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Today's News

  • We are meeting the challenge for South Carolina's seniors

    It’s called the “gray wave,” and it’s headed our way sooner than we think. There are about 770,000 South Carolinians over the age of 60. By 2025, that number is projected to swell to more than 1.3 million.

    Will our state be ready to meet the needs of such a rapidly-growing senior demographic? And can we accomplish this Herculean task of protecting our seniors while simultaneously protecting the taxpayers?

  • Retired officer shot in eye while trying to lend a hand

    A retired Lancaster police officer was shot in the head Friday night while trying to help two people who had just wrecked a car.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a vehicle accident and two shootings – all in the Lynwood Circle area.

    Former Lancaster police officer Ray Knight was trying to help the occupants of a car that had overturned into a ditch when he was shot, Sheriff Johnny Cauthen said.

  • Thread Trail conserving communities

    The Carolina Thread Trail, a bold vision for hundreds of miles of interconnected trails and greenways in 15 Carolinas counties, has taken me in many new directions.

    One unexpected direction was toward Europe, where our delegation visited trail systems in three regions anchored by cities comparable in size to Charlotte.

  • Mackey believes divine intervention saved him

    Gonza Mackey believes it was divine intervention that has allowed him to live to tell his story.

    It was shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 16.

    Mackey, 24, had just left the Grown Folks Club on U.S. 521 and gotten in his four-door Chevrolet Caprice. He planned to drive home and meet with some friends afterward.

    But he didn't get far. His car collided with a car that made a U-turn. The impact overturned Mackey's car and ejected him.

  • Six volunteers from county help Midwest flood victims

    Six Lancaster County residents are helping those in flood-ravaged areas of the Midwest pick up the pieces in the aftermath of severe storms and torrential rain.

    Sheryl Ferguson, a nurse, returned to Lancaster from Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. She stayed on the move, going to different areas, checking on residents and advising people to take tetanus shots.

    She did blood-pressure checks and spoke to residents about other medical and emotional needs.

  • 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.