Local News

  • Timmons new events, promotions manager

    See Lancaster, SC

    Joe Timmons has joined the team of See Lancaster, SC, the Main Street department of the city of Lancaster.
    As events and promotions manager, Timmons will coordinate and facilitate projects that include the annual Red Rose Festival, Boo Fun Fest, Rosie’s Easter Bash, annual parades and other events throughout the Red Rose City.

  • How much did county spend on LCEDC legal issues?

    From crafting new bylaws to investigating Lancaster County’s failed bid to join the I-77 Alliance, county officials have funded a plethora of legal fees related to the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. during the last few years.
    But how much did it cost taxpayers?
    That’s the question several officials responded to this week as repercussions continue to be felt from Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 10 decision to rescind funding for, and end its years-long relationship with, LCEDC.

  • Celebrating Success

    When Tu’barrian Dixon was a student at Lancaster High School in the early 2000s he was the kind of kid most expected to go nowhere, another teen on the wrong track heading full-tilt for no good.
    When Dixon got involved with the Community Powerhouse organization and learned he didn’t have to be that way, his self-esteem began to grow. Dixon buckled down, learned to read, got his grades up and graduated in 2005.
    Now Dixon is a proud family man working toward a doctorate in psychology.

  • Board appointment frustrates city councilman

    Lancaster City Council voted Tuesday, Oct. 13, to appoint a new member to the Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners, but it wasn’t without controversy.
    Council voted 6-1 to appoint Sabrina Stewart Hammond to replace Dennis Fuller as a commissioner. John Howard cast the dissenting vote.

  • Sheriff releases more details in investigation of child’s death

    A Lancaster County man arrested Tuesday, Oct. 13, for allegedly killing his 5-year-old adopted disabled son told investigators the boy fell and hit his head on the floor, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release said.
    Robert Jordon, 47, 788 Montecrest St., has been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of his adopted son, La’Marion Jordan.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield told The Lancaster News Thursday, Oct. 15, Jordan drove La’Marion to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 4.

  • Perseverance essential in Billy Dale’s life of challenges

    RIDGEWAY – He may not remember driving his Ford Mustang at a high rate of speed through the Poovey Farm neighborhood.
    He may not remember the crash, or being intermingled among the crumbled mass of metal.
    He may not remember the “will not survive” his loved ones were told. He may not remember the medical staff and machines that kept him alive.
    After all, that was 27 years ago. Billy Dale McCants was 17. As it often is with teens, he must have thought he was invincible. I thought so, too, when I was young.

  • From potholes to paved

    Local drivers will soon see a few less bumps in the road as several major road projects are underway, a year after taxpayers voted to approve a one-cent capital project sales tax to help fix Lancaster County’s crumbling infrastructure.
    The three projects, which are estimated to cost a total of $5,718,914.18, include repaving portions of Henry Harris Road, University Drive, Bailey Road, Craig Farm Road, Pink Plyler Road, Taxahaw Road and Locustwood Avenue/Mahaffey Line Drive.

  • Lancaster man gets 15 years for arson

    A Lancaster man accused of starting the October 2014 fire that destroyed Old Mill Grocery in Lancaster was convicted and sentenced in absentia last week after he failed to show up for the start of his trial.
    Coy Lamar “Marty” Knight Jr., 52, of 1115 First St., was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 7, to 15 years in prison for third-degree arson, suspended to 10 years, followed by five years probation.  

  • Lucas, Yow receive business advocate awards

    Scorecard and Year-In Review with 47 members of the S.C. House of Representatives earning business advocate awards.
    Two House members who represent part of Lancaster County – Richie Yow (R-53) and Jay Lucas (R-65) – are among those who scored 90 percent or higher.   
    “The business community went into 2015 laser-focused on two priorities: workforce development and infrastructure,” said Ted Pitts, state chamber president and CEO.

  • Sheriff’s office advertising lost property

    If you’ve lost something over the past year and a half or so, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know they may have what you thought was long gone.
    Bicycles, guns, money, tools, pocketbooks – even a prosthetic leg – are among the items the sheriff’s office has in its evidence locker for safekeeping that need to either go back to their owners or be disposed of.