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Today's News

  • DHEC to hold Pressley’s meeting

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has scheduled a meeting for public input on a draft air- quality permit for Pressley’s Recycling Center in Indian Land.

    The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Indian Land Middle School cafeteria, 8361 Charlotte Highway.

  • Closet Ministry to host free shopping day Saturday

    August is here, which means it’s almost time to head back to school. Do you have all the clothing and materials needed for a smooth start?

    If not, there will be plenty of assistance available Saturday, Aug. 4., at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster.

    That’s when The Closet Ministry will host what’s become its annual back-to-school free shopping day. It’s open to anyone in need of clothing.

  • Federal judge sentences Brackett to 15 months

    ABERDEEN, Miss. – A Lancaster man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a black-market cigarette conspiracy.

    According to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, in mid-July, U.S. District Judge Sharon Aycock sentenced Fred Brackett to 15 months in prison and ordered him to pay $206,000 in restitution.

    Brackett, owner of FB Enterprises on Charlotte Highway, will be allowed to turn himself in at a designated prison on Sept. 10. It is unknown where that prison is.

  • Hospital pledges faster, more efficient ER care

    Today marks the start of Springs Memorial Hospital’s pledge to treat emergency patients faster and more efficiently.

    According to a press release issued Tuesday, the hospital has launched its 45-Minute ER Commitment, an effort to ensure that people who come to the emergency room are offered quality care as soon as possible, said Karen Martin, SMH chief nursing officer.

  • Thompson deserves top deputy honor

    Fred Thompson thought Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile was kidding him, but as it turned out, Thompson had plenty to smile about.
    Thompson, a sheriff’s office investigator, was recently presented the S.C. Deputy of the Year award by the S.C. Sheriff’s Association at the association’s annual convention in Hilton Head.
    “When I heard, I thought the sheriff was just teasing me,” Thompson said. “It took awhile to let it sink in.”

  • P-31 stays alive in state

     

       

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team is in the final four of the Legion baseball state tournament.

  • Dixie Pre-Majors stars fifth in Series field

    The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors baseball all-stars, the S.C. state champions, produced a fifth-place finish in the 12-team World Series in Guntersville, Ala.

    Georgia, which handed Lancaster its two losses in the double-elimination tournament, ended the local stars’ Series title hopes with an 11-3 win Monday night.

  • Baker takes NDRA Road Show win

    Brandy Baker captured the NDRA Road Show win to highlight action.

    The night was long as thunderstorms impacted the action at LMS on Saturday night.

    Baker and Steve Banal were on the pole for the NDRA Road Show.

    At the green, Baker and Banal were battling for the lead entering turn one, and a caution came out in turn two.

  • Lancaster man found dead in Chester County

    Authorities are still investigating the death of a Lancaster man whose body was found in the middle of a Chester County road Sunday, July 29.

    Chester County deputies found the body of Michael Terry, 39, 205 N. French St., only minutes after responding to a sexual assault call along the same road, according to information released Monday by Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.

  • P-31 wins, remains alive

    Lancaster Post 31 remained alive in the American Legion baseball state tournament, taking a 5-1 win over Union Post 22 Sunday, July 29.

    Tripp Rollings, the winning Lancaster hurler, combined with Kendall Knight to hurl a four-hitter. Rollings, in six frames, allowed three hits and struck out six. He walked four. Knight, in three innings, allowed a hit and fanned two.

    Brien Clyburn led the Lancaster offense with two hits. Bobby Delly had a hit and scored three runs. Jonah Crenshaw had a hit, RBI and scored twice. Tyler Rodgers supplied a hit and drove in a run.