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Today's News

  • Seven county men make S.C. Honor Flight

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    As Veterans Day approaches Tuesday, Nov. 11, we’ll celebrate the men and women in uniform who gave honorable, selfless service to our nation in times of peace and war. 

    On Sept. 3, seven Korean conflict veterans from Lancaster, Kershaw and Heath Springs joined in the S.C. Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

  • Chester PD chief says water district office shooting murder-suicide

     Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Services

    CHESTER – An estranged husband killed his wife, then ended his own life in the parking lot of the Chester Metropolitan Water and Sewer District on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 6.

  • A $353 million investment

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Haile Gold Mine, Inc. is investing $353 million to develop the Haile Gold Mine and anticipates creating 270 new jobs, according to a press release issued Thursday, Nov. 6 by the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Why a gas tax hike is a terrible idea

    The issue of road funding – or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system – is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don’t want to make tough decisions about the budget – raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

  • South Carolina women, Afghanistan and Rwanda

    The world is shrinking and with the Internet we are now all hyper-connected. One result of this is that where once we looked at problems as local or maybe state and national issues, now we can see issues simultaneously on a local to global level – all at the same time and in real time.

  • A turnout tale of two Lancasters?

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    When the dust settled from Tuesday’s midterm elections in Lancaster County, a few facts became evident – that while still low, local turnout was higher than some expected and there is a clear divide in voter turnout between the northern and southern ends of the county.

  • Newman clinches close win

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    After a tense night and a prolonged wait for the final results from from all three counties, Republican Randy Newman clinched the win in the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s race, beating Democratic challenger William Frick by just 1,742 votes.

  • Just Jay

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    COLUMBIA – James. H. “Jay” Lucas said when he thinks about how his life has changed since he was named acting speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives on Sept. 11, a slew of sports clichés often come to mind.

    One of them, he said, is the role of a back-up quarterback who is “always everybody’s favorite.”

  • Support local veterans at annual parade

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Robin Helms, director for Veterans Affairs of Lancaster County, expressed the importance for the local community to come out and support the men and women in uniform who have given their selfless service to protect our nation.

    Beginning at noon Saturday, Nov. 8, is the Lancaster County Veterans Day Parade and the community’s opportunity to show that support, Helms said.

  • Sales tax support varies by location

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Local voters approved Lancaster County’s new 1 cent capital sales and use tax by a healthy 59.9 percent of the vote overall, with 11,700 voting for the tax for public projects and 7,845 against, though support for the tax varied across the county.

    The sales tax will produce an estimated $41 million in revenue over seven years to fund road improvements, a digital emergency services communication system, a forensics lab for the sheriff’s office and improvements to county libraries.