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Today's News

  • Revolving doors, Part 1 of 3

    For Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, sometimes it feels as if 5 percent of the population are committing 95 percent of the county’s crimes. Weekly staff meetings at the sheriff’s office are often dominated by reports of crimes committed by a legion of familiar faces, Faile said; people who’ve had so much contact with local law enforcement that they’ve been dubbed “frequent fliers” in the judicial system. 

  • Keeping history alive

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    You’ve heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When it comes to preserving and enjoying history, that proverb is especially true. Fortunately, some of our very own Lancaster artists are doing their part to keep Lancaster’s history alive through visual arts. You’ll have a chance to see their work and meet some of them in person at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

  • Richburg celebrates 125 years

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – For a town that was founded on catastrophe, Richburg is doing remarkably well these days.

  • A firm (and bionic) handshake

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – For the first time in his life, Henry “Bubba” Stevenson Jr. can offer a handshake. But it’s not your everyday handshake – it’s bionic.

    Stevenson, 23, was fitted with a “1-limb ultra bionic arm” on Sept. 22.

    Stevenson was born without arms. On his right side, his arm stops shy of his elbow and on his left side, there is only a nub below his shoulder.

  • County strategic vision very important

    August’s column was about a strategic visioning process for Lancaster County, this month’s column will be about how to get the process started.

    First, thank you to those who have emailed or talked with me about their interest in being part of this process.

    To develop a good strategic vision, we will need participation from the business community, our various government entities and, most importantly, our citizens.

  • Overspending depletes our county’s yearly budget

    The County Council Finance Committee meeting on Sept. 25 provided an interesting observation that the county’s general fund balance is about $1 million higher than it was last year at this time.

    The Finance Committee heard several proposals from County Administrator Steve Willis about how to spend this money outside the normal budget cycle.

    Spending money outside the budget cycle is one of the primary reasons the county never seems to have enough money.

  • Why I want to represent you

    My name is James Brooks and I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself to you as a candidate for the Lancaster County District I School Board representative.

    The first question many people ask is why run? I have lived in the area for more than 25 years and have a son in Indian Land Middle School and I want to see the opportunities for all students, faculty and residents improve as our community grows.

  • Absentee voting gets underway

    Absentee voting for the Nov. 4 General Election started Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Voter Registration and Elections Office on the lower level of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

  • Homeless coalition forms in Lancaster County

    A new coalition has been formed to help find a solution to help the homeless in Lancaster County, said Melanie Outlaw, executive director of the United Way of Lancaster County, who also serves as coalition chairwoman.

  • Trooper hurt in one-car crash

    A S.C. Highway Patrol trooper was injured in an accident on Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, after being run off the side of the road by an oncoming vehicle.