• IL school traffic causing gridlock

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – If you live in Indian Land, there’s no escaping the effects of school traffic on local roads.
    While traffic at Indian Land Middle and High schools is busy, neither compares to the logjam that often occurs with afternoon pickup at the community’s largest school, Indian Land Elementary.
    But school and district officials are hoping a new change in the afternoon pickup traffic route will ease the situation.

  • Man charged for stabbing his father

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lancaster man Friday after he tried to kill his father, according to reports.
    Billy Charles “Diddle” Poston, 26, of 1824 Lynwood Drive is charged with one count of attempted murder.

  • 178th answers call for help in Vermont

    Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    S.C. Army National Guard troops from the 178th Engineer Battalion, mostly engineers and heavy equipment operators, are in Vermont to help with flood clean-up and debris removal in the wake of heavy rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

  • Edwina Morgan Rape, 79

    Edwina Morgan Rape, 79

  • Myra Adkins Ramsey, 75

    Myra Adkins Ramsey, 75

    FORT MILL – Myra Adkins Ramsey, 75 of Fort Mill, passed away Sept 6, 2011,  at her home.

  • 9/11 – Ten Years Later

    Cole Wadell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


    Y2K is history,

    Sparing us the predicted 

    interruptions and chaos.

    Tuesday has surprised us,

    Making our darkest notions of the Apocalypse appear all too real.


  • How do you explain 9/11 tragedy to our children?

    Marquis Crawford and Kate Pettit mark a milestone of sorts in the history of 9/11.

    Though only 13 years old, the A.R. Rucker Middle School eighth-graders stand on the cusp of a national memory as they are among the youngest Americans with first-hand memories of Sept. 11, 2001. 

    The last of a generation, in many ways.

    Though enveloped in the innocence of youth, that they and others their age have any memories of the tragedy at all is amazing.

  • Could happen anywhere

    The new headquarters for Founders Federal Credit Union provides cozy confines for its employees while catching the eye of customers and others who happen to pass the spacious campus off Gillsbrook Road in Lancaster. 

    Some nighttime passersby are so drawn to the building that they try to walk up to it and take pictures. Sightseeing may be fine, but if you get too close, a security guard will be right there to ask about your intentions. 

  • Council to discuss airport park

    Lancaster County Council will discuss details for the management of an undeveloped airport business park project at its Monday meeting.  

    The park, which is planned for an area near the Lancaster County Airport, would be similar in infrastructure to industrial parks in Heath Springs and Kershaw, though on a much larger scale, said County Administrator Steve Willis in a memo to council. Willis said there is a need for a project manager due to the size of the project and the need to coordinate with private landowners. 

  • Man charged with attempted murder

     An apparent dispute about a car battery has landed a Lancaster man in jail on felony charges.

    Dontae Lavar Thompson, 33, 936 16th St., was charged last week with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies came to 950 15th St. shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday in response to a call about a shooting there.