Local News

  • Keer America starts hiring process for plant

     From Release

    Keer America, which is completing construction on its 230,000-square-foot textile spinning facility in Indian Land, has listed several positions with ReadySC to begin the training and hiring process.

    The initial list of jobs are the first of more than 160 positions expected to be filled in the coming weeks and months as Keer completes the facility and begins operations in the first quarter of 2015.

  • 40 percent of county bridges substandard

     Denyse Clark


    South Carolina’s efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges have improved by $50 million due to recent funding, but still, one in five of the state’s bridges remain substandard, according to a report released July 30 by AAA Carolinas.

    The S.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for more than 9,200 bridges of which 1,828 are considered substandard, the release said. 

  • Emails show how talks sour

     Christopher Sardelli


    A series of emails spanning six months of talks between Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell and I-77 Alliance Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell  shed light on the events surrounding Lancaster County’s rejection from membership in the alliance. 

    The records obtained last month by The Lancaster News.

  • Downtown business damaged by fire

    Since 2009, Jo Manly has survived the up-and-down business roller coaster to find his own corner in the local market.

  • HOPE in short supply

    Bobby Spanjer and Mike Scruggs, two HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster volunteers, love stocking staples on shelves at agency’s food pantry but earlier this week, there was nothing to stock.

  • Capital project sales tax commission rewords ballot question

    Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commissioners met briefly Wednesday, Aug. 6, to make a small wording change in a proposed ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Conference tackles drug use among rural teens

    More than 150 guests from 15 different states have been in town this week attending a conference on rural drug use among teens at the University of South Carolina Lancaster from Wednesday, Aug. 6, through today, Aug. 8.

  • Hough faces multiple charges for police chase in Pageland

    PAGELAND – While Tyzhe Hough remains jailed without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center on  two counts of attempted murder and a single count of failure to stop for blue lights and siren, he also faces multiple charges in Chesterfield County.

  • Chester County sheriff sued for sexual harassment

    CHESTER – Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been named the defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former county employee.

  • Best Burgers in the South

    All the world’s problems could be solved in the small back room tucked away behind the counter at Sambo’s 903 Diner and Drive-In on Flat Creek Road. Steeped in the sound of crackling grease, nobody is a stranger here for long.
    For 45 years, local residents have celebrated anniversaries, proposals and birthdays – one woman even went into labor – over roast pork sandwiches and hand-cut french fries with Sambo Faile behind the cash register.