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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office active in tracking down fugitives

    Fugitive tracking has recently become a major part of the daily grind for members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • LDB stars shined on the diamond

    The 2013 Lancaster Dixie Baseball season is in the books and it’s been quite a story.
    The 2013 LDB seasons saw five all-star teams advance to state tournament play.
    “We did really well,” said veteran LDB chairman David Hance. “These coaches and players were outstanding. Their parents, grandparents and fans had plenty to cheer about this summer.”
    The youth baseball organization’s 2013 all-star campaign ended with the AA stars, ages 7-8, playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball regional tournament in Walterboro.

  • Is it a great day in S.C.?

    “It’s a great day in South Carolina.” That’s the sentiment, still faithfully echoed by state workers across South Carolina. This is the case, despite, what many describe as an apparent disregard, insensitivity, even lack of cursory consideration for state employees.
    The failure by some legislators, to even, remotely, address long-term and significant deficits in pay, was a major disappointment for South Carolina’s state employees. But, even that, has not deterred state employees who remain on the frontline and deliver their very best.

  • School days... – do you remember rest?

    I am going to relive a story I brought to you, oh, probably some three years ago about going back to school and how wonderful that time was for me.
    I remember it well and as I worked and shopped over this three day tax-free weekend, I was oh so reminded of it and how hard it must have been for Mama to get everything for Cindy and I.
    But no matter what the sacrifice, she and Daddy always did it and we had everything we needed to start the school year fresh and new. Enjoy the story once again and relive your own memories of those school days.

  • State Fair features music, attractions

    S.C. State Fair
    The 2013 S.C. State Fair opens Oct. 9 and will return of all your favorite rides, concerts, foods, attractions and more.
    General admission tickets and tickets for the Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series, which include admission to the fair, are for sale online at www.scstatefair.org.  
    Admission tickets and ride vouchers are also available at Bi-Lo stores. Starting this year, children 5 and under, active and retired military personnel and military dependents (with proper ID) get free admission to the fair.

  • Be prepared for disasters

    StatePoint Press Release
    No one likes to think about worst case scenarios, but being prepared for them is crucial to quickly recover in the event they occur.
    But there’s good news – new technologies and tools are making it easier to protect yourself and your loved ones from all kinds of emergency situations.
    Your home
    When is the last time you replaced your home’s windows?

  • Davis, Great Falls native pen book

    From Release
    Glenda Gaither Davis, a native of Great Falls and the daughter of the late Walter and Fannie Gaither, has written and published a book that was released on July 24.
    Davis lives in Atlanta, Ga., and is a retired educator.  
    She graduated from Elizabeth Heights High School, Claflin University, Atlanta University and studied at Georgia State University.
    Davis was a member of the 1961 Freedom Riders and is often seen on film on local PBS stations.

  • School board fills three assistant principal positions

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The 2013-14 school year will start early for the area’s sixth- and eighth-graders when they head to school for orientation Friday, Aug. 16, but this week’s past Lancaster County School District orientation was all about new employees.

  • Satterwhite draws 15-year sentence for gun charge

    COLUMBIA – Three months after he pleaded guilty to a firearm charge in federal court, a Lancaster man was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison.

    William I. Satterwhite, 52, was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 8, on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

  • One person shot on New Miller Street

    Investigators surrounded the intersection of Market and Gooch streets trying to piece together a shooting incident that resulted in a vehicle collision Friday, Aug. 9. 

    Just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, Lancaster police officers came to New Miller Street in the Southside area in response to a call about a shooting. Around the same time, officers were also dispatched to nearby Market Street regarding an auto accident.