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Today's News

  • Gregory co-sponsors gun bill

    COLUMBIA – Sen. Greg Gregory (R-16) is among the trio of state legislators taking aim at a measure that requires South Carolina to comply with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database to ensure proper background checks on the mentally ill before they can buy guns.

    Gregory, along with sens. John Courson (R-20) and Chip Campsen (R-43), filed S.413 on Wednesday, Feb. 20.   

    The bill would require judges to submit to SLED the names of people adjudicated to be mentally ill and unsafe to own a gun.

  • Heath Springs to adopt new computer system

    HEATH SPRINGS  – It appears the town of Heath Springs is adopting a simpler and more efficient method of keeping its court records.

    Johnny Steele, the town’s judge, spoke at Town Council’s meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, to further explain his request for a computer program called LawTrack. It’s provided by the company Nicholson Business Systems of Florence.

  • Man charged with burglary, attempted murder

    A Lancaster man was jailed last week on charges of attempted murder and burglary, only days after he was released on bond for a separate crime.

    Brandon Shane Polston, 27, 1984 Firewood Road, was arrested Feb. 14 and charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and malicious injury to property less than $2,000, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The arrest came after deputies responded Feb. 13 to a burglary in the 3100 block of Pink Plyler Road.

  • 2013 Comporium phone book highlights city’s Red Rose Festival

    You will now be reminded of Lancaster’s signature event all year round.

    This week, Comporium Communications unveiled its 2013 phone book, which highlights the Red Rose Festival. The cover features a red rose with “Red Rose Festival” written just below it.

    This particular directory serves Lancaster County.

    The Red Rose Festival, now in its fourth year, is set for May 17 and 18 in downtown Lancaster.

  • No vacation break for Mulvaney

    Members of Congress left Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15 for a 10-day vacation break, but U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) hasn’t been sitting at home this week.

    On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Mulvaney spoke to about 200 constituents in a town hall-style meeting at York Technical College in Rock Hill, answering questions ranging from proposed gun control bills to the “fiscal cliff.”  

    Then on Wednesday, the second-term congressman from Indian Land spoke to a group of students at Buford Middle School.

  • Grant approved for Parks and Rec department

    Children will soon have a new place to play outside the Springdale Recreation Center with the award last week of a new state grant for playground equipment. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the State Parks and Recreation Development grant, to help buy and install the equipment near the Springdale building, was awarded to the county Feb. 14. 

    Awarded through the S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, the grant funds $29,936, with a 20 percent local cash match of $7,484 from the county. 

  • School officials seek help with legislative support

    Lancaster County School officials urged audience members at this month’s school board meeting to ask their state representatives for help with two important issues facing the district.

    The appeal came Tuesday, Feb. 19, during a meeting with a packed house of family members gathered to celebrate recognition of this year’s Junior Scholars with Trustees Awards.

  • Warriors to host reset Red Rose Classic on March 2

    The sixth annual Red Rose Classic, originally set for this weekend starting today at Indian Land High School’s Warriors Stadium, has been moved to a one-day event on Saturday, March 2.

  • Comporium tourney opens at AJ

    The third annual Comporium Preseason Invitational, a preseason baseball tournament, is slated to begin play Saturday at Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Vols’ hopes high for baseball season

     

       

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball coach Mike Lucas, as it goes, is an upbeat guy, but this season possibly a little higher on the positive scale when it comes to the Andrew Jackson High School baseball team.