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Today's News

  • Gregory wins District 16 Senate seat

    Greg Gregory is heading back to familiar stomping grounds after winning his bid Tuesday to represent Lancaster and York counties in Columbia as the state senator for District 16.
    Gregory, a Republican from Lancaster, was one of three candidates vying for the District 16 seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a seat Gregory held from 1992 to 2008.
    Running largely on his prior experience, Gregory won by a landslide with 4,146 votes, a whopping 77.1 percent of the total vote.

  • IL Man dies in motorcycle wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    An Indian Land man died Friday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole near a neighborhood.
    Marcel Muller, 69, died from blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle accident, said Investigator Bryant with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's office.
    The accident happened April 8 about 7:05 p.m. as the man was traveling north on Sun City Boulevard, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Armed robber strikes convenience store


    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, at 1101 West Meeting St., on April 9.

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  • Rabies clinics under way

      Now is the time to get your four-legged friend protected from a potential rabies infection. 

  • Choose next senator on Tuesday

    A longer-than-usual election season is about to come to an end as residents in Lancaster County and eastern York County prepare to head to the polls next week. 

    Voters will decide who will serve as their District 16 representative in the state Senate. 

    The candidates are Democrat Keith Brann, Republican Greg Gregory and Libertarian Stan Smith. 

    The winner will serve the remaining two years of former S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney’s term. Mulvaney is now serving in the U.S. House. 

  • Study seeks to help jobless

    More training and better job placement for unemployed workers, as well as improved communication between local organizations, are all recommendations from the county’s first workforce study. 

    The $20,000 study, commissioned by Lancaster County Council last fall to address unemployment and help find ways to put people back to work, was recently completed by Greenville-based marketing research and workforce development agency 10-x Group. 

  • White Oak's red rose

    In the last 47 years, Joyce Weathersby has seen more than most as a nurse at Marion Sims Hospital, Grace White Nursing Home, Springs Memorial Hospital and White Oak Manor.
    Given that, it’s hard to get anything over on, or past her.
    Weathersby hesitantly agreed to a “going-away” party several weeks ago when she announced her retirement.
    That eliminated any chance of friends, family, co-workers and well-wishers surprising her at White Oak Manor on Wednesday afternoon.
    Well, maybe not.

  • Remember When;I'll take a dime store any day

    Bless Pete, these super stores sure are something.They have stuff scattered all over the place. From cabbages to carpet tacks with aspirin thrown in for good measure, they have it.
    To be truthful, these “supercenters” try to fool us. They will move merchandise around so we have to walk every aisle to find the headache remedies.
    Other times, they just flat forget to restock our favorites. Here’s the issue as I see it; not even the folks who work in ’em can tell you where the soy sauce is stocked.

  • Don’t forget to vote in election on Tuesday

    Next week’s special election will decide who will finish Mick Mulvaney’s term in the S.C. Senate District 16 seat.
    And it looks like it’s already drawing attention. About 303 Lancaster County voters have already cast absentee ballots for one of the three men running for the seat, which covers most of Lancaster County, Fort Mill and other parts of eastern York County.
    Senate District 16 voters will see these candidates on their ballots on Tuesday:
    u Republican Greg Gregory of Lancaster
    u Democrat Keith Brann of Fort Mill