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Today's News

  • Mulvaney explains his No Budget, No Pay vote

    Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Budget, No Pay Act, which, among other things, temporarily extended the nation’s debt ceiling. The Senate followed suit, and the president signed the bill into law. 
    I voted for the bill. Here’s why:
    For the past two years, many of us in the House (some more than others, unfortunately) have been trying to draw attention to the alarming condition of our nation’s debt, our record deficits and the out-of-control spending in Washington.

  • County’s famed ‘George Washington coin’ missing from Wofford

    A storied piece of Lancaster County’s history is missing at the Wofford College archives.

    The George Washington half dollar is a silver Spanish piece of eight (Spanish real) said to have been used by the first president to pay for breakfast at the historic Nathan Barr’s Tavern on the morning of May 27, 1791.

    The coin has been in the care of the Wofford archives since the early 1900s.

  • Thunder snow surprise

    Within seconds, a steady rain switched to blustery snow across Lancaster County on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, coating the area in slush and powder during the first real snowstorm of 2013.

    While a wintery mix fell early in the day, large snowflakes blanketed the county in white beginning after 5 p.m. and lasting through late evening.

  • Underage alcohol sting nets zero charges

    The results of a recent underage alcohol sting had Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard singing the praises of several local businesses.

    In a press release sent Monday afternoon, Howard lauded 15 Lancaster businesses for refusing to sell alcohol to an underage operative. The initiative, conducted Saturday, Feb. 16, was a joint operation between the Lancaster Police Department and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

  • Potter, Taxahaw road rehabs to include only sections

    A S.C. Department of Transportation official has clarified the scope of an upcoming road rehabilitation project on Potter and Taxahaw roads.

    In response to a request for more details on the project, SCDOT District 4 Administrator John McCarter said the rehabilitation will include only portions of the roads and not their entire length.

  • Bond denied for Chesterfield County Courthouse shooting suspect

    PAGELAND – A Chesterfield County man remains jailed without bond after allegedly shooting two people outside the Chesterfield County Courthouse on Feb. 13 and leading police on a  chase.

    Curtis Brent Gorney, 54, of Cheraw, is believed to have pulled up outside the courthouse on Chesterfield’s Main Street at 12:20 p.m. that day and opening fire on 21-year-old Olivia Weaver and her stepfather, Donnie Nolan. Gorney then fled the area west on S.C. 9 with sheriff’s deputies in pursuit.

  • Warriors, Jackets shine in AA Upstate field

     

       

       

     

  • Warriors gouge Griffins

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Monday, Feb. 18 might have been a holiday for county students with a professional development day for teachers, but it was business as usual for the Indian Land Warriors.

  • Dolphins edge Lancers in 4-1 road loss

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers will look to get back on track today when they travel to Newberry for a twin bill with the Newberry College junior varsity baseball team.

    The Lancers saw their 2013 baseball record fall to 3-3 with a 4-1 road to Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C., on Saturday afternoon.

  • Warriors ground Griffins

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land, 23-2, placed four players in double figures and defeated Fairfield Central High of Winnsboro, 78-67 on Monday, Feb. 20 in the Warriors’ gym.

     The 11-point win sends the No. 5 IL boys to Keenan High of Columbia for a third-round game in the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 20  Keenan advanced with a 72-65 win over Cheraw. The winner advances to the Class AA Upper State championship on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville.