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Today's News

  • Sting operation targets underage drinking in Heath Springs, Kershaw

    An underage alcohol sting resulted in the ticketing of six convenience store workers in the southern part of the county last month. 

    Held May 18 between 5 and 7 p.m., the joint undercover operation was conducted by investigators with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and an agent with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, according to various sheriff’s office incident reports. 

  • City Council looking at property tax hike

    City of Lancaster residents may face a property tax increase for the first time in four years.

    The proposed hike is part of the drafted 2012-13 budget city of Lancaster officials are now considering.

    The recommendation calls for the city’s millage rate to go from 143.5 to 149.7 mills. That results in about a $24 tax increase on a $100,000 owner-occupied home, said City of Lancaster Finance Director James Absher.

    The last time the city raised taxes was for the 2008-09 fiscal year, when the rate went from 140 to 143.5 mills.

  • Pageland teen drowns near county line

    PAGELAND – A young Pageland teen drowned in Lynches River on May 31. 

    Emergency responders from Chesterfield and Lancaster counties converged on the scene on U.S. 601 near the old Lynches River Bridge and after a two-and-a-half hour-search recovered the body of Jontavis Jamar Pegues, 17.

    The remote area reportedly has no cell-phone coverage, so witnesses to the drowning were delayed in calling authorities, 

    according to information from Pageland Rescue Squad.

  • I-77 Speedway will honor ‘Scooter’ Looper on Saturday

     

       

    I-77 Speedway in Chester will honor the memory of T.J. “Scooter” Looper Jr., on Saturday.

  • Sheriff’s Office receives new white collar grant

    A new law enforcement grant may help to curb the surge of financial and identity theft related crimes in the county.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced last week it was awarded a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for $71,647 to fund a white collar crime investigator, according to a sheriff’s office press release. The sheriff’s office learned the news on May 25, making this the second year they have been awarded the grant. 

  • LMS hosts Dream Team

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is teaming up with The Lancaster Dream Team Foundation to help raise funds for the Dream Team program.

  • Flippin’ the Script Aug. 4-5 at USCL

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    A good piece of advice is to never let your past dictate your future, and Lancaster native Patience Montgomery is coming to town in August with a message of hope for anyone stuck in a rut due to past mistakes.
    Montgomery, an evangelist who founded the Flippin’ the Script women’s conference based in Houston, Texas, said this will be the fifth anniversary of the conference and she is excited to present her message to those who are feeling pressed down because of past choices that didn’t work out.

  • Chamber’s Speed Networking a success

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce
    The second edition of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s newest event, Speed Networking, is set for 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Zaxby’s Restaurant, 1210 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster.  Speed Networking is a fast-paced meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts to exchange information in a series of brief exchanges. Attendees share their professional backgrounds and business goals, seeking exposure to new markets and/or to expand their pool of vendors.

  • Meet Your Neighbor

    Age: 44
    Address: Hampton Road
    Family: Husband, Greg, and son, Christopher
    Pets: Cocker spaniel Chance
    Job: Business License Specialist for the City of Lancaster
    Church: North Corner A.M.E. Zion
    Hobbies: Singing and spending time with my family
    Favorite books: “Waiting to Exhale”
    Favorite movie: “The Bucket List”
    Favorite food: Steak and salad
    Favorite getaways: Florida

  • Stephens wins Buford High’s first track title

    You have to be impressed with Buford High School’s Anthony Stephens’ determination.
    After a pair of sixth-place finishes in the Class AA state meet as a BHS sophomore and junior, Stephens wanted to do better.
    He did, as best as he could have for at the recent Class AA state track meet in Pontiac.
    Stephens posted a personal-best 48.35 to win the state title in the 400-meter run during the Class AA state track meet.