Today's News

  • Crenshaw pleads guilty

    Though Ezra Brown Crenshaw, Jr. pleaded guilty to several counts of forgery and breach of trust on Monday, July 14, a judge decided to hold off on sentencing him until later this year.

  • 911 recording reveals moments after toddler found in hot car

     Christopher Sardelli


    Recordings from a series of 911 calls made earlier this month shed more light on the events surrounding the death of three-year-old Logan Cox, who suffered heat stroke inside a hot car on July 2 and died several days later. 

  • Passing summertime away

     Gregory A. Summers


    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins would be the first to admit that 7-on-7 football isn’t the real thing.

    After all, it’s shirts, shorts, cleats and helmets. Tackling isn’t allowed and plays stop with one or two-hand contact.

  • Dementia expert Teepa Snow to lead local seminar

     Denyse Clark


    Senior Helpers, an in-home senior care agency, and Springs Memorial Hospital are co-sponsoring “Understanding Dementia Care,” a seminar for professionals and family caregivers on July 25, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.

  • Post offices to stay open

     Reece Murphy


    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck residents got some disappointing, but good news from U.S. Postal Service officials this week – operating hours at the community’s post office may be cut, though the office will remain open.

  • Treasurer’s Office makes paying taxes convenient

    In the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office, we pride ourselves on providing quality customer service to the people who pay our bills, as part of my commitment to put taxpayers first in Lancaster County.

    While nobody enjoys paying taxes, one of our top priorities is to make paying your taxes simple and easy.

  • Library democracy in action

    Bill Moyers has said, “When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.”

    Your public library is democracy in action. The tiniest child is as important as the most generous benefactor. The Lancaster County Library provides everything from free downloadable titles to gift books for newborns.

  • Juicy good time just around the corner

    From Release

    ark your calendar for the S.C. Pageland Watermelon Festival set for July 18-19.

    The two-day agriculture festival, with a history dating back to 1951, is all about the season’s sweetest crop.

    If you’ve ever savored a sliver of sweet watermelon on a hot July day while letting the red juice trace rivers down your chin, then you find it as no surprise that one such succulent fruit would be deserving of its own two-day festival.

  • Miller is grand marshal for Pageland's Watermelon Festival parade

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – Tony-award winning actress and singer Patina Miller – Pageland’s own – will be the grand marshal of this year’s Watermelon Festival parade.

    And the town is planning a celebrity’s welcome for the hometown girl who touts her roots to Pageland to the world.

    “She has done her fair share of telling everybody that she is from Pageland,” said Mayor Jason Evans at the Pageland Town Council meeting June 3. “She is a homegrown product.”

  • Garden-tainment creates lasting memories for guests

    Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests.

    Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden.

    Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. It seems we are saying “you should have been here last week” or “come back next week when the flowers will be at their peak”.