Today's News

  • Public hearing on $102M school budget June 27

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval.
    The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster.
    The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
    LCSD Superintendent Gene Moore said the hearing is designed for the public to give input to the board before the budget is voted on.

  • Norman squeaks out win

    Ralph Norman is going to Congress, but his margin of victory in the special election Tuesday, June 20, was unexpectedly narrow.
    Norman, a Republican and Rock Hill real estate developer, topped Democratic candidate Archie Parnell by just a 3-point margin. Norman tallied 44,906 votes to Parnell’s 42,072.
    Norman takes the 5th District seat vacated when Mick Mulvaney became White House budget director. Mulvaney beat his Democratic opponent by 20 points last November.

  • Truffle-sniffing dog one of Ag+Art tour’s highlights

    by Kelly Morrissette/For Carolina Gateway
    Last weekend’s annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.
    S.C. Truffieres & Howell Specialty Farmz at 9010 Pryor Drive in Indian Land was a new stop on the five-year-old tour, which included 10 stops and three ancillary sites this year.

  • PCI Group named Industry of Year

    The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development recognized three businesses with Industry of the Year awards at last week’s County Council meeting.
    Jamie Gilbert, economic development director, presented top awards to the companies in three categories based on their number of employees: small (1-99 workers), medium (100-299) and large (300-plus).
    PCI wins medium firm award

  • Winthrop students join paper staff

    Two Winthrop University students – Kali Coleman and Selena Stroble – have joined the staff of Carolina Gateway/The Lancaster News for the summer.
    Coleman is honing her journalistic skills at Carolina Gateway through an S.C. Press Association internship. She is majoring in mass communications at Winthrop, where she recently served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Johnsonian.
    A native of Graniteville, Coleman is the daughter of Tiffany and Robert Coleman. She has an older sister and younger brother.

  • Animal advocates celebrate progress

    Sun City Carolina Lakes animal lovers joined with Lancaster County Council members, an animal-welfare expert and Nutramax Laboratories on June 14 and pledged to improve the lives of pets across the county and at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter.
    More than 60 people filled the Sun City Lake House meeting room Wednesday afternoon for the annual community meeting for two Sun City-based rescue groups – Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters (LASS) and Wags and Whiskers.

  • Crime Watch 6-21-17

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ Two iPhone 7s were reported stolen June 9 from an AT&T store in Indian Land. The store manager reported that three men had entered the store at 1:50 p.m. and after they left, she discovered that two phones were missing from behind the counter. The report said the manager was distracted with another customer while the unidentified suspects were in the store. The total value of the phones was $1,400.

  • Governor vetoes school bus funds

    Lancaster County School District and state education officials are hoping the General Assembly will override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of $20.5 million in funding for new school buses.
    The money is part of a $28.9 million allocation that would pay for the state to buy or lease more than 400 new school buses, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

  • IL groups honor teachers

    Two Indian Land Middle School teachers were named teachers of the year for S.C. Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5 and American Legion Post 250.
    James Logan was named the VFW District 5 Teacher of the Year, and Kailee Ann Rose was named the American Legion Post 250 Teacher of the Year. Both teach special education at ILMS, where both have taught for three years.
    Logan and Rose both said they are honored to receive the awards.

  • Kirby wins publishing awards

    From Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
    A local priest was recently recognized for his religious writings.
    Father Jeffrey Kirby, administrator of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Indian Land, won two awards in the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) 2017 Excellence in Publishing Awards, which recognizes the best in Catholic publishing.