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Today's News

  • Terri Ledbetter fundraiser collecting money for accessible picnic shelter

    Terri Ledbetter loved music and she loved her friends at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (CLDSN). Nearly two years ago, she died unexpectedly at age 43.

    For the past 18 months, her family and friends have been raising money to build a covered, handicap-accessible picnic shelter at the CLDSN workshop where her friends can enjoy fresh air, music and a little freedom.

  • Log truck slams into minivan in IL

    A Lancaster woman and her child were injured Tuesday when a log truck rammed their minivan at an intersection that Indian Land emergency personnel say is one of the community’s most dangerous.
    Injured in the accident at U.S. 521 and S.C. 75 was Heather Pepper, 39, of Lancaster and her 6-year-old child.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said both were restrained, Pepper in a seatbelt, the child in a car seat. They were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Lancaster woman dies from burns in house fire

    A Lancaster woman died early Thursday from injuries she received in a house fire last Saturday morning.
    The woman’s husband was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital earlier this week where he remains, according to a family member.
    Cynthia Bowers, 57, of 1930 Edgeport Drive, died at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., early Thursday morning, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese Knight.
    Bowers was flown to the burn center with extensive burns Saturday following the fire at her home that morning.

  • LPD downgrades training officer position

    The Lancaster Police Department’s training and compliance officer position will be reduced in rank from lieutenant to sergeant, a move that will save taxpayers about $2,000 a year.
    City council unanimously approved the reclassification at its meeting Tuesday night.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant, a former training officer himself, recommended the change, noting the position had historically been that of a sergeant. The change in rank was increased from sergeant to lieutenant in 2013.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Zion UMC Chinese auction

    Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, will hold a Chinese auction at 6 p.m. April 22. 

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 or buy four and get one free. Prizes include gift cards, door prizes and free food. Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund. For details, call (803) 283-7195 or (803) 285-3864.

    First Washington brotherhood event

  • News Briefs

     County council meets April 24

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. April 24 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    Kershaw Town Council meets

    The Kershaw Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. April 24 at Kershaw Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw.

    Discovery School board to meet

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Jabberwock pageant April 22

    Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host the 2017 Jabberwock pageant at 6 p.m. April 22 in the Lancaster High School auditorium. The theme is “Motown-Dancing with Heart and Soul.”

    Community Playhouse presents Hairspray

  • Column: S.C. choice: Ideology or better roads

    For the last several years, plans to properly fund the maintenance and expansion of our state’s roads have been short-circuited in the S.C. Senate by road-plan opponents.
    Due to their stubbornness, only piecemeal solutions – the legislative equivalent of I-95’s stop-and-go traffic – have been advanced.

  • No. 7 LHS to host region field

    The Lancaster High School golf team will put its unbeaten links mark on the line Monday when the Bruins host the Region III-AAAA golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Lancaster, ranked seventh in the latest Class AAAA poll by the SC Golf Coaches,  is 15-0.

    Lancaster swept a tri-match with Westwood High School of Blythewood and Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill to close out regular-season play.

  • Vols booters seek solid finish

    The Andrew Jackson High School boys soccer team, at 4-11-1 on the season, is hopeful for a solid finish to earn a Class AA Upper State playoff berth this spring.

    The Vols, under second-year head coach Alex Tarque, are young with only one senior, first-year player Seth Hinson.

    “We are a young team with a senior, two juniors, and the rest freshman and sophomores,” Tarque said. “On our junior varsity soccer team, we have a freshman and the rest are eighth and seventh graders.