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Today's News

  • Shealy tells group voter education is very important

    from Lancaster County Republican Women
    Katrina Shealy, Senate candidate for District 23 in Lexington County, is running a heated race against Sen. Jake Knotts on the platform of reform that supports the viability of small businesses.
    Shealy shared her platform at a recent Lancaster County Republican Women lunch and encouraged them to join the effort.

  • Family, officials ask for help finding teen

    By Denyse Clark/Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – Thomas “Blake” Boan of Richburg has been missing since midday Saturday, Oct. 13. His family and local law enforcement officials are asking the community’s help to find him.
    On Monday, Oct. 15, Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith released information with photos about Boan’s disappearance. Boan, 17, is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 150 pounds, has blond hair and hazel eyes.
    His stepfather, James Woody, pleaded on Tuesday for Boan to return to his family.

  • Mystery, intrigue on tap for GFHTA dinner theater

    GREAT FALLS – Murder, mystery, intrigue and a good dose of humor is all on tap for the Great Falls Home Town Association’s first murder mystery dinner theater. The evening of food, fun and murder will unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs television chefs, old-time detectives, art lovers and chocoholics!

  • Arts Scene

    October is National Arts and Humanities Month.

    Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nations’ leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. In addition to providing a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders, the programs are dedicated to representing and serving local communities to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

  • Pieces of home

    In most any situation or circumstance, the people best qualified to help others are those who have been through the same or very similar situations or circumstances. That’s why Leslie Murphy, a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps, founded the Carolina Veterans Commission, a non-profit organization based in Lancaster.

  • This is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    In 2008, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC) worked with Congress to pass a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
    The resolution noted that “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.”

  • Mulvaney faces Knott for U.S. House seat

    As Election Day edges closer, the candidates for U.S. House District 5 seat are focusing their attention on the economy, national debt and the importance of jobs and education.
    Facing off in the election are incumbent Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who is finishing his first term in Washington, D.C., and his Democratic challenger, Joyce Knott.
    Joyce Knott
    Though this is Knott’s first try for the House District 5 seat, she is quite familiar with congressional politics.

  • Man dies in car accident

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided Sunday, Oct. 14.
    Michael Leon Plyler, 56, died at the scene of the accident in the 800 block of Shiloh Unity Road, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne said the collision happened about 12:40 p.m. as Plyler was driving east in a 2006 Nissan Altima, crossed into an oncoming lane and crashed into a 2001 Ford Explorer.

  • Tax bills overcharged fire district residents

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County officials are scrambling to figure out how to handle a $15 fee overcharge for Panhandle residents who live in the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire-protection districts.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the error came to light over the weekend after residents in the areas received their tax bills and found they’d been charged a $90 fire-protection district fee instead of the correct $75 fee.   

  • Fatback ‘n’ politics

    The savory smells of fresh bacon, eggs and fatback wafted nearby as U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint tackled a bevy of questions from locals on Monday morning, covering everything from health care to the upcoming general election.
    A group of about 50 voters, hungry for breakfast and answers to their most pressing political queries, attended the event inside a small dining room at JoMars Family Restaurant.