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Today's News

  • Cats overwhelm shelter

    The county animal shelter on Lynwood Drive, deluged with cats and lacking enough space to keep them, has adopted a new policy designed to limit intake of the animals.
    Starting this week, the shelter will no longer accept cats on Fridays.
    “We are hitting the peak of puppy/kitten season, and the numbers are such that we have to take action,” County Administrator Steve Willis said Tuesday. “We are hitting space issues, and anything coming in on a Friday can’t be taken to the vet for service on Saturdays.”

  • KGC’s front nine closed for replanting

    The three-year project to upgrade the town-owned Kershaw Golf Club has entered its next phrase, with the front nine closed for the next two months as tee boxes and greens get replanted with fresh Bermuda.
    “We got to keep our place up to snuff,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “It’s a business, and in order to compete with surrounding courses, we have to keep Kershaw in as good a shape as we possibly can.”
    For now, golfers at KGC are limited to playing the back nine holes, which were built in 2003-04. 

  • 41-month prison term on weapon possession

    A Lancaster man will spend more than three years in prison after being sentenced Friday on a federal weapon charge.
    Quavis Jamar Rudisell, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbia. He received another four-month term, to be served consecutively, for violating an earlier term of federal supervised release.

  • Stormwater engineer chronicles his 1st year

    In the last year, the county’s stormwater management department has conducted monthly water-quality tests at 32 sites, inspected 54 sites and responded to 92 requests for service.
    It has conducted engineering reviews for 19 commercial projects and eight large subdivisions, and made water-quality presentations for schools, civic groups and homeowners associations.
    “Water is the original recycled product,” said Lancaster County Engineer Scott Edgar.

  • TLN wins 2 honorable mentions in NNA contest

    The Lancaster News won two honorable mentions last week in the National Newspaper Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest.
    Reporter Kayla Vaughn won an honorable mention for best feature story for her October profile of Wonza Johnson, one of the stars of the national tour of “Hamilton: An American Musical,” who came home to Lancaster County and visited students at his old middle school.

  • Visit county farms during Ag+Art Tour this weekend

    Cherry Doster
    See Lancaster, SC

    The annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour will kick off this Friday at the picturesque farm that is home to Benford Brewing Co., with live music, cooking demos, 5-K, food trucks, craft brews, artisans, vendors and outdoor family games from 6 to 10 p.m. 

  • Camp Broadway brings out stars

    Local aspiring performer Gavin Mahoney, 16, joined music legend Cyndi Lauper at Carnegie Hall on April 29.
    Mahoney, now a junior at Indian Land High School, performed with Camp Broadway during the New York Pops 36th anniversary party.
    The party honored Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper and media executive Ken Lowe, former CEO of Scripps Network.

  • 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.

  • Weekend Yard Sales
  • 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.