• Authorities identify, seek IL Walmart battery theft suspect

    Gregory A. Summers
    The Lancaster County Sheriffs Office has now identified and is looking for the man who broke into a storage cage behind the Walmart in Indian Land on Aug. 15 and stole 150 used car batteries. The incident, which happened about 9:15 p.m. that day, was caught by the store's surveillance system.
    Jeffrey Bernard McKnight is wanted for burglary, but his whereabouts are unknown. The release said McKnight may be trying to sell the batteries to local retailers.

  • Sun City residents fight for road

    Christopher Sardelli
    When is a road not just a road?
    For a group of almost 200 Sun City Carolina Lakes residents, it’s when that road could mean the difference between life and death.
    That was the message several members of the Indian Land neighborhood had on their minds as they crammed into Lancaster County Council’s chambers Monday night, Aug. 28.

  • USCL student struck crossing Hubbard Drive

    Christopher Sardelli
    Traffic near the University of South Carolina Lancaster ground to a halt Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, moments after a female student was struck by a van as she crossed Hubbard Drive.
    The driver of the van, Carl Eugene Seegars, 81, 1224 Grace Ave., was cited by Lancaster police officers at the scene for failure to yield for a pedestrian, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

  • All is well at Hopewell


  • Circuit Court Judge sets bond of man accused of killing alleged rapist

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Services
    CHESTER – Antwan Terrill White, accused of murdering a man who allegedly raped one of his family members, had a $40,000 bond set for his release by Judge Brooks Goldsmith on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

  • Councilwoman: I was threatened

    Jesef Williams
     A Lancaster City Council member filed a police report last week saying she was threatened by a woman on Arch Street.
    Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace said she was at her foundation office about 12:20 p.m. Aug. 22, when a woman parked her vehicle at Kirk's Quick Stop and walked across the street to the foundation, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The foundation is at 701 E. Arch St.

  • Pedestrian struck near USCL

     A female University of South Carolina Lancaster student was struck by a car while crossing Hubbard Drive near the Bradley Arts and Science Building just after noon Monday. Lancaster Fire Department first responders and Lancaster County EMS responded to the scene, along with Lancaster Police Department officers.  

  • Pedestrian struck near USCL

    A pedestrian was struck by a car while crossing Hubbard Drive near the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Science Building just after noon Monday. Lancaster Police Department blocked off the road and adjacent school parking lots for about 20 minutes, but reopened them about 12:25 p.m. Check back later for details.

    Contact Christopher Sardelli at (803) 416-8416





  • IL business helps Lancaster teen with hearing loss

    Reece Murphy
    Fundraising efforts to help a Lancaster teen with permanent hearing loss were even more successful than organizers hoped, thanks to an unexpected donation from an Indian Land business.
    In May, both Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Zion Church and the Lancaster Fire Department held fundraisers to help Arntearreus “Smiley” Richardson, 17, who is, by all-accounts, an  outstanding young man and member of both the church and the LFD’s Explorer program for youth.

  • To Ellen Cooper, nursing is more than a job a job

    Gregory A. Summers
    WINNSBORO – Registered nurse Ellen Cooper is a perfectionist. She admits to it. And just like most perfectionists, she believes any job worth doing has no shortcuts.
    It’s a quality Cooper, 48, figures she picked up from her parents, Shirley Buckner and the late Bob Buckner.
    “They both had different styles, but it was a trait they had in common,” the Lancaster resident said. “I was a daddy’s girl and Mom was a school teacher. They believed in doing it right.”