Today's News

  • Deputies charge 16-year-old with murder

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 16-year-old Lancaster boy for the shooting death of a 42-year-old man outside Lancaster Saturday, Oct. 3.
    New information since the murder shows the sheriff’s office had been looking for the suspect for more than a monthin connection with another crime in the area.
    Derrick Leron Stalk, of 2125 Walden Road, Lancaster, is charged as an adult with murder for killing Jeffrey Dale Barrett, 42, of 2167 Thomasville St.

  • City proclaims Lancaster Habitat Day

    Students at Discovery School and members of the Habitat board of directors braved the rain on Monday, Oct. 5, to celebrate World Habitat Day and Lancaster Habitat Day. Student artists painted the school rock with their own original design to recognize Habitat and Chucky Rivers, lead teacher, taught the students about Habitat and World Habitat Day.

  • Breast cancer: This means war

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – In 1999, when I first found out that I had breast cancer, my initial thoughts were to count how many years my mom lived after the doctor had informed her she had the disease.
    I counted about five years.
    After going through months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, my mom lost her tough and lengthy battle with breast cancer in 1972. I was a senior in high school.

  • Griffin could tell a good story

    In 1990, when PBS aired Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary, “The Civil War,” I was a little curious.
    During that first episode, when the late Shelby Dade Foote Jr., showed up for his first cameo appearance, my curiosity became intrigued, for good reason.
    At the time, Foote was a relatively unknown as writer and historian west of the Mississippi and north of the Mason Dixon Line.
    However, I was the lucky one and knew exactly who he was.

  • County hires interim economic development company

    An interim economic development firm and a new structural committee are two of the latest developments in the county’s economic development saga.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis confirmed Lancaster County Council recently approved a motion to engage a firm, and not a person, to handle economic development matters on an interim basis until a permanent in-house director is hired. The vote was made after council returned from executive session at its Sept. 28 meeting.

  • Choosing to lead

    What kind of world will our children inherit?
    With a microphone in hand, Chad Smith posed that powerful question to a large crowd of local school, business and government leaders on Friday, Oct. 2, during the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education breakfast. The event was held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

  • York Tech to end academic classes in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Academic classes at the Kershaw-Heath Springs branch of York Technical College have run their course.
    Melanie Jones, York Tech’s vice president for college advancement said Friday, Oct. 2, the school will cease academic operations Dec. 31 at the satellite campus, which is housed at Lancaster County Government Complex on Fork Hill Road.

  • Another face in the crowd

    By David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Editor’s note: The former homeless man featured in this article wishes to remain anonymous, but wanted to share his story in an effort to help others. He also wanted to share his experience of what it’s like to be homeless.

    For a decade, he had no home. He is now in his fifth decade of life, and has not shared his story publically. He fears you will look at him differently, and judge him for the events of his youth. I will call him James Smith.

  • Giti Tire plant supplier outreach event today

    From release
    RICHBURG – The S.C. Department of Commerce, along with Chester County Economic Development, is hosting a supplier outreach event for the Chester County Giti Tire plant project from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive in Richburg.
    In June 2014, Giti Tire announced it was building a $560 million manufacturing facility, which is expected to create about 1,700 new jobs in Chester County.

  • Is your mailing address correct?

    Part of the job of the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office is to send out property tax bills to county residents for homes, cars, boats and other property.

    While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important the bills are sent to the correct address. The real estate tax notices were mailed Sept. 30.

    Many property owners called in the prior years to complain that they didn’t get their tax bill and ended up paying their taxes late because the bill was sent to an old address.