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Today's News

  • Schools plan to hire next superintendent by mid-April

    Lancaster County School District officials have laid out the process and timeline for hiring the next school superintendent, and they hope to pick the new person by mid-April.
    Dr. Gene Moore announced last month that he will retire July 31.
    “We need someone to come in and take it by the reins,” said board Chairman Bobby Parker. “Our school district is going to attract a number of applicants. We are looking at a good future.”

  • Kershaw puts $99K more into industrial park

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is investing another $99,000 to help develop an industrial park in the southern part of the county.
    Town council unanimously voted Jan. 23 to pay the engineering firm Carlisle Associates to design plans for the site, which is just north of the town limits along Railroad Avenue and the start of North Matson Street.
    The money is coming from the town’s dedicated economic development fund.

  • Lancaster man held on heroin charge

    A Lancaster man was arrested Tuesday after police received a tip that he was selling drugs from a local motel room.
    Randy Chad Adams, 36, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. He was arrested at the Carriage Inn, 1100 N. Main St.
    Lancaster Police Department investigators seized from Adams’ room a total of 1.82 grams of heroin in six separate packages for resale, along with five Xanax pills.

  • House panel OKs increasing gas tax

    COLUMBIA – A bill that raises the state’s 16-cents-per-gallon gas tax to 26 cents over five years passed the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday and is now headed to the House floor.
    If passed, the gas-tax hike, along with several other proposed fees, eventually would generate an additional $600 million a year to address the state’s deteriorated roads and bridges.

  • New details in high-profile murder cases

    New details emerged Thursday in some of the area’s highest-profile murder cases, as suspects appeared at  bond hearings in Lancaster County General Sessions Court.
    Appearing before Circuit Judge Casey Manning were Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden and Chris Jawan Glass, two of the four defendants in the April 2016 drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land.
    Also appearing in court was Arkevous Jimon Cauthen, charged in the May 2016 killings of Sandra Johnson and John Harden Duncan in Heath Springs.

  • Rural roads must be made safer, DOT secretary says

    From release

    S.C. Transportation Secretary Christy Hall has proposed spending at least $50 million a year to reduce the high death toll on South Carolina’s roads.
    Hall made her presentation last month at a meeting of the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission in Columbia. Hall told the commissioners that improving safety on roads in the rural areas of the state should be the top priority for any new funding.

  • Agency helps seniors determine SNAP eligibility

    From release

    The Catawba Area Agency on Aging will use a recent grant to help seniors struggling to buy groceries apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stretch their food budgets.
    The program, part of a National Council on Aging  nationwide effort, addresses the millions of Americans 65 and over who face a double whammy: fixed incomes and rising food costs.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Lancaster Pride clean up resumes

    Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood clean up resumes at 9 a.m. Feb. 18 at Glorious Resurrection of Life Ministries, 289 E. Brooklyn Ave.

    Upcoming area blood drives

    American Red Cross

    - 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Freedom Free Will Baptist Church, 1697 N. Rocky River Road.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Chinese auction set for Feb. 18

    A Chinese auction is 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Christian Assembly Worship Center, 542 Highway 9 Bypass East. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for an envelope of 25 tickets, or purchase four envelopes and get the fifth one free. Food will be served. Proceeds benefit the Marriage by Design ministry. For details, call Rich Larson at (803) 968-6507 or Lola Larson at (803) 427-6092.

    Musician appreciation

  • News Briefs

    Kershaw Town Council meets

    The Kershaw Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kershaw Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw.

    County planning commission meets

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

    County school board to meet