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Today's News

  • Morgan-Smith Wedding

    Alicia Amanda Morgan and Jeffrey Joseph Smith Jr. were married Nov. 17, 2012, by Terrence Neil Gordon at Secrets Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
    The bride is the daughter of Sue Morgan of Heath Springs and the late Keith Morgan. She is the granddaughter of Smith Morgan and Mary Morgan, both of Kershaw, and the late Stanley and Peggy Marshall. She is a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and of the University of South Carolina. She is the marketing/communications coordinator for the Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Coming Events

    Ongoing
    Rabies clinic
    Faulkner Animal Hospital will host a rabies clinic at several locations from 6 to 8 p.m. The clinic will offer rabies shots ($5), distemper/parvo shot ($16), bordetella or kennel cough ($16) each for dogs, and 4-way feline distemper ($16), FIV-feline ($16) and FELV-feline ($16) each for cats. For details, call (803) 286-8131.

  • Fatal motocycle accident on S.C. Highway 903

    A fatal motorcycle accident happened at 12:48 p.m. on S.C. 903 located in front of U.S. Textiles, according to the Lancaster County Coroner office. Check back with the The Lancaster News for further details.
     

  • News Briefs 4/14/13

    LEAP to meet Monday
    The Lancaster Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) meets at noon Monday, April 15, at 106 E. Meeting St. For details, call (803) 285-9455.
     

    HOPE board of directors to meet Tuesday
    The HOPE in Lancaster board of directors meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the HOPE in Lancaster office, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster.
    For details, call (803) 286-4673.
     

  • Upgrades under way on website

    Transparency has become just another buzzword to some in government these days.
    A few years ago, before it ever became a government buzzword, I launched a project to make the details of how government spends money readily available and transparent to citizens in South Carolina.
    As the state’s comptroller general – more commonly described as its chief financial officer – it seemed only natural to me that South Carolinians ought to be able to see the full picture of how government officials are spending the public’s hard-earned tax dollars.

  • Writer concerned about smart meter installation

    I live in a large development in Indian Land, and have York Electric Cooperative as my distribution provider.
    On Saturday, March 9, York Electric made a number of computer-generated calls to multiple customers here to inform us that they would be coming around this neighborhood soon to install “smart” meters. As it turned out after making a call to their office, “soon” meant Wednesday or Thursday of the upcoming week. 

  • Plant saucer magnolias facing north

    For the third year in a row the saucer magnolia in our backyard lost hundreds of ready-to-open blooms to sudden below-freezing night temperatures.

    According to Steve Bender writing in “Southern Living,” this is a situation that regularly occurs about two springs in three. Still, it is very disheartening to see the lovely waxy buds that are pinkish-purple outside and white inside turn an unlovely brown. The poor tree will keep trying to replace the frozen blooms for months.

  • Spending time in nature boosts brain health

    Quantifiable data shows that reducing stress and brain fatigue is as simple as taking a walk in the park.

    According to a study by researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, people who live near trees and parks have lower levels of stress hormones and improved concentration. The study appeared this month in The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

    But how good is South Carolina for your mental health?

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.