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Today's News

  • Traveler with disabled car, dead phone finds kind folks a-plenty

    Linda H. Thompson seriously needed a Good Samaritan on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.
    She was traveling through Lancaster when her car broke down on South Main Street, more than an hour away from her Charlotte home. To make matters worse, her cell phone ran out of power about the same time.
    A few minutes shy of 5 p.m., the 73-year-old pulled her overheating car into a parking spot at the coroner’s office.
    “I was in quite a pickle,” Thompson recalled this week. “I knew I was in pretty bad shape.”

  • County picks site for new animal shelter

    The new animal shelter will be built on county-owned property off Pageland Highway between Lancaster Convalescent Center and Sunshine Road.
    “It’s a good site that has very level terrain in the area we’re looking to place the shelter,” said Keck & Wood civil engineer John Gast, who recommended the site during a presentation Tuesday at the Lancaster County Council meeting.
    Council approved the site on a 5-0 vote, with council members Brian Carnes and Jack Estridge absent.

  • Big snag for Tunnell suit against county

    Keith Tunnell’s defamation lawsuit against the county and Lancaster County Council members Larry Honeycutt, Charlene McGriff and former councilman Bob Bundy is a big step closer to being dismissed.
    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons ruled verbally from the bench April 30 that he intends to grant a summary judgment in favor of the defendants, meaning the case would not be allowed to go to trial.

  • Duke pushing floodwaters down the Catawba chain
  • 18 arrested in Drug Task Force roundup

    Eighteen people were arrested between Wednesday and Friday in the second big drug roundup by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office this year.
    The list of suspects the sheriff’s Drug Task Force began searching for Wednesday morning included 26 names with 45 drug-distribution warrants.
    The suspects ranged in age from 18 to 79.
    “We had a busy week preparing for this operation and getting these people into custody,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Some of the faces are new, but several have been around the block before.”

  • Column: 2 simple, cheap ways to protect students, teachers from shooters

    The recent mass shootings at schools in Santa Fe, Texas, Parkland, Fla., and Benton, Ky., have generated a great deal of conjecture about ways to protect students during these outrages.
    Many of the ideas were complex, costly and difficult to implement, and none have received universal acceptance. But there are two ways to protect the students and teachers that are both simple and economical.

  • Eclectic weekend features farmers, artists, fun-seekers

    Cherry Doster
    See Lancaster SC

    Agriculture is a vital part of our state’s economy, and the industry impacts every citizen, generating billions of dollars in economic activity and creating thousands of jobs.
    It’s important for communities to support S.C. farmers and producers by buying local. It keeps our dollars here and generates an even greater impact on the rural economy and job growth.

  • Officials await 11-month-old girl’s autopsy

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies are again searching a house off Jackson Road outside Chesterfield, seeking clues in the death of an 11-month-old girl.
    Breanna Denise Lewis, 19, the child’s mother, is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center, charged with filing a false police report, desecration or removal of human remains, and tampering with physical evidence. Bond for the three charges is $71,000.
    Breanna Lewis was arrested after her story of someone kidnapping her child, Harlee Lane Lewis, started to unravel on Tuesday.

  • Post 31 hosts Public Safety Family Night

    Lancaster Post 31 baseball will host Public Safety Family Night on June 11 when the P-31 baseball team plays York Post 66 in a 7 p.m. home game.

    The Public Safety Family Night, sponsored by Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster is 5 p.m. to 7 at Eggleton Field.

    Eggleton Field, home of P-31 baseball, is located adjacent to the Lancaster County Fairgrounds off South Main Street at the Lancaster American Legion Post.

    Prior to the game, the event will feature a 911 call simulator, fire truck tours, DUI goggles, Andy the Ambulance and sno cones.

  • Norman talks about Parnell, the economy, Russia probe

    Rep. Ralph Norman on Wednesday discussed the revelations that his Democratic congressional opponent Archie Parnell physically abused his first wife in 1973.
    “It’s sad. I feel for his family and for his ex-wife,” Norman said during a meeting with Lancaster News staffers.
    “But at the same time, you disclose something like that,” he said. “In politics, your life is an open book…. You disclose that.