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Today's News

  • Duke pushing floodwaters down the Catawba chain
  • 18 arrested in Drug Task Force roundup

    Eighteen people were arrested between Wednesday and Friday in the second big drug roundup by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office this year.
    The list of suspects the sheriff’s Drug Task Force began searching for Wednesday morning included 26 names with 45 drug-distribution warrants.
    The suspects ranged in age from 18 to 79.
    “We had a busy week preparing for this operation and getting these people into custody,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Some of the faces are new, but several have been around the block before.”

  • Column: 2 simple, cheap ways to protect students, teachers from shooters

    The recent mass shootings at schools in Santa Fe, Texas, Parkland, Fla., and Benton, Ky., have generated a great deal of conjecture about ways to protect students during these outrages.
    Many of the ideas were complex, costly and difficult to implement, and none have received universal acceptance. But there are two ways to protect the students and teachers that are both simple and economical.

  • Eclectic weekend features farmers, artists, fun-seekers

    Cherry Doster
    See Lancaster SC

    Agriculture is a vital part of our state’s economy, and the industry impacts every citizen, generating billions of dollars in economic activity and creating thousands of jobs.
    It’s important for communities to support S.C. farmers and producers by buying local. It keeps our dollars here and generates an even greater impact on the rural economy and job growth.

  • Officials await 11-month-old girl’s autopsy

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies are again searching a house off Jackson Road outside Chesterfield, seeking clues in the death of an 11-month-old girl.
    Breanna Denise Lewis, 19, the child’s mother, is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center, charged with filing a false police report, desecration or removal of human remains, and tampering with physical evidence. Bond for the three charges is $71,000.
    Breanna Lewis was arrested after her story of someone kidnapping her child, Harlee Lane Lewis, started to unravel on Tuesday.

  • Post 31 hosts Public Safety Family Night

    Lancaster Post 31 baseball will host Public Safety Family Night on June 11 when the P-31 baseball team plays York Post 66 in a 7 p.m. home game.

    The Public Safety Family Night, sponsored by Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster is 5 p.m. to 7 at Eggleton Field.

    Eggleton Field, home of P-31 baseball, is located adjacent to the Lancaster County Fairgrounds off South Main Street at the Lancaster American Legion Post.

    Prior to the game, the event will feature a 911 call simulator, fire truck tours, DUI goggles, Andy the Ambulance and sno cones.

  • Norman talks about Parnell, the economy, Russia probe

    Rep. Ralph Norman on Wednesday discussed the revelations that his Democratic congressional opponent Archie Parnell physically abused his first wife in 1973.
    “It’s sad. I feel for his family and for his ex-wife,” Norman said during a meeting with Lancaster News staffers.
    “But at the same time, you disclose something like that,” he said. “In politics, your life is an open book…. You disclose that.

  • First Ultimate Super Late Models race Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will see history made Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Ultimate Super Late Model Series, in a first-ever appearance, invades LMS with $4,000 to the winner on the line.

    Speedway fans have been excited about this race all year long since it was announced the Ultimate Super Late Models Series would be debuting at LMS on June 2.

    The race has been the talk of the racing community this week. Fans are excited to see what drivers will show up for a battle royal at the track.

  • County government annex to open in IL

    Conducting business with the county is set to get a bit easier for Indian Land residents.
    The long-awaited Indian Land Service Center – a satellite office for numerous Lancaster County government functions – is set to open for business June 19, said County Administrator Steve Willis. A ribbon-cutting is slated for June 15.

  • NGA Pro/Am Royal Cup Classic Saturday

    The NGA Pro/Am Royal Cup Classic Natural Bodybuilding competition, set for Saturday, is expected to draw a field of 20 competitors for the spring meet.

    The 20 competitors include six pro body builders.

    The competition, a super pro qualifier, will be held at the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

    Doors open for the Saturday morning session at 10 a.m., with pre-judging at 10:30.

    The night session begins at 5 p.m., with judging slated for 5:30 p.m.