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Today's News

  • Council to tap reserves to give employees a raise, fund agencies

    County Council still had a lot to discuss about its proposed $30.9 million budget Monday night.

    Council has held two special meetings to talk about budget issues over the past month.

    But Monday's discussion lasted a while, as some council members tried to figure out a way to give employees a 2.85 percent cost-of-living raise and help fund some agencies without raising taxes.

  • Law officers to be out in force over July 4 holiday

    Law enforcement is gearing up for July 4 and planning to be on the lookout for impaired drivers and speeding violations, especially in and around local summer hot spots, beaches and mountain areas.

    The S.C. Department of Public Safety is preparing for motorists to begin travel on Thursday.

  • County receives recognition from America initiative

    Lancaster County received an important distinction Monday night after working more than a year to receive it.

    The Preserve America initiative, a federal program chaired by first lady Laura Bush, has designated more than 600 geographic areas since 2003 as places where residents give special attention to preserving their cultural and historical assets.

    Lancaster County is one of the newest Preserve America communities, and the award plaque was formally presented Monday at Lancaster County Council's meeting.

  • Follow fireworks safety tips to ensure a happy July 4

    Fireworks go with the Fourth of July like, well, the “bombs bursting in air” and the “rockets’ red glare” go with the national anthem.Here in South Carolina, where almost all fireworks are legal, shooting off your own fireworks display is a big part of the holiday.Using fireworks can be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be.

  • County teams take titles

    A year ago, the Lancaster Debs didn’t even field an all-star softball team.This summer, the Lancaster Debs stars are the class of the S.C. Dixie Softball District Two field.The Lancaster all-stars capped a 3-0 run in the double-elimination tournament with a convincing 13-2 win over Chester at the Chester Middle School field on Sunday.“We’re real proud of these girls and the way they came together,” Lancaster coach Ron Johnson said. “They played well in all phases of the game – offense, defense and pitching.

  • Listen to the 911 call Retired officer may lose eyesight

    The gunshots that were fired in Ray Knight's direction Friday night were a total surprise to him and shocked the 911 dispatcher he had been speaking with.

    Knight, a retired Lancaster police officer, was walking around his daughter's neighborhood on Lynwood Circle when he was shot in the head.

    The suspected assailants – Charles Raffaldt, 23, and Stephanie Myers, 21 – had overturned a red Infiniti a few feet away, and Knight was going over to check on them and had just called 911 when he became a shooting victim, authorities said.

  • AAA stars solid in sub-district play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars continued their solid sub-district tournament play with a 6-1 win over Union National on Saturday in Chester.

  • Post 31 juniors sweep by Clover

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team continued its solid late-season play sweeping a road twin bill from Clover Post 28 on Monday night.The P-31 juniors, 10-6, 9-3, topped Clover 2-1 and 9-1.The Lancaster juniors of coach Michael Anderson have won three straight and four of their last five games in League V play.In the opener at Clover on Monday, Adam Eubanks worked five innings for the win. He allowed no runs, four hits, two walks and hit a batter.Eubanks fanned two.

  • Swimmers dunk Waves for road meet victory

    The Lancaster County swim team continued its summer success with a 332-157 road win over Chester on Thursday night.

  • Back yard feast: Side dishes add fireworks to Great American Cookout

    Light the grill; Independence Day is here.While hot dogs, hamburger patties and barbecue chicken take center stage in the backyard on Friday, nothing adds spice to a star-spangled July 4 feast like all-American side dishes.The great thing about side dishes is you can mix and match them, depending on what your tastes are.From baked beans and coleslaw to potato salad and fresh-shucked corn, the combinations are endless.Nothing is better than topping it with homemade ice cream and a patriotic sweet treat or two, including an ice cold watermelon.