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Today's News

  • City police, sheriff’s office win dash-cams

    The Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office each received a dash-cam as a reward for participating in the DUI Challenge sponsored by the S.C. Law Enforcement Network.
    Other agencies in the 6th Judicial Circuit to receive equipment included the police departments in Fort Lawn, Chester and Ridgeway, which received radar systems.
    The total value of the incentive prizes awarded to 6th Circuit agencies was more than $18,000.

  • Rezoning draws company to in-town site

    Lancaster City Council passed a rezoning request Tuesday night to allow a construction company office and warehouse to locate at 305 E. Arch St.
    The vote to change the zoning from R-10 (Residential) to B-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) was unanimous. While property owner James Boswell had originally requested a B-3 (General Commercial) rezoning to also allow the sales and service of golf carts, city council opted for the B-2 classification.

  • The Harley hearse

    Like a grand carriage that might take a dignitary to the grave, this one gleams – shiny black paint, somber curtains and wall-to-wall glass to give onlookers one last glimpse of the casket.
    But unlike most hearses, this one comes with the deep rumble of a Harley.
    Lifetime biker and ordained minister Marty Starnes of Lancaster has launched a business offering his fellow cyclists a classy final ride in his motorcycle-towed funeral coach.

  • Stewart Marshall, 97, receives Bronze Star for WWII service

    Indian Land resident Stewart Marshall received the Bronze Star and eight other military service awards Tuesday at a ceremony attended by a large crowd including Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who presented the awards.
    Marshall, 97, was a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II and survived many months of combat in North Africa and Italy.
    A crowd of about 100 people attended the event Tuesday afternoon at The Lodge in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Among the guests were Marshall’s daughter and son-in-law Jan and Mark Nadeau.

  • Gas prices rise for holiday weekend

    After dropping for two months, gasoline prices rose again just before the holiday weekend. Despite that, Labor Day pump prices are still the lowest since 2005.
    S.C. travelers will enjoy some of the lowest gas prices in the nation, with the state average at $1.96, according to AAA Carolinas. North Carolina’s average is $2.10.

  • Flocks of pink flamingos roosting in yards, raising cash for SCPA

    For the second year in a row, the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hosting a Pink Flamingo Flock Fundraiser throughout September.
    That was delightfully apparent to Lancaster News employees Friday morning as they maneuvered past 16 birds standing guard at the newspaper’s front entrance. As the remnants of Hurricane Hermine started drenching the poor creatures at mid-morning, the flamingos remained steadfast at their posts.

  • Local man's body dumped in rural Ga.

    Authorities have identified a body dumped last weekend on a rural dirt road in Oconee County, Ga., as 32-year-old Rendell Jomon Cunningham of Lancaster.
    According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Cunningham had been shot four times and the Oconee sheriff’s office had been trying to figure out his identity since his body was found Aug. 27.
    Oconee County is south of Athens. Cunningham’s body was found on Fambrough Cemetery Road in the Rose Hill Community near the Greene County line.

  • Hermine sloshes past

    Thankfully, tropical storm Hermine left mere puddles and standing water throughout Lancaster County after passing through Friday.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation issued a report early Saturday stating there were no road closures in the county.
    “We were very, very fortunate,” said Jeff Catoe, Lancaster County’s public works director. “We had trees down throughout the county.”
    Catoe said the majority of this week will be spent cleaning up debris.

  • Dad: 'Choking Game' killed IL boy

    INDIAN LAND – The father of an 11-year-old middle school student who died last week has taken to social media in a precautionary campaign to warn other parents about something called the Choking Game.
    “We miss him,” said Garrett Pope, in a Facebook post about his oldest son, Garrett Pope Jr., who died Wednesday afternoon at his home in the Legacy Park subdivision.

  • Carolina Clash, River Wars head LSS racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host its biggest racing night of the 2016 season Saturday night.
    The Sept. 3 racing card will feature the ever-popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series.
    Hometown drivers Josh Langley and “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Ben Watkins are set to defend their hometown track from the likes of Johnny Pursley, on a hot streak of late winning four straight races and moving up the rankings on DirtonDirt top 25 rankings at No. 23.