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Today's News

  • ‘Helms treats veterans like family’

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Just in time for Veteran’s Day, a county employee has been named to two of the top spots in the state when it comes to veterans affairs.

    Robin Helms, who was appointed director of the Veterans Affairs Office in Lancaster in 2010, took office as president of the S.C. Association of County Veterans Affairs Officers on July 1 of this year, a position she will hold until June of 2016. She was also appointed to serve on the S.C. Veterans Trust Fund board in June of this year.

  • Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

    Editor’s note: We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News, at the request of our readers.

    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.

    Of course, World War I ended years before I was born, but Uncle Harry made sure I was well-schooled on what he called the War to End All Wars.

    There was a bunch of World War I soldiers around, too.

  • Police charge 16-year-old with sexual assault

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster Police Department has charged a 16-year-old Lancaster High School student for criminal sexual conduct after another student alleged he sexually assaulted her in a locker room.

    According to the incident report, the assault occurred after school between 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 27, in the boys locker room during wrestling practice.

  • The Closet Ministry to host winter clothing giveaway

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    A day of free shopping for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with winter coat giveaways is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. at The Closet Ministry of Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway.

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and you do not need proof of income to participate, said ministry organizer Carrie Steele.

  • Fort Mill man arrested for sexual assault on minor

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    What began as a routine traffic stop in a neighboring county resulted in the arrest this week of a Fort Mill man wanted locally on a sexual assault charge. 

  • 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.