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Today's News

  • Exercise is the key to a good night’s sleep

    Chester Regional Medical Center release

    Exercise can affect your sleep.

    The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep.

    The National Sleep Foundation began surveying American sleep health and behaviors in 1991.
    NSF releases the poll findings as part of its 16th annual National Sleep Awareness Week campaign, held March 3-10, that culminates with the change to Daylight Saving Time on March 10.

  • USCL honors Native Americans

    From release
    Beginning March 23, the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies department will host its eighth annual Native American Studies Week.

    Since 2005, USCL has hosted a week of events each spring focused on the rich history and cultural traditions of South Carolina’s indigenous peoples.

    This year’s program focuses on issues surrounding Native Americans and law and justice, and includes lectures by regional and nationally-recognized scholars, screenings of films and exhibits highlighting the topic.

  • GlennMark brings music to Lancaster

    There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a dream come true, especially when it offers many different benefits to a community and brings joy to all involved.

    That’s exactly what happened with GlennMark Promotions, a dream shared by three friends that came to life in 2005. Since that time, the shared dream of bringing top Southern Gospel artists to Lancaster became a reality, with nearly 20,000 people attending the concerts that have been held to date.

  • Siren sends warning throughout Great Falls

    GREAT FALLS – You may have heard a loud sound Tuesday, March 5, you haven't heard in many years...or you may never have heard it.

    That loud blast was emitted from a tornado warning system that’s now in place at the Great Falls Fire Department.

  • FL Fire Department to charge for wreck calls

    FORT LAWN – The Fort Lawn Fire Department will follow the lead of the Richburg and Lewis Departments by charging for responses to car wrecks.

    In recent months, the Richburg and Lewis Fire departments have taken advantage of a county ordinance that allows a charge to be assessed to a person’s insurance company if they are involved in a wreck that the department responds to.

  • Two tax sites now open

    AARP  

  • SMH receives award from American Heart Association

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    Springs Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

    The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success to implement a higher standard of care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

    This is the first year SMH has been recognized with a stroke-centered quality achievement award.

  • Three Lancaster women charged with shoplifting in York County

    A trio of Lancaster woman found themselves behind bars in York County after an investigation into almost $5,000 worth of items stolen from a Walmart in Tega Cay.

    Melissa Sue Meyers, 23, 3041 Crenson Drive, Sherniece Nichols Jones, 23, 3041 Crenson Drive, and Donna Faith Beckham, 38, 260 Wheat St., were all arrested Feb. 27, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office case report.

    Deputies were searching for a fourth woman, also from Lancaster, who they had issued warrants for, though the woman has not yet been arrested, the report said.

  • Small new LCPRC director

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission has a familiar face as its deputy director.

    Katherine Small, a Lancaster native, began her duties as deputy director Feb. 11.

    “Katherine is going to do a real good job with us,” LCPRC Director Hal Hiott said. “She’s very energetic, outgoing and has good ideas for our programs. She will bring a fresh face to our operation.”

    Small, a 2004 Lancaster High School graduate, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in 2008.

  • Woman reports gunfire near horse stable

    Several mysterious gunshots and a wounded goose led an Indian Land woman to call authorities to her horse stable late last month.

    A sheriff’s deputy spoke with the woman along Henry Harris Road on Feb. 23, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The woman reported she was standing in her field feeding horses when she heard gunshots. At first, she wasn’t worried because she’s heard gunfire in the area before, the report said.