• VW author publishes third book

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck author Glenda Manus has released her third book, “High Tide at Pelican Pointe,” the last in her “Southern Grace” series.
    The Christian fiction novel continues the story of small town life in fictitious Park Place for the Rev. Rock Clark and his pregnant wife, Liz.
    Manus published “Sweet Tea and Southern Grace” in December 2013 and “Lighting the Way” in October 2014.

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.

    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.

    Dorman had 160 total votes to Russell’s 128 votes.

    Poole, an at large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

    Political newcomer Gail Rogora also defeated Russell for the District 1 seat on Kershaw Town Council. Rogora had 73 votes to Russell’s 46.

  • Flood advisory issued for county until midnight Monday

    COLUMBIA – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Lancaster County until midnight, Monday, Nov. 2.
    A flood advisory is issued when flooding isn’t expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, weather conditions may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution isn’t used, it could lead to situations that threaten life or property.

  • KCPH hosts Nature & Art Day on Saturday

    KERSHAW – For those who haven’t seen recent improvements and additions at Stevens Park, this Saturday, Oct. 31, is the perfect opportunity to do that and enjoy a little family fun to boot.
    Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) is hosting its first-ever Nature & Art Day at the 13-acre park, at 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.
    “We have lots going on at the event from 10 (a.m) to 4 p.m,” said Beverly Timmons, KCPC general coordinator.

  • Missing woman found in Matthews

    UPDATE: Mrs. Leach was found in Matthews shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, Oct. 27.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing woman with severe dementia who was last seen in Indian Land.

  • Board appointment frustrates city councilman

    Lancaster City Council voted Tuesday, Oct. 13, to appoint a new member to the Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners, but it wasn’t without controversy.
    Council voted 6-1 to appoint Sabrina Stewart Hammond to replace Dennis Fuller as a commissioner. John Howard cast the dissenting vote.

  • Sheriff releases more details in investigation of child’s death

    A Lancaster County man arrested Tuesday, Oct. 13, for allegedly killing his 5-year-old adopted disabled son told investigators the boy fell and hit his head on the floor, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release said.
    Robert Jordon, 47, 788 Montecrest St., has been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of his adopted son, La’Marion Jordan.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield told The Lancaster News Thursday, Oct. 15, Jordan drove La’Marion to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 4.

  • Perseverance essential in Billy Dale’s life of challenges

    RIDGEWAY – He may not remember driving his Ford Mustang at a high rate of speed through the Poovey Farm neighborhood.
    He may not remember the crash, or being intermingled among the crumbled mass of metal.
    He may not remember the “will not survive” his loved ones were told. He may not remember the medical staff and machines that kept him alive.
    After all, that was 27 years ago. Billy Dale McCants was 17. As it often is with teens, he must have thought he was invincible. I thought so, too, when I was young.

  • From potholes to paved

    Local drivers will soon see a few less bumps in the road as several major road projects are underway, a year after taxpayers voted to approve a one-cent capital project sales tax to help fix Lancaster County’s crumbling infrastructure.
    The three projects, which are estimated to cost a total of $5,718,914.18, include repaving portions of Henry Harris Road, University Drive, Bailey Road, Craig Farm Road, Pink Plyler Road, Taxahaw Road and Locustwood Avenue/Mahaffey Line Drive.

  • Lancaster man gets 15 years for arson

    A Lancaster man accused of starting the October 2014 fire that destroyed Old Mill Grocery in Lancaster was convicted and sentenced in absentia last week after he failed to show up for the start of his trial.
    Coy Lamar “Marty” Knight Jr., 52, of 1115 First St., was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 7, to 15 years in prison for third-degree arson, suspended to 10 years, followed by five years probation.