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Today's News

  • SC Access provides wealth of information

    Imagine being separated from an elderly family member or loved one in need of help or services who lives alone in South Carolina.
    If you’re like many families across our state, you may find that younger generations have moved away from their older relatives to further their education, get married and start a family, find a job in another state, or serve in the military. Where are they to look for resources if their older relatives need help finding various services available in their communities?

  • Charlie Duke honored at Clemson graduation

    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — Clemson University awarded 1,200 degrees Dec. 20, including the nation’s first Ph.D. in automotive engineering earned by a woman and an honorary degree to a former astronaut.

    Ala Qattawi made history when she walked across the stage to receive her doctorate in automotive engineering and congratulations from President James F. Barker.

    Retired Gen. Charles Duke Jr., a former NASA astronaut who was the 10th man to walk on the moon, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

  • New movie may be filmed in Chester

    Something “Strange and Unusual” may be coming to downtown Chester next month.

    At its last meeting, Chester City Council discussed a request from Visionscape Media to film portions of a feature-length film in downtown Chester. Anil Dhokai is the writer and director of the movie, which has the working title “The Strange and Unusual.”

    “It’s a feature-length movie about a supernatural TV reality show that is being cancelled,” Dhokai said.

  • Zesty Mexican soup brightens winter table

    Homey, wholesome and hearty, this pork posole – a soulful Mexican soup – is perfect for a winter dinner.
    Chock full of pork, veggies, herbs and spices, it’s as flavorful as it is filling – a cold-weather pick-me-up the whole family will love.
    See step-by-step photos of Geoffry’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks everywhere at www.justapinch.com/posole.
    You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch.”

     

  • Springs Close Foundation gives local grants

    From release

    The Springs Close Foundation along with the nine members of its community advisory committee made grants at their Nov. 21 annual meeting totaling $471,950.

    These grants were made to 19 agencies and organizations which assist local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance and shelter.

  • Woman reports assault by mob, dropped child

    Investigators continue to interview witnesses in an alleged assault by a mob outside a Lancaster gas station earlier this month.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies are still determining exactly what happened to a Lancaster woman Dec. 15 outside the AM/PM gas station, at 1553 Lynwood Drive.

    Deputies responded to a fight in progress outside the gas station just after 5 p.m. And spoke with a 35-year-old victim at the scene, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Crime-prevention tools and 911 upgrades the 2013 ticket for local law enforcement

    With violent crimes dominating headlines in 2012, including a long list of murders, shootings and assaults, local law enforcement leaders have several plans for cutting the crime rate in 2013.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the top priorities for his office in the new year will continue to be reducing and preventing all forms of crime, especially violent crimes. The county logged 15 deaths in 2012 due to violent crime, several of which were murders. Assaults, weapon-related injuries and robberies were also prevalent.

  • Education leaders focus on finances, safety, standards and construction in upcoming year

    Outstanding report cards for Lancaster County schools and recognition as the best two-year campus in the state for University of South Carolina Lancaster were among the many accomplishments that marked 2012 as a great year for local education. 

    With 2012 gone, though, Lancaster County education officials are already looking forward to 2013 with a certainty that this year will be even better. Here’s what they’re saying:

    Lancaster County School District

  • County Council sets sights on jobs, economic development

    As unemployment continues to weigh heavily on the minds of county residents, job creation will once again be a top priority for Lancaster County Council in 2013.

    Councilmen Larry Honeycutt and Larry McCullough, along with County Administrator Steve Willis, all recently discussed the projects and plans council will tackle during the new year, with economic development chief among them.

    Honeycutt said he feels 2013 will be the year Lancaster County begins to rebound from years of high unemployment and slow development.

  • County’s three mayors discuss plans, goals for the new year

    From Lancaster to Heath Springs and Kershaw, construction and infrastructural development highlighted a lot of the governmental activity in 2012.

    With a new year here, the mayors of those three municipalities now discuss what they see on the horizon for the next 12 months.

    City of Lancaster

    Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw said he looks forward to the completion of the city-funded road improvements on Brook Drive, which is near the University of South Carolina Lancaster.