially if you have moved and are a new voter.

  • Official expects high turnout

    A county election official expects high turnout for Tuesday’s election.
    “The midterm elections usually have low turnout, but if the absentee precinct is any indication, this time is going to be a lot different,” county election official Cassie Stump said. “We’ve already voted over 2,000 and that’s huge for our office.”
    Stump said there are 47,287 registered voters in Lancaster County.