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Today's News

  • One-third of city budget is mandated sewer repairs

    Complying with the terms of a time-sensitive EPA consent order to replace faulty clay sewer lines on Erwin Farm, Kings Circle, Poovey Farm and West Arch Street is exacting heavy cost on city taxpayers.
    An estimated $11.7 million of the city of Lancaster’s current $33.9 million budget for 2017-18 is earmarked to pay for sewer improvements cited in the EPA consent order.
    The deteriorated 80-year-old sewer lines were a “free gift” from Springs Mills that the city accepted in the 1960s.

  • ‘Come with me to a world of pure imagination’

    Explore Willy Wonka’s world-famous chocolate factory when the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County (CPLC) opens its production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on July 14.
    Based on the 1964 children’s book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of Charlie Bucket, a boy from a poor family who discovers one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, granting him access to an exclusive tour of Wonka’s chocolate factory.

  • Beekeeper’s book teaches life’s lessons from the hive

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Local beekeeper Don Carrier has incorporated his passion for honeybees into 28 pages of fun- and fact-filled information that will educate young people about why honeybees are so important to our environment.
    Carrier’s new book, “How Stinky Sneaker and His Family Met the Honeybees,” is full of surprises as Granddaddy Stinky Sneaker shares his stories with the rest of the Sneaker clan.

  • Suspected triggerman charged in double murder

    A Lancaster man was charged Friday with killing two men and wounding a third in a June 29 drive-by shooting at Palmetto Place Apartments.

    SLED agents arrested Demarcus Javontia Marsh in Columbia about 2:45 p.m. on two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime, Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said.

  • Exhausted searchers can’t find Jerell White

    With few clues and exhaustion setting in, dozens of rescuers late Friday ended their third day searching fields and forests for Jerell White, who vanished after an altercation at a party early Wednesday in the Primus community.
    “Everyone is worn out,” Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said. “We plan to start back… first thing” Saturday morning.
    White’s family is desperate for answers, said his uncle Eddie White.

  • Economic gut-punch didn't keep us down

    It was 10 years ago last month that Springs Industries, the backbone of Lancaster County’s economy for more than a century, announced the closing of its manufacturing operations here.
    The Fort Mill-based company, now called Springs Global, was the largest employer in Lancaster, Chester and York counties for many decades, employing as many as 18,000 here and 25,000 worldwide.

  • Heath Springs man charged in child-pornography case

    A Heath Springs man has been arrested on a child-pornography charge that will be prosecuted by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.
    James Thomas Lee Martin, 26, of 415 W. Caston St., was charged June 30 with one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

  • Panhandle fire districts raise fees

    The 2017-18 Lancaster County budget includes fire district fee increases for Panhandle residents living in the Pleasant Valley and Indian Land fire districts.
    The new fee raises the existing $75 annual fee on homes to $90 a year.
    Overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006 in the northern Panhandle Pleasant Valley district and in 2011 in the Indian Land district, the fees are intended as a way for the fire departments to keep pace with the growing needs of Lancaster County’s fastest-growing communities.

  • Sheriff issues warning on fentanyl derivatives

    The growing opioid epidemic prompted Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile this week to issue a warning to residents about the dangers of new derivatives of fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opiate.
    Faile alerted the public about two recent fentanyl offshoots, far more dangerous than the original synthetic. The two drugs are acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl.

  • Rain or shine: The work goes on

    Rain, mud and humid weather could not stop these young people looking to do a good deed. The Catawba Salkehatchie Camp worked this year to repair five area homes – one in Indian Land, two in Van Wyck and two in Fort Mill.
    Salkehatchie is a “pioneering servant ministry” working primarily with youth and adults from South Carolina’s United Methodist Conference to repair homes for those in need. The camps are held around the state from May through August, each camp lasting a week.