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Today's News

  • Council considers farmers market change

    Lancaster County officials are hoping a new crop of people can help grow the county’s farmers market. 

    With a drop in volunteers willing to serve on the county’s Farmers Market Commission, coupled with the need for someone to manage day-to-day activities at the Pageland Highway market, Lancaster County Council discussed a proposal to shift responsibility for the market during its March 25 meeting. 

  • Council gives nod to work at Air-Rail Park

    Landscaping and electrical line work are two of the latest projects to be approved at the county’s new Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park.

    Lancaster County Council approved both projects during its March 11 meeting by a vote of 6-0. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent on a previously-scheduled trip.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented the two projects as a way to enhance the appearance and marketability of the industrial park, which is under construction near the county’s airport. 

  • Social services aplenty in county

    There are hundreds of people looking out for the very young, elderly, poor and disadvantaged in Lancaster County.

    Participants in the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lancaster program became more familiar with these helpers and the agencies they represent during Leadership’s most recent information day March 13.

  • Deputies search for home invasion suspect

    Deputies are searching for one of three men charged in a violent 2012 home invasion after he failed to appear in court earlier this month. 

    A general sessions bench warrant was issued March 18 for Brandone Marquiz Wagner, 29, of Winston Salem, N.C., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. Wagner is charged with attempted armed robbery and first-degree burglary in connection with a home invasion that happened Jan. 8, 2012 in the 200 block of Clearwater Drive, per a 2012 sheriff’s office press release.

  • Autry questing for repeat Crown, $30K

     

       

    Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host the largest dirt track race in the S.C. history this weekend highlighted by the running of the Carolina Crown.

  • Tarque notes progress for LHS soccer squad

    Lancaster High School head soccer coach Alex Tarque, in his first season guiding the Bruins booters, said the LHS soccer campaign is a work in progress.

  • Lancers sweep Limestone jayvees

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers swept a twin bill from the Limestone junior varsity baseball team at the Lancaster High School field on Wednesday, March 27.

    The Lancers prevailed over the Junior Saints, 10-8 and 10-3.

  • Jackets hold off Warriors

    Buford High posted its first region baseball win, taking a 4-3 victory over county rival Indian Land at Buford Park on Tuesday, March 26.

    James Gardner, who went six innings, was the winner, allowing three runs, three earned runs, six hits and five walks,

  • Options for care centers important in our state

    Across South Carolina, options for care for senior citizens and persons with disabilities are dwindling, while our escalating population continues to place a greater reliance on our state’s available resources.
    Helping to fill part of this void is adult day care, which gives family members who care for a loved one the ability to have a break in their caregiving responsibilities to maintain their normal work schedule while a dependent family member receives valuable services at a day-care center.

  • County mining district inches closer to reality

    As a new mining zoning district edges closer to reality, Lancaster County Council members are hoping the word “landfill” is just as quickly leaving the minds of county residents. 

    During its Monday, March 25, meeting, council unanimously approved second reading of a two-part plan to first create a new mining designation within the county code and to also rezone almost 5,000 acres of Haile Gold Mine Inc. property.