Today's News

  • Locals helping with flood recovery/relief effort

    Lancaster County has a reputation across the state as a giving place where folks come to the aid of neighbors.
    As the cleanup begins from last weekend’s historic floods, community organizations, business and individuals are teaming up independently to raise much-needed supplies for the victims.

  • Lancaster man wanted in shooting

    Lancaster authorities are searching for a man wanted in the shooting of another man late Tuesday night, Oct. 6.
    In a press release sent Wednesday, Oct. 7, Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers are on the hunt for Angelou Lopas Cunningham, 44, who is wanted on charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime.

  • Robbery suspect arrested

    The third suspect wanted by local law enforcement for two convenience store robberies early last week turned himself in to Lancaster Police last weekend, a release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office said.
    Ladarius Akeem Moore, 20, of the 2000 block of Cane Mill Road, is charged by both agencies with armed robbery for his participation in the robberies of JR Grocery on Brooklyn Avenue shortly before noon Sept. 28 and the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West about 4:37 a.m. Sept. 29.

  • Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help to solve purse theft

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman identified in an Indian Land Walmart surveillance video as the suspects who stole a 75-year-old woman’s purse back in July.
    The incident, which The Lancaster News first reported on July 30 based on the sheriff’s office incident report, occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a man approached the woman in the pharmacy section asking her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Council considering Dave Lyle Blvd. extension project

    Though the idea to connect York and Lancaster counties via an extension of Dave Lyle Boulevard has long been tossed around, Lancaster County officials are hoping to breathe new life into the proposed project.   
    During Lancaster County Council’s Sept. 28 meeting, Council chairman Bob Bundy discussed the possibility of partnering with York County to investigate how to make the connection a reality.

  • Fire safety expo offers plenty of family fun

    As always, there will be plenty of fun Saturday, Oct. 10, at the 21st annual fire safety expo.
    But there will be a little “grow-your-own” gardening, too.
    While up to 700 youngsters are expected to show up for the games, prizes and food, it may plant a seed among one who navigates the Junior Firemen Obstacle Course Challenge.
    There could easily be a future firefighter in the midst of those who excell in the skills the course has to offer.

  • Murky ethics laws in S.C.

    If you paid even a little bit of attention to the 2015 legislative session, you know it produced mass quantities of “ethics reform” bills, and that none became law.

    And that’s not a bad thing. The bills were, virtually without exception, weak and/or regressive. A few recent events demonstrate what I mean.

  • The Emanuel Nine – four months later

    It’s off the front page of the newspapers. There are no packs of reporters prowling the streets. The banks of television cameras across from the church are all gone. The politicians and celebrities have all gone home.

    But the story of the Emanuel Nine is far from over; it is simply beginning the next chapter.

  • Carolina Speedway to host King of the Carolinas races

    The dirt track racing focus is on Carolina Speedway in Gastonia for the next week.
    Carolina Speedway will host the third annual King of the Carolinas racing event Oct. 15-17.
    The major racing event drew over 200 cars last year, with that many or more expected to compete at the Carolina Speedway track next week.
    With the 2015 Lancaster Super Speedway season completed, a host of LSS drivers are expected to be in the mix for the titles at the Carolina track.

  • Lady Jackets continue stellar play

    The Buford Lady Jackets’ volleyball team improved its record to 16-3, 10-1 in Region IV-AA play, sweeping Central High School of Pageland in its latest court victory.
    The BHS girls topped the CHS Lady Eagles, 25-12, 25-8 and 25-15 on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Pageland.
    “Our communication has been outstanding and we must continue to play as a team,” BHS volleyball coach Taylor Roberts said.
    Roberts said the BHS squad has been sparked by the play of Lady Jackets’ seniors Autumn Rabon, Gabby Davis and Hanna Robinson.