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Today's News

  • City may tweak auditing process

    Changes may be coming to the way the city of Lancaster audits businesses that pay license fees to the city.

    At its Feb. 26 meeting, City Council voted unanimously on first reading to amend an existing ordinance regarding inspections and audits.

    The vote was 6-0, as Councilwoman Jackie Harris was absent from the meeting.

    If adopted, businesses will have to provide copies of income tax returns upon the city’s request.

  • Thomas & Betts expansion to create new jobs

    Lancaster County’s Thomas & Betts will undergo a major expansion that’s expected to create more jobs at its plant at 3468 Old Camden Highway, just south of the Elgin community off U.S. 521. 

    The company, which makes steel power transmission structures, will add shifts in order to meet increased demands for its products, according to a media release issued Monday, March 4. 

  • Vols booters finish third at Gilbert

    Andrew Jackson placed third in a 10-team field at the Gilbert Soccer Classic on Saturday, March 2.

    The AJ booters opened play against Class AAAA opponent Sumter High School, fallinig 2-1 to the Gamecocks.

  • Union County captures Classic softball crown

     

       

    Union County captured the championship in the Lancaster County Classic on Saturday, March 2 at Springdale Park.

  • Eagles soar to baseball tourney title

     

       

    BUFORD – Central of Pageland posted its fourth straight win at Buford Park, this one the biggest of the set, as CHS downed third-ranked Andrew Jackson, 7-2 to capture the Comporium Preseason Invitational Baseball Championship.

  • 5-year-old girl dies from child abuse

    Hours after sheriff’s investigators said a 5-year-old girl died under suspicious circumstances, a Lancaster man was arrested in connection with her death.

    Phillip Bryan Gleason, 27, 1791 Craig Farm Road, was arrested Tuesday, March 5 and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile identified the victim as Soren Victoria Chilson.

  • Thompson-Blackmon Engagement

    Clyde and Carol Thompson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi N. Thompson, all of Rock Hill, to Rufus T. Blackmon Jr. of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. April 20, 2013, at 1214 Flint Hill Street in Rock Hill.

  • Poston-Hinson Engagement

    Douglas and Lisa Poston announce the engagement of their daughter, Breanna Poston, to Roger Hinson Jr., all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. March 30, 2013.
    Miss Poston is the granddaughter of Billy Ray and Sarah Jenkins of Lancaster.
    She is a 2010 graduate of Buford High School and earned a degree in medical assisting in 2012.
    Mr. Hinson is the son of Roger and Denise Hinson of Lancaster. He is the grandson of Ann Ingram, Aline Lane, both of Lancaster, and Joe Adams of Iowa.

  • Khoury-Pope Engagement

    Debbie Khoury of Lancaster and Edward Khoury Jr. of Myrtle Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Khoury, to Drew Pope, both of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Sept. 7, 2013, at Morning Glory Farms in Monroe, N.C.
    Miss Khoury is the granddaughter of Barbara and Edward Khoury Sr., Mary Ellen Ackerman, all of Lancaster, and the late Jimmie Ackerman. She is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in public relations. She works for SOI as a benefits specialist.

  • Outen-Young Wedding

    Emily Adair Outen and Jason Darrell Young, both of Lancaster, were married June 9, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Dr. Burt Welch.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Steven Outen of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Elizabeth M. Harper of Lancaster and the late Richard Harper and the late Martha R. and Thomas Outen Jr.