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Today's News

  • Man charged in Baker Place assault

    A Rock Hill man has been arrested in a terrifying home invasion and attempted rape that occurred Jan. 18 in Lancaster’s Baker Place neighborhood.
    Tomtarius Malik Caldwell, 21, of Rock Hill was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Caldwell is charged in connection with an incident that happened in the 1000 block of Greenbriar Drive.

  • Chester police chief resigns unexpectedly

    Landmark News Service
    For the second time in just over a year, the City of Chester is looking for a  new police chief.
    Tammy Levister abruptly resigned from the Chester Police Department last Friday.

  • Great Falls teen hurt in accidental shooting

    A Great Falls teen was seriously injured Sunday in an accidental shooting.
    According to a report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Bailey, 25, of 5482 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, had gone to 3035 Scott Road to show his cousin, Hunter McManus, 17, of 37 Holly St., a Springfield XD .40-caliber pistol he had just bought.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    USC Lancaster student art show

    USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, will host a student art show and reception from 3:30-5 p.m. March 2 in USC Lancaster’s Founders Hall ground floor art gallery. The show will feature music by Emily Reyes and work by the students of Dianne Mahaffee, Brittany Taylor-Driggers and Frances Gardner. Refreshments will be provided. For details, call (803) 289-6473.

  • Church News

     Week Ahead

    Ash Wednesday concert March 1

    First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster, will host an Ash Wednesday organ concert by music director Marsha Roberts at 2 p.m. March 1. The concert is open to the public and refreshments will be served following the concert. For details, call the church office at (803) 283-3329.

    World day of prayer event

  • News Briefs

     Economic development meets

    The Economic Development Advisory Board meeting is 12:30 p.m. today in the Founder’s Federal Credit Union headquarters conference room, 737 Plantation Road, Lancaster.

    County planning commission meets

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. Mar. 2 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

    County fire commission meets

  • Big job fair Thursday in Fort Lawn

    From release

    FORT LAWN – With spring comes the season of job fairs. While it is a relief when local businesses are hiring again, often the bigger challenge for job seekers is finding employment beyond the status of temporary or part-time.

  • Senior Helpers receives Provider of Choice Award

    Senior Helpers

    Lancaster Senior Helpers has received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Senior Helpers is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

    The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to top-ranking home-care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. 

  • Column: Friends of Del Webb Library seeks support

    Thank you to the Indian Land community from the Friends of the Del Webb Library for another wonderful year. Because of your support of the Friends, we were able to fulfill our mission to promote and support the literary, educational and community roles of the Del Webb Library.
    The Friends ended 2016 with 381 members. In addition, we partnered with 42 businesses in the Indian Land community. These businesses support the Friends by offering discounts on goods and services to Friends members or through monetary donations. These business partnerships are ongoing and growing.

  • Column: Will S.C. force doctors to join advocacy group?

    Manufacturers such as Boeing are said to be drawn to South Carolina because it’s a right-to-work state, something state political leaders tout.
    It’s spelled out in state law: “The right of persons to work must not be denied or abridged because of membership or non-membership in a labor union or labor organization.”