Today's News

  • Kershaw Council supports Tunnell

    Denyse Clark


    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council, with one voice, agreed Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. has proved faithful in looking out for economic impact issues in their small town.

    On Monday, July 21, town officials unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for LCEDC President Keith Tunnell and his staff in the wake of controversy surrounding the organization.

  • Sheriff warns of new scam


    warns of new scam

    Christopher Sardelli


    Authorities are sending out a warning to residents about a new check scam discovered in Lancaster County.

    Deputies first learned of the scam this month after speaking with a 70-year-old man who reported receiving an unusual letter and check in the mail, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • First Habitat Prayer Walk a success, despite rainy weather

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

    Even with a drizzling rain, about 35 people came to pray at the first Habitat Prayer Walk. Although each home is dedicated when completed, Habitat officials felt it was time to reaffirm the faith on which Habitat is based, and to invite the Lancaster faith community to stand together in unity to pray for Habitat’s homeowners and its mission.

  • Council discusses grants

    Council discusses grants

    Christopher Sardelli


    More jobs and less crime.

    Those are the aims of several grants Lancaster County Council discussed during its July 14 meeting, including a few the county has already been awarded and one that county officials would like to apply for.

    Council first discussed two grants for economic development projects the county recently received from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Buford ticket wins $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5

    Staff reports

    A Lancaster woman beat one in a million odds for a $200,0000 South Carolina Education Lottery win this past Friday.

    Lottery officials announced Monday, July 21, that one lucky someone bought the winning $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket at Buford Express Mart No. 6 at 4433 Pageland Highway for the Friday, July 18 drawing.

    The winning numbers were 8,16,30,33, 38 and 2, the last number a “Power-Up” multiplier. The five number match resulted in a $100,000 win that doubled to $200,000 with the $1 extra multiplier.

  • Man kicks out patrol car window after arrest

    Christopher Sardelli


    A Charlotte man is facing an escape charge after he kicked out the back window of a deputy’s patrol car following his arrest outside an Indian Land business July 14.

    Donnie Gill, 41, had already been arrested on a shoplifting charge, but is now facing charges of unlawful escape and malicious injury to property following the incident that happened at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Wanted man found in Lancaster

    Christopher Sardelli


    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and shooting of a man last fall was tracked down and arrested last month.

    Local authorities had been searching for Rendell Jomon Cunningham, 30, 1858 Colton Way, since Oct. 4, 2013, in connection with an incident where a man was held at gunpoint in his car, kidnapped and later shot in the back, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and arrest warrants.

  • School district rolls out new website

    Reece Murphy


    Local schools have new, more attractive and intuitively interactive websites this year.

    There’s only one problem, as anyone whose done an online search for a local school this month has found, you can’t get to them through Google – or Yahoo, or Bing, or any other search engine for that matter.

  • AA stars open strong in Series

     Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA machine pitch all-stars are making an early splash in the AA World Series pool B play at Texarkana, Ark.

    The Lancaster AA stars, the South Carolina champion, notched two wins in Pool B play on Friday, July 18.

    Lancaster AA stars, ages 7-8, opened play with a 6-0 win over tournament host Texarkana and followed with an exciting 8-7 comeback win over McCalla, Ala.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

    Robert Howey


    INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.