Today's News

  • Remove Obamacare burden from Americans

    At this point, it’s already clear that Obamacare is doing far more harm than good. We’ve all become familiar with the soaring premiums, lost coverage and dismal sign-up numbers. 

    Families and young people are routinely being priced out of the market, hourly workers are seeing their workweeks slashed and individuals are losing access to their doctors.

  • Is Public Service Commission secretly approving rate hikes?

    From May 2005 through Oct. 30, 2013, the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) raised the average electric bill for SCE&G residential customers 21 times.

    From October 2005 through Jan. 1, the average bill for Duke Energy Carolinas residential customers using the same amount of electricity (1,000 kilowatt hours per month) was raised 14 times, The Nerve found in a review of rates published by the state Office of Regulatory Staff.

  • Cialone kept her promise to herself

    Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    Beverly Cialone was sitting in her cubicle at her work study job at York Tech in 2002 when her office manager stopped by and casually asked Cialone what her career plans were.

    “I’m going to be an author,” Cialone said.

    “Don’t you think it’s time to put away childish dreams?” the manager asked, with a smirk on her face.

    In her early 30s, Cialone had never considered her dreams “childish.”

  • Helping small businesses

    Cherry Doster

    For The Lancaster News

    Owning a small business is not a venture for the weak at heart. It takes daily commitment, long hours, a passion to succeed and a huge amount of sweat equity. Small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community and government figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of new jobs. See Lancaster assists local businesses by contributing to conditions that enhance livability and tourism through support and creation of cultural events, promotion and business resources.

  • LCEDC discusses spec building grant

     Christopher Sardelli


    Local economic development officials are hoping a state spec building grant could eventually help attract new companies to Lancaster County. 

    Application for a $350,000 rural product development initiative grant, which is available through a S.C. Department of Commerce program, was presented as a possible resolution during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on March 24. 

  • Moore honored at Boy Scout banquet

     Denyse Clark


    The Palmetto Council of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Lancaster held its Golden Eagle Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts & Sciences Building.

    The purpose for the annual event was twofold: to raise funds for scouts to attend camps and to honor a distinguished member of the community with a top-level service award in scouting.

  • Council talks grants for Keer

     Christopher Sardelli


    Now that a major textile manufacturer has formally announced its plans to move to Indian Land, officials have secured a grant to help with infrastructure upgrades at no cost to the county.

  • Four educators chosen for local Education Hall of Fame

     Lancaster County School District

    One was a gifted band director whose bands and orchestras were known for excellence across the state and region.

    One was a principal whose work as a science teacher, guidance counselor and principal was characterized by his fairness and by his love for his students.  

  • Two upcoming rabies clinics

    Two rabies clinics are set for this week:

    u April 8, at the old Winn Dixie (behind Arby’s) 920 N. Main St., 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    u April 10, at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 2386 Camp Creek Road, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The cost is $5 per shot and yearly shots for cats and dogs are $16 each. For details, call Faulkner Animal Hospital at (803) 286-8131. 

  • Sheriff asks council for help with IL substation

     Christopher Sardelli


    A plan to create a more functional sheriff’s office substation in the Panhandle may soon be a reality.

    As the northern end of the county’s population increases and incidents of crime become more prevalent, Sheriff Barry Faile appealed to Lancaster County Council during its March 24 meeting for an upgrade to his office’s substation in Indian Land.