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Today's News

  • County, schools a step closer to sharing funds

    County Council and the school board are a step closer to establishing an agreement to share money the county gets from residential developers.

    Since last year, members from the two entities have been discussing ways to help deal with growth in the county. The idea is to require developers coming to provide money that can help build new schools or maintain and improve existing buildings.

  • Build strong community by strengthening families

    Summer is fast approaching and Family Promise is rolling along with full steam. Monthly meetings may seem mundane to some, but for me they are exciting.

    Family Promise is on a ride of its life. With humble beginnings in September it has reached a modest middle ground. There is a lot to do and plenty of time to do it right.

    A pace has been set for Family Promise’s progress and we, on the committees, can only go with the flow and course that God has put us on.

    Prayers have been said all along and now we are seeing some graces unfold before our eyes.

  • Make plans to vote in Tuesday primary

    On Tuesday voters across the state can exercise one of the most privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in local and state government.

    While it is a primary two local races will be pretty much be decided, barring any last-minute surprises. Larry McCullough and Alan D. Patterson are running on the Republican ticket for the County Council District 1 race. There is no Democratic opposition.

    Incumbent Wayne Kersey will face Kathy Sistare in the County Council District 7 race. There is no Republican opposition.

  • Brakes fail, causing woman to crash car into her own house

    Brake failure caused a Lancaster woman to ram her car into her own home Tuesday afternoon.

    Kwame Harris was approaching the stop sign at Pine Street near Springs Memorial Hospital when she realized her 1990 four-door Cadillac wouldn't stop.

    Her house was just a few yards away – on the other side of Meeting Street – so she turned right onto Meeting Street and immediately got into the median.

  • Man accused in carjacking has record dating back to '95

    The man accused of stealing a Lancaster woman's van with her two children still inside last week has an extensive criminal record.

    Phillip Keith Sims, 29, of 3346 Pageland Highway, is charged with carjacking, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, two counts of kidnapping and resisting arrest in connection with the incident in the Kmart parking lot on May 29.

    According to State Law Enforcement Division records, Sims is no stranger to the law.

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  • Car hit family pet and didn't stop to help

    I am writing this letter to the person who hit our dog on the morning of May 30. Our pet, Jake, a chocolate lab, got out of his pen and crossed the road in the Midway Community located on S.C. 903. My husband was parked at the end of our road, calling Jake back. Jake stopped at the yellow line. A car was coming at a high rate of speed and hit Jake. The car didn’t even stop to offer a helping hand or to even apologize. My husband watched in horror as our dog yelled in pain.

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  • Stores raise gas prices before getting refills

    I want to know how all the service stations can raise the price of gas every time the price goes up. How is it that they can buy the gas at one price and keep raising the price before they fill up again. Some of them say they don’t raise the price until they get more gas. I know that is not true because I saw four stores change prices before getting refills. And they say they don’t make any money off of gas. Who do they think they are fooling? There should be a law against stores raising gas prices before they get refills.

    Bub Faile

    Kershaw

  • Writer grateful to soldiers for their service

    Cheryl (Neely) Rutledge’s letter, “A home of the brave,” in the May 25 edition of The Lancaster News was written from the heart.

    Cheryl is my niece and her home truly is a home of the brave. In addition to her grandfather, father and brothers who have served or are serving in the military, her mother is fighting a battle of her own from cancer.

    I have been doing some family research and found that the Neely family has a long history of military involvement – back to the 1700s.