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Today's News

  • Strange comment creeps out uncle

    An Indian Land man filed an incident report with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office after his nephew allegedly made a comment during a road trip so chilling he felt it needed to be documented. 

    According to the June 22 incident report, the 48-year-old man was driving his truck in Georgia with his nephew, 25, a week earlier when the younger man said he had his uncle’s death “all planned out.”

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer. 

    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • City fire department to build burn house

    The Lancaster Fire Department plans to build a burn house at the 15th Street Training Center to keep its members ready for emergencies.

    It will also save taxpayer money in the process.

    The estimated cost of the project is about $56,600. By comparison, construction of prefabricated fire towers can run up to $200,000 or more. 

    However, it’s only costing the city of Lancaster $30,000 –  $10,000 from the fire department’s prior budget and $20,000 from the city’s current fiscal budget.

  • Lancaster woman loses $2,000 in scam

    A Lancaster woman lost more than $2,000 last month in what a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy called one of the most elaborate scams he’d ever seen.

    According to the incident report, the 47-year-old victim told the investigating deputy she was contacted ostensibly by a North Carolina church friend in June 12 on Instagram Instant Messenger. 

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate. 

    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties. 

    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials. 

    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice. 

  • Column: S.C. needs to stand up for women

    It has always been a source of great bewilderment to me the huge hypocritical gulf between how we as Southern men talk about women – and how we treat them.
    Our historic culture is that we put women on a pedestal, we dress them in hoop skirts, we praise the Scarlet O’Hara strong-women types, are chivalrous defenders of the virtues of Southern womanhood, always looking to help a fair damsel in distress – and on and on.

  • Column: DOT Commission: Go. Just go.

    As of July 1, Gov. Henry McMaster has the power to fire any or all of the Department of Transportation’s commissioners. It was a DOT-reform element in the gas-tax bill that was passed this year.
    The commission has been responsible all along for the condition of the roads. Ultimately, it decides what to fix and when, how to do it, and how to spend money allocated by the General Assembly.
    While the gas-tax bill didn’t fix everything, it did give us clearer lines of accountability – if we will use them.

  • Burch-Melfi Wedding

    Jennifer Susanne Marie Burch and Marc Stephen Melfi Jr., both of Fort Stewart, Ga., were married at 5:30 p.m. May 27, 2017, at the Melfi Lakehouse in Eutawville by Margaret Bailey.

  • Gainey-Warfield Wedding

    Macie Kathleen Gainey and Joshua Glenn War-field, both of Lancaster, were married Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the bride’s parents’ home in Lancaster by the Rev. Steve Anglin.

    The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Jill Gainey of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Leo and Lessie Broughton and the late Ray and Frances Gainey. 

  • Harris-Catoe Engagement

    David Harris and Shirley Crockett announce the engagement of their daughter, Sha’Tiya Da’Tryia Harris, to Casey Lionel Catoe, all of Lancaster.