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Today's News

  • Business Showcase set for Sept. 15

    From Release
    The Lancaster Business Showcase will provide an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their operations and for area residents to learn more about Lancaster County companies.
    The Lancaster County Chamber and its Small Business Council will present the Lancaster Business Showcase on Sept. 15, in the Bradley Multi-Purpose Room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Kickoff for March of Dimes Aug, 2

    From Release
    The March of Dimes will kick off the 2011 March for Babies fundraising campaign for the Piedmont South Carolina areas at noon Aug. 2 at the Founders Federal Credit Union headquarters in Lancaster.
    Individuals, families and business throughout the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw communities are invited to attend and start raising funds for March for Babies.

  • Our View: Don’t play shell game with taxes

    Tax hikes and fee increases have been in the news a lot lately, as they always are this time of year. All across the county, residents are learning they will have to pay more in taxes and fees in the upcoming year.
    Lancaster County School District recently approved a 5-mill tax increase, which will cost the average Lancaster County homeowner about $20 more this year.
    The town of Kershaw’s budget includes a 1.2-mill tax hike, which will cost its homeowners $4.80 more in yearly taxes on a $100,000 home. It also increased its water and sewer bill by $7.

  • Column: S.C. Guard program helps refocus at-risk youths’ lives

    It’s one of society’s most important challenges – rescuing at-risk youth from a life of crime, drugs or hardship.
    Across the state and nation, people from all walks of life stand united in the shared goal of reaching out to troubled teens before it’s too late. Civic clubs, church groups, school organizations, government agencies and individual citizens alike devote much time, effort and resources toward helping at-risk young people.

  • 3 men arrested for Home Depot burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Old fashioned police work.
    That's how Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith describes what led to the arrest of three men last week who were trying to steal items from The Home Depot.
    According to a police department incident report, an officer was on nightly patrol, checking businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass, when he saw the men at about 2:50 a.m.

  • Man shot during armed robbery on Bradburn Drive

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for a man who shot and injured a Lancaster man Wednesday morning.
    A 39-year-old Lancaster man was shot twice as he walked with another person along Bradburn Drive at 10:45 a.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release. Maj. Matt Shaw with the sheriff's office said the shooting was the result of an attempted armed robbery.

  • Grizzlies in his midst

    The animal actor that has graced the big screen, television movies, talk shows and magazine covers, is coming here.

    Jeff Watson and Brody the bear will stop by Nutramax Laboratories in Lancaster Business Park on Monday for a short visit.

    Don’t be fooled by the 1,300-pound Kodiak grizzly’s soft, brown cuddly fur, amber eyes, turned up nose and sweet face. 

    Raised by Watson since he was 8 weeks old, Brody is a trained actor in every sense.

  • Eggs won’t always fry on a hot sidewalk

    Sometimes, you don’t know until you try.                                          

    If you happened to be on Main Street last Thursday afternoon, you would have seen me and photographer Aaron Morrison try a stunt that the late Pierce Horton Sr. of the Corner Drug Store did more than 60 years ago.

    We were trying to see if it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

  • Bringing back The Patio drive-in

    Tim Moseley represents the past and the future of The Patio eatery in Lancaster. 

    Back in 1978, Moseley worked as a car hop at the popular drive-in restaurant at 1114 Great Falls Highway, on the southern end of town. It first opened in the 1940s.  

    Those were the days when business was booming. But after a few changes in ownership, the restaurant closed in 2006.

  • Great Falls Propane opens location in Lancaster

    From Release

    Great Falls Propane, 1509 Pageland Highway, has opened its doors. The store boasts a new state-of-the-art, interactive gas appliance showroom and customer service center that  includes a propane filling station (for gas grill cylinders and RV’s) with drive-through service.