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Today's News

  • 78-year-old community caregiver inspires me

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I clear off a stool to sit in the narrowest building I’ve ever been inside.
    It used to be a taxi stand.
    It still has the old cigarette rack behind the counter that reads “Camel. Winston. Salem.”
    But it’s not full of cigarettes anymore.
    Instead of stacks of cigarettes, the cubbyholes hold vitamins and ibuprofen and old photos.

  • Rabies case reported in Lancaster County

    A Lancaster County dog tested positive for rabies on Thursday, causing one person to seek medical attention after potentially being exposed, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    The incident happened around Cedar Creek and Hoke roads, just west of Heath Springs.
    On Monday, the dog began to show “abnormal activity” like ramming into objects, obsessive digging, lethargy and extra salivation. The victim was possibly exposed to the dog’s saliva while trying to provide care for the animal, according to a DHEC release.

  • Civic leader charged in domestic-abuse case

    A Lancaster business owner and civic leader was arrested last week after his wife accused him of threatening her while holding a handgun, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Chris Tillman, 50, of 1943 Havenwood Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree domestic violence after the Aug. 30 incident.
    Tillman is the owner of C&V Cleaning Services in Lancaster and recently became president of the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club.

  • Linda Blackmon’s win affirmed

    In a unanimous opinion late Thursday, the S.C Supreme Court affirmed Linda Blackmon’s election to the Lancaster City Council’s District 3 seat, which had been held up since last November by a legal challenge from her opponent.
    “I feel amazing…. It’s been tough,” said Blackmon, who beat incumbent Jackie Harris in the Nov. 8 election by a 281-225 vote.
    The Supreme Court’s decision, issued as an administrative opinion, upholds Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons’ Feb. 16 ruling that allowed the election results to stand.

  • ‘I’m in shock’ – Local ‘dreamers’ worry about future if DACA dies

    Some local “dreamers” are worried about their jobs and futures after President Trump this week ordered an eventual end to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
    Trump has given Congress the chance to replace the program before he begins unwinding it in six months. DACA protects undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought into the United States as children by their parents.

  • Warriors fall short to Broome, 27-16

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but

    ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went

    from bad to worse for the Centurions.

  • Column: Americans with ‘invisible credit’ deserve a shot at home-buying

    In a bipartisan effort to help more everyday Americans achieve homeownership, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and I have introduced legislation to include some of the 26 million “credit invisible” individuals in the housing market.

  • Column: Thanks to all who helped make Habitat fundraiser the best ever

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County wants to thank all who helped us make our fifth-annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building (BBB) a big success.

    The event, held Aug. 26 at USC Lancaster, netted just over $15,000 after expenses to support our mission here – an increase of $3,000 over the last event. 

  • USPS to hold public meeting

    The U.S. Postal Service will host a public meet and greet with local and district postal officials at the Spratt Building in Fort Mill, Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

    The Spratt building is located in downtown Fort Mill at 215 Main St.

    The purpose of the event is to give local residents an opportunity to meet postal officials and receive updates about postal operations, ask questions, and sign up for a new USPS service called Informed Delivery, a free service that lets residents see what letters will soon arrive in their mailboxes.

  • Employee, friend charged in thefts from pawn shop

    A Lancaster teen and his friend were arrested last week after his boss at a pawnshop accused him of stealing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry and selling the jewelry back to the store, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

    Gabrielle Alexander Aza-Santana Patrick, 19, of 1736 Stevens Hill Road, an employee at Lancaster Pawn and Jewelry, was arrested Aug. 28 on 10 counts of breach of trust. His friend, 20-year-old Andrew Langley, was arrested on six counts each of receiving stolen goods and breach of trust.