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Today's News

  • Walter Elisha, retired Springs CEO, dies at 84

    Walter Y. Elisha, former chairman and CEO of Springs Industries, died July 4 at age 84.
    Elisha was remembered this week for coming in from the outside to take over the Fort Mill-based textile giant, which had always been run by the family that founded it. During his tenure there during the 1980s and ’90s, he also served on the boards of some of the country’s largest corporations.  And he was a major patron of the arts.

  • Ex-pharmacy owner going to prison for tax violations

    A former Lancaster pharmacist is going to federal prison for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal income tax for himself and his employees over the course of 15 years.

    Gregory S. Boone, 47, former owner of Lancaster Pharmacy, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to willful failure to pay taxes, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbia.

  • Darlings do it!

    DILLON – Lancaster’s Dixie Softball 8U All-Stars won a state title Wednesday with a bang-bang double play, a breathtaking, game-ending championship moment that seldom happens at this age level.
    The Darlings led a team from Aynor by one run in the bottom of the last inning. An Aynor batter hit a shallow fly ball at Lancaster outfielder Kindall Hurst. She caught it and zipped the ball to second base, catching a runner between second and third to force the final out.

  • Column: Yes, Mr. Carnes, all of us should be cooperative, open-minded

    I would like to call attention to Brian Carnes’ guest column in Sunday’s paper entitled “Carnes objects to council snubs of Holt, Wilson.”
    I agree with his statement: “We can only accomplish greatness by working together and by being open to the ideas of others.” This is a reasonable and rational position.

  • Beekeeper’s book teaches life’s lessons from the hive

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Local beekeeper Don Carrier has incorporated his passion for honeybees into 28 pages of fun- and fact-filled information that will educate young people about why honeybees are so important to our environment.
    Carrier’s new book, “How Stinky Sneaker and His Family Met the Honeybees,” is full of surprises as Granddaddy Stinky Sneaker shares his stories with the rest of the Sneaker clan.

  • ‘Come with me to a world of pure imagination’

    Explore Willy Wonka’s world-famous chocolate factory when the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County (CPLC) opens its production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on July 14.
    Based on the 1964 children’s book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of Charlie Bucket, a boy from a poor family who discovers one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, granting him access to an exclusive tour of Wonka’s chocolate factory.

  • The Indigo opens in IL

    As Indian Land continues to grow, so does its need for a variety of housing options, such as The Indigo at Cross Creek, a new apartment complex that opened this summer.

    The Indigo’s first tenants moved into the complex at 2001 Cramer Circle on June 9. 

    Construction on the 303-unit complex of eight buildings began more than a year ago and should be completed this fall, said Charity Whitaker, Indigo’s property manager. 

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  • One-third of city budget is mandated sewer repairs

    Complying with the terms of a time-sensitive EPA consent order to replace faulty clay sewer lines on Erwin Farm, Kings Circle, Poovey Farm and West Arch Street is exacting heavy cost on city taxpayers.
    An estimated $11.7 million of the city of Lancaster’s current $33.9 million budget for 2017-18 is earmarked to pay for sewer improvements cited in the EPA consent order.
    The deteriorated 80-year-old sewer lines were a “free gift” from Springs Mills that the city accepted in the 1960s.

  • School construction projects on schedule

    Construction is under way or expected to start soon in several parts of the county as the Lancaster County School District adds new facilities and addresses growth in Indian Land.
    “Everything’s on schedule,” said LCSD Facilities Director David Small.
    Projects currently under way are multipurpose buildings at Lancaster High and Buford High. Construction began last month on artificial turf for football fields at Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster High schools.
    “The turf will be completed by the time school starts,” Small said.

  • Dixie Softball all-stars strong in state tourney

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-star teams opened play in the state tournament in Dillon with an impressive showing over the weekend.

    The Darlings 8U stars rolled to an 11-0 win over Bluffton on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lancaster stars had their bats booming, with Makenzie Avant leading the way with three singles. Jaylin Larrimore had a double and two singles. Ava Vincent hit a double and a single. Cameryn Cauthen ripped a triple and drove in three runs.