• 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.”

  • Smoking, gold mine ordinances back on table

    Christopher Sardelli
    After more than two months off council’s agenda, a county-wide smoking ordinance and several Haile Gold Mine ordinances are back up for discussion at Lancaster County Council’s meeting Monday night, Aug. 27.
    Council members will discuss first reading of an ordinance prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places and enclosed work areas in the county. Council discussed a draft ordinance in June, but it was postponed pending a review from the county’s Health and Wellness Commission.

  • No show, no pay?

    Jesef Williams
    HEATH SPRINGS – If a council member is absent from a meeting, they may soon have to pay for it.
    Heath Springs Town Council unanimously approved first reading Tuesday, Aug. 21, of an ordinance to withholds a councilman or councilwoman’s pay if he or she misses a regular monthly meeting. The vote was unamimous (5-0).
    The five Heath Springs council members are paid once a year.
    The mayor gets $1,500, the mayor pro tem receives $1,400 annually and the other three members each get $1,300.

  • Continental Tire unveils IL expansion

    Reece Murphy
    Continental Tire of Americas celebrated an expansion of its Corporate Headquarters in Indian Land on Friday, Aug. 24, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included a significant donation to Lancaster County’s fire departments.
    Continental Tire announced its intentions to expand its North and South American headquarters in the MacMillan Business Park in October.