Today's News

  • Victim shot inside car

    Gunfire rang out from within a car riding down Memorial Park Road just after 1 p.m. Nov. 25.
    Moments later, the driver lay dead from a gunshot to the head, and two passengers were running down a nearby dirt road, one shooting at the other, witnesses said.
    After a 40-minute search of the area, Lancaster County deputies captured a suspect in the killing.
    Official information was sparse at press time, but according to emergency radio chatter, deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Memorial Park and Old Landsford roads at 1:13 p.m.

  • World-class guitarist coming to Lancaster

    This Saturday night, after days of stuffing yourself, shopping to excess, and watching Tigers and Panthers pursue perfection, you can do something truly mesmerizing.
    Sit on the benches between the 153-year-old walls of Lancaster’s Cultural Arts Center and hear a world-class musician perform for free.
    You probably never heard of British guitarist Adrian Legg. But listen to some experts:

  • McClancy request back on the table

    A rezoning request that may lead to some type of expansion at McClancy Seasoning is back on the table, or at least, talking about it is.
    After voting 4-3 earlier this month to deny the rezoning request, on Nov. 23, members of Lancaster County Council passed two motions on the matter.

  • School bus driver cited after crash

    A school bus driver was cited Nov. 23 after he pulled into traffic in the Buford community and hit a woman’s oncoming car, sending it into a head-on collision with a pickup truck.
    The woman and five of the 21 Buford High School and Buford Middle School students on the bus were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital. No one was seriously hurt. The woman was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Nov. 24.

  • Baby tests positive for marijuana

    A 1-year-old child of a Lancaster couple under investigation for child abuse tested positive for marijuana during a recent drug test, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The Nov. 20 report said the S.C. Department of Social Services in Lancaster requested drug testing of the couple and their four children, ages 1 to 14, earlier this month as part of an ongoing child abuse investigation.
    The report said the 45-year-old father, 38-year-old mother and the couple’s youngest child all tested positive for marijuana.

  • Column: Marking Thanksgiving in an inequitable world

    Each year – on the fourth Thursday of November – we, in America, celebrate Thanksgiving. It is that one day of the year on which we focus our attention, supposedly, on the blessings which God has showered down on us. And indeed, the blessings are many, and the thanksgiving to God is so richly deserved. Blessings such as family, health, a secure job, a comfortable house, a nice car, good neighbors, etc. are the order of the day for so many. For all of these things, and multitudes of others, we should be thankful.

  • One-stop shop at Artisans Holiday Market on Dec. 5 shop

    Cherry Doster
    Avant Garde Center for the Arts

    If you are searching for unique gifts for those on your shopping list, the Artisans Holiday Market on Dec. 5 is your one-stop shopping destination.

  • Shop locally for the holidays

    Shopping is a big part of the holiday season, when families and friends gather to reconnect and exchange gifts. The benefits of shopping locally go beyond convenience and the chance to reduce your carbon footprint. Shopping locally this holiday season can directly benefit your community and the people who call it home.

  • Soccer stars sweep to district crowns

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer program will be represented well at the state tournament in Bluffton this fall, with all three age groups winning the district title and earning a state bid.
    The district tourney was held at the Buford High School football stadium Nov. 21.
    The LCPRC 10U all-stars opened the day  with a 1-0 victory over Kershaw County-Camden.
    The match was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams having opportunities to score, but tough defense on both sides kept the game scoreless for most of the first half.

  • Buford cheerleaders 4th in state

    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders have built a tradition of competing in the state cheer field and their latest effort was a top five showing.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA cheer champion, posted a fourth-place effort in the state competition at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Nov. 21.
    BHS, in the state field for the 10th time in the last 11 years, posted 248 points to finish fourth overall in the top 12 field.