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Today's News

  • Women grateful for good Samaritans

    People always amaze me. Just when I thought human kind was going down the tubes, I get a big surprise that restored my faith in people.

    My friend, Cassie, and I run a small animal rescue here in Lancaster County. We were on our way to a veterinarian in Union to have some dogs and puppies spayed and neutered when someone turned in front of us. I had no where to go and I hit the other car. There were 10 dogs and puppies in the car with us, including my dog and Cassie’s dog.

  • DHEC official: Loud concrete plants should get quieter soon

    Ron Garrett of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said he recently spent the night in a trailer near the Brookchase neighborhood in Indian Land.

    Garrett has been acting as a mediator between Brookchase residents and the concrete plants in 521 Perimeter Commerce Park.

    Residents of Brookchase and nearby Lakeview Landing say the plants generate large amounts of noise and dust.

    Garrett updated County Council members on measures being taken to reach a solution between the plants and residents Monday night.

  • Lancaster native enjoyed playing small role in independent feature film 'Nailed'

    A Lancaster native has landed a role in an independent movie filmed largely in Columbia.

    The Rev. Stanley Truesdale, who now lives in Columbia, has a role in the movie "Nailed," which stars Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal.

    The political satire is about a woman who gets a nail lodged in her head and travels to Washington, D.C., to fight for better health care. While there, she falls in love with a congressman (Gyllenhaal) who advocates for her cause.

  • Estridge seeks $400,000 for industrial park

    Kershaw's industrial park isn't attracting a lot of interest from prospective tenants.

    The park is more of a site, consisting of a tree farm right now, said Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.

    But he sees great potential for the 120-acre site, with its access to U.S. 601, a heavy truck route, and Interstate 20 in nearby Camden.

    "The more sites you've got, the better" for attracting companies, Tunnell said. "And a park is better than a site. It would give us two prospects in the southern part of the county.'

  • School Tools drive seeks supplies

    Communities in Schools has kicked off its 2008 School Tools campaign that collects pencils and other school supplies for children in need.

    The campaign, now in its 12th year, is the area's largest school supply collection.

    Classroom Central and WSOC-TV are again partnering with the initiative, which began Friday and runs through Aug. 31.

    Businesses and individuals are asked to donate various supplies, which will be given to children who need them.

  • Summer Time Fun not all games

    HEATH SPRINGS – Classic games such as Bingo, checkers and Battleship decorated the gymnasium floor at Heath Springs Elementary School.

    Every Tuesday for nearly two months, dozens of students picked which games they would play with their peers. Because of the wide selection, each day could bring a different gaming experience for any given student.

    But there was much more going on than board games.

  • O'Brien to step down from council

    Lancaster City Councilman Danny O'Brien announced Friday that he won't seek a fourth term.

    O'Brien, who represents District 6, made his announcement on the first day of filing for City Council and Lancaster County school board seats. He said it had been a pleasure to serve the city.

    "After 12 years of service, I feel that now is a good time for me to step down," O'Brien said.

    "I have learned a lot during the past years about city government and I appreciate the opportunity that you all have given me to serve on council."

  • Homeowner frustrated about break-ins

    What does it take to keep our homes safe these days? We do all the right things and then our home was broken into. It happened two weeks ago. We found out who did this, went to the authorities and they did nothing.

    We even told them where the young boys hid some of the things that were stolen from another house. We haven't heard a word from officers and they will not return our phone calls.

    My wife and I work everyday just to make a living. Then some young jerks with nothing else better to do steal our things. Where is our protection and rights?

  • All-stars to state tourney

    Staff Reports

    The weather was not the only thing hot Monday and Tuesday when the Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association held its final event at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Lancers adds Williams to staff

    Robery Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster will open fall baseball practice with a special starting date and familiar face among the Lancers’ staff.

    Steve Williams, who retired as the Lancaster High School baseball coach last spring, is joining the Lancers’ staff as the team’s pitching coach.

    Williams will be on hand for the team’s first-ever fall practice which is scheduled for Aug. 11 just after midnight.