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Today's News

  • Domestic abuse serious problem in South Carolina

    Many women and children are in serious danger in a place where they should be safe and secure- within their own home.
    Domestic violence is a very serious problem in the state of South Carolina.
    Annually, more than 36,000 victims report a domestic incident to law enforcement agencies around the state.
    During the past 13 years, an average of 33 women have been killed each year by their intimate partner.
    In South Carolina, the term domestic violence refers to violence between a male and female who are married, or share a child in common.

  • 20-year police veteran to lead city department

    As an undercover drug officer, she interacted directly with narcotics dealers in some of the city’s most drug-infested areas. That job may not be highly celebrated, but it is one that can be quite dangerous.
    That’s how Harlean Howard got her start with the Lancaster Police Department 20 years ago. Since then, she’s moved through the ranks, assumed more and more responsibility and will now hold the highest title of all.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appoint Howard as the department’s next police chief.

  • Patrol to be out in force for holiday

    Listen up, New Year partiers. This is your fair warning: Find yourself a designated driver or stay home. Because if you drink and drive this weekend, there’s a good chance you’re going to cross paths with law enforcement officers.
    The campaign taking place this weekend is called Sober or Slammer and involves a range of law enforcement organizations focused on one goal – keeping drunk drivers off the road.

  • A look at the top 10 stories of 2010

    The Lancaster News, like many other newspapers, looks back at the top stories at the end of a year.
    Here are the stories that we put on our Top 10 list for 2010:
    (1) Mulvaney goes to Congress

  • Town targets sagging pants

    GREAT FALLS – Pull up your pants or be fined.
    That’s the gist of the ordinance Great Falls Town Council gave first reading approval to Dec. 20.
    Mayor Don Camp presented the ordinance to council.
    “This is primarily to stop what we see everyday on the street,” Camp said.
    “Great Falls Town Council recognizes that our young people are a product of their environments, and, therefore, it is important that the adults around them demonstrate qualities which best characterize Great Falls,” the ordinance said.

  • Fashion dream becomes a reality

    INDIAN LAND – Fashion is a dream job for many young women, but Annelise Manns is making it her reality.
    “You can’t hope for it, you have to force your foot in the door,” said Manns.
    That determination has paid off with two stints at New York City’s Fashion Week and a summer internship in New York City working for a fashion designer to help them launch a new line of women’s clothing.

  • Sheriff’s office probes Indian Land house fire

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire at a vacant home in Indian Land on Tuesday night.
    Authorities said firefighters from Indian Land, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, Pleasant Valley and Waxhaw volunteer fire departments were dispatched about 9 p.m. to the home at 7156 Ander Vincent Road.
    The small wood-framed house, located about a mile down a dirt road off S.C. 75, was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

  • Lady Vols Classic champs

     

       

     

  • Bruins drop two in Bojangles field

     

       

    After two games in the Bojangles Shootout in Charlotte, the Lancaster Bruins have only fired  blanks.

  • Celebrate New Year, but be safe

    It’s hard to believe 2010 is nearly over. Despite the fact that economists say we’ve now been in a economic recovery for more than a year, 2010 was still a hard year, especially for the nearly 15 percent of us still out of work in Lancaster County.
    But the news here in Lancaster County wasn’t all bad. This year, we’ve seen a number of significant openings. The new Walmart in Indian Land, a prototype superstore, and ALDI, the area’s third grocery store, both opened in August.