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Today's News

  • Christmas cheer, blankets for White Oak residents

    Two churches brought warmth and gifts to White Oak Manor Tuesday afternoon. Outside, skies were overcast with temperatures in the low 40s, but the mood inside was bright and cheerful.
    Christ Episcopal Church brought personal-care items and the Scrap Happy Quilters of Osceola United Methodist Church brought warm, colorful fleece blankets.
    “It means so much when people in the community visit, especially during Christmas,” said Jennifer Barton, the nursing home’s activity director.

  • Bond set for woman charged in newborn’s death

    Landmark News Service

    Angela Renee Blackwell, the Chester woman whose newborn son died last February after he was placed in  a refrigerator for three hours, has been freed from jail on $25,000 bond.
    Judge Keith Kelly granted the bond after a hearing last week at the Chester County Courthouse.
    Blackwell, 27, was charged in August with homicide by child abuse in the death of her 4-day-old son, William David Paul Lewis.

  • 80-year-old’s purse grabbed outside hospital

    An 80-year-old woman had her purse stolen Dec. 16 as she was walking to her car in the Springs Memorial Hospital parking lot.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the woman, who was not hurt, told officers she walked out of the SMH lobby just before 5:30 p.m. and was headed to her car in the parking lot when a man approached her and snatched the purse from her left arm.
    The report said the suspect, who was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket and jeans, then ran across Meeting Street between two homes and disappeared.

  • Sun City angel tree fulfills holiday wishes

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

  • Heath Springs votes to split hospitality tax with county

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to partner with Lancaster County to equally split the hospitality tax generated in Heath Springs.
    Mayor Ann Taylor was not at the meeting.
    Beginning Jan. 1, the hospitality tax will be applied to prepared food, beverage and alcohol sales in bars, restaurants, convenience stores with grills and other establishments in the Heath Springs corporate town limits.

  • $37K in jewels missing from pants pocket in woman’s closet

    A Lancaster woman reported the theft of nearly $37,000 worth of jewelry from her home sometime between Thanksgiving and Dec. 7, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The 74-year-old Standing Timber Lane resident told the reporting deputy she had what was described as “very pricey jewelry” that she wore on occasion and otherwise kept hidden in the pocket of a pair of pants in her master bedroom closet.

  • Jockeying for Mulvaney seat begins

    With Donald Trump’s nomination of Mick Mulvaney to be  White House budget director, speculation has begun over who might run for the U.S. House District 5 seat.
    Senate Democrats have said they intend to grill Trump’s nominees, but confirmation isn’t expected to be a problem for the Indian Land Republican, a budget hawk elected to his fourth House term last month.

  • The scoop on Santa

    The Santa experts have finally spoken.
    They’ve given the inside scoop on what a Christmas Eve sleigh ride around the world really entails.
    They know exactly how many presents are loaded onto Santa’s sleigh before he takes off. His favorite cookie to eat and what he does after making his Christmas Eve rounds.
    These experts can be found in the classrooms of North and Brooklyn Springs elementary schools.

  • Column: 2014 reform failed to shift control from lawmakers

    In early 2014, Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that was supposed to reform state government. It created the Department of Administration and moved the Budget and Control Board’s functions under the governor’s control.
    The bill was widely hailed as historic, and the governor signed it with much fanfare. Yet nearly three years later, somehow it has been almost completely forgotten.
    Why? Perhaps because the bill changed so little.

  • Column: A child needs you: Volunteer for Guardian ad Litem work

    The holidays are upon us. Do you have a “wish list?” If so, what’s on your list? New clothes? Jewelry? Maybe the latest smartphone?
    What if your wish was not for material things? What if your wish was to be able to have a home where you are loved and protected? What if your wish was to see your brothers and sisters and play together again?
    These are the wishes of many S.C. children living in foster care. Fortunately, you can help make their wishes come true by volunteering for the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program.