Local News

  • Gas prices have some opting to stay home over holiday

    By Cathyleen Rice

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, many South Carolinians will be packing up their vehicles and taking road trips to visit family and friends or sight-seeing.
    With the travel app, GasBuddy, a study has predicted, “most U.S. travelers will pay the cheapest Memorial Day gas prices since 2009 because they can’t get enough of vacations.”

  • Remembrance of Buford’s Massacre is Saturday

    Based on his tactics and notorious brutality, British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton – the man history records as being accountable for Buford’s Massacre – was never a fan of tradition.
    That said, the overly ambitious Tarleton shouldn’t have been taken aback some 17 months later when his Continental counterparts broke ranks with long-standing military tradition after the American Revolution ended.

  • Arrests made in armed robbery

    By Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – Pageland police made four arrests Thursday, May 21, in connection with an armed robbery/shooting at La Tienda Mexicana store, where a clerk was shot in the head on May 17.
    Devonte Rivers, 19, of Pageland, was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and use of a weapon in a felony/violent crime.

  • Memorial Day observance

    The 24th annual county Memorial Day program is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Lancaster Memorial Park, 1389 Memorial Park Road.

  • Morning accident causes havoc

    A single-vehicle accident without injuries caused a major headache for drivers on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) north of Lancaster Thursday, May 21, rerouting traffic miles around the Taylor’s Grove community for more than eight hours.
    The accident in the 2700 block of Charlotte Highway happened shortly before 5 a.m. about a half a mile north of the intersection at Shiloh Unity Road when the driver of a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche struck a power pole and two fences.

  • Council defers moratorium vote

    Mixed feelings and a slew of questions resulted in county officials deferring a proposed Indian Land rezoning moratorium Monday night, May 18, until they have more information.
    Lancaster County Council was originally set to consider first reading of an ordinance to impose a nine-month moratorium on the acceptance and processing of rezoning applications for all properties north of Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5).

  • Faile preaches local

    When it comes to running one of the best restaurants around day-to-day, Cecil Faile couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

  • City to receive preservation award for Cultural Arts Center

    The city of Lancaster will receive a 2015 Historic Preservation Stewardship Award for its dedication to the preservation of the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Lancaster Presbyterian Church. 

  • INSP’s ‘Brush of Honor” honors fallen soldiers

    This Thursday, May 21, at 9 p.m., family entertainment channel INSP will debut “Brush of Honor,” an original series chronicling the lives of American soldiers killed in action and an artist who has dedicated his talent to honoring them. An encore two-episode presentation will run on Memorial Day, May 25.

  • Former IL man dies in Riverside Road wreck

    A former Indian Land resident died in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday, May 16.