Local News

  • Morris retires from U.S. Navy

    U.S. Navy Chief Intelligence Specialist (IDW/SW/AW) Edna N. Clyburn Morris retired Aug. 31.
    Chief Morris entered into the Navy right after graduation from Lancaster High School in June 1995 as an undesignated Seaman Apprentice. She spent most of her career in Hampton Roads Virginia and has traveled to many parts of the world.

  • Mickles no longer principal of A.R. Rucker

    A Lancaster County middle school principal has been reassigned, school district officials announced late Friday, Sept. 11.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said Phillip Mickles will no longer serve as principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School, a position he has held since 2007.
    Using Blackboard Connect, a mass notification system designed to inform parents and students about important messages, Moore informed families of the change about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Half-staff flag honors 9/11 victims

    The United States flag is flown at half-staff today, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Committee to gather public input on five state agencies

    State representatives are hoping an online survey will allow residents to weigh in on the effectiveness of five state agencies currently being studied, part of an ongoing analysis of the intricacies of South Carolina’s government.
    The S.C. House Legislative Oversight Committee announced earlier this month it is gathering input from residents about five state agencies under review, including the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, School for the Deaf and Blind, Commission for the Blind, Department of Public Safety, and Treasurer’s Office.

  • City moves ahead to condemn home

    Members of Lancaster City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, Sept. 8, to allocate and set aside $12,000 to begin condemnation process on a home at 212 W. Meeting St.
    Mitch Norrell, city attorney, said on June 25, the public works department found a major issue while routinely smoke-testing sewer lines on the parcel. There is a sewer line under the edge of the house that has a storm water drain line directly on top of a sewer line.
    The storm drain, Norrell said, runs from the courthouse parking lot at the corner of Catawba and Dunlap streets.

  • Auto theft, burglary total more than $69k

    The theft of a pickup truck and a break-in at a home on Cane Mill Road late last month resulted in the loss of more than $69,000 worth of items.
    The first incident under investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office involved the theft of a pickup truck from Burns Ford in Lancaster.
    Burns Ford employees told the reporting deputy a Hispanic male driving a white BMW 750LI, who identified himself as “Scott,” had stopped by the dealership to check out the top-of-the-line Sterling gray metallic pickup valued at $29,990 on Aug. 21.

  • DASH for CA$H

    Students at Harrisburg Elementary School in Indian Land are on track to raise $50,000 during a Boosterthon event, which the PTO plans to use to buy library books and Chromebook computers for the school’s fourth and fifth-grade classes.During the Boosterthon, students run laps and earn a dollar amount per lap pledged by their family and friends.

  • Local Patriot Day events

    The following Patriot Day events will be held in Lancaster County:
    ◆ Buford Middle School will hold a 9/11 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym to honor local heroes and service men and women. The school band, chorus and JROTC will perform. Guest speaker is Manning Kimmel. A parade will follow the ceremony. The community is invited to attend and dress in patriotic colors.

  • Bridgehampton sidewalk issue erupts again

    INDIAN LAND – A dispute between neighbors over a sidewalk in the Bridgehampton neighborhood in Indian Land flared up again with the start of the new school year, this time resulting in allegations of trespassing and harassment between the landowners and parents walking their children to school.
    The issue first made headlines in December 2014 when Norwalk Lane residents complained to Carolina Gateway about one couple’s efforts to keep children and their families from using the sidewalk to walk to nearby Harrisburg Elementary.

  • City revises employee policy

    You don’t have to tell Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chuck Small, the bigger the truck, the bigger the repair bill.
    He recently encountered it when a damaged mirror had to be replaced on a fire engine.
    “The mirror was $1,200,” Small said. “You’re talking about opening a door and scratching a mirror.”