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Today's News

  • Tax breaks detailed for new employer

    A home décor distributor that is expanding into Lancaster County won’t have to pay its full share of county taxes for 10 years as an incentive.
    Unique Looms announced in May that it was creating 300-plus jobs in the next four years. Of those, 245 are new jobs and about 90 are moving here from York County. Unique Looms also has locations in downtown Fort Mill and near Carowinds.
    “They’re a great company,” said Jamie Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director, noting that Unique Looms plans to invest $4 million here.

  • 2 Democrats running for governor

    Two Democrats say they are running to challenge Republican Gov. Henry McMaster when he runs in 2018.
    S.C. Rep. James Smith of Columbia announced his candidacy Monday, and Charleston businessman Phil Noble will officially unveil his plans Wednesday, according to the Charleston Post and Courier. Noble will challenge Smith for the minority party’s nomination.
    Besides McMaster, three Republicans have declared their candidacies – Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, former state agency head Catherine Templeton, and former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill.

  • Archie Parnell again seeks 5th District seat

    Archie Parnell, who lost a close special election for the 5th Congressional District in June, will run again in 2018, he announced Monday.
    The Sumter Democrat will challenge incumbent Republican Ralph Norman, who won the seat after Mick Mulvaney vacated it to become President Trump’s budget director.

  • IL lottery ticket worth $200,000

    One lucky customer at an Indian Land convenience store has won $200,000 from an S.C. Education Lottery Palmetto Cash 5 ticket purchased for Monday’s drawing.
    The winning ticket was purchased at a QuikTrip on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land. No winner had claimed the prize as of Tuesday afternoon.
    While the ticket matched all five numbers for the $100,000 prize, the ticketholder “Powered-Up” for an additional dollar. This brought the total prize to $200,000.

  • Sistare takes Pigskin Picks top spot

    Lori Sistare “Bright” is shining brightest at the peak of the Pigskin Picks this week.

    Sistare’s 13-7 week vaulted her into first place ahead of sister picker Mandy Catoe, who slipped with an 11-9 showing.

    Catoe held a one-game edge, but Sistare shot to first.

    Sistare, an avid Gamecocks fan, was happy with the USC win, but savored it in splendid fashion as the Gamecocks held on to top Rocky Top with a 15-9 road win to give her the Picks lead.

  • Washington expecting solid bodybuilding show Saturday

    Kennett Washington sports high hopes about the third annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition Saturday at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Washington, a Lancaster native, will feature divisions for men, women, college students and children.

  • Lady Bruins’ Evans AAAA Upstate tourney medalist

    Lancaster High School senior golfer Baylee Evans, playing as an individual in the Class AAAA Upper State tournament, led the field as the medalist with a 75 on Monday at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley.

    Evans, who earlier in the season finished in a tie for seventh at the High School Invitational by the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association in Beaufort with a 149 (74-75), carded a 37-38, which included two birdies.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Bristol’s for Joy festival canceled

    The Bristol’s for Joy fall festival originally scheduled for Oct. 21 has been canceled.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Union Baptist barbecue today

  • News Briefs

    Candidate hot dog luncheon

    Town of Heath Springs Mayoral Candidate E. L. Moore will host a free hot dog luncheon from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Heath Springs Town Hall, 103 Duncan St., Heath Springs.