Today's News

  • Man charged after trying to pull child from car

    Earlier this month, a carload of individuals was bumped from behind, then someone tried to steal a child from inside the car and punched a man in the face who was riding in the back seat of the car that was bumped.

  • Man holds girlfriend in ditch, chokes her unconscious

    A Lancaster man is facing assault charges after a terrifying ordeal in which he allegedly pulled his girlfriend from her sister’s house and held her against her will, at one point in a ditch.

  • Remember when: I don’t mind the small gifts one bit

    I gotta be truthful here, a lot of folks make up tales about the elves who live and work with Santa Claus year in and year out.

  • Council to allow temporary lease of Agribusiness building on Charlotte Highway

     Now that the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. has found a permanent home, what’s next for its temporary residence- the former Agribusiness building?

    That was the question Lancaster County Council considered during its Dec. 8 meeting after county officials were approached by a distribution company interested in leasing the vacant space located at 3758 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521).

  • Thumbs up to Brooklyn Springs Elementary

    While visiting Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for a program I was most impressed with the cleanliness of the school and the young lady doing the cleaning.

    While visiting the school I observed the young lady cleaning, dusting, pushing down the halls and blowing off the grounds when I was leaving.

    The school was immaculate inside and out and smelled so fresh.

    Brooklyn Springs is a wonderful school with great staff. To the young lady cleaning there, you are doing a great job.

  • Legislative agenda includes balanced budget and BBQ,

    It’s been a pleasure for me to represent S.C. Senate District 16 this session as it has been for 10 of the last 11.

    The district encompasses the upper two-thirds of Lancaster County beginning with the Douglas, Pleasant Hill and Tradesville communities, plus most of Fort Mill and Tega Cay. There are about110,000 people in the district, one of 46 in our state. Comprising 45 men and one woman, the Senate meets three days a week from January until June each year.

  • Prep teams continue holiday hoops play


    High school holiday hoops are wrapping up for some, while others are ready to tip off Yule tourney action in the area. 

    Play in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School opened Saturday, Dec. 27 with a full slate of four games.

  • Scholarship honors Pope


    WINGATE, N.C. – Wingate University Athletic Foundation Director Bill Nash and Ginger Gardner Pope announce the establishment of the Mike Pope “Hawg Tuff” Athletic Scholarship.

  • For the holidays – let’s pay it forward

    Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite orphans – people like my wife and me, who have no other place to go.

    This year, we looked forward to joining Phil and Mary Sue’s family and friends at their home. They were expecting 17 guests. No Indians on the guest list this year, but Phil says he will let the occasional Australian stand in for them.

  • Development company donates 7 acres to Pleasant Ridge church

     Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church has been donated several acres of land on which its pastor foresees plans for positive church growth and help to the local community.

    Founded in 1885, Pleasant Ridge will celebrate its 130th anniversary in 2015, said Sandra Jones-Izzard, elder clerk of session at the church.

    She said the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church family has been at its Clinton Avenue location since 1985.