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Today's News

  • Tour draws out-of-town visitors and locals

    From release

    Thanks to the efforts of the Lancaster Garden Club, the Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 2 attracted over 100 visitors, who spent the afternoon marveling at Rosewood, Craig House, and the Privette and Chastain/Zschoche homes. This twenty-sixth annual event featured private homes, historic points of interest, and beautiful gardens and pools.  

  • Welcome 2013, help us build

    From release
    Advance tickets are now available for Habitat’s Third Annual “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve Party. Get your tickets now to “Top out” 2012 and bring in 2013 with us. The “Black tie optional” party will be Monday, December 31, 2012, in the ballroom of the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Moose Dr., Lancaster, SC. Everyone is invited to join the fun.

  • Father gets one year for incest

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    How long is too long to wait for your day in court?
    For Tiara Stevens, that number is 14 years, which is the amount of time she has waited to see her father answer for the charge of sexually assaulting her as a child.
    Sitting in a Lancaster courtroom Nov. 5, Stevens, now 27, watched anxiously as her father Fred Lee Montgomery, 47, pleaded no contest to the charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

  • County Council partially approves L&C plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    In a series of votes that left both Lancaster County Council members and audience members scratching their heads, council approved part of a tax-relief plan for the L&C Railroad on Monday night, Dec. 10.
    Prior to the votes, L&C Railroad representative Matthew Gedney urged council to approve a plan to help reduce the company’s taxes by thousands of dollars.

  • Craine, Jones remembered on Arbor Day

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The purplish pink flowers that bloom next spring will have much significance to the families of Jackie Craine and Jenika Jones.
    Those two women –  killed earlier this year in separate incidents – were honored during the 2012 Arbor Day celebration Friday, Dec. 7, at Southside Early Childhood Center in Lancaster.
    Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the event, which saw the planting of an eastern red bud tree on the school’s front lawn.

  • Machine catches fire at Pressley’s Recycling

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Panhandle firefighters responded to what sheriff’s office investigators have deemed a suspicious fire at Pressley’s Recycling Center in Indian Land.
    Located at 9531 Charlotte Highway, the company has been the focus of unwanted public attention this year after it was discovered to have been in violation of several environmental regulations.

  • Candlelight vigil slated for Thursday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    In the spirit of the holiday season, community unity and positive energy will be emphasized at this week’s candlelight vigil.
    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is once again holding a vigil to remember those who’ve lost their lives due to violence and to help foster more togetherness among Lancaster residents.
    The vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Lancaster City Hall, 216 S Catawba St.  

  • Changes coming to S.C. statute on metals

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is giving residents a heads up about a law change set to take effect Sunday.
    In June, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley signed an amendment pertaining to the state statute on nonferrous metals. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 16, the state’s definition of a nonferrous metal will change, as will certain requirements to buy and sell such metals.

  • Rec all-stars fall short

     

       

    FLORENCE – In a season of triumphs, the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars saw their season end on a tough note.

  • Warriors hold on, split with Cycs

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land held on for a split of a non-region twin bill with Class AAA foe Chester on Monday, Dec. 10.

    The Warriors, 6-1, topped the Cyclones in the nightcap when it took an 89-80 comeback win.