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  • First to be smoke free

    Lancaster County holds the distinction as the first county in the Palmetto State to be designated entirely smoke-free.

  • Adkins no longer with HOPE

    No one is really saying why, but Elaine Adkins, former executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, is no longer with the local charity.  

  • Woman uninjured in house shooting

    A Lancaster woman was shaken, but uninjured, after someone fired a bullet through a window of her city home late Monday night, Oct. 28.

  • ILHS attendance supervisor dies Saturday

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School is mourning the loss of longtime attendance supervisor Beverly Cato-Gibby.

  • Missing woman found dead

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy found the body of a missing Charlotte woman in a pond south of Indian Land late Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, after stopping to investigate a car parked beside Charlotte Highway.

  • USCL gets more state dollars

    Due to a static funding formula used by the S.C. Assembly to fund higher education, University of South Carolina Lancaster’s funding has not kept up with that of other regional campuses on a per-pupil basis. 

  • USCL gets more state dollars

    Due to a static funding formula used by the S.C. Assembly to fund higher education, University of South Carolina Lancaster’s funding has not kept up with that of other regional campuses on a per-pupil basis.
    The Lancaster legislative delegation, including Reps. Deborah Long and Mandy Powers-Norrell and Sens. Greg Gregory and Vincent Sheheen, was able to secure a 26 percent increase in state funding for USCL in the 2013-14 budget.
    Legislators were assisted in this effort by Lancaster resident and USC board of trustees member Hugh Mobley.

  • Doster’s work in Raleigh exhibit

    Local artist Bob Doster will participate in the ANYTHING GOES 2013 exhibit opening today, Nov. 1, at Litmus Gallery & Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, N.C.
    Doster, a metal sculptor and owner of Doster’s Backstreet Studio in downtown Lancaster, has received numerous awards for his work, including South Carolina’s highest artistic honor, the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.
    Attendees at today’s opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will vote for the People’s Choice Award.

  • Missing Charlotte woman found dead in Indian Land

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy found the body of a missing Charlotte woman in a pond south of Indian Land late Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, after stopping to investigate a car parked beside Charlotte Highway.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the woman as Sharon D. Clifton, 61, reported missing by family members several days earlier.
    Clifton, Morris said, died of self-inflicted wounds after parking her car at the nearby entrance to an overgrown, wooded lane off Charlotte Highway about two-tenths of a mile south of Charles Pettus Road.

  • Council nixes agribusiness center

    Small business owners who were lining up to use Lancaster County’s Agribusiness Development Center will have to find new places to mix their sauces or package foods after county officials shut down the program Monday night, Oct. 28.