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Today's News

  • Sweatt captures Summer Slam checkers

     

       

    Veteran Lancaster Motor Speedway driver Dustin Sweatt captured the Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Summer Slam to highlight racing action at LMS on Saturday.

  • Sheriff, police probe string of arsons

     

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department are investigating what appears to be a rash of arsons over the weekend.

    The fires, at vacant homes in Indian Land and Lancaster, share similarities with fires at an Old Hillside Drive mobile home Friday morning in that firefighters were called back to the scenes after extinguishing fires there earlier. 

  • Kershaw passes $3.31 million budget

    KERSHAW – Employee pay raises and a minor tax hike are part of the town of Kershaw’s budget for 2012-13.

    Town Council unanimously passed final reading of the $3.31 million budget at a special meeting Thursday, June 14.

    The new fiscal year begins July 1.

    Kershaw town residents will face a property tax millage rate of 72.1 mills – a 3.1 percent increase from the existing 69.9 rate. That equates to an increase of $1.70 in the yearly taxes on a $100,000 owner-occupied home.

  • Indian Land Alzheimer's patient missing

    Staff Reports
    The family of an 81-year-old Indian Land man with Alzheimer's is asking for the public's help in finding him after he drove away from home Monday night.
    Kathleen Pressley said her husband, Joe Lee Pressley, left their home at 9021 Shelly Mullis Road driving his white 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck about 11:30 p.m. Monday, June 18.
    The couple have lived at the home near the state line for 43 years.

  • Police investigate possible homicide

    Staff Reports
    Lancaster Police Department is investigating a possible homicide Monday night in the death of a Lancaster man who was robbed and beaten during a home invasion last Wednesday night.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said police found Donald Eustace Morris, 53, no relation, dead inside his home at 307 S. York St. about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
    The coroner declined to say how Morris died since his office was still awaiting the results of a preliminary autopsy.

  • Officers investigate York Street shooting

    Lancaster Police Department officers are investigating a shooting on South York Street on Monday night. The shooting victim was robbed and beaten during a home invasion last week. Check back later for more details.

  • Flags at half-staff today

    Flags will be at half-staff on Monday, June 18, from sunrise to sunset by order of the governor per SC Code of Law Section 1-3-470 as a mark of respect for the memory of the Charleston Nine Firefighter of the Charleston Fire Department who died in the line of duty on June 18, 2007.

  • Seniors edge Chester, 5-3

    Ernie Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team capped a 3-0 week, but it was with a tough win.
    P-31, in Legion baseball League V play, edged Chester, 5-3 to push its mark to 6-0 on the season.
    “It was a battle, but we pulled through,” Lancaster senior team coach Quinton Rodgers said.
    Chester, with two first-inning runs, held a 2-0 lead early.
    Lancaster came back to take a 3-2 lead after four innings, but Chester tied the game at 3-all in the top of the seventh.

  • County’s jobless rate climbs to 11.9 percent

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    More people in Lancaster County are looking for work, according to recent data released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW).
    The county’s jobless rate for May was 11.9 percent, up 0.3 from April. In May 2011, the county posted a 13.8 percent unemployment rate.
    South Carolina’s May 2012 unemployment figures showed the same 0.3 increase (8.8 percent to 9.1 percent). The 8.8 percent rate in April was the lowest in more than three years for the Palmetto State.

  • A ‘second father,’ first-class man


    There are men in your life you regard as “second fathers.”
    They don’t replace your father, but are special people with father-like attributes.
    One I hold dear from my youth, is the late James P. “Dick” Richards, better known as Congressman Richards to many.
    I came to know him through his grandson, Jim Richards, a childhood friend from our days growing up on Sherwood Circle.
    He was quite a man, but I only knew the half of it.