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Today's News

  • More than a piece of paper

    Doing the right thing and doing it the right way.

  • County jobless rate falls

    The most recent unemployment rate for Lancaster County has dropped again, mirroring the biggest one-month drop in South Carolina since officials started tracking data in 1976. 

  • Arthur Smith remained true to his roots

    Friends and family laid to rest former Kershaw resident and radio, television and music legend Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith during a private ceremony in Charlotte on Monday, April 7. 

  • Remove Obamacare burden from Americans

    At this point, it’s already clear that Obamacare is doing far more harm than good. We’ve all become familiar with the soaring premiums, lost coverage and dismal sign-up numbers. 

    Families and young people are routinely being priced out of the market, hourly workers are seeing their workweeks slashed and individuals are losing access to their doctors.

  • Is Public Service Commission secretly approving rate hikes?

    From May 2005 through Oct. 30, 2013, the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) raised the average electric bill for SCE&G residential customers 21 times.

    From October 2005 through Jan. 1, the average bill for Duke Energy Carolinas residential customers using the same amount of electricity (1,000 kilowatt hours per month) was raised 14 times, The Nerve found in a review of rates published by the state Office of Regulatory Staff.

  • Cialone kept her promise to herself

    Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    Beverly Cialone was sitting in her cubicle at her work study job at York Tech in 2002 when her office manager stopped by and casually asked Cialone what her career plans were.

    “I’m going to be an author,” Cialone said.

    “Don’t you think it’s time to put away childish dreams?” the manager asked, with a smirk on her face.

    In her early 30s, Cialone had never considered her dreams “childish.”

  • Helping small businesses

    Cherry Doster

    For The Lancaster News

    Owning a small business is not a venture for the weak at heart. It takes daily commitment, long hours, a passion to succeed and a huge amount of sweat equity. Small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community and government figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of new jobs. See Lancaster assists local businesses by contributing to conditions that enhance livability and tourism through support and creation of cultural events, promotion and business resources.

  • LCEDC discusses spec building grant

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Local economic development officials are hoping a state spec building grant could eventually help attract new companies to Lancaster County. 

    Application for a $350,000 rural product development initiative grant, which is available through a S.C. Department of Commerce program, was presented as a possible resolution during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on March 24. 

  • Moore honored at Boy Scout banquet

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Palmetto Council of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Lancaster held its Golden Eagle Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts & Sciences Building.

    The purpose for the annual event was twofold: to raise funds for scouts to attend camps and to honor a distinguished member of the community with a top-level service award in scouting.

  • Council talks grants for Keer

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Now that a major textile manufacturer has formally announced its plans to move to Indian Land, officials have secured a grant to help with infrastructure upgrades at no cost to the county.