Today's News

  • Brooks faces heroin charge

    James Brooks, the school board member who resigned last month facing a methamphetamine trafficking charge, has been arrested again, slumped over in his car at 2:30 a.m.
    This time it's heroin.
    Brooks, 50, and Laura Lee McManus, 39, were charged with possessing heroin and drug paraphernalia after being arrested in the Gate Station parking lot in Indian Land early Thursday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office report.

  • Paving hassles ahead

    A major repaving project begins Monday in downtown Lancaster, as state, city, utility and contracting crews give the entire length of four-lane White Street a facelift.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation will try to inconvenience folks as little as possible during the project, said Ken Wilson, resident engineer with the SCDOT.
    “But drivers can expect flagmen, and occasional detours if needed, while crews are working,” he said. “We want to get in and out as soon as we can.”

  • Chamber may move its offices downtown

    Dean Faile began his 10th year as president of the Lancaster chamber Thursday night urging the group to relocate its offices to downtown and join in the revitalization of the city’s business core.
    Faile spoke to more than 200 chamber members and guests at the group’s largest gathering of the year, the annual meeting, dinner and awards ceremony at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.

  • 4 inmates charged in savage beating

    Four inmates at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting trial for murder and other violent crimes were charged Jan. 15 after guards said they severely beat another prisoner.
    Danielle Lamar Peay, 29, Rashad Demond Johnson, 29, Tony Anthony Deese, 24, and Javarus Tanell Hayden, 27, were each charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob resulting in serious injury, a sheriff’s office incident report said.
    The inmates also were cited for multiple major jail-conduct violations, resulting in disciplinary confinement.

  • Nutramax employees, friends enjoy presidential inauguration

    A group of Nutramax Laboratories employees and friends made some exciting political memories Friday, attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
    “It was an amazing experience and an honor to be able to witness history in this great country,” said Kristen Blanchard, the company’s vice president of external corporate affairs. “We were blown away by President Trump’s speech and found it very inspiring.”

  • Harper discusses county goals at COG forum

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

  • Heath Springs: Let’s not close down Town Hall

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council unanimously voted Tuesday night to continue its victim’s services agreement with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office so its town clerk can waive state-required training to do the same thing.
    “This takes us out of the loop,” said Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    The decision came after an annual audit of the town’s crime victims fund by the S.C. Office of Victim Services.

  • 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.