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Today's News

  • Kershaw: County should take Stevens Park

    In a money-saving move, the town of Kershaw is asking the county to take over ownership and most of the operating costs of Stevens Park. 
    Kershaw Town Council voted 6-0 Monday night, with councilman Eddie Coates absent, for a “memorandum of understanding” outling the town’s proposal.

  • Data breach might affect 374K Duke customers

    As many as 374,000 Duke Energy customers may be affected by a personal-data breach at a company that the utility used for nine years to process some payments.
    On Dec. 1, PayPal announced that TIO Networks, a company recently acquired by PayPal, had an information breach possibly involving 1.6 million of its customers. Of those 1.6 million, 374,000 are Duke Energy customers.

  • Meeting Street center unveils upgrades

    With extensive renovations and repairs finished, the Lancaster Community Center on East Meeting Street is holding a community meeting this weekend to show off the improvement and talk about new programs.
    The meeting, at 3 p.m. Sunday, will update the community about the progress the center has made, as well as introduce new board members.

  • Sewer repairs diverting some downtown traffic

    The city of Lancaster is wrapping-up multiple, small sewer repairs in the area around City Hall.
    The intersection of Arch and French streets was closed because of the construction on Thursday. Crews reopened the intersection Friday. More closures might occur as crews move around downtown.

  • They're having a ball!

    Lancaster SPCA held its first Fur Ball Dec. 2 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building. The event featured dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefited the LSPCA’s vetting costs, critical needs and spay and neuter program.

  • Van Wyck kicks off Christmas

     In its first year as a town, Van Wyck will be ringing in the holiday spirit this weekend with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday and candle-lighting worship event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The parade will celebrate South Carolina’s youngest town with Mayor Sean Corcoran and town council members Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins as grand marshals.

  • A new destination for Gonzie’s bikes

    It’s the start of Christmas season, so you know what Gonzie Mackey is doing – packing his little shop on Great Falls Highway with bicycles destined to be presents.
    That’s what Mackey has been doing for the past eight years with his charity – Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids. Bikes line the floors, walls and ceiling of his workshop, with lots of shiny chrome and glistening new paint jobs.
    But this year is different, because all the bikes he has collected so far are going to Texas hurricane victims.

  • Why isn’t IL town vote moving ahead?

    Two months after approval of their plan by a key legislative committee in Columbia, the leaders of Indian land’s incorporation effort have yet to take the next step toward a public vote on the issue.
    County election officials say Panhandle residents are expressing concern about when, how and where the voting will take place, and who will be responsible for assuring its accuracy.

  • Woman gets 5-year term for killing son in refrigerator

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Angela Renee Blackwell, the Chester woman who confessed to killing her newborn last year by putting him in a refrigerator, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday.
    Blackwell, 28, appeared before Circuit Judge Dan Hall at the Chester County Courthouse. She pleaded guilty to infliction of great bodily harm in the death of her 4-day-old son William David Paul Lewis.

  • City denies church’s request to waive debt

    Lancaster City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to deny Victory Tabernacle AME Zion Church’s request to have $1,100 in land-clearing fees forgiven.
    Council members Gonzie Mackey, Kenny Hood, Linda Blackmon, Mayor Pro Tem Tamara Green Garris and Mayor John Howard voted against the motion, and council members Hazel Taylor and Sara Eddins voted for it.
    The church was denied the waiver because the city had already granted the church a waiver previously. The city has a one-time waiver policy.