Today's News

  • Evidence of angels right here

  • Never make promises before daylight



    I was so awake, lying beneath all those double blankets and quilts on the bed in my unheated bedroom. 

    The house was dark and my flannel pajamas had kept me toasty warm during one of winter’s coldest nights 

  • Miracle at Fiddler's Rest Farm


    The day before Thanksgiving is a day Ruddy and Linda Shipton will never forget. They lost their home and three of their beloved dogs to a ferocious fire. 

  • Vols down Knights twice

    For the Andrew Jackson Volunteers, it was a different way, but the result was the same.

    In AJ’s home sweep of North Central on Friday night, the Lady Vols prevailed in a laugher and the Vols won in a nail-biter.

  • Bruins cruise for split with Cycs



    Lancaster High School’s trip for a non-region varsity twin bill with Chester featured a pair of blowouts – one good and one not-so-good.

  • Field crowds in District 16 race

    The race for Mick Mulvaney’s former state Senate seat is getting crowded, with six candidates now saying they will run for the post.
    Republicans Mike Short and Rob McCoy both announced Friday that they are throwing their hats into the ring.
    Mulvaney resigned from his Senate seat on Dec. 10. The Indian Land Republican defeated longtime incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. John Spratt in November to win the 5th District congressional seat. Mulvaney will take his seat in Congress in January.

  • Donations to Basket Fund trickling in

    The community continues to reach out to their neighbors in needs, though organizers of the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund say a lot more is needed to match last year’s pace.
    The popular drive brought in close to $3,000 last week, bringing the total collected this year to $6,322.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations that are used to buy food vouchers for less fortunate families in Lancaster County. Recipients can use the vouches at local grocery stores.

  • Processions will now have to stop at lights

    A state law has changed how funeral processions will operate in the county.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile realized the need for a change after reading an opinion from state Attorney General Henry McMaster.
    In his opinion, McMaster said a funeral procession can disregard traffic signals and signs only when an officer is stationed in that intersection. If no officer is stationed there, then the procession must observe all traffic lights and signs.

  • Jobless rate in Lancaster County increases slightly in November

    While South Carolina’s jobless rate declined slightly in November, Lancaster County’s rate increased slightly during the period.
    The county’s jobless rate increased to 15.0 percent in November, up from 14.2 percent in October, according to figures released Friday from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    Lancaster County ranked 10th in the state in unemployment in November.
    Marion County had the highest jobless rate in the state – 19.0 percent in November.

  • Two council projects have obscure names

    Shrouded in secrecy and labeled with mysterious code names, two newly proposed County Council ordinances sound like something out of a spy novel.
    Project Football and Project December are two separate economic development ordinances under consideration by council. But trying to find out anything more about them is a little more difficult.