• Performance on PASS, HSAP tests shows slight gain

    Results of the most recent round of  Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and High School Assessment Program (HSAP) tests were also released by the state Department of Education on Thursday, Aug. 2.
    According to that data, Lancaster County students overall showed improved performance in all five subject areas of last year’s PASS and HSAP tests with its significant gains made among several at-risk subgroups.

  • Lancaster native accused of purse snatching in Rock Hill

    A Lancaster native with a host of active charges is once again in trouble with York County authorities after he reportedly snatched a woman’s purse last week in Rock Hill.
    Aaron Shah Khan, 37, has been charged with strong arm robbery and first-degree assault and battery, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department.
    Police came to the Food Lion on Mt. Gallant Road in Rock Hill on Tuesday, July 30, in response to a robbery call.

  • ETV’s Amanda McNulty wears more than one gardening hat


    Gregory A. Summers

  • ETV’s Amanda McNulty wears more than one gardening hat

    For many with green thumbs, Amanda McNulty is the face of gardening in the Palmetto State.

    But the popular host of SCETV’s “Making It Grow” wears more than one gardening hat.

    Known for her sense of humor and use of unusual analogies that help people connect with the good earth, McNulty will speak Thursday night, Aug. 8, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Building as part of the 2013 Katawba Valley Land Trust Lecture Series.

  • Firefighters respond to electrical fire at monogram business

    A large fan whirred nearby as firefighters worked to clear a thin haze from a monogram business minutes after a small electrical fire Wednesday, July 31.
    The large contingent of firefighters, along with several ladder trucks, turned up in force at about 4 p.m. outside Maple Street Monograms, 1329 S.C. 9 Bypass.
    Several county Fire Service pickups also dotted the parking lots of surrounding businesses, with their red lights blazing, as fire officials set up staging areas to respond.

  • Man arrested in Thursday arson of mobile home

    The neighbor of a man whose mobile home was engulfed in flames early Thursday, Aug. 1, was arrested this week on charges of arson and burglary.

    Donald Joseph Wheeler III, 27, 3231 Cedar Circle, was arrested Friday, Aug. 2, on charges of first-degree burglary and third-degree arson, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.  

  • DHEC cuts 7 positions at health department

    Lancaster County Health Department has undergone more changes.

    Jim Beasley, a spokesman with S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, has confirmed that the local department, 1833 Pageland Highway, has lost seven administrative positions.

    The Lancaster News recently heard rumors of a change. An anonymous caller last week told the newspaper seven of the health department’s employees had their jobs affected. The woman said that of those seven employees, three decided to retire while the other four are being transferred to Richland County.

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  • State releases test scores

    Despite mixed results among county schools under the state’s new letter grade method of representing progress toward federal Secondary Education Act (ESEA) scores, the Lancaster County School District, as a whole, continued to perform above both federal and state expectations.

    The data was released by the state Department of Education Thursday, Aug. 1. 

  • Parking proposal returns

    Despite hitting a speed bump earlier this year, the issue of parking enforcement is once again being considered by county officials.