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Today's News

  • Pulte rejects county’s offer on Sun City roads, drains

    Sun City Carolina Lakes’ developer has rejected Lancaster County’s demand that it secure a $3 million line of credit to handle storm-drain repairs before the county will take responsibility for all of the development’s roads.
    In a Nov. 15 letter, Atlanta-based Pulte Group contends that under its 2005 development agreement, the county is clearly responsible for both the roads and the storm-water system at the massive Indian Land project.
    The letter gives the county 10 days to accept the company’s position or face legal action.

  • Reluctant assassin: Pay up or I’ll kill you

    An angst-ridden assassin e-mailed Bill Ardrey of Lancaster last week with a proposition.
    I’ve been hired to kill you, says the hitman, who identifies himself as Ofra Vaizman. But I really don’t want to, and if you pay me enough to leave the country, you can live.
    “I work for my boss Edwardo Sanchez of Hoalim Clan who’s a drug trafficker… and he has assigned me to kill you…. I cannot continue ANYMORE. I cannot kill ANY more lives because this is NOT the kind of life I’ve chosen to live.”

  • Mayor: Protest timeline ‘ridiculous’

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard calls South Carolina’s process for protesting municipal elections “ridiculous” and says the General Assembly needs to revamp the law, allowing more time to resolve contested elections.
    “I don’t think there’s any doubt that something needs to be done. It needs to be looked at,” said Howard, who serves on the Municipal Association of South Carolina Board of Directors. “That needs to happen.”

  • Pups on a plane

    Six cats and four dogs from the Lancaster County Animal Shelter got a private flight Nov. 9 to their new home in East Hampton, New York.
    The trip was a coordinated effort by animal rescue groups, a charitable pilot, the shelter and two Lancaster County Council members.

  • Teams eye playoff openers

    Lancaster County high school football teams are focused on the “second season” as they look to make a playoff run.
    All four county teams are in the playoffs which open Friday night at 7:30, with three teams on the road.
    Lancaster, 5-5 and the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, travels to face 9-1 Belton-Honea Path.
    Andrew Jackson, 7-2 and the Region IV-AA runner-up, is at home to face Ninety Six, 2-8 as the Volunteers host their first playoff game since the 2013 season.

  • McGriff signs to play at Limestone

    The 2016-17 Lancaster High School basketball season has yet to tip off, but Bruins’ senior forward Nehemiah McGriff knows where he will play next season.
    McGriff, a 6-5, 177-pounder, made his college choice official Friday morning when he signed with Limestone College to play for the Saints.
    McGriff, who chose Limestone over Wingate, Catawba and Johnson C. Smith University, said selecting the Saints was an easy choice.

  • Bruins’ Watts, AJ’s Frye reap Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – A Lancaster County star football layer and coach were among the honorees at the Tri-County Coaches Association season awards luncheon Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Lancaster High School junior defensive end Markees Watts was named the Division I, Class AAAA-AAAAA schools, Defensive Player of the Year.
    Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye was named as the co-winner for the Division II, Class AAA-AA-A, Coach of the Year award.

  • Column: How politicians spend donations

    The elections are over, and campaign accounts are empty.

    Well, not quite empty.

    The question arises: What can – and can’t – politicians do with all that money? While not state or federal funds, these campaign accounts are considered public money, and state laws govern what they can be used for. Perhaps not surprisingly, these laws aren’t as cut and dried as you would hope.

  • Column: There's upside to Yankee influx when they come to lend a hand

    In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new folks moving to the Palmetto State. In fact, we rank second in the nation per capita after Washington state in the number of people moving here.

    A lot of these folks are from up North – aka Yankees.

  • Tree Tops celebrates grand opening

    Lennar Charlotte celebrated the grand opening of its Tree Tops active adult community last month during an event that highlighted the community’s connection to nature and uncommon approach.

    The Oct. 15 event offered the first public look at a project that began with a tumultuous start about two years ago amid public outcry from Van Wyck residents.