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Today's News

  • Column: County Council: Confusion, lack of understanding or just unprepared?

    Which was it during the July 18 Lancaster County Council meeting? There was much discussion and some opposition to Councilman Jack Estridge’s motion to undo or rescind the approval of a June 13 motion to renew a motion that was never made.
    The June 13 actions were a clear violation of the council’s rules of parliamentary procedures.
    Estridge’s motion itself was really quite simple – “a motion to rescind (cancel) the approval of a motion to renew an ordinance or, if you prefer, to renew a motion.” That was it.

  • Column: Let’s Talk About It

    Yes, let’s talk. Not only to ourselves, not only to people who look like us, not only to people who go to church with us, not only to our friends and family, but also to our community members, clergy and law enforcement officers.  
    In order to start to heal from the tragedies that have occurred throughout our country, we must have an open and honest dialogue with folks who do not look like us. We need to understand why we do not trust each other. We need to understand we all hurt when our loved ones are killed.

  • Bike/walk study seeks community feedback

    The Rock Hill and Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS) is seeking community input on its effort to facilitate bicycle and pedestrian connectivity by creating local bikeways, walkways and trails.
    An online survey is available through July 31 asking what would make the community safer and more friendly for walking and biking. It also wants to know what destinations that are most likely safe to walk and bike to, as well as demographic information. It also asks survey takers to rank types of bike facilities.

  • Check out the new UDO, zoning map

    The Lancaster County Planning Department has completed the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and Zoning Map after an 18-month-long effort that included several public input meetings.
    The new zoning map and UDO will be on display at the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office, with planning department staff available for comments and questions, for the next few weeks leading up to an Aug. 23 public hearing on it.  

  • Women’s car hit by gunfire

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating an attempted murder that occurred Monday night when someone fired shots at a woman and her passengers as they drove down an east Lancaster street.
    No one was hurt in the incident.
    According to the Lancaster Police incident report, the shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. as the 20-year-old driver and her 23- and 19-year-old passengers were traveling on East Gay Street.

  • Scientists track ‘crazy’ ant that might soon invade S.C.

    Jim Melvin
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — A dangerously prolific invasive ant species, which first surfaced in the United States 15 years ago, has been spreading throughout the South and now appears on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time.

  • Red Ventures branching out in IL

    Red Ventures plans to hire another 1,500 employees, increasing its workforce to 3,750 at its Indian Land campus after it completes an expansion that will double its size there next year.
    Red Ventures CFO Mark Brodsky drew a full house to the Indian Land Action Council meeting Thursday, July 21, where he spoke about the company’s unparalleled growth over the past seven years, and offered an update on current projects and what’s coming next.

  • 13U All Stars fall in state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Jr. Dixie Boys (13U) All Stars got off to a red-hot start in state play before back-to-back losses in the double-elimination tournament knocked them from contention.
    On Saturday, the local stars topped perennial power Sumter, 6-4.
    The Lancaster stars then fell to Bamberg, 14-11, on Sunday in the second round and were eliminated Monday in a 5-3 loss to Hilton Head.
    Lancaster manager Bryant Neal said his team had its chances Monday, but couldn’t get runs across the plate.

  • Riggins Jr. rolls at LSS

    In perhaps one of the most action-packed USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Southern Thunder Series features ever at Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Riggins Jr. worked his way past the field Saturday for the win.
    When the green flag dropped, Morgan Turpen, who won at Carolina Speedway on Friday, roared into the lead with series point leader Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss and Riggins Jr. close behind.
    Early on, Turpen, the “Queen of the Wings,” stayed at the front of the pack until Snyder’s car came to life.

  • 14U boys pound Aiken, stay alive

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Boys (14U) All Stars team stayed alive Monday in its quest for a state title with a 14-3 win over tournament host Aiken at Citizens Park.
    Lancaster’s 11-run win came after the local Dixie boys stars fell to Sumter, 14-4, for their first loss in the double-elimination field, as well as in all-star play.
    Aiken broke out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Lancaster answered with a flurry and scored nine runs on seven hits to take a 9-3 lead after one inning.