Today's News

  • Seminar brings awareness, strategies to churches

    Standing on stage at Lancaster’s Second Baptist Church, Kershaw First Baptist deacon Brandon Rollins is laying out some blunt realities for the crowd of 300 gathered to hear him speak.
    He’s already told them to be suspicious of strangers visiting their churches, wary of new volunteers, aware of members’ private lives and willing to pry to keep church personnel accountable for their online activities.
    His closer was even more jarring.
    “We have to get away from that ‘living by faith’ thing,” Rollins said.

  • Three churches burglarized

    Three area churches were burglarized between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21, including two on Main Street in Heath Springs and another at a church outbuilding on Zion Road north of Lancaster.
    Nothing was stolen in the three incidents.
    The first of the three burglaries occurred at Total Restoration Ministries at 114 S. Main Street in Heath Springs between 4:10 and 6:45 p.m. Nov. 18.

  • Faulkenberry’s wish: No one in county hungry at Christmas

    Walking unfamiliar streets and jumping into the unknown in November 1959 were nothing new to Stafford Graham American Legion Post 31’s Ward Faulkenberry.
    After all, those experiences were what made the 36-year-old veteran a member of the organization.
    In World War II, Faulkenberry was a 21-year-old U.S. Army sergeant who was among the more than 20,000 paratroopers who landed behind enemy lines June 5, 1944, for the D-Day invasion. It was his 22nd jump.

  • Lancaster gets $1.5 million sewer grant

    The city of Lancaster has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to pay for about 75 percent of the much-needed sewer system upgrades in the West Arch Street area.
    While it has not yet been determined where the remaining $465,000 to pay for the other 25 percent of the upgrades will come from, accepting the grant is a no-brainer, said Lancaster City Finance Director James Absher.
    “We still aren’t going to turn down $1.5 million,” he said. “We’ll get it from somewhere.”

  • Authorities ID victim, suspect in car shooting

    Lancaster County authorities have identified the victim and the suspect in a fatal shooting on Memorial Park Road in Lancaster Nov. 25.
    Danielle Lamar Peay, 28, is charged pending a first appearance with murder, attempted murder and related firearms charges, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said.
    Peay is accused of killing 26-year-old Delvelceo Kirk of the 500 block of Ginger Cake Road, the driver of a car in which Peay was a passenger.

  • Hallman-Dean Engagement

    Tim and Lisa Hallman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Hallman, to Jeffrey Allen “Jad” Dean Jr., both of Columbia.

    The wedding was planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bonclarken Chapel in Hendersonville, N.C.

  • Smith-Phillips Wedding

    Amber Chrise Smith and Earl Samuel Phillips, both of Ladson, were married Sept. 19, 2015, at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia by the Rev. Lorenzo Moses.

    The bride is the daughter of Adrienna Smith of Lancaster and the late Moses Smith Jr.

    She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Lancaster with an associate’s degree in biology and the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is a histotechnologist at AP Laboratories in Charleston.

  • Kelley-Cox Wedding

    Amber Elizabeth Kelley and David Wesley Cox III were married Nov. 21, 2015, at Edgemoor Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Robert Elliot III and Bryant D. Fersner.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgeworth A. Kelley III of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of JoAnn Carter Jordan and the late David H. “Doc” Jordan of Fort Lawn, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Edgeworth A Kelley Jr. of Kershaw. Honorary grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Dyer of Aiken.

  • LSS’s Turkey Bog on tap today

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the first Turkey Bog (mud bog) at the new 280-foot Mud Bog Pit at Lancaster Super Speedway today, Nov. 27.
    The classes running will be based on tire size. All first place winners will receive a winner’s plaque.
    ◆ Tire sizes 33-35
    ◆ Tire sizes 36-38
    ◆ Tire sizes 40-42
    ◆ Tire sizes 44-46
    In addition, a $100 bonus goes to the longest distance in the Mud Bog by a truck/jeep, no paddle or tractor tires will be allowed at this competition.

  • Small fry stars win District title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-stars, ages 9-10, continue to make big news in youth football play.
    The LCPRC small fry stars won the Central District football championship, taking a 16-0 win over Fort Mill on Nov. 21.
    The Lancaster small fry stars scored a TD in each half on the way to the win.
    Lancaster County will play for the Upper State title Dec. 5 in Chester where it faces the Western District champion.
    Zi Moffatt and Kaden Sapp each scored a touchdown on a long runs to spark the LC shutout victory.