Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in Lloyd’s robbery

    Using photos from a convenience store surveillance camera, investigators are hoping to find a man who robbed a clerk earlier this month. 

  • Even from the cross Jesus shows compassion

    Jesus spoke seven different times while he hung on the cross at Calvary.

    As he was being nailed to the cross, Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” This showed that Jesus knew that his persecutors did not realize they were crucifying the Lord of glory.

  • Carnes explains road funding

    This column was supposed to be dedicated to talking about the county budget process, but with the weather we had in February causing additional road problems, I would like to dedicate this column and my next column to talking about roads.

    There have been several letters to the editor about the increased potholes and road issues following the winter storms we have experienced.

  • Singing Churchmen at First Baptist Tuesday

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    The S.C. Baptist Singing Churchmen, a men’s chorus composed of music ministers from Baptist churches across South Carolina, will hold a free worship concert at First Baptist Church in Lancaster at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

    The chorus of music ministers is a member-supported group that has been in existence for more than 25 years, first coming together to sing at the 1958 S.C. Baptist Convention.

  • ‘Swamp People’ star Landry to make guest appearance at GF Rescue Squad Rodeo

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Services

    GREAT FALLS – Alligator hunter and American reality TV star Troy Landry of the History Channel’s hit show “Swamp People” will make a guest appearance at a meet and greet at the Great Falls Rescue Squad Rodeo this summer.

    A native of Louisiana, Landry grew up in the Atchafalaya Basin region of Pierre Parte.

    He is a third-generation member of his family to live in the area and one of a group of local people who hunt American alligators.

  • VITA income tax prep program exceeds goal

     United Way of Lancaster County

    United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has exceeded its 2014 goal of preparing 318 tax returns and refunding $405,550 back into the pockets of local residents who need it most.  

    The average cost of professional tax preparation is $120. Taking this into account, the VITA program helped to save clients approximately $38,160. That’s a grand total of $443,710 in economic impact in Lancaster County.

  • NAACP branch meeting explores local educational opportunities

     Lancaster NAACP Branch

    Attendees of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP’s Town Hall Meeting II last month gained a wealth of information about various educational programs in Lancaster County.

    The group’s second town hall meeting was March 13 at Victory Tabernacle AME Zion Church.

  • Letter carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is May 10

     United Way of Lancaster County

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its food drive on Saturday, May 10. 

    Lancaster postal employees will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help.  

    Now in its 22nd year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. 

    In 2013, letter carriers collected more than 74 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation.  

  • Jury finds Sam Parker guilty

     Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    CHESTERFIELD – Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was found guilty on all eight counts against him and will serve at least two years in prison.

    “Today is a sad day in my life,” Parker said, in addressing the Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford and the court. 

    “I respect the verdict…I apologize to Chesterfield County and what I put this county through.”

  • Women charged with tax fraud

     Christopher Sardelli


    Two Lancaster women are facing a multi-count indictment, and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, in a federal tax fraud case.