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Today's News

  • Financial transparency for public colleges, universities much-needed

    On Aug. 3, I was proud to join Gov. Nikki Haley and others for a bill-signing ceremony at TriCounty Technical College’s satellite campus in Easley.
    It was a special day for me, because the legislation she was signing into law was a higher education transparency bill I have long championed. Under the new law, South Carolina’s state-supported colleges and universities must disclose their monthly spending details on their websites.

  • Changes possible for school board

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis was the bearer of bad news for Lancaster County school board members during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting – changing County Council districts mean someone on the school board is going to lose their job.
    The news came as Willis updated school board members on the county’s ongoing redistricting process, a state-mandated, once-a-decade reshaping of county council voting districts based on population.

  • Remains may be missing woman

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The search for a missing 68-year-old woman may be over after human remains were found in a wooded area behind a Lancaster home Tuesday.
    Authorities were called to a home in the 1700 block of Old Lynwood Circle at about 10:30 a.m. after a dog discovered a human skull and carried it into the backyard, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release said.

  • Fires may be related

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Years before it closed, Kirk’s Grocery was the place to go for its selection of fresh meats and vegetables, but on Thursday morning the now-abandoned store became the latest in a string of unexplained fires in the county.

  • Officials search for 2 armed robbers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police investigators are hoping surveillance footage will help them track down two men who robbed an East Arch Street convenience store Tuesday night.
    Lancaster police officers responded shortly before 9:30 p.m. to an armed robbery at the Quick Stop at 602 E. Arch St.
    The store clerk met officers at the front door and said two men had just robbed her, according to a police department incident report.

  • Caroline Court residents report shootings

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Jerry Witherspoon says measures are in place to address the crime spike in recent months at the Caroline Court public-housing neighborhood.
    Witherspoon is executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, which oversees Caroline Court, located off Williams Estate Drive. Though the number of reported incidents has decreased over the years, he said some newer tenants’ associations have led to a jump in crime.

  • Lancaster to receive $46,476 to help with food, shelter for needy

    From Release
    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. It consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

  • Preps final road test at AJ

     

       

    The final road test for county high school football teams features five hours of play at Andrew Jackson High School’s Volunteer Stadium tonight.

  • Banks set to defend club title

    Francis Marion University golfer Taylor Banks will be back to defend his title when the 36-hole Lancaster Golf Club championship is held this weekend.

    Play opens Saturday morning and continues to Sunday afternoon.

  • Stock 4 has $500 purse at LMS

    The Stock 4 Division, with a $500 to win purse, headlines the Saturday night racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Local fan fan favorite Jeffrey McGuirt posted the win two weeks ago and survived a protest.