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Today's News

  • Great Falls couple ‘cast’ from their home

    GREAT FALLS – Duke Street was filled with energy Aug. 13 as Duke Energy’s hydroelectric station continued its generation of electricity on the road below.
    The normally quiet neighborhood became an area of peak interest as people tried to catch a glimpse of what was going on.
    Why all of the commotion?
    Hollywood was back in Great Falls.

  • Congress should not deny deal with Iran

    It is time for all Americans to become familiar with the details and the consequences with the deal with Iran if Congress overturns it.

    We must first be aware this deal is not exclusively between the United States and lran. Russia, China, France,

    Germany and the UK are partners in this agreement. To deny this deal would be an embarrassment to the United States.

    Additionally, Russia and China, with possibly another European country, are ready to drop their sanctions and start trading with Iran.

  • Forests, timberlands need fair tax policies

    It’s easy to take South Carolina’s forests for granted. They cover two-thirds of the total area of the state, and the forest industry is an economic engine that brings $17.4 billion to South Carolina each year.

    The benefits of our working forests stretch well beyond rural jobs and the economy. They contribute to our quality of life through clean air and water, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.

  • Council considers on-call list

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is looking to add an after-hours/weekend answering service, but that’s to come.

    The first step of that process is coming up with an on-call contact list to get someone to respond once a problem is reported.

    At its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted to head in that direction.

  • Search on for city leader

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@

    thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster City Council met Tuesday night, Aug. 18, to receive information about the search for a new administrator.

    During the meeting, the full council heard from the committee assigned the task of finding finalists.

    The committee includes Mayor Joe Shaw and City Council members Jackie Harris and John Howard. Howard chairs the committee.

  • Woman charged with selling counterfeit items

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A sweep of the Lancaster County Flea Market on Great Falls Highway earlier this month by state and local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a vendor for selling counterfeit items ranging from DVDs to Hello Kitty watches.

    Hai Lan Kr-Luo of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with one count each of illegal distribution of recordings and transporting, transferring or distributing counterfeit items valued between $10,000 and $50,000.

  • Richburg FD wants to be ready for growth

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – If the members of the Richburg Fire Department want to know if growth is coming to their area, all they need to do is look down the road.

    To either side of the fire station, construction is happening – new buildings are being built and existing industries are expanding and upgrading. The fire department is taking steps to be ready for the growth in the area, said fire chief John Agee.

  • Gilreath commits to play baseball for USC Gamecocks

    John Gilreath, a high school baseball standout and former Lancaster resident, has committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.
    Gilreath, 15 and a sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, gave the Gamecocks a verbal pledge last week.
    The 5-10, 160-pounder is regarded as one of the top pitchers in the state for the class of 2018.
    He is rated by Diamond Prospects, a state baseball scouting service, as the state’s No. 2 prospect for the Class of 2018.

  • SECA Crate Late Models highlight racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host six divisions of racing, headlined by the SECA Crate Late Model Division on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the half-mile oval.
    The Saturday night racing card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.
    After the wild and exciting night last Saturday evening at LSS, anything is possible to happen this week at the track which is in its 61st season.