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Today's News

  • Man reports assault by mob

    A Lancaster man suffered a facial fracture following an assault at a wedding party, and police are still searching for the suspects. 

    Officers began investigating the incident after a 24-year-old man came to the lobby of the police department at about 3:30 a.m. Aug. 5, to report an assault, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • North Elementary student suspended for bringing knife to summer school class

    A North Elementary School summer program student was suspended last week after bringing a pocket knife to school.

    Though no one was threatened or injured in the incident, Lancaster County School District Transportation and Safety Director Bryan Vaughn said the incident is a good reminder as the new school year begins of the seriousness of the offense.

    Vaughn said the incident came to light when another student told a teacher that the 11-year-old rising fifth-grader had a knife.

  • DHEC gathers public input on Pressley’s permit

    Officials with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) met with Indian Land residents at Indian Land Middle School on Aug. 7 to discuss a pending permit for Pressley’s Recycling Center and solicit public input.

    Pressley’s Recycling Center owner Ronald R. Olsen has requested a permit to operate a previously unpermitted concrete crusher in the wake of a December compliance letter from DHEC ordering him to address multiple regulatory violations at the site.

    The center is located at 9531 Charlotte Highway.

  • Van Wyck post office faces cuts

    VAN WYCK – The Van Wyck post office survived a potential closing last year, but now faces a reduction in hours, according to the latest cost-saving plan from the U.S. Postal Service. 

    The Post Office Structure (POSt) Plan calls for reducing hours in 17,700 of 32,000 postal retail locations. For Van Wyck’s office, this would mean opening for four rather than eight hours on weekdays. 

    Last year’s proposed closure of 3,700 rural post offices was met with an outpouring of complaints from the affected communities. 

  • Homemade ice cream memories

    It has been said that the first sign of getting old is a strong desire to re-live the past. Apparently, I’m getting old. I’ve been remembering eating homemade ice cream, on the front porch with my grandfather.

    My grandfather was a master of homemade ice cream. The process started in the early afternoon. The custard would be mixed, the peaches peeled and added. Then the ice cream custard would retire to the “icebox” to chill. A quick trip to town for a bag of ice and it was time for the ritual.

  • Funderburk was county's first African-American Eagle scout

    A living piece of Lancaster County Boy Scout history returned to his roots Friday, July 13. Lancaster native William W. Funderburk, the first African-American to become an Eagle Scout here, talked about his history with the Scouts that day at Lindsay Pettus’ office in downtown Lancaster.

    Even after all these years, Funderburk, 80, holds the Boy Scouts dear to his heart.

  • Saucier leads Crate Sportsman division

    Jody Bigham captured an exciting Super Street win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Super Street front row was Brandy Baker and Jake Gibbons.

    When the green flag fell, it was Baker, Gibbons, Jody Bigham and Timbo Mangum roaring into turn one for the lead. Exiting turn two, Baker and Bigham were side by side, with Mangum right behind them.

  • Advertising staff wins 20 awards

    The Lancaster News and Pageland Progressive Journal advertising staff won 20 S.C. Press Association awards this year. The same staff produces advertising for Carolina Gateway.

    The awards were distributed at the 30th Annual PALMY Awards and Advertising Summit on June 7 in Columbia.


    Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News publisher, said she was proud of the awards and those who won.

  • Four teams blazed to diamond success

    The summer of 2012 has been one to remember for shining efforts on the diamond.
    That’s the glowing performances of four area teams – three banner baseball teams and a stellar softball squad.
    Those teams include the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion team, the Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars, the Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars and the Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars.
    Each did well and produced their share of achievements.

  • Kudos to Gregory for stand on America’s growing waistlines

    It is not often that a politician will stick his neck out and address a problem that, although 100 percent correct, is not popular with the masses.
    Sen. Greg Gregory, I salute you. You have taken a position as a true leader and shown your constituency that not only do you recognize a health problem, but you have the courage to bring it forward to the people of your district with facts and directness.