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Today's News

  • Faile column: Sheriff should be nonpartisan race

    Throughout the course of the campaign season, I have been asked why the sheriff’s race is a partisan election. It’s a good question, particularly when you consider that the sheriff is responsible for enforcing the laws, not just those passed by a particular political party. A sheriff does not make the law or adjudicate the law – a sheriff enforces the law.

  • Harper column: District 5 candidate focuses on jobs, property rights

     

     

    On Nov. 6, the residents of Lancaster County District 5 will select their representative for County Council. After owning businesses in Lancaster County for more than 30 years and serving on the Lancaster County Planning Commission, I understand the issues that face our county from both the private and public sectors.   

  • Sistare column: Lancaster County is moving forward

     

    Over the last four years, Lancaster County Council has made great strides in moving Lancaster County forward.

  • Radakovich new Tigers' AD

    CLEMSON – Dan Radakovich, director of athletics at Georgia Tech, was introduced Monday (Oct. 29) as Clemson University’s new AD, concluding a three-month national search that drew more than 30 candidates.

    In announcing the decision, Clemson President James F. Barker described Radakovich as the right person to build on the strong foundation created under the leadership of current AD Terry Don Phillips, who announced his plans to retire in August.

  • Help our economy by thinking local first

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is stepping to the fore in a solid effort to boost the local economy.
    The latest season of  the Think Lancaster First campaign took flight at the chamber’s annual Rub of the Green golf tournament on Oct. 11 at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    A highlight of the popular golf tournament was a hot-air balloon, which was adorned with the Think Lancaster First banner.
    The balloon was a hot spot during the afternoon tournament with more than 100 riders.

  • Payne has ‘indepth knowledge of issues facing South Carolina’

    After attending the candidate forum sponsored by The Lancaster News, Duke Energy, the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Lancaster County Chamber of Commerc, I can confidently say that there is only one candidate who really understands the issues and offers a vision for House District 44 and the state of South Carolina.
    The candidate is Ryan Payne. He has an in-depth knowledge of the issues facing South Carolina that the other candidates seem not to possess.

  • Remember When: I’ll just let ol’ Tiger sleep it off

    Lancaster folks were a bit antsy the last week of October 1940.
    All of this war stuff was taking a toll.

    James Williams of Route 4 and Henry Flynn of Elm Street were among the first soldiers whose draft numbers were drawn from a fish bowl in Washington, D.C., that week.

    It had been a tough week. Friday night’s weather had messed up the football game between Lancaster and Fort Mill.

    The game ended in a 7-7 tie. Some didn’t go ’cause of the rain and the ones who went were mad about the outcome.

  • County cracks down on sex offenders

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    One man was arrested this week and five others are being sought as part of a sweeping, joint sex offender operation between local and federal authorities.
    The joint initiative, dubbed “Operation Lights Out” and comprising members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals, was revealed during a press conference Friday, Oct. 26, at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center.

  • Sheriff’s office wins award

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office learned last week their agency was the winner of a state excellence award.
    The sheriff’s office is this year’s recipient of the Santee Cooper Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    Sheriff Barry Faile formally announced the award on Friday, Oct. 26, only moments after presenting the results of a joint operation between his office and the U.S. Marshals office.

  • School board joins settlement in federal antitrust case

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County school board members agreed to join municipalities and other entities across the country in a settlement with a major international investment bank resulting from a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust case that gained international attention last year.
    The unanimous vote came during the school board’s monthly meeting Oct. 16, during which district staff updated school board members on the district’s progress toward national common core standards.