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Today's News

  • March 5 job fair targets military veterans

    Resumes, job applications and interview etiquette are being emphasized as military veterans prepare for a major job fair next week. 

    Lancaster City Hall has been the location for readiness workshops led by Michael O’Donnell of SC Works – the state’s job-preparation network. It's part of the Department of Employment and Workforce.

    Four workshop were held at City Hall between Feb. 12 and Feb. 21. One is set for today and the final one is Thursday, Feb. 28. 

    The workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Leadership Lancaster learns about economic development

    Attracting major industry to Lancaster County is no simple task.

    Many players are involved and negotiations are often long and drawn-out. 

    On top of that, economic and demographic conditions have to be suitable before a company will even consider making your county their home.

    The local Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lancaster group spent a full day recently hearing from officials who have a hand in making major industry deals happen.

  • County Council gives nod to cleanup at abandoned cemetery

    An abandoned Kershaw cemetery littered with years of brush and debris will receive a slight facelift thanks to a group of dedicated residents and some help from Lancaster County Council.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a proposed during council’s Feb. 11 meeting plan to help restore Belk Cemetery.

    Located just off Jason Street and north of the Kershaw town limits, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair, Willis said.

  • County Classic Softball tournament opens play

    The fourth annual Lancaster County Classic Softball tournament opens tonight with games at two county sites.

    The tournament opener is set for 5 p.m. today – Wednesday, Feb. 27 – when host Andrew Jackson will face the Lady Bruins of Lancaster High School.

  • Vols, Bruins win in tourney play

     

       

    Andrew Jackson, ranked No. 3 in the Class AA state preseason poll, opened play in the Comporium Preseason Invitational, rolling to a 20-5 win over Great Falls High on Monday, Feb. 25.

  • Four Warriors wrestlers place in state field

     

       

    Four of five Indian Land High School wrestlers placed in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 23.

  • Altman’s state champion

     

       

    BUFORD – Dylan Altman’s wait was worth it in gold.

  • J. Marion Sims Foundation reports possible theft of $220k

    An investigation into missing funds from the J. Marion Sims Foundation has revealed a potential suspect in the possible theft of at least $220,000.

    Local authorities first learned of the missing funds when foundation director Jim Morton filed an incident report with Lancaster Police Department on Friday, Feb. 22. 

    Morton told officers there was evidence of employee theft from the organization estimated, at that point, to possibly be $220,000, according to report. 

  • Funds missing from J. Marion Sims Foundation

    While the details are sketchy at best, the J. Marion Sims Foundation issued a press release that some of its funds are missing.

    The theft, the release said, involves a former employee. It was discovered during the course of an annual independent audit.

    Although the release did not say how much money was stolen or when the theft occurred, the release said the amount was “not insignificant.” The former employee’s name has not been released.

  • S.C. salaries should be based on responsibilities

    In South Carolina, the number of state employees is established in relation to the state’s population. In 1994, the state’s population was about 3.7 million and the state appropriated funding for about 42,000 full-time employment (FTE) positions, nearly 95 percent of the annual limitation.