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Today's News

  • Four educators chosen for local Education Hall of Fame

     Lancaster County School District

    One was a gifted band director whose bands and orchestras were known for excellence across the state and region.

    One was a principal whose work as a science teacher, guidance counselor and principal was characterized by his fairness and by his love for his students.  

  • Two upcoming rabies clinics

    Two rabies clinics are set for this week:

    u April 8, at the old Winn Dixie (behind Arby’s) 920 N. Main St., 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    u April 10, at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 2386 Camp Creek Road, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The cost is $5 per shot and yearly shots for cats and dogs are $16 each. For details, call Faulkner Animal Hospital at (803) 286-8131. 

  • Sheriff asks council for help with IL substation

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A plan to create a more functional sheriff’s office substation in the Panhandle may soon be a reality.

    As the northern end of the county’s population increases and incidents of crime become more prevalent, Sheriff Barry Faile appealed to Lancaster County Council during its March 24 meeting for an upgrade to his office’s substation in Indian Land. 

  • County officials traveling to China

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A team of county officials are hoping a 10-day economic development related trip to China and Taiwan could reap benefits for the future of Lancaster County. 

  • Leavin’ her mark

     Staff Reports

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) recognized Kitty Wilson-Evans with a lifetime achievement award for her vast and continued efforts as an interpreter and storyteller at its annual meeting and awards luncheon at the S.C. Archives and History on March 28.

    Kitty Wilson-Evans, an alumna of Winthrop University, former Lancaster resident and retired kindergarten teacher, has been reenacting the American slave experience for more two decades. 

  • USC bids for more success

     

    Todd Ellis, the radio voice of USC Gamecocks football, had good news for University of South Carolina fans at the spring meeting of the Lancaster County Gamecock Club on Thursday night, April 3 at the Bradley Building on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

  • Late run lifts Jackets, 5-4

     

    Buford pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a season’s sweep of Region IV-AA and county rival Andrew Jackson with a 5-4 baseball win on Friday, April 4 at Buford Park.

  • Advice for White House: Promise less, deliver more

    A few words of advice for the White House: “Promise less and deliver more.”

     By now, most people are aware that some of President Barack Obama’s bold claims about the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, turned out to be untrue.

    That includes his repeated promise that “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it.”

  • Help keep drunken drivers from cranking their ignitions

    On New Year’s Day 2012, Emma Longstreet was going to church with her family at 11 a.m. when a car ran a red light and slammed into their van, instantly killing Emma and critically injuring her mother, father and three brothers.

    After drinking until 5:30 a.m. and sleeping just a few hours that morning, the driver of the car, Billy Patrick Hutto Jr., still had a blood-alcohol concentration of almost 0.2, more than twice the legal limit.

  • County sees increase in meth cases

    A Lancaster man was arrested this week in what has become the sheriff’s office’s fifth meth bust so far this year.