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Today's News

  • Column: Should officials spend campaign funds at their own businesses?

    S.C. Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, frequently has a need for office supplies. Fortunately for him, he happens to own an office supply store.
    The Walhalla resident owns Alexander’s Office Supply and has spent a good deal of his campaign funding at his very own store. The question arises, then, is there anything wrong with putting campaign funds into your own business?

  • Column: After circus of primaries, presidential stage is set

    The primary season is over (finally!) and the stage is set for November’s presidential election – unless, of course, something happens that would change the present set of circumstances.
    So, let’s look back on several months of debates, debacles and deliberations.

  • Machine catches fire at AkzoNobel

    Quick action and a fire-suppression system stopped a machine fire at AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings in Lancaster from spreading Wednesday night, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said.
    Blackwelder said the Riverside and Gooches fire departments were dispatched to the company at 1872 S.C. 9 Bypass West about 10:11 p.m. in response to an automatic emergency call from the manufacturer’s fire-alarm system.

  • Animal rescuers volunteer to help during shelter crisis

    Animal advocates and rescue groups, who have complained for weeks about Lancaster County's handling of its animal-shelter crisis, have volunteered to help care for the animals at the shelter until the situation is resolved.

  • Lancaster man, woman charged in neglect cases

    A 73-year-old Lancaster man and the mother of a premature newborn have been arrested in separate neglect cases investigated by the S.C. Department of Social Services.
    The department also notified the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office it was investigating a second case of infant neglect.
    Kimber Haldane Bucher, 73, of 2449 Downey Drive, Lancaster, was arrested June 10 for neglect of a vulnerable adult.

  • Sun City flexes muscles with high voter turnout

    Sun City Carolina Lakes homeowners are taking an active role in the Indian Land community not just by speaking out at public meetings, but also by letting their voices be heard loud and clear at the ballot box.  
    Sun City’s registered voters continue to vote at a much higher rate than the rest of the county, regardless of what may or may not be on the ballot.

  • Cops swarm shooting site

    The shooting of a woman in downtown Lancaster Thursday afternoon prompted a massive law-enforcement and rescue response, and officers took down the suspect at gunpoint.
    Thomas Baker, 64, of 300-A Chesterfield Ave., was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant.
    The victim, who was shot once in the chest, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital and then flown to another medical facility for treatment.

  • Piranhas post first swim win

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted their first swim win in the Metrolina League, taking a 309-273 victory over the Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins.
    Lancaster was led by Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page who had three wins each in the win over the RHCC Dolphins.
    Isabella Thorpe, Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Amelia Wright, Reece Earl, Tamra Tipton and Alaina Houghtaling had two wins apiece in the Piranhas win.

  • Post 31 at home tonight

    Lancaster Post 31 will be home tonight at it hosts Rock Hill Post 34 in a League V baseball clash at Eggleton Field.
    The game tonight is the second meeting of the season between Lancaster and Rock Hill.
    Lancaster, which entered the week with a 2-2 record in League V play, downed Post 34 in the first contest, taking a 12-2 victory in Rock Hill last month.
    In that game, Evan Flynn smashed a two-run home run and Druw Rollings drilled a solo home run to spark the 10-run win in seven frames.

  • Andrew Baker posts two wins at LSS on Saturday

    A return to racing at Lancaster Super Speedway featured some of the top action of the 2016 season.
    Veteran driver Andrew Baker highlighted the night, taking two wins.
    u The Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event front row had Matthew Cauthen and Brandy Baker.
    At the green flag, Brandy Baker, Cauthen, Andrew Baker and Justin Norwood roared into turn one battling for the lead.
    Some early race cautions halted action, but once the race got rolling, it was Cauthen, Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker and Norwood in a lead battle.