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Today's News

  • Owner explains change from game room to Chad’s place

    I understand Pastor Andy Hart’s confusion concerning the article, “Pastor questions motive of game room owners,” in the Nov. 7 edition of The Lancaster News about Chad’s Game Room.

  • Woman charged in bicyclists' deaths

    INDIAN LAND – The driver involved in a bicycle accident last month on U.S. 521 in Indian Land has been charged in the deaths of two cyclists.

    The S.C. Highway Patrol charged Sharon Snipes King, 35, of Greensboro, N.C., Thursday with two counts of reckless homicide.

    The patrol says she was driving the Chrysler Pacifica that struck Thomas Hoskins and Lee Anne Barry from behind on Oct. 20 as they were traveling on the northbound side of the road.

    The accident happened just south of the Niven Road intersection.

  • Janet Huckabee campaigns for husband in IL

    INDIAN LAND – Janet Huckabee told a crowd in Indian Land that if her husband is elected president, he will serve the country with the same loyalty and commitment that has made their marriage strong more than 30 years.

    Janet, wife of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is touring South Carolina in support of her husband, who's seeking the Republican nomination for president.

    She kicked off the three-day First Ladies Bus Tour on Wednesday morning at the Sun City Carolina Lakes retirement community.

  • Devils gun for Upstate title

    When his team takes on Great Falls tonight in the Upper State title game, Ride Spring-Monetta coach Mark Rodgers doesn’t want to play football as much as he’d like to play keep-away.

    That tactic worked to perfection when the two teams met last year. The Trojans scored on the game’s opening drive and ate up the entire first quarter clock in the process. At game’s end they had a huge edge in time of possession and a narrow 12-8 win.

  • County all-star football squads set for district title clashes Monday

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Blue all-stars earned a bid to the Central District title game Monday night in Rock Hill.

    Lancaster County Blue downed Rock Hill 6-0 on Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium to stay alive for the title.

    In the opening half, Keendarius Truesdale scored on a 55-yard run for the game’s lone score.

    The Blue held on and notched the shutout win, its second straight, as Tyquanday Myers recovered a fumble to stop a Rock Hill drive.

  • 'The Nutcracker' dancing into Lancaster on Tuesday

    On Tuesday, the Columbia City Ballet is coming to Lancaster for the first time to perform "The Nutcracker." But there's a bonus.

    Dancing with the professionals will be 55 students from area dance studios.

  • Landowner cannot afford Lancaster County taxes

    What a shock. My tax bill came for the seven and one-half acres I own in Lancaster County. The bill is for $3,902.90, if I pay it during the Christmas holidays when money is scarce. It will increase to $4,019.99 if I pay it on Jan. 15; $4,293.19 on Feb. 4 and $4,493.34 on March 17.

    The land is an investment made almost 30 years ago. I have been paying taxes on this parcel for all these years. We feel like this bill is robbery of the worst kind since I am unable to pay that kind of tax bill on a fixed income of less than $1,500 per month.

  • Sanford talks about issues during visit to local store

    Gov. Mark Sanford visited Lancaster to explain his agenda for the coming year and find out what's on the minds of some residents Tuesday afternoon.

    He met with those interested in his Harvest Tour, a tour of communities around the state, to discuss his plans for government restructuring and spending, quality of life issues and education reform.

    "This is just a chance to move around and hear what's on folks' minds," Sanford said.

    Earlier in the day, he visited Rock Hill, and on Monday, he visited Effingham.

  • Heath Springs Fire Department barbecue a success

    Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department held its first ever barbecue sale on Oct. 27. It was a great success. In the years past, help has always been the No. 1 issue why we couldn’t have a barbecue sale.

    Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department members and I would like to thank all the family members, friends, town council and the citizens of the community for making our first barbecue a great success.

  • White to stay on as police chief

    After announcing last month that he would retire as police chief in January and enter another line of work, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White has decided he will stay on indefinitely.

    It was a decision he reached last week after receiving encouragement from a host of people.