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Today's News

  • Council ousts Holt

    A bloc of Lancaster County Council members representing the county’s central districts voted Monday night to oust outspoken District 7 Indian Land planning commissioner Jerry Holt by preventing his appointment to a third term.
    The move was the second attempt to eject Holt from the commission. It came just two weeks after the same council members blocked the appointment of Waylon Wilson, another outspoken Indian Land nominee to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal hit and run

    A North Carolina woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of an accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, 42, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Bears out there

    Jimmy Deese was hoping to capture the image of a rambling buck on a trail camera he placed in the woods near his Tradesville home.
    Instead, he got a black bear.
    “It was pretty unexpected,” Deese said of the bear. “I’m not scared of much, but when I go back there now, I got my 45 by my side.”
    The trail camera, which is positioned about 3 feet off the ground, recorded the image of the young black bear about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
    “I went down there to check it and I heard something going through the woods,” he said.

  • Spots available at education-focused camp

     Looking for an affordable summer camp with an educational focus? Check out USC Lancaster’s Arts and Sciences Adventure Camp.
    The first session of the eight-day camp, sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories, Springs Memorial Hospital and USCL, was June 5-15. You can still sign up for the second summer session, which runs July 10-13 and 17-20.
    “All parents have to do is apply and put… that they have a need,” said camp director Dwayne Brown.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal bike hit and run

    An N.C. woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of the accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Weekend Recap: June 26, 2017

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval. The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba Street, Lancaster. The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

     

    Three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball teams captured district championships in Camden to earn bids to the state tournament in Dillon on July 8.

  • See Lancaster announces summer events

    From release

    There’s a summer full of budget-friendly entertainment scheduled in Lancaster, including theater performances for kids and downtown concerts for everyone.
    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series “See Lancaster Live” includes live theatre shows for children at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. The first was Thursday – Bright Star Touring Theatre’s “Happily Ever After”, featuring some of the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works.

  • Quilting to comfort kids

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Erika Boss has turned her passion for quilting into something much more meaningful and rewarding to help children whose families have been deployed on active duty.
    The 60-year-old Lancaster resident volunteers for Operation Kid Comfort, a YMCA program through which volunteers design and craft coddling quilts and pillows for children experiencing stress from the deployment of a loved one. Children 7 and younger receive quilts, while older kids receive pillows.

  • LHS teacher harvests honey

    It was the perfect day to harvest their fourth year of honey – close to July but not so late that the honey becomes bitter.

    Debra Huey, a Lancaster High job-transition coach, and her family walked to their eight beehives last Sunday and took out all of the frames, which were full of honey and had a wax layer on top.
    Huey said she’s always been interested in how smart bees are.
    “My grandfather was a beekeeper,” she said. “I was always amazed and so fascinated by the hives.”

  • Sports Briefs: June 25, 2017

    Trophy Night hoops June 30
    Friday Night Basketball will have Trophy Night on June 30 at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Springdale Complex gym, 260 S. Plantation Road.
    Contests include a 3-point shootout, free throw challenge and 5-on-5 pickup tournament.
    Awards will be presented to winners of each contest as well as MVPs for the night. Age groups are 7-12 and the cost is $3 per person.
    Play begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:45.