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Today's News

  • DNR: State antler records remain high this year

    The most recent round of white-tailed deer antler measuring conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources revealed 257 new records, including two Boone and Crockett qualifiers,
    Each spring S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Section personnel make a concerted effort to measure deer racks throughout the state, with a major session during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia.
    Of the 601 sets of antlers measured this spring, 257 met the minimum score for entry on the state records list including 246 sets of typical and 11 non-typical racks.

  • Man charged with two break-ins at Bantam Chef

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw man was arrested this week in connection with two burglaries at the same Kershaw eatery last month.
    James Junior Pierce, 42, 616 S. Hampton St., Kershaw, was arrested Tuesday, July 10, and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Deputies charged Pierce with breaking into the Bantam Chef, 608 S. Hampton St. The restaurant isn’t very far from Pierce’s last known address.

  • A Second Chance at ‘fame’?

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The Vibrations have hit the local rock ‘n’ roll big time, again.
    Well, it depends on what your definition of the big time is.
    If you define it by sold-out shows and green-only M&Ms, well, maybe not.

  • Budget shortfall to delay hiring, pay raises

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Plans to increase salaries for county employees and hire several new personnel will be slightly delayed due to a reduction in local government funding allocated from the state.
    With the state General Assembly finally unveiling its 2012-13 budget earlier this month, Lancaster County Council got its first look July 9 at how much funding the county will receive in its Local Government Fund.

  • Six arrests in robbery/murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Six people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the  home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris in June.

  • Repaving project starts July 23

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Drivers who use Quality Drive in Lancaster Industrial Park as a shortcut between S.C. 9 Bypass and S.C. 200 may be better off driving the extra half mile starting next week.
    In fact, you may have already seen the signs.
    Beginning July 23, crews will begin an extensive reconstruction project on the .85-mile stretch of road expected to last until October.

  • Man reports shots fired at Kershaw home

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man says his grandmother’s home was shot at multiple times, though deputies never found any evidence of a shooting.
    A deputy came to the 200 block of South Ashe Street in Kershaw about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in response to a call about shots being fired.
    A man there said he was sitting under the carport of the house when he saw someone in a gold four-door Mercury slowly drive down the street, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • It’s important to be educated about ACA

    President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign platform was based on change, and hope. He promoted health care reform and promised to change the system so individuals’ health insurance was not tied to their job. The job-based insurance system resulted in many people losing their access to health care when they lost their job, which happened all too frequently during the economic recession of 2008.

  • Roll with the changes

    In the mornings and afternoons on Meeting Street, amongst the cars and trucks, you may see something unexpected.
    Susan Carbone, a bookkeeper at Lancaster County Library, makes her daily commute from her home to the library on a Segway.
    “I live in Lancaster, so the trip is only about four miles one way, and you can use it on sidewalks and cut corners to reduce the miles,” Carbone said.

  • Alzheimer’s workshop offers help for families

    Jo Ann Koffman, 76, of Indian Land recently lost her husband of 55 years to Alzheimer’s disease.
    Boyd Koffman, 82, died May 21 after a long painful year for the Koffman family.
    Koffman said her husband wasn’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until his death.
    But it’s a common problem among the elderly. One in eight seniors over age 65 and one in two over age 80 years have Alzheimer’s, said Seth Zamek, owner/executive director of the Senior Helpers office in Fort Mill. About 5.3 million Americans have it.