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Today's News

  • County OKs 2nd reading on $47.9 million budget

    Lancaster County Council unanimously passed the second reading of its $47.9 million 2016-17 budget Monday night.
    Among the highlights: the Department of Social Services will receive funding to expand, a career ladder will be implemented at the County Detention Center, and telecommunication officers will get salary increases.

  • 2 men arrested with drugs near Clinton Elementary

    Two Lancaster men were arrested on drug charges Thursday at a home near Clinton Elementary School.
    Demario Randell Buchanon, 33, of 622 North Market Street, was arrested at his home, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Antonius Lamaz Thompson, 33, of Lancaster, was also arrested there.

  • Lancaster woman hurt in fiery wreck

    A Lancaster woman, who highway patrol officials said was driving drunk, was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday night on John Everall Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Tabitha Hinson Cudd, 27, was traveling east on John Everall Road in a 2004 Toyota SUV when she ran off the side of the roadway near Robin Road and struck a tree head-on.
    Miller said Cudd, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown through the front windshield and the SUV caught fire.  

  • Washington was here

    In 1791, 59-year-old George Washington found himself in an unusual Southern quandary, according to historians Louise Pettus and Martha Bishop.
    The American Revolutionary War hero and first president was being worshipped, backslapped, saluted, wined and dined by the upper crust of the young nation, but an air of genuine distrust of anyone in government still permeated the Carolina backcountry.

  • Buford wins softball title

    The Lady Jackets are South Carolina’s queen bees of Class AA softball.
    Buford High School, in a winner-take-all game, brought home the state softball championship Friday night with a 2-1 win over Dillon at South Florence High School.
    It was Buford’s first Class AA softball crown. The school won a state softball championship once before, in 2009, when Buford was in Class A.

  • Partiers pack Main Street as soggy weather eases up

    While the 2016 Red Rose Festival got off to a soggy start Friday, Main Street was a busy, vibrant place Saturday.
    By lunchtime, the Ferris Wheel was turning, with riders waiting in line.
    “I’m so glad the rain’s not here,” said Mark Barrett, who was manning the Christian Services information tent. “It’s starting to break up and the skies are getting brighter.”
    Children of all ages were enjoying the downtown fun.

  • Remember When: Summer’s here: Clean porches, open windows, stow itchy undies

    The change of seasons was an old family tradition when I was growing up, something that happened the same way every time.
    It would be almost the middle of May, with a few really hot days already, but Mama had her way of doing things and nothing ever seemed to change.
    To tell the truth, I was a-itching and a-sweating, still stuck in my thick, itchy winter underwear. And that wool double blanket was still between the sheets.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Summer library programs kick off

    The Lancaster County Library and Kershaw Branch Library will begin their summer events with the summer reading kick off party for all ages from 2 to 5 p.m. today in Kershaw at 3855 Fork Hill Road and from 2 to 6 p.m. June 2 in Lancaster at 313 S. White St. To see a schedule and details of library events for children, teens and adults, visit www.lanclib.org.

    Summer concert series kicks off

  • Church News

    Vacation Bible Schools

    - Carolinas Cowboy Church will have VBS at 9 a.m. June 4 at the Ben Snipes Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Road. Registration is 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Code of the West – Settin’ Things Right.” For details, call (704) 282-6519.

  • News Briefs

    County planners to meet June 2

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. June 2, in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

    This will be the group’s monthly workshop to discuss the agenda for its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 21. For details, call (803) 285-6005.

    County Fire Commission meets

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 2 in Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place.