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Today's News

  • With oversight, city agrees to give See Lancaster $100,000

    Lancaster City Council, which yanked nearly $200,000 in funding from the promotions and tourism group See Lancaster earlier this month, agreed Tuesday to give some funds back to the group.

    Council agreed to allot $100,000 for the group, but the money won't be paid in one lump sum. The money will be given to the group on a receipt-reimbursement basis each month, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.

  • Man, 65, arrested in N.C. on '06 molestation charge

    Authorities captured a man in North Carolina this week who was wanted for allegedly molesting a girl in Lancaster in 2006.

    Lymon Lester Hughes II, 65, was arrested Tuesday in Polkville in Cleveland County, N.C.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office had charged Hughes with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The victim was 8 at the time.

    Authorities discovered new leads last week that led them to Polkville, where Hughes was believed to be living, according to a report from The Shelby Star newspaper.

  • South Carolina domestic violence laws need changing

    I was saddened when I saw the news about another college student killed in a domestic violence issue. It brought tears to my eyes when the victim’s friends were on there saying they begged her to get out of the relationship, but she couldn’t because she feared for her life.

  • Yard of the Month: Landscaping improvements complement Mosier home

    Janice Smith knows a winner when she sees one.And that’s just what JoAnn and Jimmy Mosier have created at 2352 Country Club Drive.The Mosier home has been selected by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs as the Yard of the Month for June. Smith is chairwoman of the selection committee.

  • Is water OK to drink?

    Indian Land resident Meta Wasson wants some answers.

    Wasson said Lancaster County Water and Sewer District officials won't answer questions about a public notice she received in her water bill on June 17. The notice warned her of a higher than normal contaminate level in the county's drinking water. Her questions were referred to the district's water treatment plant, but the director is on vacation.

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control hasn't been much help either, Wasson said.

    "Why were we not notified in a timely manner?" Wasson asked.

  • Common courtesy could have prevented graduation arrests

    This is in response to the arrests made during the Fort Mill and York high school graduation ceremonies.

    Although it should not have been necessary, these invited guests were told in advance, not once, but twice (in writing and verbally), of the respect and decorum that was expected of them during this extremely important time in the lives of the students and their families.

    The word “ceremony” and lack of cheerleaders should have tipped them off that it was not a football game.

  • Swimmers stay undefeated with home win over Chester

    The Lancaster County swim team capped its home regular-season schedule, taking a 424.5-153.5 win over the Chester Waves at the Lancaster County pool.Coulter Jackson and Bree Morgan each had four firsts to pace the LCST’s win.

  • Walters helps Lancers earn elite status

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s golf program is only in its second season since the sport was resurrected in 2007.

    In a short time, the Lancers’ golfers have come far.

    In its first season, coach Rick Walters’ team posted a 12-5 record and finished as the Region X runner-up to national power Louisburg (N.C.)

    The Lancers’ effort earned them a trip to the nationals in Lake Chautauqua, N.Y.

  • 29707 residents must begin using new ZIP

    INDIAN LAND – If you haven't made changes to your personal information using Indian Land's 29707 ZIP code issued last year, the time is now.

    The new ZIP – 29707 – was added to the U.S. Postal Service's database on July 1, 2007, to assist with the growth in that area, U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Enola C. Rice said.

    Indian Land used to share a ZIP code – 29715 – with Fort Mill residents in neighboring York County.

  • Debs, Belles all-stars launch playoff hopes

    The Lancaster Dixie Belles and Debs all-star softball teams will open play in district tournaments at Chester this weekend.The Belles stars, ages 13-15, are led by manager Steve Middleton, who is assisted by D.J.