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Today's News

  • South Carolina must address its road issues

    What is the most pressing issue facing South Carolina? Is it attempting to nullify Obamacare? Is it the question of whether to expand Medicaid coverage? Is it putting up legal barricades to block possible federal curbs on gun rights? While my email inbox would seem to indicate so, I believe our No. 1 concern is addressing the dire condition of the state’s roads and bridges.

  • Managing preserves resources

    A few weeks ago as I was buying greeting cards, I noticed this statement on the backs of several: “This card is made with paper from sustainably managed forests.”

    What exactly does that mean?

    Sustainable forest management (SFM) is a complex concept, but essentially its goal is to make certain that the forest resources the world enjoys today will continue to be available in the future.

    SFM promotes practices that generate timber and non-timber forest products with respect for the highest ecological, ethical and social standards.

  • Church News 5/10/13

    Week ahead

    Gospel choir concert
    Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, 1852 Flat Creek Road, will hold a gospel choir concert at 7 p.m. today, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. The concert will celebrate the choir’s 57th anniversary and includes singing, fellowship and food. Other guest groups will appear. For details, call Gen Harris at (803) 283-4947 or Brenda Chisholm at (803) 286-4731.

  • USCL commencement salutes hard work, support systems

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster kicked off the graduation season for all USC campuses and Lancaster County on Saturday, May 4, with commencement exercises honoring 96 students.

    The ceremony in the James Bradley Arts and Sciences Building’s Bundy Auditorium drew a packed house of faculty, friends and family members to honor the graduates on their academic successes.

  • Man arrested for attempted murder

    A Lancaster man was jailed on an attempted murder charge Thursday, May 9, a day after another man reported he was attacked with a knife.

    Police arrested Noel Sanchez, 40, 1030 Sara Drive, about 11 a.m. Thursday on charges of attempted murder and malicious injury to property, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

    The arrest came within a day of a 34-year-old victim reporting the alleged attack about 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man pleads guilty on federal gun possession charge

    COLUMBIA – A Lancaster man faces at least 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge Thursday, May 2.

    William I. Satterwhite, 52, pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of the federal Title 18 law, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

    Nettles said U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie accepted the plea and will impose a sentence after she has reviewed the pre-sentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

  • Investigation moves forward in Camp Creek Road wreck/death

    The investigation into a fatal two-vehicle wreck that killed a Monroe, N.C. Man along Camp Creek Road on Tuesday, May 7, is moving forward, though charges have yet to be filed.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said there are few updates on the wreck, which killed Jeffrey Whitener, 26, after he was ejected from his Honda at a sharp curve along the road, though a joint team of investigators are hard at work collecting evidence.

  • SCHP promotes Albert to Troop 4 commander

    COLUMBIA – Bobby J. Albert has been promoted to the new Troop 4 commander with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    As commander of Troop 4, Albert will oversee the day-to-day enforcement and administrative operations of Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York counties.

    “Capt. Albert is a seasoned trooper who knows this area of the state well,” said Col. Mike Oliver, SCHP commander. 

    “He sets an excellent example and is well-respected among the troopers he will lead.”

  • Lancers earn district bid as X runner-up

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers have earned a bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association Eastern District baseball tournament.
    The Lancers, with a runner-up finish in the Region X tournament in Burlington, N.C., on Wednesday, May 10, reaped the coveted bid.
    “Our backs were really to the wall, but we came back fighting and I’m really proud of this team and the character they showed through long games and rain delays.

  • LSS hosts six divisions of racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of racing action Saturday, May 11.
    Josh Langley and Marty Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field after winning three straight races in their respected divisions.
    Langley will have to start in the rear of the field in a stout Pure Street Division, and Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field in a very competitive Vintage Division.