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Today's News

  • Republicans dominate at ballot box

    Lancaster County Republicans have much to be proud of in the recent Republican primary elections.

    The strong turnout in the June 10 election provided more proof of the county’s growing embrace of the Republican Party, as roughly four times as many voters chose to vote in the Republican primary (4,472-952) than the Democratic primary. It is a telling sign that in a stronghold of Democrats like Jim Hodges and the late Tom Mangum when a Republican Party primary has a four-to-one advantage over the Democratic primary.

  • Indian Land man charged with attempted murder

    An Indian Land man remains behind bars in Orangeburg County after deputies say he tried to kill his wife during a vacation trip gone wrong late last month.

  • Commerce awards Community Development Block Grant to Heath Springs

     HEATH SPRINGS – When at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again!

    That was the mantra of town of Heath Springs officials when the municipality applied for a rural infrastructure grant last year that was denied. 

    However now, the town recently learned it has been awarded a $405,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the S.C. Department of Commerce for its South Main Street water line upgrades, and Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor is elated.

  • 15th Street training center reaps state award

    A 15th Street multi-purpose training facility for police, fire and EMS earned the city of Lancaster an achievement award during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s (MASC) 74th annual meeting on Saturday, July 12. 

  • Man faces drug and weapon charges after chase

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several drug and weapon charges after he jumped from a moving car and led deputies on a foot chase last month.

  • Brown Crenshaw Jr. pleads guilty

    Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr. kept his answers short and simple as he stood before Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea G. Benjamin and pleaded guilty on Monday morning, July 14. 

    Clad in a dark suit with a red and white striped tie, Crenshaw, 42, listened inside a courtroom at the Lancaster County Courthouse as 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield read the charges against him, including 10 counts of forgery and six counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Barfield explained that he had dismissed six other counts of forgery. 

  • Treasurer’s Office makes paying taxes convenient

    In the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office, we pride ourselves on providing quality customer service to the people who pay our bills, as part of my commitment to put taxpayers first in Lancaster County.

    While nobody enjoys paying taxes, one of our top priorities is to make paying your taxes simple and easy.

  • Library democracy in action

    Bill Moyers has said, “When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.”

    Your public library is democracy in action. The tiniest child is as important as the most generous benefactor. The Lancaster County Library provides everything from free downloadable titles to gift books for newborns.

  • Juicy good time just around the corner

    From Release

    ark your calendar for the S.C. Pageland Watermelon Festival set for July 18-19.

    The two-day agriculture festival, with a history dating back to 1951, is all about the season’s sweetest crop.

    If you’ve ever savored a sliver of sweet watermelon on a hot July day while letting the red juice trace rivers down your chin, then you find it as no surprise that one such succulent fruit would be deserving of its own two-day festival.

  • Miller is grand marshal for Pageland's Watermelon Festival parade

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – Tony-award winning actress and singer Patina Miller – Pageland’s own – will be the grand marshal of this year’s Watermelon Festival parade.

    And the town is planning a celebrity’s welcome for the hometown girl who touts her roots to Pageland to the world.

    “She has done her fair share of telling everybody that she is from Pageland,” said Mayor Jason Evans at the Pageland Town Council meeting June 3. “She is a homegrown product.”