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Today's News

  • Hospital lifts flu restrictions

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    Effective Friday, Feb. 15, Springs Memorial Hospital has lifted flu visitation restrictions.

    The hospital announced Nov. 30, 2012, it was implementing a temporary limited visitation policy due to the high number of flu cases in the area.

    That policy prohibited children under age 12 from visiting patient rooms and emergency room patients. Those with respiratory infection symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose or fever) were asked not to visit SMH until their conditions passed.

  • Airport commission urges need for new taxiway

    It’s hard to believe there’s a connection between a cylindrical sample of asphalt and the recruitment of new businesses to Lancaster County.

    But with two core samples in hand, that’s exactly the connection two county airport officials made at Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Feb. 11.

    Doug Barnes, airport commission chairman, and Paul Moses, airport director, discussed various airport needs during the meeting, including their desire for a thicker taxiway.

  • City Council brainstorms top needs for 2013

    Old water lines and empty, dilapidated buildings.

    Those are some of the blights Lancaster City Council members have once again pinpointed as they begin brainstorming their list of top needs for 2013. They also hope to receive more federal funding to help fund some of the much-needed work.

    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments spoke during City Council’s Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting about grant application criteria and deadlines.

  • DUI effort nets results

    Deaths, injuries and collisions.

    Each word evokes a plethora of emotions, but for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office each syllable serves as motivation for keeping county roads safer for motorists.

    As part of that effort, the sheriff’s office’s newly created DUI Enforcement Team netted more than a dozen arrests and issued several citations and warnings during a two-week period in December, said Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw in a press release.

  • 'Honest as the noonday sun'

    In 1913, about 40 Civil War survivors gathered at the Confederate Memorial in front of the historic courthouse in downtown Lancaster for a group photograph.

    Very little is known about the event, other than the men enjoyed a picnic lunch that day served by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Thirteen of the men there had fought at Gettysburg.
    But that photograph has become a part of local history and lore for good reason.

    That’s because of the black man seated on the ground in front of the men and one woman who surround the monument.

  • Lady Lancers drop three games

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lady Lancers dropped three games in recent softball play.

    The USCL women, 0-8 on the season, fell to Spartanburg Methodist, 3-0, and 3-1 on Sunday, Feb. 10.

  • 2013 Shrine Bowl coaches set for annual all-star game

    Tommy Brown of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg  and Lee County’s (N.C.) Burton Cates are the respective head coaches for the 77th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

  • Experience vital for 2013 LHS baseball

     

       

    The Lancaster High School baseball program sports its share of optimism heading into the 2013 season.

  • County hoops duo honored

     

       

    Two Lancaster County prep basketball stars are reeling in the hoops honors for their play in the 2012-13 high school season.

  • Military-based communities need our support

    You probably haven’t heard much about it, but there’s an economic threat to South Carolina lurking on the horizon beyond the latest crises in Washington over the fiscal cliff and the federal debt.
    While this threat to our state hasn’t received much attention or publicity, it’s a threatened round of widespread military base closings throughout the nation.
    Military officials and other knowledgeable sources believe it’s likely to happen in the near future, possibly as soon as 2015.