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Today's News

  • City agrees to fund Bundy Auditorium improvements

    Lancaster City Council recently agreed to contribute $32,650 from the city’s hospitality tax revenue to make more improvements at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    USCL Educational Foundation President Don Rushing and Bundy Performing Arts Series Manager Peggy Little sought the funding at a meeting last month.

  • Deputies arrest Pit Stop owner, bartender on cocaine charges

    The owner of the Pit Stop on Grace Avenue and a bartender there both face drug charges after an undercover informant bought cocaine from the bar last month.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office charged the owner, Bill Laney, 56, 1564 Riverside Road, on Feb. 21 with distribution of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine.

    The bartender, Paula Barton Knight, 45, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

  • Severe weather season: Be prepared for spring's unpredictable conditions

    Springtime in South Carolina means budding trees, blooming flowers and more daylight.

    But March to May is also the peak tornado season when sudden severe storms can spawn tornadoes as it did March 15.

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least 15 tornadoes ripped through the state that day. No one was killed in the storms here, but two people died from storms in Georgia.

  • Community celebrates opening of Care Health Center

    Staff and supporters of the Care Health Center gathered Tuesday to celebrate the new clinic's mission to provide health services to anyone, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

    During the open house, Dr. Nimal Perera, the clinic's sole physician, his staff and workers of CareNet met with various individuals supporting the clinic, which has been open for two months.

    CareNet, the nonprofit group committed to serving the medically underserved in Lancaster County with pharmaceutical and primary care assistance, operates the clinic.

  • How NOAA Weather Radios work

    The National Weather Service continuously broadcasts updated weather warnings and forecasts that can be picked up by NOAA Weather Radios equipped with SAME technology. SAME technology allows you to keep up with weather conditions in specific counties.

    The average signal range is 40 miles, depending on topography. The information for this part of South Carolina is generated from an NOAA station at SCETV in Rock Hill.

    What to listen for

    - Tornado watch – Tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms.

  • Kershaw NACCP branch sets banquet

    KERSHAW – Members and supporters of the Kershaw branch of the NAACP will look back on activities in the past year and look to the next during the branch’s annual banquet Saturday night.

    Starting at 6 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, the event will include dinner, guest speaker Dr. Lonnie Randolph, president of the NAACP State Conference and a short program. It is expected to last about an hour.

  • Second annual KLS Walk set for Saturday

    It’s been a year since the first walk in memory of Ryan McKinney, and during the second annual walk Saturday, progress will be celebrated and new goals highlighted.

    Starting at 10 a.m. at the Lancaster High School track, the public is asked to stop by for three hours of fun, learning and remembering the life of McKinney, a former Lancaster High School student who died of a heart attack in February 2006 while hospitalized in Columbia. He was only 19.

  • Encourage lawmakers to oppose REAL ID

    I am deeply distressed that the entire S.C. House of Representatives adopted a resolution (H. 4822) requesting that Gov. Mark Sanford apply for an extension of the deadline to comply with the federal REAL ID Act because the S.C. General Assembly passed a bill, signed into law on June 13, 2007, saying that the state shall not participate in its implementation.

  • County population grows by 20 percent

    Despite a slight decrease in housing permits issued here, the population of Lancaster County continues to grow, said County Administrator Steve Willis.

    The 2000 Census showed the population of the county at 61,351. In July 2006, after a challenge by the county that it had grown more than the estimated 63,628 population, the population was estimated at 71,723.

    Now, the county’s population is estimated at 73,393, an almost 20 percent population increase since 2000, Willis said.

  • Lady Bruins sweep to track victories

    The Lancaster High School girls track team compiled 133.5 points to win a four-way meet.

    Indian Land was second with 44.5 points, North Central and Lewisville followed with 20 points each.

    Following are the meet results:

    4x100: 1. LHS, 53.19 (Eldrina McIlwain, Miteka Trueheart, Brittany Steward, Porsha Cloud), 2. IL 54.72

    4x800: 1. LHS, 13:08.89 2. IL 15:54.34

    100HH: 1. Mariah Williams (IL), 17.75; 2. Tyesha Elder (L), 18.59

    100m: 1. Keiosha Robinson (L), 12.38; 3. Eldrina McIlwain (L), 13.09