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Today's News

  • Man dies in logging truck accident

    A Rock Hill man died Friday, Aug. 28, following a head-on accident with a logging truck on the Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5) bridge over the Catawba River.
    York County Coroner Sabrina Gast confirmed Friday that Brian Stokes, 30, died shortly after the accident.
    The accident closed the highway for two hours as emergency crews cleared wreckage and contended with a hazardous materials situation created by leaking fuel.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates home invasions

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two unrelated early morning home invasions near Lancaster in less than a week, one of which resulted in a man suffering serious injuries from a beating.
    The Aug. 15 and Aug. 20 incidents occurred during a week in which LCSO detectives were also busy investigating armed robberies at three area businesses.
    The Aug. 15 incident occurred at a home in the 2000 block of Pacer Drive south of Lancaster.

  • City council funds study

    Funding to continue a critical operational study of the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant was approved by city officials earlier this month.
    During Lancaster City Council’s Aug. 11 meeting, council members approved funding $12,500 to continue a contract with W.K. Dickson, a community infrastructure consulting firm.
    Council’s vote to continue the study at least through September came minutes after a report from City Administrator Helen Sowell and Brian Tripp, an engineer with W.K. Dickson.

  • Officers charge Ellis with burglary

    A local man is learning that stealing six beers, a bottle of cheap wine and six flash drives from a home has a steep price in the state of South Carolina.
    The Lancaster Police Department has charged Timothy Andrew Ellis, 25, 1757 Old Carter St., with first-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools after Ellis broke into a West Meeting Street home just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25.
    It wasn’t what officers found when Ellis came face to face with them that resulted in the most weighty charge; it was when he supposedly did it, the report said.

  • No Santa Train this year

    Rudolph has ridden the rails in Lancaster County for the last time.
    Teresa Meeks, director of support services for the city of Lancaster, told the municipality’s council at its Tuesday, Aug. 25, meeting the Santa Train will no longer be pulling out of the L&C Railway Depot on South Main Street each yuletide season.
    “We just wanted you to know so you wouldn’t be surprised,” Meeks said.
    Meeks said there had been some worries over the annual holiday train ride for at least two years due to the change in ownership at the L&C.

  • Historic store in Van Wyck torn down

    Bricks came falling down as the more than 100-year-old former Massey Yoder General Store was demolished on Thursday, Aug. 20, in downtown Van Wyck.
    The building, condemned for years, is now owned by Kyle Starnes. A crowd gathered to watch the demolition on Thursday afternoon with mixed emotions of nostalgia for times past and ease from fear that someone would get hurt by the dilapidated structure.

  • Road improvements to begin

    Lancaster County Government announces that road improvements are anticipated to start in the upcoming weeks.
    They will begin shortly after bids are received from contractors on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
    The solicitation to receive bids from contractors was placed in the South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO) and on the Lancaster County website.
    The roads included in the solicitation of bids in the first phase include Southwinds Drive, Kohut Road,  Arrowood Avenue, Shamrock Avenue, Carmel Road, Charles Avenue and Craig Avenue.

  • School district considers expanding Chromebook program to LHS

    A ‘one-to-one’ technology program which helped equip students at a local middle school with their own Chromebook devices may eventually expand to the largest school in the district, Lancaster High School.
    School district officials discussed applying for state budget proviso funding to help expand the program during Lancaster County school board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Making do

    Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
    In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
    But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
    She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
    Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
    The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.  

  • Lady Jackets win over Vols

    The Buford High School volleyball team moved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, Aug. 27.
    AJ opened with a 25-23 win, but Buford answered with three straight wins – 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19.
    “I can not brag enough on my girls last night (Thursday),” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “We made some major changes and the girls were able to implement and adjust effectively.