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Today's News

  • Police reports " March 13, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

    - Deputies responded to a school bus fight at Knollwood Apartments on March 9.

    According to the report, a 15-year-old said she was on the bus when it stopped at the apartments to drop other children off. The report said a 17-year-old got on the bus and assaulted the younger teen. A deputy noticed a scratch under the 15-year-old’s eye.

    The 17-year-old left the scene before deputies arrived. The incident is under investigation, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

  • City Council votes to merge See Lancaster

    See Lancaster, the group that promotes tourism throughout the county, will now join forces with the Performing Arts Series at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously for the merger at its meeting Tuesday.

    Eric Rowell, See Lancaster’s board chairman, and Jay Rainey, who headed a special task force on See Lancaster, presented City Council with four restructuring proposals at the meeting.

    One proposal called for cutting off all funding for See Lancaster.

  • TLN wins 19 SCPA awards

    The Lancaster News won 19 awards for news and editorial content at the annual S.C. Press Association winter meeting in Myrtle Beach on Saturday.

    The newspaper won several awards for its coverage of the Lancaster County Courthouse fire last August.

    Reporters Jenny Arnold and Jesef Williams won the first-place award for reporting in-depth in the multi-weekly category of newspapers, while the newspaper won second place for best photo gallery on its Web site.

    Features editor Greg Summers won the most awards of any staff member, with six.

  • SCDOT studies three options for new bridges over Catawba

    VAN WYCK – As they scanned several diagrams for proposed replacement bridges on S.C. 5, Jane Arnold and Bill Jory wondered just how much of their property they were going to lose.

    “They’ll be taking some of our property,” Arnold said about the S.C. Department of Transportation’s plans for building replacement bridges on S.C. 5 over the Catawba River. “They’ll actually take quite a good bit of it.”

  • Closing the gap will take effort

    A nationally known motivational speaker visited Lancaster for the second time in four months to speak to concerned residents about the disparity in academic achievement among students.

    Mychal Wynn, an educator and author of several books, was the keynote speaker at the first-ever Community Education Summit, a product of the local Closing the Achievement Gap initiative.

    A large part of Wynn’s message centered on black children, who, according to local data, perform considerably lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests.

  • Get your tickets to First Steps bash

    A chart-topping beach act is coming to Lancaster later this month for your entertainment pleasure and for the benefit of area children.

    Lancaster County First Steps is hosting its third annual Beach Boogie and Bash fundraiser from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. March 21 at the Leroy Springs Fairway Room.

    The Out-Of-Towers will perform at the event.

    The band plays a mixture of beach, R&B and other oldies and has performed with groups such as Chairmen of the Board and Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs.

  • Retired car dealer had ‘a love for life’

    Ronnie Queen’s family will always remember his positive attitude.

    Queen, who owned and operated Ronnie Queen Ford off S.C. 9 Bypass for 20 years, died Feb. 26 after a 13-year struggle with cancer. He was 66.

    Throughout it all, his daughter, Deana Queen-Gasque, said his perpetual happiness was inspiring.

    “If you ever met my Daddy, he’d say, ‘I’m fine, I’m just fine,’” Deana said. “His attitude always made people feel better.”

  • Police reports: February 15, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    – Several items were reported stolen from a Fox Hunter Road home in Kershaw on Jan. 27.

    The resident left the home at 12:30 p.m. and returned at 1:30 p.m. to find the home burglarized. A pillow case, pocket book, two gold dollars, a $2 bill, $100 cash, two handguns and nine bottles of medication were taken from the home. Total value of the items was listed at $1,565.

    The door to the home was apparently forced open with a tool.

  • Double trouble has come to town

    Uncle Bob and Aunt Prunie are coming to visit us for a spell. I don’t mind that, but they’re bringing my two dreaded little cousins with them.

    That means there’s going to be a couple of real boogers in our house for a while. Yes sir, double trouble is on the way. I reckon they couldn’t find anybody willing to take the pair in during their absence.

    Things have been wide open around here. Since we got their postcard, we’ve been busy getting things straightened up.

  • Breaking NewsPower out in portions of city limits

    A portion of the Lancaster city limits is without electricity Thursday afternoon after a homeowner cutting down a tree near Davis and Pecan streets (off Gillsbrook Road) pulled down a section of power lines.

    Outages are reported from the S.C. 9 Bypass and the University of South Carolina at Lancaster to portions of Meeting Street.

    Lancaster Police Department officers and Lancaster Fire Department firefighters are stationed at the major intersections in the area to direct traffic because none of the traffic lights are working.