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Today's News

  • Shake, rattle and post

    It was just another Tuesday afternoon when the shaking started.
    For some, it was just a soft rumble they figured was a truck backing up or a low-flying airplane.
    For others, the shaking was so bad it knocked pictures off walls and made buildings sway.
    The tremors rippled as far south as Georgia and north to New England, and in some places people were so scared they evacuated buildings and ran into the streets.

  • Soldiers' friendly waves last a lifetime

    A visit to see what was growing at Uncle Perry Scott’s farm in Winnsboro was a big change compared to our Victory Garden.

    Everybody there had red clay beneath their fingernails, with farms all over the place.

    However, there’s not as many people plowing right now. Uncle Perry said most of the local boys are wearing military uniforms and fighting in foreign fields. 

    A friend of Uncle Perry had this big old farm, which supplied bunches of vegetables to the Fort Jackson Army base.

  • Sign-up for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts is Thursday

    A new school year means many new things to consider and choices to make for your child. 

    One of these choices is what extracurricular activities to sign your child up for. 

    Scouting is something that may spark and interest in both you and your child and may be just what you are looking for.

    Scouting is an affordable activity for most families, with the cost to sign up being just $12 for Girl Scouts and $15 for Boy Scouts.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Iva R. Cunningham

    Name: Iva R. Cunningham

    Age: 55

    Address: Santa Barbara Drive

    Family: Three children, Tammara, Baraso and Janell

    Job: Bojangles’ and the Budd Group

    Church: Mt. Carmel AME Zion Church

    Hobbies: Writing plays and skits

    Favorite book: The Bible

    Favorite movie: Anything by Tyler Perry

  • N.C. fugitive remains in Lancaster

    A North Carolina man who had served time in prison for kidnapping remains behind bars in Lancaster County. 

  • Child hit by car

    For the third time in the last few weeks, a child was hit by a car in Lancaster County. 

    Lancaster police officers, as well as county Emergency Medical Services workers, responded to Ferguson Street on Aug. 21 about a report of a small child hit by a vehicle. 

    When officers arrived, they noticed an empty SUV parked in the southbound lane of Ferguson Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • State of education

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members received an update from local education leaders Tuesday during the chamber’s annual State of Education Breakfast.

    Sponsored by Comporium Communications and other local businesses, the breakfast drew about 75 attendees to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley building for a chance to learn about the impact education has on Lancaster County and state businesses.

  • Aug. 29 is deadline to apply for emergency aid funding

    From Release 

    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

    A local board made up of representatives from Lancaster County, the city of Lancaster, United Way of Lancaster County, American Red Cross, Lancaster County Partners for Youth and other state and local nonprofit organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Lancaster County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. 

  • Harrisburg Road work winds down

    INDIAN LAND – Construction crews are winding down a long-awaited project at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads designed to make the busy intersection safer.

    The wrap-up comes as crews begin ramping up work at another busy intersection down the road at Barberville and S.C. 160.

    Construction at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville began in late February and has an official completion date of Sept. 30.

  • Locals set to aid in hurricane aftermath

    With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast on Friday, the Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross didn’t wait around to find out where it was making landfall to respond.

    In fact, by Friday afternoon the organization already had five volunteers working their way north to duty stations from North Carolina to New York City.

    Three of those volunteers, Sheryl Ferguson, Cricket Harper and Richard Knight, are from right here in Lancaster and riding out the storm in Rocky Mount, N.C., Richmond, Va. and New York City, respectively.