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Today's News

  • ‘A sign of the times’

    Mandy Powers Norrell sees her victory Tuesday, Nov. 6, as part of a trend of more women immersing themselves in politics. 

    With her win over Joseph Coy and Ryan Payne, Norrell will become the first woman ever to hold the S.C. House District 44 seat. 

    The seat, which covers the lower portion of Lancaster County, will soon be vacated by retiring state Rep. Jimmy Neal of Kershaw. 

  • Harris unseats Blackmon-Brace on City Council

    One of Lancaster City Council’s most outspoken members has been unseated.

    Jackie Harris, seeking elected office for the first time, defeated Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace in Tuesday’s District 3 race.

    Harris won 312 of the 562 votes cast, or 55 percent. Blackmon-Brace collected 250 votes.

    Among the five voting precincts, the results were as follows:

    – Lancaster East: Harris – 115 votes, Blackmon-Brace – 41 votes

  • Springs Memorial Hospital names Dabney as new CEO

    Janice C. Dabney has been named chief executive officer for Springs Memorial Hospital. Dabney, who has been an employee of the hospital since 1966 and served as assistant chief executive officer since 1983, brings experience and passion to her new role, hospital officials say.

    She has served as interim CEO at several health-care facilities, including serving several stints as interim CEO of Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Garris keeps City Council 4 seat

    Tamara Green Garris is looking forward to serving another four years as the District 4 representative on Lancaster City Council.

    Garris defeated challenger Jean Cureton in Tuesday’s election, garnering 70 percent of the 395 votes cast.

    In the Lancaster East precinct, Garris collected 108 votes compared to 27 for Cureton. In Lancaster West, Garris had 66 votes and Cureton had 34.

    Among the absentee votes, Garris had 104 and Cureton had 56.

  • Man pulls knife at Walmart

    A Walmart employee received a shock Monday, Nov. 5, when a man pulled out a knife after he was confronted for shoplifting. 

    Police were called to Walmart, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass, at 3:37 p.m. about a report of a shoplifting incident earlier that day involving a weapon, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    An employee told officers that at about 11 a.m., a shift manager called him for help with a older man suspected of stealing steaks from the meat department. 

  • Tri-County coaches honor county trio

     

       

    RICHBURG – A trio of Lancaster County football standouts led the honorees at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Credit Union Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

  • Tonight's games

     

    Chesterfield at Buford

  • Wright’s righted BHS ship

    BUFORD – Buford High School senior quarterback-defensive end Tripp Wright is making the most of his senior football season.

    The same couldn’t be said for his junior campaign, which was cut short.

  • Shannon Wessinger

    By Tom Didato
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Editor’s note: This story was first printed in the (Camden) Chronicle-Independent and is reprinted here with their permission.

    Sometimes she carries her arms in her backpack. But Shannon Wessinger still wears her heart on her sleeve.

  • Protect your family, self and business from hackers

    The incredible news that the S.C. Department of Revenue’s computers were hacked shocked everybody last week. If you are reading this article, do not ignore this news. It most likely affects you!
    We know that anybody who has filed a state tax return since 1998 is potentially a victim of this cyber identity theft. It includes Social Security Numbers and credit card numbers for more than 3.6 million people. It includes your dependents and minor children. It also includes your business’ Federal Tax ID number if you are a small business owner.