.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Animal control officers can now be armed

    County animal control officers now have better protection against dangerous animals.

    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved a resolution May 9 allowing animal control officers to be armed with long guns. The resolution adopts an animal control firearms usage policy detailing when, where and how a firearm can be used against a dangerous animal. 

    The policy says euthanizing an animal is authorized as a last resort or under several circumstances, including if an animal control officer or resident is being attacked. 

  • Warriors Upstate match reset

    Heavy rain and lightning in the Gilbert area forced GHS officials to cancel the Indian Land vs. Gilbert Class AA Upper State

    soccer match on Tuesday.

    The match was reset for today with a 6 p.m. kickoff.

    Indian Land, seeded No. 2 in the AA Upstate, advanced to the AA Upstate title match with a 3-1 comeback win over Emerald High of Greenwood on Saturday. Gilbert, seeded No. 1 in the Class AA Upstate poll, advanced with a 4-2 win over Batesburg-Leesville.

  • Our View: Stop by VA office to read 'The notebook'

    Lancaster County employees have a “new boss” today. It’s Brooklyn Springs Elementary School first-grader Nathan Gibson.
    Nathan will spend the day with Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, after winning the grand prize in “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest. Nathan, a student in Rena Cunningham’s class, chose to write about his “big brother,” U.S. Army medic Dwayne “Big Mac” Mackey.   

  • Column: Courthouse grand opening should have been open to all

    As I was driving down Main Street on Thursday (May 12) afternoon, I was marveling at the beautiful new courthouse we, the people of Lancaster County, are having built. It is truly a sight, compared to our previous courthouse, but as I looked at the building and its surroundings, something suddenly drew my attention.

  • Betty “Sadie” Francis Deese Davis Williams, 67

      

     

    Betty “Sadie” Francis Deese Davis Williams, 67, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at her home.  

  • Authorities search for police impostor

    Two men reported being robbed this weekend by someone impersonating a police officer.

    The two separate robberies happened sometime between 10:15 and 11:35 p.m. May 14, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release. 

  • Fort Mill sewage spill should not affect Lancaster County

    An overflow of sewage into a creek in Fort Mill poses no danger to Lancaster County residents, health officials say.
    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Monday that untreated wastewater was overflowing into Steele Creek. The leak was caused early that day by a damaged sewer line in Fort Mill's Melbourne subdivision.
    By 3:20 p.m. Monday, crews had made a temporary repair to the line, said DHEC spokesman Adam Myrick.

  • Veterans Remembered column: World War II vet molded Heath Springs Class of ’64

    Veterans Remembered is the sixth in a series written in support of the Veterans Monument being built for the veterans of Lancaster County in hopes it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support of the Veterans Monument project.

  • Column: Anniversary tribute to a long-gone friend

    May 11, 2011, marked the 15th anniversary of the tragic loss of a great friend, John Patrick Barnhart Jr. of Indian Land.
    A tribute I wrote about him was published days after his life was swept away, at age 19, by the deceiving current where he and other friends were swimming in the Catawba River under the Highway 5 bridge near Bowater. It was May 11, 1996 – Mother’s Day and the birthday of his sister, Christina B. Rogers, and another friend, Billy Bennett Jr.

  • New wastewater treatment system safer than before

    The community had a chance this week to learn firsthand how the city of Lancaster is disinfecting its wastewater these days. 

    On Tuesday afternoon, the city hosted a presentation at its Lockwood Lane treatment plant that highlighted its new disinfection system, which is being paid for through a federal principal-forgiveness loan. 

    City residents and businesses use about 3 million gallons of water per day. That water has to be treated and disinfected before being pumped back into the Catawba River.