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Today's News

  • Bustling Benford Brewing

    Benford Brewing Co., Lancaster's own craft brewery, has grown from a backyard hobby to a supplier of beer from the Carolinas coast to Nashville.

    The brewery is on a farm located at 2271 Boxcar Road, just off Riverside Road in western Lancaster County. Bryan O'Neal, 42, runs the one-man operation, which continues to grow due to hard work, creative marketing, the farm appeal, and the natural spring water that flows from three springs.

  • Store owner accused of groping, propositioning his employee

    The owner of a Lancaster convenience store has been charged with second-degree assault and battery after an employee accused him of groping her and propositioned her with money to have sex with him.
    Ankitkumar “Andy” Patel, 30, owner of the Forks convenience store at 1594 Memorial Park Road, was arrested June 10, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    And under departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping.   
    The office, however, does work to identify owners and reunite them with their property. 
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • Give Local luncheon celebrates $155K drive

    More than 120 sponsors, partners and community members celebrated raising $155,000 during the second-annual Give Local Lancaster at a luncheon on Monday at USC Lancaster.
    Spearheaded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation, Give Local received a total of 1,015 gifts and included donors from three countries, 14 states and 61 cities.
    “Working together makes a brighter future,” said Robert Folks, chairman of the Sims Foundation. “This is a celebration.”

  • ‘Miss Emily’ Franklin, caretaker of Buford Battleground, dies at 87

    Emily Carnes Franklin, the unofficial ambassador and caretaker of Lancaster County’s most significant Revolutionary War site, the Buford Battleground, died Friday. She was 87.
    “Miss Emily’s” roots run deep at the Buford Massacre site on Rocky River Road. She was a direct descendant of the Rev. Jacob “Preacher” Carnes.

  • Truffle-sniffing dog one of county tour’s highlights

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Last weekend’s annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.
    S.C. Truffieres & Howell Specialty Farmz at 9010 Pryor Drive in Indian Land was a new stop on the five-year-old tour, which included 10 stops and three ancillary sites this year.

  • Citadel House dedicates its building today

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    The Citadel House, a 90-day emergency shelter with supportive services for men in Lancaster County, holds an open house and building dedication today, welcoming the public to see what the facility offers.
    The small home at 1214 Trestle Lane in the Brooklyn neighborhood, which was used as the city’s warming center last winter and has been transitioning to the new role, will welcome visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A light lunch will be served.

  • Column: We just can’t seem to avoid S.C. cronyism

    The state’s Judicial Merit Selection Committee screens and nominates judicial candidates. Its members are picked by the House speaker and the Senate president pro tem. State law requires that four of the 10 members be “selected from the general public,” while the other six must be sitting legislators.
    That takes us to former Sen. Wes Hayes of Rock Hill. It’s not our intent to denigrate him in any way – for all we know, he may be an ideal JMSC member. But there are two things wrong with his recent appointment.

  • Kershaw Co. firefighter live-streams Ocean Blvd. gun battle

    Bubba Hinson, a Kershaw County volunteer firefighter, has been barraged with calls from media outlets all over the world this week, as his terrifying video of a street shooting in the heart of Myrtle Beach has drawn more than 4 million Facebook views.
    “I’m just ready for everything to go back to normal,” he said Tuesday. “I had to charge my phone three times yesterday, and I have two batteries for it!”

  • Column: Rejecting simple, easy, wrong answers

    “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”  – H.L. Mencken
    The S.C. legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state, and our lawmakers are masters at coming up with clear, simple, wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this.
    Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to educate our children and to keep us safe. Figuring out how to pay for these things is the challenge.