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Today's News

  • Outreach Project director thanks community for support

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Outreach Project and Lancaster County Partners for Youth, I’d like to thank the community so much for whole-heartedly embracing the Outreach Project since it started two years ago.
    The Outreach Project exists to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children in our county, who are in foster care or under the supervision of the Department of Social Services in Lancaster County.

  • Seven arrested in gambling sting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A combination of undercover work and eyewitness tips helped a joint task force arrest seven people earlier this month for operating gambling machines in the county.  
    The six men and one woman were arrested March 1 following a February sting of three buildings conducted by the Lancaster County Drug Task Force and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

  • Ryan’s closes its doors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Locals will have to find another place to get their fixins of fried and baked chicken, vegetables and mashed potatoes that once decorated the buffet bar at Ryan’s Grill, Buffet & Bakery.
    The restaurant, located on S.C. 9 Bypass, has closed its doors after more than 18 years of operation in Lancaster. Its last day of business was Monday.

  • Staying Focused

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Miyu Sasaki’s story was supposed to be about her teaching internship at Lancaster’s Discovery Charter School.
    But all that changed about 12:46 a.m. Eastern Standard Time last Friday when the 22-year-old Nihon University student’s hometown of Sendai, Japan, was virtually leveled by the most powerful earthquake in the country’s recorded history.
    A city of more than 1 million people, Sendai is the city closest to the epicenter of Friday’s 9.0 earthquake.

  • United Way expands networking system

    By Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    The United Way of Lancaster County has expanded its networking efforts by asking the local faith community to get more actively involved.
    At its monthly inter-agency luncheon Jan. 20, representatives from service agencies and nonprofit organizations were joined by pastors and leaders from a number of churches in the community.
    Some churches already offer help in a variety of ways. Others came to see how they could help meet needs.

  • Kershaw NAACP annual banquet set for Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – A high-achieving business manager is coming to Kershaw this weekend for a special annual event.
    The Kershaw branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding its 31st annual banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St. in Kershaw.  
    Gilbert E. Cargill, who once worked in sales management for IBM, will be the guest speaker for the event, which raises money for the NAACP.  

  • Seven arrested in gambling machine sting

     

    Seven people were arrested March 1 in a joint sting for operating gambling machines in the county. 

  • IL Middle School shows its character

    Indian Land Middle School has character and it has the awards to prove it.
    IL Middle School was recently selected as a S.C. School of Character for the second consecutive year.
    The School of Character designation is presented by the S.C. Department of Education for outstanding school climate and academic performance.
    The school’s latest award is special in that Indian Land Middle was the only state school to earn the prestigious honor.
    The School of Character designation is good for three years before the school must reapply.

  • Mound of garbage won’t improve our economy

    There has been much written concerning Griffin Brothers Enterprises and its proposal for a solid waste landfill on the site on Mineral Mining Road where they already have an industrial landfill.
    One of their proposed enticements to Lancaster County officials was the olive branch of a $20 million investment and the promise of creating 15-20 permanent jobs for Lancaster residents at minimum wages mostly.
    Imagine, Lancaster residents being the proud owners of $20 million worth of household garbage and lots of that hauled in from North Carolina.

  • Chester native presents ‘Southern Cold Warrior’

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – When people think of a long-serving, influential 5th Congressional District representative, the name John Spratt probably comes to mind. Long before Spratt served, and before he was even born, James P. Richards rose to national prominence as a congressman from Liberty Hill.