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Today's News

  • Man tries to rob Hardee’s

    Police are searching for a man who demanded money from an employee at a Lancaster fast food restaurant, but left empty-handed late Sunday, May 19.

    Officers responded at 10:41 p.m. to the attempted armed robbery at Hardee’s, 297 S.C. 9 Bypass East, and spoke with three employees, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Sequestration changes coming to unemployment benefits

    COLUMBIA – Starting this month, South Carolinians who receive federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will see a reduction in benefits as a result of federal sequestration.

    Sequestration imposed automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget from March 1 through September 30. This will not affect claimants who are on the first 20 weeks of state-funded unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Hinson nabs first LSS win this season

    Steve “Burn “Em Down” Hinson captured the win in the Cauthen Motors Pure Street main event for his first win of the 2013 racing season.

  • Warriors will have their day

     

    Bishop England boys’ soccer coach Ed Khouri was feeling good.

    His Bishops had just prevailed in an emotional 4-3 sudden-death win over Class AA Upstate upstart Indian Land.

  • IL's so close ... so far away

     

       

    GILBERT – Bishop England High School freshman Joel Bunting’s golden goal was just that.

  • Fleeing robbery suspect runs out of gas

    A man accused of snatching money from the cash register at a community store Monday, May 20, wasn’t on the lam long before a series of bumbling mistakes led to his capture by a swarm of sheriff’s deputies and a K-9.

    James Marvin McDonald, 35, of Concord, N.C., is charged with strong arm robbery of Camp Creek Grocery, 2366 Camp Creek Road.

    “We got ‘em,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile minutes after McDonald was in custody.

  • Stellar seasons for USCL teams

    The 2013 University of South Carolina Lancaster spring semester might be history, but a pair of  USCL spring sports teams are still going strong.
    The Lancers’ golf team and baseball squad have extended their seasons into post-season play.
    The 25-12 USCL golf team, under the leadership of coach Ricky Walters, is headed to the National Junior College national tournament after winning the Region X tournament with a sudden death win over Wake Tech at the Boscobel Golf Course in Pendleton last month.

  • Are we prepared for terrorist event?

    Like their fellow Americans across the country, South Carolinians were horrified at the recent Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured dozens of others.
    Here at home, our heartfelt prayers went out to the victims and their families as a difficult question hangs over our state. It’s a question none of us wants to imagine, but we must: What if it happened here?

  • Bill: Business as usual or is it real reform?

    Several weeks ago we joined with other South Carolina groups to expose an effort by House leaders to sabotage ethics reform and evade disclosure and independent scrutiny.
    House leaders’ plan to decriminalize ethics violations and force citizen activists to become lobbyists was outrageous, and a diverse coalition of citizen groups jointly and publicly denounced it.

  • S.C. and digital learning: The good, bad and ugly

    Anyone who has followed our columns knows that I am a huge believer in the power of technology to transform education and enable “leapfrog” progress for our children.
    And unless you have been living under a rock, don’t read newspapers, watch TV or think about what’s happening in the world, one thing is abundantly clear to all – technology is as vital to education in the 21st century as books and chalk boards were in the 19th and 20th centuries.