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Today's News

  • Controversies surround, derail I-77 Alliance vote

    Accusations of hidden agendas and leaked confidential information were lobbed from both sides as talks between Lancaster County and I-77 Alliance officials fell apart earlier this year, according to a series of emails released last month. 

  • Overlay designed to slow traffic

    If you commute to Charlotte or regularly travel on U.S. 521, you might want to contact members of Lancaster County Council and ask what they are doing.

    They passed the Panhandle Highway Corridor Overlay District so they could fix it. Now is the time to fix it.

    Often it has been said, the devil is in the details.

    “Our goal is by bringing the buildings forward, creating landscaping, it’s going to slow down the traffic,” said the county’s consultant from North Carolina.

  • A place that seldom rests

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    athy Taylor never thought she’d be a farmer. She worked in offices her whole life, most recently spending eight years working for Mar Mac Wire in McBee as an accounts payable clerk. But when she was laid off from that job in 2004, her life changed in a way she couldn’t have imagined.

  • Tips for keeping your cat calm

    Statepoint Media

    The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such disruptive things as summer thunderstorms and road trips.

    And unfortunately behavioral issues are the No. 1 reason for euthanasia in dogs and cats, resulting in the death of about 15 million pets each year.

  • Faulty sprinkler, vandals damage buildings

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Educational facilities at three locations in Lancaster were damaged last month, one by equipment failure and two others by vandals.

    The first incident occurred inside the University of South Carolina’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on July 10 when a fire sprinkler broke in a classroom.

  • Faulty sprinkler, vandals damage buildings

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Educational facilities at three locations in Lancaster were damaged last month, one by equipment failure and two others by vandals.

    The first incident occurred inside the University of South Carolina’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on July 10 when a fire sprinkler broke in a classroom.

  • Second local resident wins Palmetto Cash 5

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A second Lancaster County resident has struck it big with a wining $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 lottery ticket in the July 29 drawing.

    The unidentified Lancaster man said he bought the $2 ticket on a hunch at the In & Out Mart in Pageland.

    “Something told me to get a ticket,” the man told lottery officials.

  • Police charge alleged burglar with attempted murder for trying to run over homeowner

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A traffic stop last month ended in the arrest of a Lancaster man on multiple charges, including attempted murder.

    Christian Angel Pagan, 20, 2389 Mackey Road, was charged July 19 with attempted murder, burglary, third offense simple possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, according to multiple Lancaster Police Department incident reports.

  • Keer America starts hiring process for plant

     From Release

    Keer America, which is completing construction on its 230,000-square-foot textile spinning facility in Indian Land, has listed several positions with ReadySC to begin the training and hiring process.

    The initial list of jobs are the first of more than 160 positions expected to be filled in the coming weeks and months as Keer completes the facility and begins operations in the first quarter of 2015.

  • 40 percent of county bridges substandard

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    South Carolina’s efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges have improved by $50 million due to recent funding, but still, one in five of the state’s bridges remain substandard, according to a report released July 30 by AAA Carolinas.

    The S.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for more than 9,200 bridges of which 1,828 are considered substandard, the release said.