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Today's News

  • Tips for keeping your cat calm

    Statepoint Media

    The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such disruptive things as summer thunderstorms and road trips.

    And unfortunately behavioral issues are the No. 1 reason for euthanasia in dogs and cats, resulting in the death of about 15 million pets each year.

  • Faulty sprinkler, vandals damage buildings

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Educational facilities at three locations in Lancaster were damaged last month, one by equipment failure and two others by vandals.

    The first incident occurred inside the University of South Carolina’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on July 10 when a fire sprinkler broke in a classroom.

  • Faulty sprinkler, vandals damage buildings

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Educational facilities at three locations in Lancaster were damaged last month, one by equipment failure and two others by vandals.

    The first incident occurred inside the University of South Carolina’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on July 10 when a fire sprinkler broke in a classroom.

  • Second local resident wins Palmetto Cash 5

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A second Lancaster County resident has struck it big with a wining $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 lottery ticket in the July 29 drawing.

    The unidentified Lancaster man said he bought the $2 ticket on a hunch at the In & Out Mart in Pageland.

    “Something told me to get a ticket,” the man told lottery officials.

  • Police charge alleged burglar with attempted murder for trying to run over homeowner

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A traffic stop last month ended in the arrest of a Lancaster man on multiple charges, including attempted murder.

    Christian Angel Pagan, 20, 2389 Mackey Road, was charged July 19 with attempted murder, burglary, third offense simple possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, according to multiple Lancaster Police Department incident reports.

  • Keer America starts hiring process for plant

     From Release

    Keer America, which is completing construction on its 230,000-square-foot textile spinning facility in Indian Land, has listed several positions with ReadySC to begin the training and hiring process.

    The initial list of jobs are the first of more than 160 positions expected to be filled in the coming weeks and months as Keer completes the facility and begins operations in the first quarter of 2015.

  • 40 percent of county bridges substandard

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    South Carolina’s efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges have improved by $50 million due to recent funding, but still, one in five of the state’s bridges remain substandard, according to a report released July 30 by AAA Carolinas.

    The S.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for more than 9,200 bridges of which 1,828 are considered substandard, the release said. 

  • Emails show how talks sour

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A series of emails spanning six months of talks between Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell and I-77 Alliance Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell  shed light on the events surrounding Lancaster County’s rejection from membership in the alliance. 

    The records obtained last month by The Lancaster News.

  • AJ’s Sowell signs to play at Erskine

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior guard Dareisha Sowell returned to her prep alma mater for one final shining moment Friday, Aug. 8.

    Sowell, a five-year starter for the Lady Volunteers, was back in Big Orange Country to secure her future, signing with Erskine College to play basketball for the Flying Fleet.

  • Coaches reviews mixed

     

    Reviews were mixed for two high school head football coaches following the first scrimmages of the season for teams Friday, Aug. 8.

    Indian Land High coach Mike Mayer said he was pleased with the Warriors’ overall effort in a rain-shortened 90-minute session at C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia.