Local News

  • Community Yard Sale draws crowd downtown

    A crowd gathered at the city of Lancaster Yard Sale Saturday, May 2, in the Lancaster County School District parking lot on Catawba Street when Chris Puckett of Great Falls, yelled to a vendor, “How much is this rug?”

  • Graduation day @ USCL – A job well done

    University of South Carolina Lancaster officials, faculty and guests bid the class of 2015 a fond farewell during this year’s commencement exercises Saturday, May 2, with words of encouragement and recognition for a job well done.

  • Former USCL dean Pete Arnold dies

    Whether it was his life-long love of learning or his innate ability to make people smile, John R. “Pete” Arnold has left his mark on Lancaster County.

  • Man shot in leg near Wylie Park ballfields

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating an attempted murder after a shooting last week near the Wylie Park ballfields where a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg while walking his dog.

  • Education, business leaders discuss future of local workforce

    ROCK HILL – When it comes to developing a prosperous local workforce and making sure students have the right education and training to find jobs, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt says “cool” may be the operative word.

  • Dressing down raises awareness

     Denim  Day, sponsored by Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault (PCASA) Wednesday, April 29, at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse was a rousing success as its staff danced into the room to begin the exciting and informative program.

  • Unrelated arrests made in break ins

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged two men in separate property crimes cases, one a rash of vehicle break-ins in the northwestern part of town, the second burglaries at two restaurants.

    In the meantime, detectives are still investigating a string of burglaries at local business and homes that began back in late March and have identified a person of interest in the case.

  • Unity is at heart of community

     Words and images of hate in Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., Tulsa, North Charleston and New York City. 

    Let’s be honest. By now, we’ve all heard and seen some of em’ just a little too much. 

    Most of those words surround racial tension, as well as cries of “no justice,” accompanied by riots, looting and fires.

  • Staggering number of children are sexually abused

     When it comes to the sexual abuse of children in Lancaster County, the numbers are staggering. 

    Margo Dixon, Children’s Advocacy Center director and 6th Judicial Circuit lead forensic interviewer, said she deals with 35 to 45 local sexual abuse cases per month involving children ages 2 to 18.

    The youngest victim of sexual abuse she’s seen in recent months was just 6 weeks old, she said.

  • Indy to retire with Quinn

    For 26 years, Lancaster Police Department Cpl. Jimmy Quinn  has handled his share of tasks, from community policing to shift supervisor, as well as his favorite; serving as the school resource officer (SRO) for Lancaster High School. But that’s about to end.

    “When graduation’s over, I’m done,” he said with a chuckle.