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Today's News

  • Writer asks managers to hire if there are job openings

    Like a lot of people in Lancaster County I have been out of work for more than a year. We apply left and right for jobs. The majority of the jobs have to be applied for online. That’s OK. I understand that. The problem is the potential employers.

    For example, I applied at a local department store. I applied online just like they asked. After completing the application, I was asked to schedule an appointment, which I did. When I went for my appointment, the computer was down.

  • Lancaster Debs claim sportsmanship award
  • Full moon makes good night for racing at LMS

    A full moon Saturday night made for an exciting night of racing at Lancaster Motor Speedway.- In the young guns main event, it was Andrew Blackwood and Josh Langley sharing row one.Before the race got rolling, Blackwood’s night started out terrible.

  • Bicyclists grateful for new S.C. law

    If you’re an avid bicyclist, you’re probably aware of the new law that state lawmakers passed in June – the Bicycle Safety Act. The law has won praise from cycle enthusiasts in the state, such as Charleston attorney Peter Wilborn of www.scbikelaw.com, who has called the new law “state of the art.”

    That’s especially noteworthy because South Carolina isn’t a state known for being a leader for the legislation it passes.

  • Act of kindness breaks up reports of violence in county

    I have to admit since the first of July we’ve had some tragic news to report. A retired police officer was shot while trying to help accident victims. A Pageland man was sentenced to 30 years for the death of an epileptic man whose body was dumped in Heath Springs.

    Then there was the shooting death of the owner of the Cedar Creek Bait and Tackle Shop. The shooter took refuge in his home and fired off some shots before taking his own life.

  • Former county risk manager charged with embezzlement, forgery

    Lancaster County's former risk manager has been accused of taking $15,000 from county funds.

    The State Law Enforcement Division charged Donna Gail Robinson, 36, of 2703 Norfolk Road, on Tuesday with 12 counts of forgery less than $5,000, two counts of embezzlement $5,000 or more and two counts of breach of trust over $1,000 but less than $5,000.

    According to a SLED press release, Robinson is accused of embezzling about $15,000 in public and employee funds from county government departments.

  • Saffron adds kick to Paella Marisco

    Cooking is an inexpensive culinary adventure to an exotic excursion. It gives you a chance to savor the delectable cuisine of some faraway place from the comfort of your own kitchen. Plus, there is very little hassle and no travel expenses.

  • Clerk reports being robbed after leaving work Friday

    A Riverside Express store clerk was reportedly robbed by two men Friday night while walking home from work.

    The clerk told Lancaster County sheriff's deputies he was in front of Payne's Garage on Echo Woods Drive about 9:45 p.m. when the men approached and asked for his money.

    After the clerk refused, the men pulled out black semi-automatic handguns and forced him away from the road, according to an incident report.

    One of the attackers hit the clerk in the back of the head with the gun and fired a shot, which didn't hit anyone.

  • Residents using checks with care

    Lancaster County residents polled are using their economic stimulus checks carefully, by paying bills or saving the federal funds.

    As of June, the federal government has sent 112 million checks out, totaling $91 billion in relief. But June sales figures only showed very small growth in stores besides car dealerships, gas stations and restaurants, at just .2 percent, according to the National Retail Federation.

  • Sumter halts Juniors' run

    State runner-up Sumter halted the Lancaster junior American Legion state baseball hopes with a 9-6 win Saturday at Lake City High School.Sumter, the tournament’s top-seeded team, took an early lead and was able to hold on for the three-run win.Sumter Post 15 broke a scoreless draw with a five-run second inning to take a 5-0 lead. Lancaster, the fifth-seeded team which finished 16-10, answered with two runs to make it 5-2.Sumter countered with three runs to rebuild its spread to six runs. Each team added a single run in the fourth to make it 9-3.