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  • Deadline to file taxes is Monday

    When it comes to filing taxes, the Internet has made life a lot easier for Allen Brewington.
    Brewington, who works in Lancaster, filed his 2012 tax return about six weeks ago online through TurboTax. The program, with its built-in assistance, allows him to complete his return by himself.

    “They just tell me where to put in the numbers,” he said.
    But even if Brewington didn’t do his own taxes, he said there’s no way he’d wait until the final days before the April 15 deadline, which is Monday.

  • On-duty deputies make sheriff’s office more ‘customer friendly’

    It used to be that a citizen who needed to see a deputy for non-emergency assistance or get questions answered might have to wait 15 or 20 minutes for one to return to the sheriff’s office.
    That was in the past.

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  • Anti-smoking presentation made before City Council

    Donna Parsons and Larry Honeycutt let the smoking statistics fly Tuesday, April 9, at Lancaster City Hall.
    They shared research that indicates each year more than 6,000 South Carolinians die from tobacco use and nearly 800 state residents die from exposure to secondhand smoke.

    Also, more than $1 billion is spent in the state each year on health care directly related to tobacco use, studies suggest.

  • Mining ordinance passes quietly

    Following a few brief comments, Lancaster County Council quickly finalized plans for a new mining district and the subsequent rezoning for thousands of acres of land, though the plan left a bad taste in one resident’s mouth.
    At council’s April 8 meeting, members unanimously approved final reading of a two-part ordinance to establish a mining district classification within the county code and rezone almost 5,000 acres of Haile Gold Mine property in the southern end of the county.

  • Guns, Roads and Taxes

    The national debate over gun laws made its way to Lancaster as a federal legislator stopped through the area to speak Friday, April 12.

    Tim Scott, South Carolina’s recently appointed U.S. Senator, was the keynote speaker at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast.

    The event, presented by Nutramax, was held at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room.
    Scott, a Republican who replaced Sen. Jim DeMint in January, spoke of his humble beginnings in North Charleston growing up in a single-parent household.

  • LHS tennis team nets third straight victory

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team won its third straight match, beating Region III-AAAA opponent York High School, 5-1 on Thursday, April 12 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Tennis Complex.

  • Early spree keys IL win

    BUFORD – Indian Land forged an early lead and stayed in control for a 4-1 Region IV-AA soccer win over county and region foe Buford High School on Thursday, April 11 at Jackets Stadium.

  • Tanner: USC Olympic sports need boost



    The University of South Carolina Gamecocks have produced landmark success in recent seasons, and USC athletic director Ray Tanner said there’s room for more.

  • Millers celebrate 65 years

    Calvin Pierce and Mickey Sharpton Miller of Lancaster celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2013.
    They were honored by Covenant Baptist Church where Pastor Bert Welch proclaimed that day as “Mickey and Calvin Miller Day” and presented them with a plaque in recognition of their leadership and support of the church since its founding in 1994.
    The JOY Sunday School class hosted a luncheon after the worship service in their honor.