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Today's News

  • Leadership Lancaster learns about economic development

    Attracting major industry to Lancaster County is no simple task.

    Many players are involved and negotiations are often long and drawn-out. 

    On top of that, economic and demographic conditions have to be suitable before a company will even consider making your county their home.

    The local Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lancaster group spent a full day recently hearing from officials who have a hand in making major industry deals happen.

  • County Classic Softball tournament opens play

    The fourth annual Lancaster County Classic Softball tournament opens tonight with games at two county sites.

    The tournament opener is set for 5 p.m. today – Wednesday, Feb. 27 – when host Andrew Jackson will face the Lady Bruins of Lancaster High School.

  • Vols, Bruins win in tourney play

     

       

    Andrew Jackson, ranked No. 3 in the Class AA state preseason poll, opened play in the Comporium Preseason Invitational, rolling to a 20-5 win over Great Falls High on Monday, Feb. 25.

  • Four Warriors wrestlers place in state field

     

       

    Four of five Indian Land High School wrestlers placed in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 23.

  • Altman’s state champion

     

       

    BUFORD – Dylan Altman’s wait was worth it in gold.

  • J. Marion Sims Foundation reports possible theft of $220k

    An investigation into missing funds from the J. Marion Sims Foundation has revealed a potential suspect in the possible theft of at least $220,000.

    Local authorities first learned of the missing funds when foundation director Jim Morton filed an incident report with Lancaster Police Department on Friday, Feb. 22. 

    Morton told officers there was evidence of employee theft from the organization estimated, at that point, to possibly be $220,000, according to report. 

  • Funds missing from J. Marion Sims Foundation

    While the details are sketchy at best, the J. Marion Sims Foundation issued a press release that some of its funds are missing.

    The theft, the release said, involves a former employee. It was discovered during the course of an annual independent audit.

    Although the release did not say how much money was stolen or when the theft occurred, the release said the amount was “not insignificant.” The former employee’s name has not been released.

  • S.C. salaries should be based on responsibilities

    In South Carolina, the number of state employees is established in relation to the state’s population. In 1994, the state’s population was about 3.7 million and the state appropriated funding for about 42,000 full-time employment (FTE) positions, nearly 95 percent of the annual limitation.

  • Daddy sure was right about Main Street

    Now I know times and customs have changed, but I’m at a loss to guess what today’s teenagers look forward to on the weekends as warm weather approaches.

    Take the spring of my senior year of high school for example. Lancaster was a hopping place, despite downtown merchants closing at noon every Tuesday for the day.

    We were making news for several reasons. My classmates in the textile and home economics classes had come together an sent the state superintendent of education a box of handkerchiefs they had made.

  • Here come the cookies

    Forget birds, blossoms and longer days, perhaps the most significant harbinger of spring is the annual arrival of Girl Scout cookies.

    Since 1922, the Girls Scouts of The United States America have been distributing cookies in some way or form.

    Cherie Ellis, who has worked with Lancaster’s Girl Scouts for 15 years, is community development manager for Girl Scouts of South Carolina in Lancaster County. She says preliminary numbers from cookie presales are already 370 boxes more than last year.