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  • Sheriff warns about jury-duty scam

    Scammers are using jury duty as a ploy to get Lancaster County victims to send them money, the sheriff’s office warned the public Monday.
    According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, callers are posing as officers, telling victims a warrant has been issued for their arrest because they have failed to show up for jury duty. In order to avoid arrest, the release said, the caller tells the victim to send money in the form of a GreenDot card or some other type of payment to a specific address, sometimes even the Lancaster County Courthouse.

  • Education tops legislative agenda

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. General Assembly opened its 2019 session Tuesday, with many to-do lists topped by education reform throughout the state.
    Among the ideas discussed last week at a legislative preview event were teacher pay raises, shifting some lottery revenues to K-12 education, issuing state bonds for school construction and repair, and consolidating small school districts to save money.

  • Garbage backlog plagues Kershaw

    KERSHAW – One sure way to get citizenry fuming at local government is by not picking up their trash, especially during the holidays.
    “It couldn’t have occurred at a worse time of the year, when more garbage accumulates. I’ve lived here all my life, and I don’t ever recall this happening,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • Orange Crush!

    For the second time in three seasons, Clemson won the national championship of college football Monday night – this time in a runaway against rival Alabama.
    The underdog Tigers dominated the Crimson Tide, winning 44-16 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and handing coach Nick Saban his largest point loss ever at Alabama.
    “How about them Tigers!” Clemson’s exuberant coach Dabo Swinney said amid hugs and confetti after the game. “Man, I’m so proud of our guys….

  • Garbage backlog plagues Kershaw

    KERSHAW – One sure way to get citizenry fuming at local government is by not picking up their trash, especially during the holidays.
    “It couldn’t have occurred at a worse time of the year, when more garbage accumulates. I’ve lived here all my life, and I don’t ever recall this happening,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • Time for a treat!

    Lancaster County is about to get a lot sweeter as Girl Scouts in the area begin their annual cookie sale next month.
    Twenty-two troops made up of about 275 young girls will take part in the sale, which this year begins Feb. 22 and ends March 17.
    This year the groups will be selling a new cookie, the gluten-free chocolate chip caramel, which the girls got to taste test Saturday during a cookie rally.

  • Warming shelter at Prime Time for Seniors Center

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Lancaster County Warming Center is open to the county’s homeless population, though it’s at new location.
    For now, the warming center is inside the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road (across from Springdale Recreation Center).
    After the loss of The Citadel House in August – a homeless shelter program founded by Pastor James Pringle – the warming center didn’t have a location ready to go this winter.

  • Long-running rainstorms finally will take a breather

    This week’s storm dropped another 1.5 to 2 inches of rain on an already soaked Lancaster County.
    According to the National Weather Service, some of the showers moved through with wind gusting of 35 to 40 mph, knocking down trees and causing damage in the southern end of the county. 

  • Basket Fund tops goal, raising $9K

    The 2018 Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund wrapped up this year’s campaign, just topping its goal with a total of $9,239 raised by Friday.
    After falling short last year, HOPE Executive Director Bekah Clawson said she was happy to be going into next year without a deficit. “That’s extremely exciting,” she said.
    HOPE in Lancaster has been leading the Christmas Basket since 2008. This Christmas the nonprofit was able to distribute 325 food bags and 200 stockings to local families in need.

  • Norman bill would limit lawmakers’ terms, perks and pensions

    As the 166th Congress convened Thursday, Rep. Ralph Norman introduced legislation that would limit the terms of federal lawmakers and reduce their retirement benefits after they leave office.
    “The time is now that we end the reign of career politicians and make them come home to live under the laws they pass,” said Norman, the 5th District Republican from Rock Hill. “Term limits would cut the influence of special-interest lobbyists and encourage a true citizen legislature.”