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  • Auction of old Pageland hotel delayed

    PAGELAND – The auction of the old Blakeney Hotel in downtown Pageland has been put on hold until later this month.

    One of Pageland’s oldest landmarks was set to be auction March 14, but has been postponed until March 28, said owner Robert Scherer.

    “The auction had so many inquires that they wanted to devote more time to publicity,” Scherer said. “That’s the only word that I’ve gotten.”

  • Great Falls residents can meet candidates at forum

    GREAT FALLS – A public political forum is planned for candidates vying in the Great Falls Town Council election.

    The forum will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. April 3 at the Great Falls High School Little Theater.

    The forum will be sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association, the Great Falls High School Student Council, the Great Falls Reporter and The News & Reporter.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and make personal comments prior to a short round of questions from a moderator.

  • Wynne vows change, if elected to council

    GREAT FALLS - Darla Kaye Wynne vows to make change in town government if she is elected in the April 8 election.

    Wynne is one of three people who filed for a two-year term on council.

    "I have the strength and convictions to follow through with anything that I start," Wynne said. "I am not a part of the local buddy system so I am not representing anyone other than the people that would elect me.

  • Pride in black history emphasized at gala - Picture Slideshow included

    Music was the backdrop for an evening filled with much praise, celebration and reflection about black history as February draws to a close.

    A black history gala was held Wednesday night at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

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  • Total lunar eclipse slide show

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  • Overturned truck backs up traffic
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  • City OKs accommodations tax after some questions

    Lancaster City Council gave final approval to support Lancaster County's proposed 3 percent accommodations tax earlier this month.

    Council approved the tax with a 4-1 vote on Jan. 8. Mayor Joe Shaw dissented.

    Lancaster County can charge up to a 1.5 percent tax on hotel/motel stays on its own without seeking the approval of county municipalities. Anything greater requires the nod of the county's municipalities, according to state law.

  • Snow storm causes few problems, except school delays - Photo gallery included!

    If they were up late enough, school children probably rejoiced Wednesday night as sparkling snowflakes fell outside their windows, most certainly meaning a snow day off at home for Thursday.

    But alas, they only got a two-hour delay Thursday.

    It also resulted in a two-hour delay for school on Friday.

    The district announced Friday's two-hour delay late Thursday.

    But schools, government and businesses hardly missed a beat after Lancaster County's first winter storm of the season faded softly into the night.