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Today's News

  • Humane Society needs your help to build rescue facility

    I want to let you know that I am tired and literally heartsick of seeing so many homeless and unwanted pets every day. Tired of knowing that in the end, at this particular time, there is not much we can do to save them, or at least to save as many as we would like to.

  • Celebrating Christmas without your loved one is very difficult

    For the past five years, each Christmas has been celebrated without the presence of my Daddy. His sudden passing in the fall of 2006 after a diagnosis of terminal cancer left us facing the Christmas and New Year holidays without him.

  • As we break bread – Christmas 2001 in the New Normal: Part 2

    Editor’s note: Author Cole Waddell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. He moved back here in 2005. This is the second part of a three-part series about Southerners who shared Christmas dinner there each year.

    Part 2

    We are well aware that things have changed. With airline security now ramped up, this year’s Christmas dinner will be different.  

    There will be no jars of Duke’s Mayonnaise or pickled okra.  

  • I always know when I am at

    Although Daddy would’ve argued this point some 60 years ago (at times), I’ve always prided myself in having my head on pretty straight.

    I don’t get all crossed up about situations. 

    Most of my miscues and snafus can be attributed to situations out of my control. This includes accidents to family members and stuff like people stealing my newspaper out of the box.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Brandon Kelly

    Name: Brandon Kelly

    Age: 30

    Address: Heath Springs

    Pets: Atlas 

    Job: Staff of Gregory Health and Wellness Center, University of South Carolina Lancaster

    Church: I don’t have a home church, but go where the spirit leads me on Sundays.

    Hobbies: Working on cars, Clemson football and architecture 

  • Council gets updates on city projects

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The vision includes 500 college students living in the city of Lancaster – each one representing a $21,000 surge to the local economy.
    They will live in housing units on Brook Drive, within walking distance of the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.
    The setting gives the area a “true campus feel,” while attracting young adults who may become permanent residents in the future.

  • Driver hits liquor store

    Employees at a local liquor store continue to repair damage days after a man drove his car through their storefront.
    As of Friday afternoon, a large hole could still be seen in the front of Katie's Liquor Store, near the Crenco Exxon station at 1449 S.C. 9 Bypass, almost a week after a Lancaster man crashed into the store.
    Lancaster police officers responded at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10, where they noticed a black Mercury sitting partially inside the front part of the liquor store, according to a police department incident report.

  • Jackie’s Place needs help with holiday giving

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    The season of giving is upon us, and a local woman needs the community's help to keep up her tradition of giving during the holidays.

  • Teen injured in wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    VAn Wyck – A teenage girl was injured when her pickup truck ran off a road and flipped onto its side Tuesday afternoon.
    Local rescue workers spent several minutes pulling the trapped teen from the truck after it came to rest in a wooded area in Van Wyck after 3 p.m.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Chelsie Auton, 18, of Lancaster was driving a 1983 Toyota pickup truck north on Old Hickory Road when the accident happened.

  • DUI enforcement blitz focus of statewide holiday initiative

    COLUMBIA – In the week leading up to Christmas and continuing through New Year’s Day, state and local law enforcement agencies will step up efforts to reduce drunk driving in South Carolina.
     The enforcement blitz – the Christmas/New Year’s Sober or Slammer! DUI crackdown campaign – is spearheaded by the SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and runs now through Jan. 2, 2012. The goal is to curb the number of crashes and fatalities caused by motorists driving while impaired during the holiday season.