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Today's News

  • Local produce

    By the time Andy Harper made it to the Lancaster County Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association Market at Ace Hardware on South Market Street on Wednesday morning, the pickings were slim.

    There wasn’t any okra, squash and cucumbers left.

    But that was OK. Harper still drove off with a bag of hot green and red peppers and 2 pounds of tomatoes grown by Nathaniel and Mae Barber.

    What is different about this market is the crops sold there are grown in Lancaster.

  • Man, 25, shot at Pardue Street Apartments

    A 25-year-old Lancaster man told police that he was shot at Pardue Street Apartments early Tuesday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to the complex at 2:12 a.m. after dispatchers received several calls about gunshots in the area.

    After arriving at the apartments, the victim flagged down officers. He had a gunshot wound to his lower right calf, the report said.

    The man told police that he was behind an apartment in the 700 block and heard several women say, “Who is that?”

  • Council fine tunes priorities list

    County Council wants to fine tune a priorities list before it finalizes it.

    Council recently discussed making changes to a recommended priority list gathered from the U.S. 521/S.C. 9 corridor study.

    The study made recommendations about every thing from public transportation to traffic signals in the area of U.S. 521 from Lancaster north to the state line and from S.C. 9 from the city of Lancaster west to the Catawba River. The study was conducted by URG, an urban and development planning firm.

  • How will county replace road signs?

    County officials are looking at options for replacing thousands of street signs before the county must comply with a federal sign mandate.

    County Administrator Steve Willis recently asked County Council to allocate funds in its 2010-11 budget for replacing signs on streets throughout the county, though council chose to wait until it had further cost information.

  • Two tornadoes confirmed

    It lasted no longer than a minute, but a quick-moving storm that cut a swath through the Buford community toppled trees, blew trailers off their foundations and shook up residents on Monday afternoon.

    The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that two tornadoes swept through Lancaster County, Emergency Management Director Morris Russell said.

    Damage in Buford

    A tornado ripped through the Cannery, Stacks and Rowell Road area about 3 p.m., Russell said. It shook up several residents of a mobile home park off Rowell Road.

  • Try diabetic friendly version of KFC's Double Down

    Since its introduction in mid-April, Kentucky Fried Chicken has sold more than 10 million of its first-ever bun-less chicken sandwich, the KFC Double Down.

    But the one-of-a-kind sandwich, has sparked a nutritional outcry from critics.

    Why?

    Made with two thick, white meat chicken filets, two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterrey Jack and pepper jack cheese and the “Colonel’s Sauce,” the original version of the Double Down contains 540 calories and 32 grams of fat. By comparison, the grilled version has 460 calories and 23 grams of fat.

  • Fuzzy Zoeller hooks up with Edgewater

    For golf enthusiasts, getting a chance to learn tips from golf pro Fuzzy Zoeller is a dream come true.

    And that’s exactly what Larry Honeycutt had a chance to experience Monday.

    Honeycutt joined more than 160 people for a day of golfing with the former Masters’ winner at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    “This was a fun event for those of us who were there,” said Honeycutt, who represents District 4 on County Council. “Hearing him tell his golf stories, that was great. I’m a golf nut and I had fun there.”

  • Shots fired outside Waffle House

    Nine 9 mm and 14 .40-caliber shell casings.

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports, some people apparently brought their guns to breakfast at the Waffle House on the S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday morning, as at least 23 gunshots, judging by the shell casings collected by police, were fired in the parking lot and the parking lot at the nearby Jameson Inn.

    Officers also found two live 9 mm rounds in the Waffle House parking lot, the reports said.

  • Fake bills circulating in county

    Counterfeit bills are being passed around the city of Lancaster and the county.

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports, customers at McDonald’s on S.C. 9 Bypass tried to pass four counterfeit bills on Friday and Saturday.

    A McDonald’s employee told police that two different customers tried to pass fake $20 and $10 bills Friday. Police took the bills and placed them into evidence.

  • Good manners last a lifetime

    The menu for 22 residents of Lancaster Children’s Home on Wednesday morning was typical breakfast fare; bacon, ham, eggs, grits and toast.

    But toasting milk in stemware set on tables adorned with fresh flowers, burning candles, name cards?

    That’s not a common sight.

    But it was a sight to stem some table manner confusion, said Annette Deese, Children’s Home director.

    See Lancaster SC’s Peggy Little, with a little help, schooled the group, ages 8 to 17, in former dinner etiquette.