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Today's News

  • Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

    Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

  • Visit both courthouses on Sunday

    Area residents are in for a treat. In between Father’s Day and the annual weekend of July Fourth celebrations is a significant date in Lancaster County.
    The grand opening for the new Lancaster County Courthouse is 2 to 5 p.m Sunday.
    The event is open to the public and area residents are encouraged to attend the grand opening.

  • Purpose of courthouse is to administer justice

    Editor’s note: The following is speech given by Robert Folks, president of the Lancaster County Bar Association at the dedication of the new Lancaster County Courthouse on May 12.
    My name is Robert Folks and it is my honor to serve as president of the Lancaster County Bar Association at the time of this momentous occasion.
    I am reminded today of comments made by my fellow attorney, Mitch Norrell, at the groundbreaking for this facility not so many months ago. He served then as president of the local bar as I am today.

  • Financial meeting a positive step for South Carolina

    On June 14, Gov. Nikki Haley hosted a meeting between state government’s financial leaders and representatives of Standard and Poor’s, one of the nation’s most highly-respected credit rating agencies.

  • Backyard Getaway

    Nine years ago, when Ronnie and Crystal Carnes bought their home at 1228 Kent Drive, the contractor made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The price of the new home was reduced if they agreed to do all the landscaping themselves.  

    Having a special knack for landscaping, Ronnie welcomed and accepted the deal.   

    Now, by reading do-it-yourself magazines, driving through neighborhoods and picking up a few tips from previous Yard of the Month recipients, he has created quite a showplace at their home. 

  • Man killed in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Motorists heading south on Kershaw Camden Highway on Wednesday afternoon were met with an abrupt detour sign at the Doc Garris Road intersection.
    Anyone who made it beyond that point moments earlier saw several red and blue flashing lights that came from law enforcement cars and other emergency vehicles. They were responding to a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lancaster County man.

  • Kershaw gives its 1st nod to budget

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Aside from higher water rates, town of Kershaw residents are also facing a slight hike in property taxes.
    Those increases are part of the proposed 2011-12 budget town officials are now considering.
    Town Council passed first reading of the budget at its Monday meeting. The vote was 6-0, as Councilman Randy Seegars was absent.

  • Tillman remains in jail

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The 18-year-old who was charged in the recent shooting of a fellow Lancaster teen will remain behind bars indefinitely.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said Wednesday that Deshaune Tillman, 110 N. Ferguson St., is still being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. His bond has been denied.
    Police say Tillman shot Shaquille Lashaun Robinson, 18, at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in front of 116
    Hazel St.

  • Pleasant Hill ARP is closing its doors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Despite its pending closure, a local church is making sure it remembers the legacy of its former pastor and his surviving wife.
    Pleasant Hill ARP Church in Heath Springs decided recently that it would be closing soon due to a significant drop in membership.
    The last service will be in November.
    Since the church is folding, the congregation had to decide what to do with the money in the treasury that’s been collected over the years through tithes and other contributions.

  • Sororities, frats help local youth

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Some people associate Greek fraternities and sororities with college life and partying.
    But if you truly have a chance to be around members of local Greek organizations, you know that’s far from the case.
    The Pan-Hellenic Council of Lancaster County held its first Greek Week, which ran from June 12 to 17. During those days, local members of historically black fraternities and sororities sponsored several community-outreach programs, most of which were geared toward the youth.