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Today's News

  • Native American Studies Center gets $10,000 donation

    USC Lancaster

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center has received a $10,000 donation from OceanaGold/Haile Operation, which will sponsor four speakers for the monthly Lunch and Learn programs, held the third Friday of each month in the center’s galleries.  
    The four Lunch and Learn programs include:
    April 20: Dr. Katherine Osburn, Arizona State University, “The ‘Identified Full-Bloods’ in Mississippi: Race and Choctaw Identity, 1898-1918.”

  • What’s next for Van Wyck?

    With the rejection of the proposed Indian Land incorporation, the pressure on the town of Van Wyck to aggressively annex has finally subsided.
    But local officials say there is no plan for the town to stop its continuing annexation push.
    “It definitely has relieved the pressure,” said Town Administrator Linda Vaughan. “But we still have people interested in annexing, and as long as we have anyone to petition to annex, we’ll do that.”
    Councilman Xavier Kee agrees.

  • African pro-life activist to speak

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the Women’s Enrichment Center and the Fatherhood Project are partnering to host the internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist Obianuju “Uju” Ekeocha next week.

  • One arrested in Lancaster man’s shooting death

    A Lancaster man was killed in a shooting Tuesday in York County.
    The victim was identified as Mardarius Bailey, 23, of Lancaster, said Chris Westover, York County chief deputy coroner.
    York County detectives arrested Tyler Wayne Montgomery, 19, today in connection with the shooting death.
    A S.C. Highway Patrol officer discovered Bailey, who had been shot and needed medical attention, about 4:45 p.m. April 10 at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Adnah Church Road in Rock Hill.

  • Norman cleared by law enforcement officials

    Investigation? Not so fast.
    Despite formal requests from the S.C. Democratic Party on Monday to investigate and prosecute District 5 Congressman Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) for pulling out a loaded gun at an April 5 campaign event in Rock Hill, state law enforcement officials have concluded the incident does not merit legal action.

  • To merge or not to merge?

    For the second time in eight years, local leaders are considering merging the Lancaster Police Department’s 911 center with the county’s emergency communications system in an effort to save money.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the county has been approached by the city about a possible consolidation.
    City of Lancaster Administrator Flip Hutfles said the goal of any sort of consolidation is an enhanced, safe and economically efficient service.

  • ‘It’s time to play’

    KERSHAW – It’s about to get a lot busier at Stevens Park. Its centerpiece – a revamped $375,000 destination playground – will reopen at 2 p.m. Thursday when the ribbon gets cut. 
    And supporters of the one-year-long rebuilding effort hope kids will be there in droves ready to explore and play.
    “It exceeds what anyone would’ve thought,” said Beverly Timmons, general coordinator for the Kershaw Community Park Council.

  • Police seek help in finding slot thief

    The Lancaster Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever is fishing checks and cash out of drop boxes and mail slots at local apartment complexes and businesses.
    The suspect – described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, about 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing between 200 and 225 pounds – may be driving a dark Chevrolet 1500 extended-cab pickup with cat-eye- style headlights, according to a police department release. The pickup may have a toolbox with a railing on top of it.

  • SCDOT recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week

    S.C. Department of Transportation

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week in conjunction with state transportation departments across the nation.
    National Work Zone Awareness Week started April 9. The recognition is held at this time each year to bring attention to motorists and highway workers, who are both at risk in work zones when safety is not practiced.
    SCDOT has launched a year-long work-zone safety campaign called “Let ’Em Work, Let ’Em Live.”

  • Winds whip Buford blaze

    Four volunteer fire departments raced to New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Buford at mid-afternoon Friday when a fire destroyed a storage shed and spread to nearby woods. Thick smoke and ash covered the area as firefighters from Buford, Antioch, Tradesville, Rich Hill and Lancaster County Fire Rescue scrambled to douse flames fed by strong winds, with assistance from an S.C. forestry crew. They were on the scene for about two hours. No one was injured. The church was not damaged, and no other structures were threatened.