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Today's News

  • Man, 19, killed in wreck Saturday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw teen died in a car accident Saturday morning after swerving to avoid a deer.
    Otis Clyburn, Jr., 19, was driving east along North Taxahaw Road near U.S. 601, in the Charlesboro community, when the accident happened about 10:05 a.m., said Lance Cpl. Scott Edgeworth with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Clyburn swerved his 1998 four-door Honda off the right side of the road to avoid a deer and then struck a utility pole, Edgeworth said. The wreck happened about five miles north of Jefferson.

  • Police investigate weekend shootings

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Police were busy over the weekend investigating three shootings in the Lancaster city limits. One was on Meeting Street, another on Hampton Road and the third along Rock Street.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said no arrests have been made and the incidents may not be related.
    Here’s a rundown of each of the three incidents, according to reports from the Lancaster Police Department:

  • USCL fundraiser benefits Barry Scholarship

    Carrie Townsend
    For The Lancaster News
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Rotaract Club held a car wash in memory of Dr. Peter Barry. All the proceeds from the car wash went to the Barry Family Scholarship.
    Barry was in his 38th year of teaching at USCL when he died in 2010.
    The history professor was active in various roles at the USCL.

  • LCNGA moving its office into a new facility

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Natural gas customers should be be pleased with the changes coming to their local utility provider.
    Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority is looking to wind down construction of its new headquarters, which is directly behind its existing building off Kershaw Camden Highway in Lancaster.
    Tim Thornton, general manager for LCNGA, said the decision was made in early 2009 to build a new facility.
    The project went out for bids in January 2010, with construction beginning in September 2010.

  • Many helped Storytelling in the Park become reality

    On behalf of Carolinas Literacy Network board of directors, I want to thank the many sponsors, contributors, volunteers and staff who helped to make Storytelling in the Park a wonderful event.
    Keith Tunnell, director of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., planted the seed a year ago when he arranged for a group to visit the National Storytelling Center’s annual festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.

  • Savor fall flavors

    What turns a dish into a comfort food?

    There is no simple answer.

    Scientists who study happiness theorize that it happens whenever nostalgia meets nourishing food in a nourishing environment.

    With comfort food, it’s never about the amount of money that is spent.

    For some, it may be when we are surrounded by family and friends enjoying a no-frills meal that includes old-fashioned meat loaf, macaroni and cheese or a green bean casserole.

  • Authorities indict 15 people in gang case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Local and state law enforcement officials announced Monday the arrests and indictments of 15 people suspected of being connected to a local gang with national ties.
    According to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, 15 suspected gang members were indicted on a total of 53 felony crimes and three misdemeanors.

  • Police investigate three weekend shootings

    Police are investigating three shootings that occurred over the weekend in the Lancaster city limits.
    A Lancaster man was reportedly shot outside the Old Barr Street school on East Meeting Street shortly after 11:50 p.m. Friday.
    Another man was shot in an apparent drive-by about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Hampton Road, according to police reports. He was flown to a Charlotte hospital for his injuries.

  • Let’s make safety top priority on Halloween

    Halloween, sometimes known as Fright Night, is tomorrow. To make sure the night is truly not a scary ordeal, be sure that safety is part of the plans for the night.
    The night belongs to youngsters and safety should be observed with the little ones in mind. Before they head out, there are certain situations to consider.

  • Not much has changed in Senate past two years

    This is a report regarding what transpired in the S.C. General Assembly this year. In it, I attempt to cover the major issues and a few amusing ones that may be of interest.
    I returned to the Senate in April after two and a half years away and found it much as it was when I retired. The body typically completes 80 percent of its work in the last 20 percent of its available time. So, even though I was seated late in the legislative year, I had not missed much.
    Here’s what happened:
    Collards & Coons