Today's News

  • Wreck kills Lancaster woman

    Well-known Lancaster hairdresser Leslie Porter Saldana died Wednesday and four children were injured when the SUV she was driving ran off S.C. 903 and slammed head-on into a tree.
    The 4:15 p.m. single-vehicle accident happened about 3 miles east of Lancaster, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Tony Keller.
    Keller said Saldana, 47, was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated. She was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she died from her injuries.

  • Nanny taxes trip up Mulvaney

    U.S. House District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s nomination as President-elect Donald Trump’s White House budget director hit a snag Wednesday after the New York Times and other national news outlets reported he failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee.
    Mulvaney, of Indian Land, revealed the issue himself in a questionnaire submitted to the Senate Budget Committee ahead of his confirmation hearing Jan. 24, the New York Times said.

  • Honoring 5 who excel in business, community

    Hundreds of business people, civic leaders and elected officials hobnobbed into the evening at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s packed Bradley Building during the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and soiree.
    The festivities continued past press time Thursday night, but the chamber released an advance copy of the awards that were to be given out at the end of the evening. The honorees were Susan Rowell, Mike Dial, Stan Johnson, Lisa Hallman and Keith Harris.
    Rowell was named Business Person of the Year.

  • Stroble gets board seat without vote

    Melvin Stroble of Indian Land will take the Lancaster County school board District 1 seat next month, since no candidates filed during the 14-day write-in period.
    Stroble was the only candidate to file, which will save the Lancaster County School District the estimated $6,000 cost of a special election.

  • Lucas backs House bill to raise gas tax

    COLUMBIA – One member of the county’s legislative delegation wasted little time Wednesday in endorsing a House proposal to raise the state’s gas tax by 10 cents over five years to fix the Palmetto State’s decaying roads.
    “South Carolinians have demanded state government fix our dangerous roads,” said House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-65), who represents part of Lancaster County.

  • IL lawyer targets Mulvaney’s seat

    An Indian Land lawyer says he will run for the U.S. House District 5 seat if Rep. Mick Mulvaney is confirmed as director of Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget.
    Mulvaney’s confirmation hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. If the Senate confirms his nomination, a special election will be held to fill his congressional seat.
    Kris Wampler, 33, announced this week that he would seek the Republican nomination in that special election.

  • Woman reports home invasion

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Greenbriar Drive, off S.C. 903 east of Lancaster.
    A woman was home alone and found a stranger in her home, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The victim struggled with the man, escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911. The man fled the scene.
    The sheriff’s office sent deputies, investigators, a K-9 unit and a crime scene agent to the residence.

  • MLK parade, tributes

    Bishop Herbert C. Crump Jr. told those attending the local “I Have A Dream” celebration on Saturday that getting to Dr. Martin Luther King’s oft-spoken  “promised land” of social equality takes everyone doing their part.

  • Kershaw man charged in girlfriend’s 2015 death

    A Kershaw man has been charged with reckless homicide in the December 2015 death of his girlfriend, who was run over by his pickup truck.
    William Bryan Reese, 45, of 636 Scout Cabin Road, was arrested in the death of Rae Marie Brewer. The charge is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
    Brewer, 45, died Dec. 16, 2015, while en route to Palmetto Health Richland due to blood loss from internal injuries received when Reese’s Ford F350 rolled over her.

  • State hearing on Van Wyck incorporation is postponed

    A legislative committee scheduled to make a recommendation on Van Wyck’s incorporation proposal in Columbia last Thursday deferred hearing the matter after the day’s session ran long.
    A group of 33 Van Wyck residents attended the hearing by the seven-member Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation, a long-awaited meeting the community had been anticipating since submitting its incorporation proposal in March.