Today's News

  • 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:

  • Man charged in shooting death

    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 Danielle Lamar Peay, 28, at his home at 1248 Old Greenbriar Drive, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said.

  • Kershaw to dedicate veterans memorial

    KERSHAW – Thanksgiving is about being grateful, and Kershaw is getting ready to thank the town’s military servicemen and women this week.
    The Kershaw Veterans Memorial on the lawn in front of town hall, 113 S. Hampton St., will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 28.
    Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter, who headed up a grassroots committee to raise money for the granite monument, said this is an honor long overdue.

  • Clemson study to look at ‘mega’ sports complex

    Does the future of recreation in Lancaster County include a much-discussed major sports complex?
    Hal Hiott hopes so.
    As Lancaster County Parks and Recreation director, Hiott is spreading the word about a study set for next month to examine the benefits of building such a complex in the county. Spearheaded by members of Clemson University’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, the study process will include in-depth conversations with residents about their recreational needs and wants.

  • Black powder Friday

    For Bryan Baker, it’s simple and straightforward.
    There are approximately 410 pellets in the No. 8, 12-gauge shotgun shell.
    And for a $3 chance, all he had to do was put one of those pellets in center of a target some 25 yards away.
    But then again, close does count in a turkey shoot, and Baker can live with that, too. If he won, his choice of several items including a pack of ribeye steaks, pork chops, pork loin, chicken strips, ribs, sausage, and yes, a turkey, would be heading home with him.

  • Annual B&B Craft Show celebrates 35 years

    Barbara Bowers said she’s the first “B” in the B&B Craft Show and friend Novice Baker is the second one, or so Bowers thinks.
    “Well, it all depends on who you’re talking to,” Baker said, laughing. “After all, Baker does come before Bowers in the alphabet. Now, don’t you try to stir anything up.”
    Regardless of who is who on the “B” front, an idea hatched in 1980 by a painter and a seamstress, who remain best friends, is still going strong.

  • Hallman-Dean Engagement

    Tim and Lisa Hallman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Hallman, to Jeffrey Allen “Jad” Dean Jr., both of Columbia.

    The wedding was planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bonclarken Chapel in Hendersonville, N.C.

  • Smith-Phillips Wedding

    Amber Chrise Smith and Earl Samuel Phillips, both of Ladson, were married Sept. 19, 2015, at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia by the Rev. Lorenzo Moses.

    The bride is the daughter of Adrienna Smith of Lancaster and the late Moses Smith Jr.

    She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Lancaster with an associate’s degree in biology and the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is a histotechnologist at AP Laboratories in Charleston.

  • Kelley-Cox Wedding

    Amber Elizabeth Kelley and David Wesley Cox III were married Nov. 21, 2015, at Edgemoor Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Robert Elliot III and Bryant D. Fersner.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgeworth A. Kelley III of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of JoAnn Carter Jordan and the late David H. “Doc” Jordan of Fort Lawn, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Edgeworth A Kelley Jr. of Kershaw. Honorary grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Dyer of Aiken.

  • LSS’s Turkey Bog on tap today

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the first Turkey Bog (mud bog) at the new 280-foot Mud Bog Pit at Lancaster Super Speedway today, Nov. 27.
    The classes running will be based on tire size. All first place winners will receive a winner’s plaque.
    ◆ Tire sizes 33-35
    ◆ Tire sizes 36-38
    ◆ Tire sizes 40-42
    ◆ Tire sizes 44-46
    In addition, a $100 bonus goes to the longest distance in the Mud Bog by a truck/jeep, no paddle or tractor tires will be allowed at this competition.