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Today's News

  • Council votes to accept $1M for firefighters

    A packed house of firefighters waited anxiously Monday night, Jan. 14, moments before Lancaster County Council accepted a federal grant to boost manpower in the county’s fire service.

    Council chambers was packed before the vote with row after row of volunteer firefighters, fire chiefs and fire service members, many with their respective fire department logos emblazoned on their shirts.

  • Growth removes wildlife buffer

    INDIAN LAND – Blessed with an abundance of streams and rivers crisscrossing miles of rolling forests and rich farmland, Indian Land was once prized by the Catawba Indians and early settlers for its natural resources, including its wildlife.

    Though it’s easy to forget with all the suburban growth of the past decade, those rich forests off Indian Land’s main corridors are still home to an amazing range of wild game – including some species you might not expect to see so close to home. 

  • Faulkenberry basket fund nets more than $8K

    The recently concluded Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund provided assistance for many local families who have fallen on tough times.

    In its last report, HOPE in Lancaster had received $8,700 in donations, which goes toward food for Lancaster County families in need.

    The nonprofit organization manages the drive, which has just wrapped up its 53rd year.

    HOPE staff decided to extend the donation period this time until mid-January. In years past, it concluded at the end of December.

  • Woman reports attack at party

    Details surrounding the alledged attack of a woman at a house party earlier this month remain unclear, as investigators continue to interview witnesses.

    Officers responded at 3:53 a.m. Jan. 2 to a home in the 300 block of Elm Street about a loud noise complaint, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    When they arrived, officers saw several vehicles leaving the area, though there were still several people inside the home.  

  • New laws delay start of tax season

    There’s been a delay to the start of the 2013 tax season. 

    Because of new federal legislation enacted Jan. 2 in response to the “fiscal cliff,” the Internal Revenue Service won’t begin processing individual income tax returns until Jan. 30. 

    In typical years, the process starts around the middle of the month. 

  • Track officials set working 2013 schedule

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials have set a working schedule for the 2013 dirt track season.

  • Lancaster grapplers fall in RH

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins will look to rebound on the prep wrestling mat Thursday, Jan. 17 when LHS travels to Rock Hill to face South Pointe High School.

  • Bruins sweep Cougars

     

       

    Second-half surges sparked the Lancaster Bruins to a Region III-AAAA basketball sweep of York on Monday, Jan. 14 in the LHS gym.

  • Family and friends join for Connor

    When Pam Taylor lost her voice, she was finally able to empathize with her best friend’s autistic son.

    Connor Anderson, 9, of Kershaw has never spoken a word. His fine motor skills are not good enough to communicate with sign language.

    He cannot hold a pencil to write. His caregivers are left to guessing his needs.

    But family and friends are trying to change that. Ever since her vocal cords healed, Taylor has been raising money alongside Samantha Chilcoat, Connor’s mother, to buy a machine that will speak for him.

  • Called to Hunt

    Many of us probably take for granted the act of doing things outdoors.

    Whether it be hunting, fishing or participating in some outdoor sport, we don’t think twice about the opportunity.

    A group of local state troopers, however, have come together to help those with disabilities also enjoy the great outdoors.

    Mobility Outdoors for Christ is the name of the organization, and First Sgt. Paul Harrison of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said he felt the idea was a calling from the Lord.