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Today's News

  • The kitchen is closed

    CHESTER –The City of Chester’s loss could prove to be Lancaster County's financial gain.
    Plans for a commercial kitchen that was supposed to locate in Chester’s new farmer’s and artisan’s market and serve as the centerpiece of an economic incubator in downtown have been scrapped.
    The plan apparently fell apart last week at a City of Chester finance committee meeting.

  • ‘Project Gamecock’ revealed as DLS Tire

    Plans for a new company to invest several million dollars and create 50 new jobs, once dubbed only as “Project Gamecock,” were revealed during Lancaster County Council’s meeting June 10.
    During the meeting, council approved a resolution to enter into a fee-in-lieu-of-tax (FILOT) agreement with DLS Tire Centers Inc. by a vote of 6-0. Councilman Larry Honeycutt left the meeting early and was absent from the vote.

  • Makin' Hay At The Airport

    Farmers are known for their patience, but Elvin D. “Donnie” Wright Jr., takes it to the extreme.
    Wright, recently named the 2013 Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation District, grinned as he brushed his hand through the waist-high grass along the sloping hill behind Lancaster County Airport.
    “I just enjoy farming,” Wright said as he watched a small plane touch down on the airport runway. “Don’t get me wrong – it’s a lot of work, but I like it.”

  • Man charged with stealing almost $510K

    A thick stack of warrants detailing more than a half-million dollars in misappropriated funds from three area agencies were served on a Lancaster man Friday, June 21.
    S.C. Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed Friday afternoon that “a handful of warrants” had been served on Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr., 41, 2176 Country Club Drive.
    “Crenshaw surrendered this afternoon at the Lancaster County Detention Center and has been charged with multiple counts,” Berry said.

  • Legion falls in League V play

    Thursday, June 20 wasn’t a good night for the Lancaster Post 31 baseball program.

    For the first time In the 2013 Legion baseball season, both teams dropped games in League V play on the same night.

    The Lancaster P-31 juniors, playing at home, dropped a 21-4 loss to Clover Post 38.

    At the same time in Rock Hill, the Lancaster senior squad fell to Rock Hill Post 34, 4-1.

    The Lancaster senior team was locked in a 1-all draw with Rock Hill until the sixth inning when Post 34 ignited for three runs on the way to the three-run loss.

  • Six repeat winners for junior golfers

    Six junior golfers repeated as winners in their respective age group during the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s second tournament at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland on Monday, June 17.

    The repeat winners included Logan Sowell, Brady Hinkle, Samantha Melton, Emily Cox, Haley Thurmond and David Oliver.

  • Bobby Dukes to receive soccer honor

    Irmo High School soccer star Bobby Dukes will be among the state’s 2013 high school spring sports stars to be honored today, Sunday, June 23, at the annual banquet at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia.
    Dukes, a former Lancaster High School student, played three seasons of soccer at Irmo High School in the Palmetto State’s Midlands after transferring from LHS.

  • Man charged with stealing almost $510K

    A thick stack of warrants detailing more than a half-million dollars in misappropriated funds from three local agencies were served on a Lancaster man Friday, June 21. 

    S.C. Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed Friday afternoon that “a handful of warrants” had been served on Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr., 41, 2176 Country Club Drive.

    “Crenshaw surrendered this afternoon at the Lancaster County Detention Center and has been charged with multiple counts,” Berry said. 

  • Heath Springs adopts budget

    HEATH SPRINGS – Even with its mayor absent, Heath Springs Town Council is moving along with the town’s business.

    Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday, June 18, to adopt its $596,175 budget for 2013-14, which includes an increase in water and sewer rates.

    The vote was 3-0. 

    Mayor Ann Taylor and Councilwoman Ida Drakeford were not at the meeting.

  • Hells Angels members sentenced

    COLUMBIA – Drug trafficking and money laundering are just some of the charges against two Lancaster men sentenced in federal court Wednesday, June 19, for their participation in the Rock Hill Hells Angels. 

    Hells Angels Charter President Mark “Lightning” Baker, 50, and David “Gravel Dave” Oiler, 49, were each sentenced after having been convicted by a jury of racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering and firearm offenses, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.