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Today's News

  • Car dealer reports a possible scam to steal car

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster used car dealership reported it may have been the target of a scam to steal a car.

    According to the incident report, the owner of Man of God Auto Sales, 1650 Great Falls Highway, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on July 21 to report an incident that began nearly a year ago.

    Esther Kennedy said on Sept. 26, 2014, a 27-year-old Columbia man signed a contract to buy a green 2007 Nissan Altima for $12,096.

  • Teen reports sexual assault at motel

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the case of a Lancaster juvenile who said she was sexually assaulted while partying at a local hotel.
    According to the incident report, an official at Springs Memorial Hospital called police about 2:10 a.m. Monday July 27, to report they were treating the victim, who later told police the assault happened early Sunday, July 26, at the Super 8 Motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

  • Lawmakers approve $200,000 earmark for ‘paper’ project

    S.C. lawmakers for years have bypassed the normal budget process by quietly slipping in earmarks for thousands – and sometimes millions – of tax dollars for their favorite organizations.

    But in rejecting Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a $200,000 earmark sponsored by Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Beaufort and a member of the budget-writing House Ways and Means Committee, the General Assembly recently went a step further: It approved spending taxpayer money for a nonprofit housing development that has existed for years only on paper.

  • County to host consortium

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Local residents, public officials and service agencies will all have the chance to weigh in on local housing needs at an upcoming public forum about a federal housing grant program.

    Representatives from the Lancaster County HOME Consortium will hold several public meetings across a four-county area, including one at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in Lancaster City Council chambers, 216 S. Catawba St.

  • Burglars cut into pawn shop

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@the

    lancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators are still searching for suspects after someone cut through the wall of an Indian Land pawn shop and stole $5,000 worth of jewelry earlier this month.

    Deputies responded about 3:42 a.m. July 21 to a burglar alarm at Vinesett’s Guns & Gold, 9941 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • IL residents question $75 fee

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Local residents filled the Del Webb Library meeting room to standing room only during a town hall meeting July 20 with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile to discuss his proposal for a special tax district in Indian Land to pay for enhanced law enforcement services.

  • Fire department donates truck to career center

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The 1991 International fire engine recently taken out of service by the Lancaster Fire Department is headed to the classroom.

    The truck will be donated to the Lancaster High School Career Center for use in its basic firefighting course.

    Lancaster Fire Chief Chuck Small made a request to Lancaster City Council at its July 14 meeting to donate the truck to Lancaster County Fire Services for training purposes.

    City Council members unanimously approved the request.

  • Payne wins one for Knox Bailey

    Racing action was in full force Saturday, July 25, at the Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Crate Sportsman
    In the Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman main event, the front row was Travis Payne and Jeffrey McGuirt. When the green flag fell, Payne, McGuirt, Jacob Catoe and Kevin Blackwell battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, the lead was three wide with Payne coming out on top while McGuirt, Catoe and Blackwell battled for second.

  • P-31 out of state play

    Greenwood Post 20 scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning to down Lancaster Post 31, 2-1, on Sunday, July 26, in the S.C. American Legion state tournament at Sumter’s Riley Park.
    The one-run loss ended the Lancaster season at 14-14. P-31, the League V runner-up, dropped a 12-0 loss to Florence Post 1 in the state tournament opener Saturday, July 25.

  • Greenwood ends P-31's hopes

    Greenwood Post 20 edged Lancaster to end Post 31's hopes in the S.C. American Legion state baseball tournament at Sumter's Riley Park on Sunday, July 26.

    The game was tied at 1-all in the eighth inning, but Greenwood scored a run on a pair of Lancaster errors for the decisive tally.

    Lancaster, the League V runner-up, ended its season with a 14-14 record.

    Post 31 qualified for the state tournament after winning back-to-back best-of-three series with Walhalla and Inman.