• Stamp Out Hunger is May 14

    From Release
    On May 14, Lancaster letter and rural carriers will participate in 19th Annual National Stamp Out Hunger program.
    Last year letter carriers collected a record 77.1 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation. In 19 years, 1,059,800,000 pounds of food have been collected along postal routes.
    To help the Lancaster program, leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soups, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 14.  

  • Man burned, spray painted

    Christopher Sardelli
    Deputies are trying to determine what exactly happened in the assault of a mentally ill Lancaster man.
    According to a Lancaster County sheriff’s office report, a deputy responded to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room on April 25 in regard to an assault.
    Once there, the deputy spoke with a 52-year-old Lancaster woman who said her 22-year-old nephew had been assaulted at a Lynwood Drive home April 23.

  • Wrong-way driver hits deputy, then flees

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week for running from the scene after crashing into a deputy’s car.
    George Edward Patterson, 53, 2857 Cimmeron Road, was arrested in the early morning hours of May 1 and charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension and leaving the scene with personal injury.

  • Charlesboro parade grand marshal dies

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – He dressed in red, white and blue, waved the American flag and even sported the long white beard.
    Harold Williams was “Uncle Sam” – and it would take a lot of convincing to make some people think otherwise.
    The Kershaw resident played the patriotic figure for many years at the Fourth of July parades in Charlesboro and Heath Springs. With his death Monday, locals are now reflecting on his memory and what he meant to those annual Independence Day events.

  • Scouts pinewood derby is Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    You’re invited to come out Saturday for a day of enjoyment that will support Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts throughout the area.
    Clayton Homes of Lancaster is hosting the third annual pinewood derby that highlights the L&C (Lancaster and Chester) District of Boy Scouts of America.
    The event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Homes, 1400 S.C. 9 Bypass in Lancaster.

  • What do e-mails mean?

    Christopher Sardelli
    Ramona Poston quickly moved from row to row Monday night passing out packets of information to a crowd gathered at Springdale Recreation Complex.
    In her hands, Poston held more than a month’s worth of research by the Lancaster County Action Council, a grass-roots group formed in opposition to a proposed sanitary landfill off S.C. 903.

  • DOT closes Harrisburg Road bridge

    The S.C. Department of Transportation has closed Harrisburg Road between Barberville Road and Lancaster Highway in Pineville to through traffic due to an unsafe bridge.
    The bridge is located at McAlpine Creek, which crosses Harrisburg Road between McAlpine Circle and Society Lane.

  • A good day for America

    Reece Murphy
    During his speech Sunday night announcing the death of al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama referenced the outpouring of patriotic unity that swept the nation on Sept. 11, 2001, as the country watched the horrors of that day unfold.
    Now, nearly 10 years later, perhaps nothing has brought the country a more significant feeling of pride and satisfaction as the architect of death that day, a fact demonstrated by spontaneous celebrations Sunday night at the White House and Ground Zero.

  • Are we really safer now than 10 years ago?

    Christopher Sardelli
    Rachel Mullis wishes the news of Osama bin Laden’s death made her feel safer.
    The Indian Land resident, and Lancaster postal worker, learned Monday that bin Laden had been killed by a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan. But as swarms of people crowded outside the White House in Washington, D.C., cheering and singing the national anthem, Mullis worried the act will only renew aggression against Americans.  

  • Locals learn of bin Laden’s death via social media

    Jesef Williams
    Millions of people such as Lancaster native Kentez Montgomery use Internet social media every day to stay in touch with friends.
    With just a few keystrokes, they can share joys, find old classmates, discuss music and even post pictures from that recent vacation.
    On Sunday night, though, those Facebook “status updates” and “tweets” on Twitter took on more of a serious tone, as users posted the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed.