• School district passes the test

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County School District scored 86.9 for an overall grade B under the state’s new method of reporting progress toward federal education accountability standards.
    The new letter-grade system is a key component of the state’s recent flexibility request from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

  • Car accident injures three

    Christopher Sardelli
    Three people were injured early Tuesday morning, July 31, when the car they were traveling in crashed head-on into a tree just south of Van Wyck.
    The driver, Lakissha C. Hamilton, 27, 3635 Wheels of Peace Drive, was later cited by troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol for driving too fast for conditions, said SCHP Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

  • Deputies probe Saturday morning shooting


  • ‘Eatin’ chikin fur a cauz’

    Wanda Ledbetter waited more than 30 minutes at Lancaster’s Chick-fil-A to receive the chicken nuggets she ordered for her granddaughter.

    On a typical day, she likely wouldn’t be willing to stay around that long for “fast food.” But on Wednesday, Aug. 1, her focus wasn’t on savoring the restaurant’s edible items.

  • Community reaches out to help victims

    A house fire in the Antioch community Sunday night is the second local blaze in less than a week to leave a family without a home. In both cases, the community is reaching out to help the families restart their lives.

    Fire officials said the Sunday, July 29, fire at 2606 Arant Drive began with a grease fire on the stove. 

    According to the incident report, homeowner Jennifer Newman’s 19-year-old son, Michael Newman, put a pot of grease on the stove to cook french fries and then left to make a quick trip to a nearby convenience store.

  • Speedway to induct five into Hall of Fame

    There are five names on one of the backstretch signs at Lancaster Speedway.

    That sign marks the names of local racing legends Carl Brownell, Billy Causey, Kenny Polston, Wade Small and Ira Small. They are the members of the local half-mile dirt track’s Hall of Fame.

    After Saturday night, that list of names will be a lot longer.

    The names of a former track owner, a car builder and three drivers who knew how to maneuver down the backstretch into one of the banked turns will be added to the sign.

  • Man arrested for stealing tablet from restaurant

    Officers arrested a Lancaster man July 25 after connecting him to the theft of an electronic tablet from a fast-food restaurant earlier that week. 

    James Keith Spears, 23, 705 Community Lane, was arrested and charged with petit larceny, according to information released by the Lancaster Police Department. 

    The arrest came less than a day after officers asked for help from the community in tracking down who stole a Kindle Fire tablet from a booth inside McDonald’s, at 316 S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Woman reports being hit by car

    Police are still hashing out exactly what happened to a Lancaster woman who reported she was struck by a car and knocked to the ground early Tuesday, July 31.

    Officers found the woman at about 4:15 a.m. after responding to a 911 call in the 300 block of East Dunlap Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The 56-year-old Lancaster woman, who approached their patrol car holding her right arm and wrist, said she was walking in the area of East Dunlap Street near Willowlake Road when she was struck by a red car.

  • Chick-fil-A supporters respond to boycott request

    Lines of Chick-fil-A supporters snaked around the two Lancaster County locations about noon Wednesday during Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The restaurant became the subject of controversy after Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A CEO, told the Biblical Recorder that his company supported the “biblical definition of a family.”

  • Lancaster man found dead in Chester County

    CHESTER – Authorities are still investigating the death of a Lancaster man found lying in the middle of a Chester County road Sunday, July 29.

    Chester County deputies discovered the body of Michael Jermaine Terry, 39, 205 N. French St., only minutes after responding to a sexual assault call in the same area, according to information released Monday by Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.