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Today's News

  • Predawn wreck with 2 vehicles kills Lancaster motorcyclist

    A motorcyclist was killed early Monday after he was struck by two vehicles in Indian Land.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Breck Higgins, 49, of Lancaster.
    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the collision happened about 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of Marvin and Henry Harris roads, about 3 miles outside Fort Mill.
    Miller identified the other two drivers as Joseph Michael Hatten of Indian Land and John Joseph Donohue of Fort Mill.

  • No need to redo Sunday alcohol vote

    The S.C. Department of Revenue has affirmed Lancaster County’s 2016 vote that legalized Sunday off-premises alcohol sales after hashing out two opposing state attorney general opinions on the matter.
    Michael Lewis, SCDOR regulatory manager, notified county officials Sept. 19 of the agency’s decision.
    “The department has chosen not to cancel the Sunday sales temporary permits in your county/municipality on June 30, 2018,” Lewis wrote in a letter.

  • Blackmon: ‘Someone tried to kill me’

    An Arch Street house belonging to incoming Lancaster City Council member Linda Blackmon went up in flames Monday morning, the second of her residential properties to burn this month.
    As investigators documented the scene inside, a distraught Blackmon stood outside 701 E. Arch St., the location of her nonprofit foundation. She said the fire was an attempt to murder her before she can take office.

  • Pickup plows into flatbed

    A man was severely injured Monday morning when his pickup slammed into the back end of a flatbed semi hauling metal pipe on U.S. 521 in Indian Land.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshall Russell Rogers, the accident happened about 9:41 a.m. just south of Rebound Road in front of the school district’s new elementary school.

  • Column: Good governance by officials is the taxpayers’ expectation

    There are two important lessons we can learn from Hurricane Irma: One, that we as a nation possess remarkable resolve when faced with adversity. And two, that we offer too much praise to government leaders who are simply doing their job.

  • Motorcyclist dies in Indian Land crash

    A motorcyclist was killed early Monday after he was struck by two vehicles in Indian Land.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Breck Higgins, 49, of Lancaster.
    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the collision happened about 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of Marvin and Henry Harris roads, about 3 miles outside Fort Mill.
    Miller identified the other two drivers as Joseph Michael Hatten of Indian Land and John Joseph Donohue of Fort Mill.

  • Column: Greenway will make Lancaster more livable, boost our economy

    How often have you had that conversation with your neighbor? The one where you shake your head and wonder aloud about what this community needs to get back on the right path?
    What if I told you that the path is right in front of us, and that together we can build the vibrant future that Lancaster deserves?

  • 'Party, party'

    A new farm in Van Wyck dedicated to children with special needs raised nearly $1,700 during its grand opening Sept. 16.
    Bristol’s For Joy, a 20-arce farm, was started by Rebecca Templeton Barrows to create a safe, welcoming place for kids with special needs, including her 6-year-old daughter, Bristol, who is autistic.
    The farm was filled with more than 80 smiling faces on grand opening day.
    Kids and parents rode horses, petted ferrets, chickens and goats, and won raffled prizes.

  • Bailey's celebrate 75 years

    H. Paul and Elsie Threatt Bailey recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

    They were married Sept. 12, 1942, in Lancaster and moved to Pensacola, Fla., in 1955.

  • Tanner–Moree Engagement

    John and Cherie Tanner announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Erin Tanner, to Cameron Jackson Moree, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 2017, at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center in the Olde Presbyterian Church.