Local News

  • Student athletes suspended from play

    INDIAN LAND- Citing Indian Land High School’s alcohol and drug policy for student athletes, school administrators have suspended four student athletes from all extracurricular school activities after they were charged with underage drinking last weekend. 

  • State launches Ebola trauma network system

    The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) held a press conference at MUSC Thursday, Oct. 16, to announce the state’s preparedness if persons infected with the Ebola virus present themselves at South Carolina hospitals. 

  • Hangin’ around on main street

    From ghostly and ghastly to cosmetically beautiful, there’s a range of designs competing in the city of Lancaster “Scarecrow Contest.”

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, crews placed 28 scarecrows along Main Street and at the intersecting Williams, Arch, Gay, Dunlap and Meeting streets, said Caroline Hasty, events and promotion manager for See Lancaster, SC.

  • LCEDC office back on track?

    Despite hitting a few snags, including unexpected legal woes on the seller’s side, plans to purchase a new building to accommodate the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. are tentatively moving forward.

    The plans, which have been more than a year in the making, were discussed by county officials during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 13.

  • Woman charged for taking car

    A Lancaster woman was arrested earlier this month after investigators say she struggled with a woman, took her car keys and then drove away in her car.

    Corkita Antra McClinnick, 31, 1391 Mahaffey Line Drive, was arrested Oct. 8 and charged with strong arm robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    Investigators began searching for McClinnick after receiving a report of a fight and a stolen car on Oct. 7, according to a Circuit Court arrest warrant.

  • State’s top educator race among most watched

    The race to fill the soon-to-be-empty seat of South Carolina Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais is among the most watched in the state this year.

    Not only will the winner replace one of the most polarizing state school superintendents in recent memory, Zais’ elected successor will also oversee initiatives begun under his watch, most notably the reworking of the state’s curriculum and its accountability system.

    Here are the candidates;

  • Two vie for mayor, three for council seat

    Incumbent city of Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, who has more than three decades of experience in municipal leadership faces election opposition Nov. 4 from Anthony Elder, a resident who’s also seeking the District 1 seat on city council. 

    At age 80, Shaw shared why he is seeking reelection.

    “It takes experienced leadership and with my 32 years as your mayor, it’s more important today than ever before,” he said. 

  • Local SAT scores improve

     Reece Murphy


    The performance of college-bound Lancaster County students on the SAT improved overall for the second year in a row last school year though they continue to lag behind state and national averages.

    The SAT is the oldest of two widely accepted national college entrance exams used to assess students’ college readiness.

  • From Lancaster with God's Love

     Denyse Clark


    In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Bishop Edward Kofi of the African Christian Fellowship International Ministry of Lancaster, with help from local churches, sent 50,000 pounds of donated food and other medical supplies to Liberia on Monday, Oct. 6.

  • County gets I-77 Alliance report

    The results of a third-party examination into Lancaster County’s tenuous relationship with the I-77 Alliance are in.

    However, to some county officials, those findings are still open to interpretation.