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Today's News

  • Kitchen fire damages home on Eastview Court

    Firefighters responded to a house fire at 220 Eastview Court about 10 a.m. Thursday and were able to get it under control before it caused significant damage.

    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said the fire started in the kitchen.
    “The homeowner was cooking something that flared up and got out of control,” he said, noting that a woman and her daughter got out unharmed.

  • NASC hosting 2 spring art festivals

    From release

  • Church News

    Week Ahead
    Lion of Judah anniversary service May 20
    Lion of Judah Next Level Ministries, 120 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will hold an anniversary service celebrating Pastor Sharon Blair Mingo at 10 a.m. May 20. Bishop Brandon Mingo will speak.
    Pleasant Dale honors graduates
    Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, will honor graduates at 10:30 a.m. May 20. Family and friends of graduates are welcome.
    Hyde Park homecoming service May 20

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead
    NASC Spring Art Festival
    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host a Spring Art Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19 in conjunction with the Red Rose Festival and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 and 1-4 p.m. June 10 in conjunction with the Ag and Art Tour.

  • News Briefs

    Fire hydrant testing ongoing
    Lancaster Fire Department will continue semi-annual fire hydrant testing in the city this month. Opening fire hydrants can sometimes cause temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes.
    The discoloration is not harmful and will clear up by running the water for a few minutes. Be aware and drive slowly through testing areas as streets may be wet, and be aware of fire department personnel in the area. For details, call Lancaster City Fire Chief Justin McLellan at (803) 283-4385.

  • Column: Uniting to help those with mental illness

    In these times of deep division in our country, I would like to point out something that we Americans have in common.
    One in five U.S. residents – across all social classes, races, religious beliefs, genders and ages – lives with some form of mental health condition in a given year. It is so common that it’s becoming an epidemic.
    Despite this fact, there is still stigma associated with having a diagnosis of a mental health condition.

  • Commentary: Scott: Here’s how to ignite job creation and aid towns like Lancaster

    Editor’s note: Sen. Scott testified Thursday before the congressional Joint Economic Committee on the benefits that Opportunity Zones, passed in last year’s federal tax reform bill, will have on distressed communities across the country. In March, Gov. Henry McMaster selected nearly all of the city of Lancaster as two of the state’s 135 Opportunity Zones. The program makes those areas eligible for tax incentives to encourage business creation. Here are excerpts of Scott’s testimony:

  • Column: It’s vital to be ‘in the room where it happens’ these days

    In the second act of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” the Aaron Burr character expresses his jealousy at being excluded from – and his desire to get into – the meetings that his rival Alexander Hamilton participates in where major decisions are made to plot the course of the new United States.
    “I wanna be in the room where it happens,” Burr sings.

  • Column: Thief keeps donated food from those who need it

    It would seem to be the perfect crime. A petty crime for sure, but a crime nonetheless. After all, the items I left out I expected to be gone at some point.
    This past Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service and United Way held the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. In Lancaster, postal workers picked up nonperishable food items left by their customers to be donated to Project HOPE, our local food bank.
    On Friday I dutifully went by the supermarket and purchased about $20 worth of nonperishable items to donate. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, I placed three bags of items at my mailbox.

  • Lancers go 2-2 in region tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their 2018 baseball season, going 2-2 in the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament in Lexington.
    USCL, which finished 22-23, opened play in the double-elimination field with wins over Spartanburg Methodist and USC Sumter before falling to Florence Darlington Tech and USC Sumter, the eventual Region X tournament champion.
    USCS ended the Lancers’ postseason run with a 17-4 win over USCL on May 7.
    Jackson Barrett and Nick Cicci each had a double and drove in two runs for the Lancers.