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Today's News

  • AA stars district champs

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Class AA all-stars captured the district championship with a 15-3 win over Gaffney National in Blacksburg on Wednesday, June 24.

    The Lancaster AA stars, ages 7-8, went unbeaten in four games, outscoring their foes, 63-4.

  • Scrambled eggs, with a side of confusion

    What exactly am I eating?
    That’s the question I pondered as I took a big bite from a strangely adorned slice of pizza one morning on my way to work.
    ‘Pizza for breakfast?,’ you might ask. Well, stop your judging for just a minute and let me explain. It’s not what you think.

  • Yard of Month selection ‘dream come true’ for Mangums

    Sue and Michael Mangum have lived at 136 Evergreen Road for the last 20 years. During this time they have enjoyed keeping their yard well-manicured, neat and full of seasonal blooms. Until now, little did they know that others admired their yard, too. They received an unprecedented five nominations for Yard of the Month recently.  
    After learning of these nominations and viewing the yard herself, Elaine Atkins with Leaf and Petal Garden Club agreed and selected the Mangums’ yard as the June Yard of the Month.

  • Jobless rate up in May

    Overall unemployment in the Palmetto State has experienced a trend where figures have consistently dropped, according to May employment data released June 19 from S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW).
    The number of working South Carolinians reached an estimated high of more than 2.1 million people, the data said.
    Thousands of people have found work since May 2014.
    “I’m encouraged that 65,000 more South Carolinians are working today than a year ago,” said DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton.

  • School board approves budget

    Bus driver raises, technology upgrades and new classrooms for Indian Land Middle School will all be funded in the newly approved Lancaster County School District 2015-16 budget.
    With a unanimous show of hands, and no comments from the public, members of the Lancaster County school board approved the district’s fiscal year 2015-16 operating and debt services budgets on Tuesday night, June 23.

  • Lancaster Rotary celebrates 75 years

    The Lancaster Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with fanfare and fun Thursday, June 25, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center.
    Susan Rowell, outgoing club president, welcomed the crowd of more than 75 to the momentous occasion.
    A proclamation was presented to the club by fellow Rotarians, Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy and Councilwoman Charlene McGriff. The proclamation declared June 25 Rotary Day in Lancaster County.

  • County sets new budget

    Following yet another back-and-forth discussion about funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., county officials gave final approval to the county’s 2015-16 fiscal budget on Monday, June 22.
    Despite ultimately voting against providing additional funds to LCEDC, besides what has already been allocated ($392,351), council unanimously approved the budget during the meeting.
    The total estimated budget for the 2015-16 general fund is $44,906,126, with the general fund millage increasing from last year’s 78 mills to 80.8 mills.

  • City council members explain vote

    During last week’s Lancaster city council meeting, an amendment was added during the budget approval process to remove $10,000 from the municipality’s $23.8 million 2015-16 fiscal budget.
    That amount funds Community Powerhouse, a church-based program.
    Some council members argued that funding a religious organization with taxpayer money is prohibited by state law.
    However, the majority of council said the money was for a church-based program which benefits the public as a whole.

  • Police, Fire, EMS: June 28, 2015

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reports:
    • A county deputy had to fire his weapon at a dog June 20 that sent a Lancaster woman to the emergency room.

  • S.C. jobs are in jeopardy

    For more than 50 years, Morrison Textile Machinery has been a major employer in the Lancaster County area, a region that is growing at a rapid pace.

    Lancaster is the fastest-growing county in South Carolina and the 26th fastest in the United States. York County is the fourth fastest-growing in the state and 68the fastest in the United States.