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Today's News

  • Mayor Howard’s funeral today

    A service celebrating the late Lancaster Mayor John Howard’s life is 2 p.m. today, April 15, at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway.
    The family will receive visitors after the service and at other times at his daughter’s home in Fort Mill.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the Lancaster Promise Neighborhood through the Lancaster County Partners for Youth or the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.
    An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.

  • Tax deadline coming soon

    If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, now is the time to do so.
    They must be filed by midnight April 17. This is the absolute, drop-dead deadline when the IRS will quit accepting filings electronically. If you file by mail, as long as your return is postmarked before the deadline, it will be accepted.
    The date is traditionally April 15, but when it falls on a weekend it is pushed to the following Monday. This year it was pushed to Tuesday, April 17, because Washington, D.C., is celebrating its emancipation holiday on Monday.

  • Looks like we’re in for nasty weather

    Power outages are possible today, April 15, as severe weather moves across the Carolinas.
    According to the National Weather Service, a cold front is expected to bring severe thunderstorms into the Western Carolinas and across the Eastern Carolinas during the day.
    Strong winds are expected, with gusts up to 35-40 mph and sustained winds of 15-20 mph. Rainfall totals could reach between 1 and 2 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

  • ‘Success Starts Today’ says author

    Altheresa Goode Howard, a local pastor and inspirational speaker, has co-written a book on personal empowerment and success, titled “Success Starts Today.”
    Celebrity Press published the book March 22, which also features content from Jack Canfield – a world-renowned entrepreneur, professional speaker and best-selling author – and other contributors.
    Howard was chosen as a co-writer because of her own commitment to professional success and her expertise in the motivational speaking industry.

  • ‘Death Ahoy’ – Murder mystery on the high seas

    Folks in Lancaster will have a chance to try their hand at being detectives Thursday as part of an evening of entertainment with “Death Ahoy,” an audience-interactive investigation into the mysterious death of Sunny Sails, cruise director on the good ship “Legendary Carnival.”
    Each audience member will become part of an investigative team and work with the chief detective to question suspects and help figure out “whodunit.” Cast members of the Charlotte Murder Mystery Company portray the chief detective and suspects.

  • Bright Light Baptist offers messages of hope

    The women’s ministry of Bright Light Baptist Church of Heath Springs is hosting a free survivor-themed conference from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21.
    “This conference is to let women know we are all survivors of something,” said Bright Light Baptist spokeswoman and deaconess Beverly Cunningham. “And through God, all things are possible if we just have faith.”

  • 2 arrested in Lancaster man’s killing

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the Tuesday afternoon murder of Lancaster resident Mardarius Bailey.
    Bailey was found shot near the intersection of S.C. 5 and Adnah Church Road in Rock Hill when he flagged down a Highway Patrol officer, seeking medical attention.
    Bailey died at the scene, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.

  • The fun is back!

    The revamped playground at Stevens Park in Kershaw opened Thursday afternoon.

  • City eyes Main St. ‘road diet’

    Changes could be coming this year to the lane configuration on part of Main Street.
    Lancaster City Council gave its unanimous approval Tuesday to a proposed “road diet” that would turn the current four-lane section of Main Street from Woodland Drive to Barr Street into two lanes with a center turn lane.
    A “road diet” is a lane reduction with the goal of improving safety and to provide additional space for other modes of travel, explained City Administrator Flip Hutfles.

  • Cost estimates too low for sidewalks near ILMS

    Lancaster County and school district officials may have to start over on a plan to build sidewalks near Indian Land Middle School on River Road.
    County Administrator Steve Willis told Lancaster County Council members Monday that S.C. Department of Transportation cost estimates for the project were too low.
    “They gave us inaccurate cost data,” Willis said. “It should’ve been more, but I don’t have the final figures yet.”