Today's News

  • Blue Bell Creameries issue recall

    Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily pulling all of its ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen treats from store shelves because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

  • Good column: Utility CEOs focus on climate change at electricity summit

    As one of the world’s most significant concerns, climate change was a major topic when utility CEOs gathered at last week’s International Electricity Summit in Japan.   
    I was honored to represent the United States and Duke Energy at the summit. We acknowledged that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to address climate change. Each country comes at this issue based on its own unique circumstances that reflect its natural resources, economic profile, market structure and political dynamics.

  • Matthews column: Republican candidates flip-flop on ethanol

    If the presidential election process didn’t begin in Iowa, ethanol would likely be a memory.
    But because the election process begins in Iowa, where nearly half of the corn grown is converted to ethanol, most Republican candidates, who make a career of denouncing crony capitalism, have come to embrace the ethanol mandate, even as they decry Obamacare for forcing Americans to have health insurance.

  • Councilman pushes for speed limit signs on William Stevenson Road

    by Brian Garner/Landmark  News Services
    RICHBURG – Richburg Town Councilman Albert Stewart Jr. has observed traffic speeding down William Stevenson Road and wants to have two speed limit signs installed there to slow down motorists.
    Stewart brought the matter before Richburg Town Council at its April meeting.
    Stewart lives on William Stevenson Road, which is in the Richburg town limits.

  • Dewese takes new path in life

    FAIRFIELD – As a youngster, Johnny Dewese developed an interest in the judicial system and remembers pumping gas and bagging groceries at Raines Store in the Mitford community when Muscoe “Muck” Raines was county magistrate.
    “He held court in the store,” Dewese said. “I was intrigued with the people who came in. I always had an interest in court.”
    After graduating from Great Falls High School in 1969, Dewese went to work at J.P. Stevens.

  • City to scrap playground ‘firetruck’

    At its Tuesday, April 14, meeting, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a request to remove a Mack fire truck static display from Wayne Fields All Children’s Playground beside the Municipal Justice Center and sell the parts for scrap metal.
    The money received for the scrap will be set aside to buy new playground equipment to fill the vacant spot for the children of the park, per a motion made by councilman John Howard.

  • County buys property for IL convenience center

    Lancaster County closed on property Wednesday for a new Indian Land recycling and household trash collection center county officials hope to open later this year.
    According to Lancaster County councilmen Larry McCullough and Brian Carnes, the 4.6-acre property is an undeveloped tract on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park off Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) behind the old Di Dee’s Diner.
    McCullough said the county hopes to begin work on the site within the next two months with the goal of a third-quarter 2015 opening.

  • Nelson sentenced to 20 years in prison

    A Lancaster man who was arrested last December for choking his girlfriend and threatening to kill her was sentenced to two decades behind bars during a plea hearing at the Lancaster County Courthouse on Thursday, April 16.
    Danny Nelson, 48, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Brian Gibbons to 20 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman.

  • City’s ‘1’ ISO among the nation’s best

    The city of Lancaster is now among the nation’s best when it comes to providing fire protection to its homeowners and businesses, said city of Lancaster Administrator Helen Sowell in announcing the big news Thursday, April 17.
    “Congratulations!” she said. “Under the leadership of Chief Chuck Small, the men of the Lancaster Fire Department have been recognized with an ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating of Class 1.”

  • Ladies’ Day Out: S.C. House, councils honor state champion basketball team

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ basketball team was celebrated throughout the city and state this past week for its impressive 2014-15 season 27-0 record that culimnated with a AAA state title.
    On Thursday, April 16, the LHS team was honored in Columbia on the floor of the S.C. House floor by Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44), an LHS alum.