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Today's News

  • White to retire as police chief

    Hugh White is stepping down as Lancaster’s police chief.
    White, whose retirement will become effective Jan. 7, has headed the Lancaster Police Department for the last 11 years. He’s worked for the department since 1982.
    White, 51, said he had been thinking about retiring since 2007 and was prompted to do so after hearing about possible changes to the police officer retirement system, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.
    He said his retirement had been in the works the last three years.

  • Mulvaney to resign today from S.C. Senate

    Mick Mulvaney said he will resign from his District 16 seat in the state Senate today.
    Mulvaney said Thursday that his election as the 5th District U.S. House representative was certified this week, and now he can resign from his state Senate seat. He said he plans to submit his resignation letter today.
    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, defeated incumbent John Spratt, a Democrat from York, in the November election to win the congressional seat. Spratt had held the seat since 1983.
    Mulvaney will take his seat in Congress on Jan. 5.

  • Welcome center has new temporary home

    The county’s welcome center has a new home – at least a temporary new home.
    It moved from the historic Springs House at Catawba and Gay streets to 128 S. Main St., a retail front location in downtown Lancaster.
    “This was a much-needed move,” said Sylvia Hudson, the welcome center specialist. “While I enjoyed the Springs House, this location and the additional space we have here are such blessings.”
    The center moved on Nov. 22 and opened at its new location on Nov. 30.
    Hudson said the move is already paying off.

  • Mulvaney taps Simpson for chief of staff position

    Lancaster native Al Simpson will be Mick Mulaney’s chief of staff in Washington, D.C.
    Mulvaney, who will be sworn in Jan. 5 as the 5th District U.S. House representative, has been busy preparing for his new role, which includes selecting an office, meeting federal officials and appointing a staff.
    Simpson will be in charge of managing Mulvaney’s staff, which will include between 12 to 15 people. He will oversee constituent services and make sure events run according to schedule.
    Simpson officially accepted the offer earlier this month.

  • 3 escape injury in mobile home fire

    Mary Miller is thankful her family is safe after a fire destroyed her home early Wednesday morning.
    Miller was working the late shift at Ipex Industrial, a Pineville plastics company, when she learned that her mobile home on Legacy Road was on fire.
    “I got the call about 4 a.m. and that’s when I left work to get home,” Miller said.
    She said her family was sleeping in the mobile home, near Shiloh Unity Road, when they woke to smoke pouring into their room.

  • Three teens involved in wreck

    As Keosha Gladden approached the accident scene, she hoped Shatoya Mobley would be OK.
    Mobley, her friend and classmate, was driving a teal Chevrolet Malibu that was involved in a two-car wreck Wednesday afternoon on Great Falls Highway.
    The accident happened shortly before 5:15 p.m. in front of the EnMark gas station.
    Mobley, 17, was traveling south on Great Falls Highway when a white Chevrolet Cavalier pulled out into the road, said Senior Trooper Ilean Granata of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Bruins roll in L-E split

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins divided a home doubleheader with Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Wednesday night.

  • Jackets honor fall sports standouts

     

       

    The maroon and gold spotlight was on a host of athletes who shined in fall sports at  Buford High School this season.

  • Jackets open with sweep

     

       

    The Buford Yellow Jackets wrestling team opened its season with a sweep of Hartsville and Camden Military at Hartsville on Tuesday night.

  • Shoppers should Think Lancaster First this holiday season

    With Christmas lights up and a bevy of area holiday parades this weekend, it’s definitely starting to look and even feel, with the recent dip in temperatures, like Christmas here in Lancaster County.
    Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, we’d like to remind shoppers to Think Lancaster First.
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s shop local initiative is also in full swing, with 44 local businesses taking part in the Think Lancaster First effort.