Today's News

  • Sixth-grader struck by car

    Reece Murphy
    A Buford Middle School sixth-grader is recovering after being hit by a car this weekend.
    Angel Martin, 12, was struck Saturday evening as she tried to cross Airport Road in Lancaster near Dollar General.
    State Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 6:20 p.m. when the girl reportedly stepped out in front of an eastbound Honda four-door sedan traveling south on Airport Road.

  • Council continues IL rezoning ban

    Christopher Sardelli
    A ban on rezonings in Indian Land remains in effect, even though some residents are pleading with Lancaster County Council to lift the restriction.
    Council discussed a proposed change to its freeze on property rezonings in the Indian Land area at its Aug. 8 meeting.
    The proposal, which would have allowed an exemption for planned development districts, is in response to a developer’s request to create a 100-acre residential PDD in the Panhandle.

  • New copper law in effect

    Jesef Williams
    Anyone who does business with copper now has to adhere to stricter guidelines. A new state law came into effect today that places more restrictions and regulations on the purchase and transport of copper and other metals that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron.

  • Fire chief dies after fighting house fire

    Christopher Sardelli
    Rudy Carter was shocked by the news he heard Tuesday morning.
    Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen, a longtime friend of Carter’s, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, just two hours after helping clear the scene of a fire at a vacant building, according to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
    “This is the biggest kick in the stomach I’ve had in a long, long time,” said Carter, a Lancaster County councilman.

  • Gamble wins Mustang in Red Cross fundraiser

    The Lancaster County Red Cross Heroes Campaign couldn’t have asked for a better script.

    When the winning ticket for a 2010 Ford Mustang was drawn Aug. 5, the winner was one of their own.

    Red Cross volunteer Margaret Gamble, a retired educator and member of the Lancaster County School Board, won the drawing.

    “This whole thing is really ironic,” Gamble said laughing. “I won a table decoration at a dinner one time, but I’ve never won anything big like this.” 

  • Mother Nature wins Battle of the Border



    FORT MILL – The most dominating force at the annual Battle of the Border Jamboree at Fort Mill High School’s Bob Jones Stadium on Saturday was a fierce female – Mother Nature.

  • Moore returns to Vols' sideline



    Andrew Jackson High School head football coach David Moore was back with the Volunteers’ football team Monday afternoon after serving  a short suspension from his coaching duties last week.

  • Foursome takes narrow win in Family Promise tourney



    The winning team in the fourth annual Family Promise golf tournament notched a narrow victory Saturday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Elgin fire chief dies after fighting fire

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster County fire department chief died early Tuesday morning only hours after fighting a fire.
    Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen, 54, died at 8 a.m., a little over two hours after helping clear the scene of a fire at a vacant building, according to a Lancaster County Fire Service press release.

  • Everyone responsible for success of schools

    The last couple of weeks have been really busy for teachers, students and their families. Some families have been scrambling to get in those last few days of vacation fun before the school bells ring Monday morning.
    Many students and their parents took advantage of the recent sales-tax-free weekend to buy school supplies and clothes.
    For several weeks now, teachers have been preparing their classrooms for the return of students Monday.