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Today's News

  • Lancaster Rotary celebrates 75 years

    The Lancaster Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with fanfare and fun Thursday, June 25, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center.
    Susan Rowell, outgoing club president, welcomed the crowd of more than 75 to the momentous occasion.
    A proclamation was presented to the club by fellow Rotarians, Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy and Councilwoman Charlene McGriff. The proclamation declared June 25 Rotary Day in Lancaster County.

  • County sets new budget

    Following yet another back-and-forth discussion about funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., county officials gave final approval to the county’s 2015-16 fiscal budget on Monday, June 22.
    Despite ultimately voting against providing additional funds to LCEDC, besides what has already been allocated ($392,351), council unanimously approved the budget during the meeting.
    The total estimated budget for the 2015-16 general fund is $44,906,126, with the general fund millage increasing from last year’s 78 mills to 80.8 mills.

  • City council members explain vote

    During last week’s Lancaster city council meeting, an amendment was added during the budget approval process to remove $10,000 from the municipality’s $23.8 million 2015-16 fiscal budget.
    That amount funds Community Powerhouse, a church-based program.
    Some council members argued that funding a religious organization with taxpayer money is prohibited by state law.
    However, the majority of council said the money was for a church-based program which benefits the public as a whole.

  • Police, Fire, EMS: June 28, 2015

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reports:
    • A county deputy had to fire his weapon at a dog June 20 that sent a Lancaster woman to the emergency room.

  • S.C. jobs are in jeopardy

    For more than 50 years, Morrison Textile Machinery has been a major employer in the Lancaster County area, a region that is growing at a rapid pace.

    Lancaster is the fastest-growing county in South Carolina and the 26th fastest in the United States. York County is the fourth fastest-growing in the state and 68the fastest in the United States.

  • Focus on victims’ families, then on Confederate flag

    I would like to start by saying that I am disappointed that the conversation in South Carolina – largely driven by those outside our state – has been focused on a flag, rather than the victims of a heinous crime and their courageous and forgiving families.

    While I always welcome debate on a divisive issue, I prefer that debate not come on the heels of a tragedy before the victims have even been laid to rest.

  • Did city council vote break state law?

    Did four members of Lancaster City Council break state law this week when they voted to give $10,000 in public taxpayer money from the municipality’s general fund to a religious entity?

  • County in first level of drought

    Lancaster County is among 28 counties in the Palmetto State that are in the first stage of a drought.

  • Firefighters battle blaze, heat

    Heat was an issue as Lancaster County firefighters battled a house fire in the Riverside community on Wednesday, June 24, that claimed the life of two pets.

  • The path to healing

    Black and white Lancaster Christians united hearts and hands this week to honor the memory of the victims murdered June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a 21-year-old white man.