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Today's News

  • Trio faces multiple drug trafficking charges

    Three Lancaster residents were arrested last week on drug trafficking charges – two of them a mother and son.
    Scott Charles Catledge Jr., 25, and Mary Ann Catledge, 65, both of 501 Plantation Road, Lancaster, were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple drug offenses, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.

  • Dad happy to be here for Father’s Day

    Three years ago, Demarius Ross sat at a crossroads – stay on the path he was taking and end up in jail or worse, or work hard to make a better life for him and his growing family.
    Ross, 33, works an 8-to-5 job, then comes home to his wife and three kids during the week, but that wasn’t always the case.
    Raised by a single mother, Ross said he searched for a father’s influence in all of the wrong places.

  • Heath Springs hires new town administrator

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council announced Tuesday night that Jason Truesdale has accepted the job as town administrator.
    The administrator’s job is part time (16-20 hours per week), with a $16,640 annual salary.

  • Lancaster OKs initial $25.4M city budget

    Lancaster City Council passed the first reading of its $25.4 million fiscal 2019-20 budget Tuesday. Despite being $2.5 million less than the current budget, the average city taxpayer will pay slightly more next year. 
    In the 4-1 vote, council member Hazel Taylor voted against the proposed budget. Council members Kenny Hood and Tamara Green Garris were absent.

  • Etched in Stone

    Dozens crowded behind Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse on Thursday morning – most  of them first responders – to honor firefighter Dennis Straight, who died in the line of duty in November.
    Straight’s name was added to a list of fallen firefighters etched on a memorial behind the courthouse, as well as to a stretch of S.C. 5 named in his honor.

  • Guest Column: Trouble in Lexington – Hiding financial information from a school board member

    A member of the board of trustees of Lexington School District 1 has had her requests for access to school district financial records denied by the school superintendent.
    The member has asked to see how much money the district has paid for lawyers. The superintendent says he won’t allow access to the records unless the entire school board approves the request, or the board member submits a written request under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  • Guest Column: County’s GOP switch a sign of good times

    I want to thank William St. Louis for taking the time to share his views in The Lancaster News, as well as recognizing my efforts to help Republicans build a majority in Lancaster County.
    Usually being a political party chair is a thankless and invisible role where one is seldom noticed, much less recognized in the public spotlight. In reality, though, let’s give credit where credit is due.

  • Guest Column: Democrats in glass houses should not throw stones

    In his recent column, William St. Louis makes the astounding assertion that the Republican Party is “owned” by the National Rifle Association.
    According to the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org), in the 2016 election cycle, the NRA spent $54.4 million in support of and in opposition to various candidates for federal office. The expenditures for all federal campaigns totaled $6.8 billion, so the NRA accounted for 0.8 percent of that total.

  • Springs Company wins CTTC tourney

    The Springs Company shot a 14-under 58 to win the annual Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club Golf Tournament to benefit Lancaster Children’s Home on May 21.
    The tournament, held in memory of Emerson Ellis, was played at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Second-annual Phillip Knight Memorial race Saturday

    The second-annual Phillip Knight Memorial race will be at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.
    This race, held in memory of my father, means a great deal to me and my family.
    My dad, who died in April 2016 after a long battle with an illness, was a big dirt track racing fan. For some 20 years, my dad enjoyed working with numerous drivers and their cars, mainly the Whitakers, Ryan and Chris.