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Today's News

  • Blue Star Memorial Highway makes its mark

    From release
    At the intersection of Highway 9 Bypass and Highway No. 9, a Blue Star Memorial marker stands proud, once again, to pay tribute to the present and fallen members of our military.

    This is an ongoing project of the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs, the Veterans’ Administration, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

    This Memorial Marker to all Veterans was placed on the Bypass about 10 years ago.

  • Gunshot victim pronounced dead at hospital

    One person is dead following a shooting Monday, Nov. 19, that is believed to have taken place on Cedar Pine Lake Road home in Lancaster.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and Lancaster Police Department officers responded to Springs Memorial Hospital just after 1 p.m. Monday in reference to a victim arriving there with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office media release.
    The victim, who was taken to the hospital by an acquaintance, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • Thornwell signs with USC

    Sindarius Thornwell returned to his hoop roots to decide his future.

    Thornwell, the former Lancaster High School basketball star who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., was back at LHS on Monday to sign with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

  • Heath Springs man shot in arm

    Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a Heath Springs man Friday night, Nov. 16.
    Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mt. Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The man was injured, with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  

  • Story doesn’t reflect effort to change precinct

    The recent  article regarding the Belair 1 voting location change did not accurately detail the community effort to achieve that goal.
    Suffice to say, the article was under-researched and relied upon the biased information of a single, uninformed Sun City resident.
    I do agree with one aspect of the article – the Department of Justice and the Lancaster Voter Registration staff did not effectively communicate between themselves to alert the community about the voting location change.

  • Presidential election didn’t follow Redskins rule

    President Barrack Obama will certainly have his place in U.S. history.
    His successful bid to the White House in 2008 gave our country its first African-American president.
    Under President Obama’s administration in May of 2011, U.S. public enemy No. 1 terrorist Osama bin Laden was taken down.
    Bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization that claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

  • District earns ‘excellent’ report card

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District and several of its schools rated excellent in both areas of this year’s S.C. Department of Education’s 2012 district and school report cards.
    The outstanding scores come during a year in which 17 of the district’s 19 schools earned passing marks for their performance.

  • Leadership course gives insight into local history

    We walked through downtown Lancaster looking like a bunch of cold, out-of-town tourists.
    The 40-degree temperatures, along with the wind, were no laughing matter. But despite the chill, we focused in and hung onto everything Lindsay Pettus told us.
    Pettus, a local historian, led a tour of centuries-old structures in Lancaster County as part of the first day of this year’s Leadership Lancaster program.

  • Break-ins reported in city

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Investigators are searching for clues in a string of burglaries that happened within a few miles of each other late Thursday night, Nov. 15, into early Saturday morning.
    The investigation began at about 6:44 p.m. when officers responded to an alarm call at Collins Realty, Inc., 716 S. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • HOPE kicks off Faulkenberry Christmas Basket this week

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    In November 1959, the Lancaster Jaycees announced plans for its second annual coat drive to help needy families in the county.
    And in his role as spokesman for Lancaster County Associated Charities, Jack Caskey issued a call for toys, furniture and other items to give hurting local families a hand up.
    It’s a given that some charities go unnoticed.