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Today's News

  • Lancaster man charged in pot bust

    A Lancaster man was arrested Thursday afternoon after 1.2 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $1,500 was found in his car during a traffic stop Thursday.
    Charles Vincent Brown, 32, of 2141 Green Peach Road, was charged with second-offense possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.
    Police also seized a 9mm Glock pistol found inside his car and several bank debit cards, as well as more than $1,800 cash that Brown had on him at the time.

  • $100K lottery ticket sold locally

    If you bought a lottery ticket for Sunday’s Palmetto Cash 5 drawing from the AM PM Gas & Grill on Lynwood Drive in Lancaster, go check your ticket right now – you may have won $100,000.
    A South Carolina Education Lottery spokeswoman said in a release Tuesday that someone in Lancaster County bought a Cash 5 ticket with numbers 12, 17, 18, 20 and 22, and had still not claimed the prize.
    Had they “Powered-up” for an extra $1, the prize would have been double the amount. The odds of winning Sunday’s prize were 1 in 501,942.

  • Skewes walks the walk

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Politically speaking, Peter Skewes doesn’t just talk the talk.
    Skewes, a professor at Clemson University, is the American Party candidate for president and his name will appear on the November ballot in South Carolina. Figuratively, he’s running for president, but literally, he’s walking. To promote his candidacy and party, he has embarked on a walk across the state... one that began in Clemson and will soon end in Charleston.

  • Library considers move to Springs Block

    Lancaster County Library officials are taking a hard look at the Humana Building, one of the vacant structures in the historic Springs Block on Lancaster’s Main Street, as a possible site for relocating or expanding.
    Library board members braved extreme heat July 26 to tour the three-story white building, which runs along Arch Street from Main to White Street, before their regular board meeting July 26.

  • Internet scam costs IL man, daughter $11K

    A 65-year-old Indian Land man was the target of a so-called “sweetheart scam” that ended up costing him and his daughter more than $11,000.
    According to a July 27 Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man’s 35-year-old daughter said her father began messaging a woman who called herself Sharon Jones in early June.
    The daughter said Jones eventually convinced her father she was stuck at the Canadian border and couldn’t get across without his financial help.

  • Cops, public struggle over distrust, how to manage it

    About 150 people attended a Lancaster forum to discuss race and policing Monday night, and the discussion kept returning to traffic stops – high-stress encounters that concern both citizens and officers.
    Nearly half of the face-to-face contacts that police officers have with citizens happen at traffic stops, and that’s part of the problem, said Quentin Harris, who voiced his worries at the Let’s Talk about It forum at Lancaster High School.

  • Property owners hold up road improvements

    Property owners’ refusals to grant right-of-way along the roadways fronting their properties have killed three road improvement projects on the county’s list of roads slated for improvement this year.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis and Public Works Director Jeff Catoe said Ralph Hood and Little River roads in Indian Land and a county-maintained portion of Mahaffee Line Road in Lancaster will not be improved during this round of funding.

  • Column: 5 inexpensive ways to improve education

    When S.C. politicians start to talk about education, almost immediately it becomes an argument about money.
    Before we as a state wade into this political swamp of “spend more – spend less,” we should first focus on things that we can do to improve education that cost little or no money. This won’t fix our big education problems long term, but it’s at least a constructive, positive step forward while the partisan politicians bicker among themselves.

  • Graduates receive Teacher Cadet, Forum scholarships

    The Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship and the Lancaster County School District Teacher Forum Scholarship were recently awarded, with one student winning both. 

    Catherine Anne Langley, a graduate of Buford High School, and Sara Vess, a graduate of Indian Land High School, were among five in the state awarded the one-time $1,000 Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship.

  • Making History

    As Hillary Clinton made history for women in politics this past week when she was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention, Lancaster’s very own Lena Jones Springs is remembered as the first woman nominated for vice president in United States history.
    Though her nomination was a largely symbolic gesture from the Palmetto State delegates, it was something Springs said she wouldn’t treat lightly.