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Today's News

  • 5 county residents charged in drug, weapons roundup

    Four Lancaster residents and a Kershaw man were arrested on drug and weapons charges this week as the county’s Drug Task Force executed a string of search warrants.

  • Poll information for Tuesday’s mayoral vote

    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Lancaster mayoral vote, and the new College Park Precinct in effect for this election.

    City residents will choose among Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, James “Butch” Flynn, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty to fill the remaining five-month term of the late Mayor John Howard. 

    There will be no runoff in the nonpartisan race. Whoever gets the most votes wins the seat.

  • Young actors, singers polish fun staging of 'Peter Pan Jr.'

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster will debut its production of “Peter Pan Jr.” next Friday, a modern interpretation of J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan and his adventures with Wendy, the lost boys and the villainous Captain Hook.

    The musical, directed by Stephanie Daniels, is based on the Disney movie and will feature new arrangements of classic songs from the film.

    Daniels, who teaches at Rock Hill High School, has worked with the playhouse for five years and keeps coming back for more.

  • Pepper X: The latest way to set your mouth on fire

    It is the food equivalent of eating a firecracker. 

    First there is an explosion of taste. Then your eyes water, your throat closes, your nose runs, and your ears ring. 

    For some, the endomorphins kick in and it is, they say, an incredible natural high.

    For others, pain and cramps follow, bringing you to your knees. Some end up lying on the ground. 

    The food is the world’s hottest chili pepper – grow by the thousands in South Carolina. 

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Glenwood Heights hosts 5-day club

    Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, 600 Nichols Road, Lancaster, will finish up its 5-day club for children ages 5-12 from 10-11:15 a.m. July 18-20. The club includes Bible lessons, songs, memory verses, games, prizes, activities and a Friday Family Rally.

    Free community meal July 18

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    China trip orientation meeting July 19

    An orientation meeting for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s trip to China will be at 11 a.m. July 19 at The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, and 5:30-7 p.m. at The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. For details, call (803) 283-4105.

    Library children, teen programs

  • Promenade nears completion

    Lancaster County’s largest current retail construction project is closing in on completion.

    Work at The Promenade at Carolina Reserve, located in southern Indian Land, is on schedule with the first stores slated to open later this summer, said Brad Combs, vice president of real estate for Hutton, the Tennessee-based project developer for property owner Lennar Corp.

  • Commentary: Gowdy: Probe not witch hunt, but Strzok bias tainted process

    Editor’s note: Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy chaired a congressional hearing at which Peter Strzok, who once led the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, was questioned about his text messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page during the campaign that harshly criticized Donald Trump. Gowdy appeared Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” Here are excerpts of his interview with host Margaret Brennan.

     

  • Column: Leatherman’s influence evident in $7M boost for hometown college

    S.C. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman – arguably the state’s most powerful lawmaker – has a science building on Francis Marion University’s campus named after him.
    The Florence County Republican is an emeritus member of the university’s board of trustees. His daughter has been an at-large board member since 2016 after the legislature easily elected her over an incumbent.

  • Gamecocks trio make awards watch lists

    gamecocksonline.com

    COLUMBIA – Three University of South Carolina football players have earned spots on watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award and the 24th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.

    Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley and wide receiver/kick returner Deebo Samuel are among those in contention for the Maxwell Award.

    Defensive end D.J. Wonnum is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award.