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Today's News

  • Retired officer dies in hospital

    A retired police officer who was shot in the eye last summer died early Saturday morning.

    Ray Knight, who worked for the Lancaster Police Department for 17 years before retiring in 2001, died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

  • Study suggests pay hikes for some county employees

    A pay grade study could help raise the salaries of some Lancaster County workers.

    As part of a compensation and pay classification study requested by the county, The Archer Co. found there are 84 county employees who are paid below the minimum pay grade levels.

    The employees are scattered across many different classifications in positions around the county. One example is a clerk in the auditor’s office who makes $1,600 below the recommended minimum salary in the study.       

  • Agency grateful for Shoebox for Seniors donations

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who donated gifts to Shoebox for Seniors, a project sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging.

  • All-county band concert to make music next week

    A performance is slated for next week that will highlight the top middle and high school musicians in the area.

    The band directors throughout Lancaster County selected about 160 students to take part in the all-county band concert Jan. 31 at Lancaster High School’s auditorium.

    This is the first time in recent memory that the local school district is having such a performance, said Mathew Willis, band director at Indian Land High School.

  • Goodwill grateful for donations

    We live in an extraordinarily caring community. While that fact is not new, it is certainly worth repeating and celebrating. Let me add one more example.

  • Chamber enlisting support to keep USCL open

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is seeking the support of the business community and all Lancaster County residents to express their concern and disapproval over Gov. Mark Sanford’s budget proposal to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus over the next two years.

  • Riding in style to the inauguration

    Freshly cooked meals and comfortable lodging will be readily available for many traveling via train to the upcoming inaugural events in Washington, D.C.

    Lancaster-based L&C Railway has turned two of its cars – the J. Pinckney Henderson and Hollywood Beach – into mobile luxury suites equipped with bedrooms, private washrooms and areas for dining and lounging.

  • USCL campus prepared writer for navel career

    I read Jenny Hartley’s wonderful article on Gov. Mark Sanford’s proposal to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus.

    As a 2001 graduate, (associate’s degree in science), it gave me the education I needed to have a successful naval career (seven years, making E-6 in six years).

    USCL helped me complete my bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology from Thomas Edison State College.

  • LHS band raising money for uniforms

    The Lancaster High School marching band is in need of new uniforms and needs your help to make that dream come true.

    Director John Rhodes said it will cost between $30,000 and $36,000 to buy new band uniforms that will replace their 14-year-old ones. Bands usually get new uniforms every five to eight years, Rhodes said.  

    The band’s booster club has organized several events to help raise the money.

    Here’s a run down of the upcoming events:

  • Relay campaign garners regional, national awards

    Supporters of the county’s 2008 Relay for Life learned Monday night that their continued hard work has not gone unnoticed.

    In the kickoff meeting for the 2009 drive, volunteers learned that last year’s local campaign raised $264,000. The money helps fund American Cancer Society cancer research, and cancer awareness and wellness programs.

    For their efforts, the locals won three regional awards.

    One award was for 100 percent school participation throughout the county.