• Alcohol petition up for vote

    Reece Murphy
    A proposition to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Lancaster County restaurants is heading for the ballot.
    Organizers of a petition to have the proposition placed on the November 2012 general election ballot as a referendum announced last week the petition has been certified by the Lancaster County Voter Registration office.

  • ‘Rocky Horror Show’ hits the stage starting Friday

    Jesef Williams
    With Halloween right around the corner, locals will be able to take in a classic musical that offers plenty of scares along with interesting twists and turns.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is putting on its production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a 1970s British horror comedy that has been reproduced worldwide.
    The Community Playhouse will perform the musical at Stevens Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Show time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Council considers voting location

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lines stretched throughout the hallways of the county administration building, blocking offices and disrupting business for days, as droves of residents cast their absentee ballots.
    That was the scene during the last few election cycles, as local voters have increasingly turned to absentee voting as their voting style of choice. But with the surge in crowds have come problems with space, staffing and security for the county’s Voter Registration and Election Commission office.

  • Continental to expand, add jobs

    INDIAN LAND – The good times are still rolling for Continental Tire.

    The national tire manufacturer announced plans Thursday to increase its presence in South Carolina, both with the expansion of its headquarters in Indian Land and construction of a new tire manufacturing plant in Sumter County. 

    Over the next 10 years, Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $500 million in the creation of its new plant in Sumter County as a way to meet demand from retailers and automotive manufacturers, according to a press release. 

  • Wade featured in state

    Jesef Williams 


    The month of October belongs to Rick Wade. 

    The Lancaster native, who’s achieved much success in business and government, will be featured in the 2012 South Carolina African American History Calendar, which is sponsored annually by AT&T. 

  • Council tackles B-3 issue

    Fearing a future of strip malls or scattershot commercial developments, Lancaster County Council once again tackled the pesky problem of regulating businesses in the Panhandle at its recent meeting.

    Concerns over the types of businesses allowed along main thoroughfares have long been an issue for Indian Land, though a new proposal could provide much-needed structure to the area. At council’s Sept. 26 meeting, County Planning Director Chris Karres proposed the creation of a B-3 corridor overlay district for the Panhandle. 

  • ‘Storytelling in the Park’ set for Saturday at AJSP

    Jesef Williams 


    Those who enjoy stories are invited to come out to Andrew Jackson State Park on Oct. 15 for the inaugural Storytelling in the Park event. The cooler weather coupled with scary ghost tales may leave listeners with plenty of goosebumps. 

    Nationally and regionally known storytellers as well as a local familiar face will perform during the event, which is presented by Carolinas Literacy Network and Andrew Jackson State Park. 

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • SCDOT building named for the late Steve Williams Jr.

    The accolades and praises kept pouring in for the late Steve Williams Jr. 

    There was mention of his dedication and hard work, as well as his pleasant personality. Familiarity with the community was discussed also. 

    Though humbling and appreciated by his family, these comments may not leave as strong of a mark as the lettering that now adorns a certain building. 

  • Event raises $15,000 for autism research

    MaryBeth Rowell

    For the Lancaster News

    The fourth annual Autism Speaks event, “Lancaster Cooks 2011 – Look Who’s Cooking,” held Sept. 27 in Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course in Lancaster, was deemed a success by those who organized the fundraiser.

    Evelyn Springs was the hostess and the coordinator for the event, which raises money for autism research.

    Springs draws inspiration for the annual fundraiser from her 8-year-old grandson, Malik.