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Today's News

  • Take time to celebrate the American worker

    Schools in Lancaster County are closed Monday. And it is a holiday for most of us in the work force. The attachment we have to Labor Day is the extra day off. It also signifies the end of summer.

  • South Carolina needs to invest in small businesses

    It’s no secret that times are hard in our community. Unemployment has been in double digits for a long time and Lancaster County is now ranked ninth in the state in unemployment.

  • A friendly nod works wonders

    I recently read a newspaper article about this fella who sits on his front porch in all kinds of weather and just waves to motorists.I liked the story; it was a good, but it was a bit unusual these days and times.Why?Cause folks don’t normally speak to strangers.Sometimes, that doesn’t make much sense; they will remain strangers unless no one makes a casual effort to speak or at least nod their head in acknowledgment.You know, I’ve been told more than once told that I sorta go overboard on the “howdy”

  • School district again snubs American veterans

    I am disgusted with the Lancaster County School District after seeing the school district calendar in The Lancaster News.

    Once again the school leaders have chosen to show their disrespect and disdain for the millions of Americans who served and sacrificed in the armed forces.

    The district has chosen not to close the schools in observance of Veterans Day and Memorial Day. However, they have no school on seven different dates for teacher work days and professional development days.

  • Breaking News County under flood warning

    Lancaster County was under a flood warning Thursday afternoon.

    The warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the Catawba-Wateree River and Lake Wateree, effective from Thursday evening to Sunday morning.

    Moderate flooding was forecast, with the river rising above flood stage Thursday night and continuing to rise Friday.

    "That's simply because the water is flowing downstream, and Lake Wateree is the last lake in our chain," said Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran.

  • See Lancaster presents funding requests to city

    See Lancaster has several activities of various interest in the works, but its staff wonders what type of funding it will receive to help these plans come to fruition.

    Sylvia Hudson and Mary Brown of the marketing and promotions group addressed City Council on Tuesday night, presenting requests that total more than $28,000.

    Council pulled $200,000 in funding from the group after noting accounting irregularities by the nonprofit group, which promotes tourism in Lancaster and other downtown areas in the county.

  • Reward in courthouse fire increases

    Authorities have released no new details about the fires at the Lancaster County Courthouse and 6th Circuit Solicitor's office, and continue to urge residents to come forward with information.

    The reward for information leading to arrests in the fires has been increased from $12,000 to $15,000.

    The Lancaster Police Department issued a press release Wednesday reminding residents that the arsonist could strike again, and that the perpetrator should be considered very dangerous by the public.

  • Officers to step up patrols over holiday

    Be prepared for more safety checkpoints and extra officers on county roads over the Labor Day weekend, which starts today. The S.C. Highway Patrol will have beefed up patrol in an effort to deter traffic violators.

    Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said driving under the influence, lack of seat-belt use and speeding continue to be the biggest problems.

  • Upstream water may cause flooding along Catawba today

    Flooding along the Catawba-Wateree River and Lake Wateree is possible today.

    Lancaster County was under a flood warning Thursday afternoon. The warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the Catawba-Wateree River and Lake Wateree, effective from Thursday evening to Sunday morning.

    Lake Wateree, which is at the end of the 225-mile river, was expected to reach full pond by Thursday night and possibly exceed it today. Moderate flooding was forecast.

  • I want to be part of solution for repairing school system

    For the past nine years, since my return from Maryland to my roots in Lancaster, I have been passionate about the educational needs of all children in Lancaster County. Especially the needs of at-risk youth, who based on school performance data, are not being met.