Today's News

  • Man shot on East Meeting Street

    A man was wounded in a torrent of gunfire Monday afternoon on East Meeting Street in Lancaster, but was able to run to a convenience store on S.C. 9 Bypass and get help.
    “It didn’t appear to be life threatening,” said Capt. Scott Grant, the Lancaster Police Department’s interim police chief. “It was just a graze to the ear.”
    The victim was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

  • Mulvaney at home with ‘geeks and wonks’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Now sworn in as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mick Mulvaney said he is happy that the confirmation process is over.
    “I am absolutely ecstatic…the longest eight weeks of my life,” Mulvaney said during a phone interview Friday afternoon. “The wait was particularly tedious.”
    Mulvaney quickly resigned the Fifth Congressional District seat on Thursday after he was confirmed by the Senate as OMB chief.
    Leaving the U.S. House of Representatives, he said, was tough.  

  • A textile icon's literary legacy

    He might have become one of the early 20th Century’s great writers, along with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and William Faulkner, but Elliott White Springs gave up his New York literary life in 1931 when his father died and came home to Lancaster to run the family business.  
    Springs was probably even a notch above those contemporaries, says Dr. Christopher Bundrick, a USC Lancaster associate professor of English who is researching Springs’ writings for a new book.

  • Crawford resigns after drug arrest

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Adis Glen Crawford III stepped down Thursday evening following his arrest in Columbia earlier that day for drug possession.
    The Columbia Police Department charged the 42-year-old Crawford with possession with intent to distribute MDMA, also known as “ecstasy,” or “Molly.” He was also charged with possession with intent to distribute hash oil, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

  • Woman says trespassers stole fish from pond

    An Ohio woman who owns property on Billy Kirk Road in Heath Springs said someone stole nearly all the fish from her pond, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    According to the report, a man who tends the property at 1092 Billy Kirk Road for the owner, Charles Bailey, went to check on it Feb. 11 and found the gate had been broken open sometime in the last month.
    The reporting deputy said it appeared as if someone had driven down to the nearly one-acre pond, backed in a boat then proceeded to seine-net the pond for fish.

  • Police say purse snatching, robbery related

    Police say a purse snatching and strong-arm robbery last week in parking lots at businesses near the S.C. 9 Bypass are related.
    Both victims were women in their 70s, one suspect has roughly the same description and both happened in retail store parking lots.  
    “It certainly appears that way,” said Capt. Scott Grant, interim Lancaster Police Department chief. “Everything points to the same people, based on suspect descriptions and circumstances. That’s what we are looking at.”

  • Navy details sinking, recovery of Civil War sub H.L. Hunley

    From release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just ahead of the 153rd anniversary of the sinking of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley, the U.S. Navy has released online an archaeological report on the recovery of the Confederate boat off the Charleston coast.

  • Pay raises for city IT workers spark tempers

    Mayor John Howard and city council member Tamara Green Garris tangled this week over the city staff’s recommendation that certain information technology employees receive pay raises.
    Howard called Garris’ questions about the raises “petty jealousy surrounding a mid-year budget review,” saying “it’s damn ridiculous. Pardon my language.”
    Garris shot back: “Excuse me, do not curse at me. I didn’t make that motion,” to which Howard replied, “I did not curse at you.”

  • Missing Indian Land man found

    An Indian Land man reported missing Thursday evening was found in good condition, a follow-up alert issued Friday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff’s office officials issued an alert about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, asking the public to be on the lookout for Michael Edward Baxter, 73.
    The alert said Baxter was last seen about 2 p.m. at the Harris Teeter on U.S. 521 in Indian Land. He was driving a gold 2004 Toyota Avalon.

  • Senate confirms Mulvaney

    WASHINGTON – Mick Mulvaney was scheduled to be sworn in Thursday evening as White House budget director, putting him in the pivotal role as the Trump administration formulates its first spending plans.
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the Indian Land Republican’s nomination on a 51-49 vote Thursday morning, and Gov. Henry McMaster accepted Mulvaney’s resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives just after noon.