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Today's News

  • Tower clock to tick again

    A piece of Lancaster history will find a new home.

    The rebuilding of the Lancaster Plant clock tower, a project that has been in the works for more than four years, will take place at the site of the new three-story Founders Federal Credit Union Corporate Center. The headquarters will be located on a 30-acre parcel of land at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads.

    Founders plans to complete the first phase of the headquarters' construction within the next few months.

  • Fire guts four businesses at Lynwood Drive strip mall

    Kathy Hall watched in despair as officials investigated the blaze that destroyed her business early Thursday morning.

    Hall's business – Absolute Tanning, Flowers & Balloons – was one of four businesses in the Pitmon Place strip mall on Lynwood Drive and Old Oakland Circle.

    A fire started in one of the businesses and damaged the entire mall early Thursday morning.

    "It's a little hard to swallow," said Hall, who had the tanning salon open there for about 10 years. "You don't want to see things go this way."

  • Man, 21, shot on York Street

    A Lancaster man was shot late Halloween night while in the parking lot of Sam's Place Club on South York Street.

    The man, 21, told police he was standing at the northern corner of the building about 10:50 p.m. when he heard one gunshot, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The man heard three more shots right after he realized he had been shot in the right shoulder, the report said.

    He was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

    He was released the next day.

  • Long wins big in York County

    Republican Deborah Long took more than two-thirds of the York County vote in the S.C. House District 45 race against Democratic challenger Fred Thomas.

    Long is the first woman from Lancaster County to be elected to the House District 45 seat, which covers territory from the city of Lancaster to Indian Land and the northern portion of York County, including Fort Mill. She had 11,051 votes overall between York and Lancaster counties, or almost 57 percent of the vote. Thomas, a Lancaster County councilman, had 8,422 votes, or 43 percent.

  • State passes age of consent amendment

    An amendment to the South Carolina constitution to remove a provision for the age at which a girl can have consensual sex was approved by South Carolina voters Tuesday.

    It passed with 52 percent of 1.7 million people voting in favor of the amendment.

    The consent amendment deletes an item in the 113-year-old state constitution that set the age of consent for sex for unmarried women at 14.

  • State passes age of consent amendment

    An amendment to the South Carolina constitution to remove a provision for the age at which a girl can have consensual sex was approved by South Carolina voters Tuesday.

    It passed with 52 percent of 1.7 million people voting in favor of the amendment.

    The consent amendment deletes an item in the 113-year-old state constitution that set the age of consent for sex for unmarried women at 14.

  • A quick look at the Lancaster County vote totals

    Here's a look at the unofficial Lancaster County vote totals for candidates on Tuesday's ballot.

    President

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat: 12,089

    John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican: 16,385

    Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party: 79

    Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, Libertarian Party: 108

    Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez, petition candidates: 82

    Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, Constitution Party: 72

    U.S. Senate

    Bob Conley, D: 11,537

    Lindsey Graham, R, (i): 16,241

  • Pedestrians safer on Roddey Bridge

    After years of dodging cars on Roddey Drive, pedestrians now have a safer alternative.

    Lancaster city officials dedicated a new pedestrian bridge on Roddey Drive near Lancaster High School that will carry people safely across the road, connecting the school to nearby ball fields and homes.

    "This is not the bridge to nowhere, this is the bridge to safety," said City Administrator Helen Sowell at the Oct. 29 ceremony.

  • Cleveland wins conservation board seat

    Phil Cleveland bested Michael Windhorn in the election for the one open seat on the Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation Board in Tuesday's election.

    Cleveland won with 9,743 votes. Windhorn received 7,571 votes.

    The soil and water conservation district aims to increase awareness of local natural resources by talking about conservation and environmental issues to schools, community leaders and other residents.

  • County quartet reaps honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster County teams had four winners at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.