• Murder suspect pleads guilty


    A Kershaw man was sentenced Monday for the shooting death of another man last year. 

    Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith sentenced Rodney Thompson, 42, of 215 Jason St., Kershaw, to 24 years in prison after Thompson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the March 27, 2010, death of 28-year-old Kershaw resident Quintal Nehemiah James. 

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Thompson’s trial was set to start this week, but Thompson changed his plea to guilty on Monday. 

  • Consumers keep eye on rising gas prices

    Christopher Sardelli


    Tina Miller sighed as she watched the digital readout climb from $5 to $15 to $30.

    Filling up her tank at Murphy Express on S.C. 9 Bypass, Miller shook her head in disappointment. The price was $3.27 a gallon for regular gas at the station on March 23. This week, it’s $3.45 a gallon. 

    MIller said it’s hard to remember a time when gas wasn't so expensive. 

  • Annual KLS fundraiser set for 10 a.m. Saturday

    Jesef Williams 


    The president of the United States will be attending the fifth annual Running for Ryan event in Lancaster this weekend. 

    Well, Barack Obama himself won’t be there. But life-like cardboard cut-outs of the president and first lady will be among the displays at the event, which raises awareness about a rare neurological disorder called Kleine-Levin Syndrome. 

  • Goody’s opens in Lancaster Square

    Lancaster bargain hunters have a new place to shop with the grand reopening of a new store with a familiar name.

    Goody’s department store reopened March 23 in Lancaster Square Shopping Center – nearly two years after the closing of Lancaster’s former Goody’s store.

    For shoppers, the sight of the familiar orange and blue Goody’s sign was like a magnet drawing almost 300 people who started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. to be among the first through the doors when the store opened at 9 a.m.

  • 2010-11 Principals’ Choice winners

    From staff reports

    In Sunday’s listing of 2010-11 Principals’ Choice Award winners, several student names were incorrect or omitted. Here is a corrected list in its entirety. 


  • Camp Adventure makes summer learning fun

    Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer?

    Maybe you want them to learn a thing or two in the process?

    If those ideas appeal to you, then there’s no need to look any further than Camp Adventure.

    Sponsored by the Lancaster County School District’s Gifted and Talented Program and Discovery Charter School, Camp Adventure meshes intellectual stimulation and fun for a unique summer experience.

  • Pizza delivery driver robbed

    Kesha McCain said she was devastated to hear the news about one of her Papa John’s coworkers being robbed at gunpoint during a pizza delivery. 

    That coworker, a 24-year-old Lancaster woman, was delivering at a Forest Glen Drive home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when she was approached by two men, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Two armed robberies in one day

    Christopher Sardelli
    Armed robbers threatened and stole money from people in two separate incidents Sunday and sheriff's deputies are investigating whether they are related.
    The first robbery happened at about 6:17 a.m. at the 2100 block of Whaley Street in Lancaster, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • Students recognized at awards ceremony

    When it comes to school spotlights, it’s often the academic whiz-kids at the front of the class who get the accolades, the outstanding athletes who gets the press, the kids at the back of the class who get the administrative attention.

    But what about all the other students, the A,B and C students in the so-called “middle rows?”

  • Inaccuracies found in report card

    The S.C. Department of Education upgraded Indian Land High School’s report card after officials discovered inaccuracies in their ratings.

    The change, which also affected 14 other state high schools and four school districts, raised ILHS’s “absolute rating” from “good” to “excellent.”

    Absolute ratings are a measure of overall student performance on standardized tests.