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Today's News

  • County’s largest drug bust ever

    The takedown of a major drug-trafficking ring has netted four suspects and a huge cache of narcotics, guns and cash – the largest drug bust ever in Lancaster County, authorities said Friday.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force recovered more than $420,000 worth of drugs during Nov. 30 raids on four different locations.

  • Moving on from Duracell

    Steven Strong worked his last day at Duracell on Monday. He had been with the company for 31 years, starting as a mechanic and working his way up to a supervisor position.
    On Tuesday, he attended a job fair at USC Lancaster featuring plentiful manufacturing positions across Lancaster County.
    Strong, who lives in Lancaster with his family, said he was surprised and encouraged to see so many manufacturing jobs available here. He had been worried that after his Duracell layoff he would have to travel away from his hometown to work every day.

  • S.C. trying to replace its voting machines before 2020

    COLUMBIA – State election officials announced Friday that they’re looking for a new voting-machine system for the entire state that would create an auditable paper trail and be in place for the 2020 elections.
    The State Election Commission and the State Fiscal Accountability Authority released an RFP (request for proposals) on Friday searching for a system that features a paper record of each voter’s voted ballot to replace the current paperless system.

  • Winter storm might persist until Tuesday

    Authorities on Friday put Lancaster County under a winter-storm watch from Saturday through Monday, with the possibility of more frozen precipitation Tuesday.
    According to the 4 p.m. briefing from the National Weather Service, most of the Upstate counties on the border with North Carolina are under a winter-storm warning, with other Upstate counties under a winter-storm watch. The NWS said the watch might be extended into Tuesday for Lancaster and Chesterfield. 

  • Solicitation calls not from S.C. Sheriffs’ Association

    The S.C. Sheriffs’ Association is warning the public about a phone scam requesting donations on behalf of the group.
    The association’s executive director, Jarrod Bruder, said the group does operate an Honorary Membership Program but does not solicit through telemarketing.
    “Our office has been inundated with phone calls today from individuals who believe they are returning a missed phone call,” Bruder said in a Thursday press release.

  • School cafeteria managers take top prize in state contest

    From release

    A team of three Lancaster County School District cafeteria managers won the S.C. Nutrition Association Chopped Contest at Myrtle Beach Oct. 20.
    The team members – Hally Adams, Buford High; Jessica Ayers, South Middle; and Rhodica Harris, Van Wyck Elementary – beat teams from Greenville County, Greenwood and Williamsburg to take the top chef title.

  • Hand-made for the holidays

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Christmas is the season for giving and pleasing. However, gifts don’t have to be bought to be appreciated.
    Homemade gifts that dear ones have personalized with their touches and poured their time and hearts into can be cherished year after year, and the best part is that they don’t cost a lot to make.

  • A cappella group from Charleston to perform

    Demonstrating its commitment to variety, the Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series is bringing another musical style to Lancaster’s Christmas concert season.
    The Charlestones, an a cappella male quartet, will be performing “An A Cappella Classical Christmas” at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
    Though a relatively new group, The Charlestones include individuals with over 100 years of professional singing experience between them.

  • County in winter storm’s crosshairs

    The frozen precipitation barreling toward the Carolinas likely will dip far enough south to hit Lancaster County with its first severe winter storm since 2014.
    The National Weather Service forecast at 4 p.m. Thursday said the Panhandle has the greatest probability of snow accumulation, with up to 8 inches possible at the state line.

  • Nonstop nöel-a-thon

    The holiday season shifts into high gear this weekend with several of the biggest Christmas events of the year.
    Indian Land and Heath Springs will debut their new festive traditions Saturday with the first Indian Land Christmas Parade and Heath Springs for the Holidays. Lancaster’s Christmas parade returns with more holiday fun Saturday night. And Van Wyck’s tranquil Lighting of the Way is Sunday evening.
    The Indian Land parade is the first in Saturday’s line-up.