• Buford's True Colors

    Reece Murphy
    Of all the events leading up to the American Revolution, few of them had the impact of a tragic rout known as Buford’s Massacre 232 years ago on May 29, 1780.
    This Saturday, May 26, history lovers from far and wide will converge on the Buford Massacre Battlefield Memorial site on Rocky River Road just south of Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) to commemorate the battle and honor the continental soldiers whose deaths helped shape the war effort against the British.

  • Woman faces arson charge for fire at Westway Apartments

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster woman found herself behind bars this week, accused of setting a fire inside her own apartment.  
    Tammy Lynn Williams, 45, 1518 Westway Apartments, was arrested and charged with arson only hours after a fire was extinguished inside her home Tuesday, May 22, at Westway Apartments off Memorial Park Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Kershaw council briefed on smoking proposal

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Some see the county’s proposed smoking ordinance as a struggle between personal liberties and community health.
    Those views and more were shared Monday, May 21, as Kershaw Town Council was briefed on a draft measure that would ban smoking in all public-access buildings.

  • Fundraisers to help local teen get much-needed hearing aids

    Reece Murphy
    Two local organizations are holding fundraisers to help a local teen suffering permanent nerve damage to his ears.
    Arntearreus “Smiley” Richardson, 17, the son of Audrey and Arnold Richardson of Lancaster, is a member of Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Zion Church and the Lancaster Fire Department’s Explorer program.
    Both organizations are holding fundraisers to help defray medical costs associated with Richardson’s treatment and to purchase much-needed hearing aids.
    LFD fundraiser

  • Man arrested for aggravated assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for aggravated assault earlier this month after he strangled a woman while she spoke with a 911 dispatcher.
    Richard Wayne Hall, 28, 1132 Sixth St., was arrested May 6 and charged with aggravated criminal domestic violence, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • It’s festival time in Great Falls

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Today is the official kick off  of the Memorial Day weekend.
    And with the annual holiday also comes an annual event in Great Falls – the Flopeye Fish Festival.
    The 29th annual Flopeye Fish Festival will be held Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Great Falls Industrial Park.
    Held on Memorial Day weekend each year, the festival offers a homecoming atmosphere for people to reunite with friends and family members while enjoying food and entertainment.

  • Woman arrested for arson

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster woman was arrested this week for setting a fire inside her apartment.
    Tammy Lynn Williams, 45, 1518 Westway Apartments, was charged with arson in connection with a fire that burned her apartment on Tuesday, May 22, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Two teens arrested in hit and run

    Christopher Sardelli
    A tip from the community led to the arrest of two teenagers in a hit and run that injured two pedestrians last weekend.
    Brett Daniel Wright, 18, and Joshua Neal Barton, 19, both of 1174 Chase Madison Drive, were arrested Tuesday, May 22, and each charged with attempted murder, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • One to grow on

    COLUMBIA – A tough loss did little to tarnish a banner season that saw the Indian Land Warriors soccer team earn the silver trophy in its run for the Class AA state  gold.

    The Warriors, who finished 21-5, took home the silver medals and a state runner-up trophy after falling to Class AA Lower State champion Academic Magnet, 5-0, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.

  • Jobless rate drops to 11.1 percent

    An increase in Lancaster County’s reported labor force coincides with another drop in its monthly jobless rate.

    The county had a 11.1 percent unemployment rate for April, a considerable dip from the 11.6 posted in March, according to statistics released last week from by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    There were 30,372 people in Lancaster County’s labor force last month, a jump of 39 from the 30,533 reported for March. The official unemployment level for the county is now at 3,379.