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Today's News

  • Lancaster County’s jobless rate declines in August

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate experienced a drop in August, though the numbers may be a result of fewer people in the work force.
    The county had an August jobless rate of 12.4 percent, a decline from the 13 percent posted in July. By  comparison, the August 2011 jobless rate for Lancaster County was 14.4 percent, according to figures released Friday, Sept. 21, by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Council to discuss LCEDC issues Monday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will discuss several items related to economic development at its Monday meeting, Sept. 24.
    Council will first discuss a proposal from the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. designed to generate funds for activities such as marketing and workforce development.

  • Kershaw leaders talk trash at meeting

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A good bit of trash talk took place at the Monday, Sept. 17, Kershaw Town Council meeting.
    No, there wasn’t any arguing or taunting.
    Rather, council members discussed a proposal to place new requirements for residents regarding their household garbage.
    Town Council voted 6-0 on first reading of an ordinance to amend an existing town ordinance that pertains to containers for residential garbage-collection containers.
    Councilman Randy Seegars was absent Monday.

  • Kershaw health center to close

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County residents are sure to be affected by the closing of two public health facilities in the area.
    S.C. Department of Heath and Environmental Control announced Thursday, Sept. 20, that the Kershaw Health Center and the Great Falls Health Center will both close at the end of the year.
    Services at the Kershaw center, located at 3855 Fork Hill Road, will be consolidated into the main Lancaster County Public Heath Department at 1833 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, according to a DHEC media release.

  • Moore gets high marks from school board

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County School District board members are happy with Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, according to the results of this year’s evaluation.
    School board chairman Bobby Parker commended Moore on behalf of the board during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18.

  • Carolina Wave to start at USCL on Oct. 8

    The Carolina Wave Aquatic Club at USC Lancaster, a competitive swim program for students in grades 6-12, will begin practice Monday, Oct. 8 at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center.

    Swimmers must be able to swim strokes competitively.

    The program's overall goal is to offer quality technique instruction to achieve excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.

  • Carolina Wave to start at USCL on Oct. 8

    The Carolina Wave Aquatic Club at USC Lancaster, a competitive swim program for grades 6-12, will begin practice Monday, Oct. 8 at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center.

    Swimmers must be able to swim strokes competitively.

    The program's overall goal is to offer quality technique instruction to achieve excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.

    Practice will be held Monday-Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Gregory Center pool.

  • Take care of mold before it turns ugly

    DES PLAINES, ILL. —September is Mold Awareness Month and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) wants homeowners to know how to recognize signs of mold or water damage, how to catch these issues early on or prevent them all together.

  • Black Gum Tupelos provide autumn beauty

    On a late August morning while enjoying coffee beside our pond, we noticed a flurry of activity high in a slender tree near the water’s edge opposite our chairs. Binoculars revealed a large number of juvenile blue birds, red bellied woodpeckers and American goldfinches picnicking on the dark blue berry-like fruits of a Black Gum Tupelo.

  • Five roads still closed due to flood

    Five roads remained closed Thursday, Sept. 20, after more than 6 inches of rain fell on the eastern part of Lancaster County on Monday, Sept. 17.

    However, residents on two of the most damaged roads got some welcome news and much-needed relief Wednesday.

    Doster Road, which runs between Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) and Deerwood Road and is maintained by S.C. Department of Transportation, reopened to through-traffic Wednesday afternoon.