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Today's News

  • Labor of Love

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Pearl Morgan loves to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather at her home just north of the Kershaw town limits.
    Though nice, the outdoor experience can come with some unwelcome elements – chiefly mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Warding against them has always been an issue.
    But now, a lot of that has changed.
    Morgan and her husband, Reggie, are the recipients of home renovations from the Salkehatchie Summer Service program.

  • Truck, mobile home fires at same address considered suspicious

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Melted strips of siding and charred timbers marred the center of a small house in the Antioch community after two suspicious fires broke out on the property early Friday morning, June 15.
    Crime scene technicians donning blue gloves swarmed the home, at 1733 Old Hillside Drive, hours after two back-to-back fires first claimed a truck near the home, and then felled the home itself.

  • Car, mobile home fires at same location appear suspicious

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two suspicious early morning fires that happened at the same Antioch community home. 

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters were first called to a truck fire near a home at 1733 Old Hillside Drive, off S.C. 903, at about 5:02 a.m. Friday, June 15.

    After putting out the fire and clearing the scene, firefighters were again called to the same address about 30 minutes later for a mobile home fire.

  • Are any public servants willing to help public?

    Recent events should have caught the attention of all citizens of  Lancaster County:
    u The public meeting with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, affecting many who live in the vicinity of Pressley’s Recycling Center and those who travel along U.S. 521 daily
    u The decision by Lancaster County Council to lift the rezoning moratorium without changing or redefining the B-3 zoning ordinance. Editor’s note: Lancaster County Council in its second reading on June 11, voted 6-1 to lift the moratorium.

  • Strengthen plants this season with a new tool for gardeners

    Melinda Myers
    Horticulturist
    As gardeners well know, there are plenty of challenges our landscapes will face throughout the growing season. Heat, drought, pests and disease can take their toll on our plants, causing wilting, brown leaves, damaged plants and even plant death. Fortunately, gardeners now have a new organic tool for growing healthy, productive, and beautiful landscapes all season long.

  • Take a trip to Congaree Swamp National Park

    Did you know that South Carolina is home to the largest old growth bottomland forest left in North America?
    The Congaree Swamp National Park protects a primeval forested floodplain intermittently washed by the Congaree and Wateree rivers. This flooding carries nutrient rich sediment that feeds an amazingly diverse ecosystem, including 75 protected tree species and world record trees. Among the national champions is the country’s tallest loblolly pine, standing as high as a 16-story building.

  • Teamwork key in USC’s return to World Series

    The University of South Carolina baseball team, in recent seasons, has seemingly become a fixture in Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series.
    The Gamecocks are bidding for their third straight national crown after winning in 2010 and 2011.
    Getting there is sweet, but it’s not a given.
    When you’re the king of the hill, or in baseball terms, the man on the mound, it gets tougher each time. Along with that shining national championship trophy at the end of the season comes a major target on the team’s back for the following campaign.

  • LMS hosting Crate Sportman Summer Slam on Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the Deal 1 Auto Sales in Lancaster Summer Slam for the Crate Sportsman Division on Saturday night.

    The winner earns $1,000, with $500 for second place.

  • County stars in N-S games

    A trio of county players will be involved in the North-South All-Star soccer matches at the College of Charleston Soccer Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The county trio includes Lancaster High School’s Ashley Cauthen, Andrew Jackson High’s Leah Kennington and Indian Land’s Jonathan Rowe.

  • Lancaster Tigers win over Chester

    The Lancaster Tigers swim team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 325-211 win over the Chester Waves on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.

    Charlee Brooke Henry, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Faile each had four firsts to pace the Tigers.