Local News

  • Serving up safety

    When most people think about earning a perfect score, their minds immediately turn to student report cards or SAT results, but what about when it involves a school’s food handling procedures?
    For cafeteria workers at 17 schools throughout the Lancaster County School District, a perfect score is exactly what they earned during a recent series of cafeteria and kitchen inspections by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

  • Behavioral unit ribbon cutting Oct. 27

    Chamber of Commerce

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will assist Springs Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Unit with its official grand opening and special ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.
    Lancaster city government officials will also be present and assist with the celebration.  Anyone desiring to attend, must RSVP by calling (803) 286-1685.

  • Indian Land burglar doesn’t get very much

    A thief whom Indian Land authorities believe targeted the same new business twice found out things aren’t always what they seem.  
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the owner of the Phone Source at the Shoppes at 521 was working late Sept. 21 preparing for opening day when he walked into the showroom from the back and saw a man in dark clothes and a bright orange ski mask kneeling outside trying to break in the front door.

  • Kershaw man arrested for child molestation

    Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Lancaster County man after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
    Robin Stover, 47, of the 3500 block of Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor age 11 to 14.
    KCSO began investigating Stover on Sept. 23 when the girl told a resource officer at school Stover had sex with her at her family’s home in Kershaw County, a release from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.

  • March for Babies set for Saturday

    March of Dimes

    The March of Dimes’ 2015 March for Babies event cancelled earlier this month due to rain is set to move forward at the University of South Carolina Lancaster as rescheduled Saturday, Oct. 24.  
    The March for Babies, during which walkers “take steps for healthier babies,” is a S.C. Chapter of the March of Dimes fundraising event with families and corporate teams raising money to prevent premature births.

  • Lancaster County eligible for disaster assistance

    SBA Disaster Awareness

    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has included Lancaster County in the presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms and flooding that began Oct. 1 in South Carolina.
    Declaring Lancaster County allows small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations to be eligible to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans.

  • Mayor’s refusal to sign checks leads to policy change

    A rift between Lancaster City Council members surrounding the mayor’s refusal to sign two checks earlier this year will result in a procedural change.
    Following an at times contentious debate and a confusing unanimous vote, city council moved forward on a modified resolution that authorizes a second councilmember to sign checks in emergency situations.
    Council rejected a resolution that would authorize two additional councilmembers to sign checks.

  • 75 years strong

    A group of Springs Memorial Hospital employees gathered in front of the hospital Thursday, Oct. 15, for a group photo ahead of the hospital’s annual employee picnic.
    The fact would be mundane except for two things: First, instead of the traditional man-on-a-ladder mode of large group photography, the image was taken via drone hovering high overhead; and second, the group of more than 100 stood in the shape of a giant “75.”

  • A very scary Christmas?

    Christmas is coming a little early for the Lancaster County Leathernecks.
    Members of the Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1169 are getting a detached hand up with the local Toys for Tot campaign this year.
    The Junkyard Dogs (and cats) have joined forces with the Devil Dogs for a great cause; proceeds from the annual Mahaffey’s Haunted Junkyard will help provide those toys.
    Now in its sixth year, the haunted junkyard is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.

  • Carter chosen to lead Police Chiefs Association

    The S.C. Police Chiefs Association elected Lancaster Police Department Chief Harlean V. Carter as its new president. Carter was sworn in by LPD chaplain Rev. Kenneth Cauthen on Oct. 17 during the 2015 Convention in Myrtle Beach.