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Today's News

  • Rep. Norman: ‘People really need to learn to lighten up’

    Rep. Ralph Norman drew national headlines and intense scrutiny Friday after his joke to a Kiwanis Club gathering about sexual assault went viral.
    The Rock Hill Republican was spotlighted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News and other major TV networks, as well as local media that covered his Fifth District congressional debate Thursday against Democrat Archie Parnell.

  • Wider S.C. 160 on the horizon

    Motorists stuck during rush hour on the Panhandle’s most congested east-west corridor are seeing a lot of work alongside S.C. 160, but state officials say the widening project is still about two years from completion.
    Melanie Mobley with the S.C. Department of Transportation said the target for finishing the new thoroughfare is June 30, 2020, but that date is subject to change.

  • TLN ad staff named No. 1 among state’s weekly papers

    The Lancaster News advertising staff won 26 awards in the S.C. Press Association’s 2018 PALMY Advertising Contest, including the President’s Award for best overall advertising content in a weekly publication.
    The honors included 10 first-place, seven second-place and eight third-place awards in categories ranging from fashion to events and entertainment. TLN was judged against 28 other SCPA newspapers across the state.

  • Kim Perry named state’s PE Teacher of the Year

    For 15 years, Kim Perry had mostly taught her PE students how to play basketball, volleyball and other team sports, but that changed last fall because of one Lancaster High student.
    “There was a girl in my class who had some anxiety and said she hated PE… because she wasn’t an athlete,” Perry recalled this week. “And I said, ‘Honey, you don’t have to be an athlete to be in PE.’”
    The student said being forced to play team sports made her feel bad, because the more athletic teens mocked her.

  • Auditor, treasurer cut hours at new IL center

    Two elected officials are cutting the amount of time their workers are staffing the county government’s new Indian Land Service Center by 75 percent due to a lack of foot traffic.
    Starting next month, the county treasurer’s and auditor’s offices will have workers there only the second Tuesday of each month instead of every Tuesday.

  • Man charged in stabbing outside bypass restaurant

    A 36-year-old Union County man was arrested early Friday after being accused of stabbing another man outside Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill on S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    Anthony Furman Henderson II has been charged with high and aggravated assault and battery and is jailed at the county detention center.
    Henderson was arrested at the Quality Inn on Commerce Drive after Lancaster Police Department officers found bloody clothes in his hotel room, according to a police incident report.

  • Lingles Crossroads project delayed by utility problems

    The completion date for the construction work at Lingles Crossroads has been extended from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 due to utility delays.
    District 4 Engineering Administrator Jason Johnston said the intersection on S.C. 9 at Potter Road is being reengineered because of safety concerns.
    “The accident history at the intersection showed that there were rear end accidents from Lancaster to Chesterfield, turning left,” said Johnston.
    The portion of Highway 9 at the intersection has been lowered 6 feet in order to improve the line of sight over the hill.

  • Heath Springs Town Hall to be renamed for Taylor

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town Hall will get a new name at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Heath Springs’ government building at 103 Duncan St. will be officially renamed the Ann S. Taylor Municipal Center during a ceremony in honor of the town’s former mayor. A drop-in reception for Taylor will be held at the train depot following the dedication ceremony.

  • Make-up days assigned for Hurricane Florence absences

    Make-up days have been assigned by the Lancaster County School District after Hurricane Florence closed schools Sept. 14 and Monday. 

    “We had leaks in buildings that never leaked before,” Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said. “The wind and blowing rain just caused problems that don’t normally happen.

    “To be honest it was kind of amazing how we got everything ready for Tuesday, and it speaks volumes to how our guys came together,” he said.  

  • A church for the ages

    Driving past Camp Creek Methodist Church, just off Great Falls Highway, a passerby would be none the wiser that this church has been in existence since the late 18th century.
    The small, white church atop the hill is the oldest Methodist church in Lancaster County.
    “Camp Creek Methodist Church has to be one of the best kept secrets in Lancaster County,” said the church’s pastor of 10 years, Michael E. Catoe.
    Next Sunday, Camp Creek will celebrate homecoming and 220 years of ministry in Lancaster County.