Today's News

  • Pausing to honor Dr. King

    About 120 people gathered at Barr Street auditorium Saturday after the Martin Luther King Jr. parade to hear music and inspirational speaking.
    This year’s annual MLK ceremony was the fifth sponsored by the city of Lancaster.
    The Rev. Harold Harris, senior pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Chester, spoke to the audience about hope and Dr. King’s life.
    “When you lose hope, you’ve lost your energy,” Harris said, noting it’s important to remind those struggling to have hope.

  • Winter storm warning issued for Lancaster County

    Lancaster County is under a winter storm warning from 2 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, with snow accumulations of up to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service.
    The highest amounts of snowfall predicted for the state are in parts of Lancaster and Chesterfield counties nearest the N.C. border. A dusting is expected around Columbia.
    Temperatures are likely to be above freezing at the onset of the storm. Rain is expected initially which will then mix with, or change to snow.

  • James Brooks arrested again on meth charge

    Former school board member James M. Brooks has been arrested on drug charges for the third time in 14 months, this time for possessing methamphetamine.
    The 51-year-old Lancaster resident was arrested just before 6 p.m. Monday evening, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • School board picks 3 principals

    Lancaster County’s school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to appoint new principals at Buford High School and Harrisburg and Indian Land elementaries.
    Buford’s new principal is Michael Belk, a former assistant principal at the school. Keisha Witherspoon was named Indian Land Elementary’s principal. They will both begin their new positions July 1.
    Harrisburg’s new principal is Teryn Dalton, who has served as the school’s interim principal since November. She will start Monday.

  • 1-car crash kills woman on S.C. 9 in Buford

    A Lancaster woman died Sunday after a single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 near Heyward Hough Road in Buford.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 60-year-old Debbie Roberts. She was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker.
    An autopsy was performed Monday, but no results were released.
    Roberts worked in Lancaster attorney Rick Chandler’s office for more than 30 years.

  • IL town vote clears its last state hurdle

    Indian Land residents should get the chance to vote on becoming a town no later than the third week of April.
    John Delfausse, vice president of Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), said Tuesday that the group submitted its election commission nominees to S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond’s office Friday.
    “It’s to the point now that when the secretary of state approves the commission, they’ve got 20 to 90 days to hold the election,” Delfausse said.

  • Reward offered in fatal horse shooting

    A national animal-rights group is offering a reward in the case of a horse that was shot to death at a Van Wyck-area farm in November.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of the horse named Boss.

  • Senate overrides McMaster on buses

    The S.C. Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto regarding the allocation of $17.5 million of S.C. Education Lottery money for school bus replacement.
    The Senate voted 44-0, with Sen. Danny Verdin, R-Laurens, absent, according to The Greenville News.
    The governor vetoed a total of $20.5 million for S.C. school buses that would have come from the state’s education lottery. The Senate postponed the vote on the other $3 million.
    The S.C. House voted 107-8 last Tuesday to override McMaster’s veto.

  • Christmas Basket donations total $7K

    The 2017 Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket wrapped up this year’s fundraising drive with a total of $7,372 raised to provide Christmas meal food boxes to families in need.
    The fundraiser for HOPE in Lancaster began collecting funds on Nov. 26 and ended on Jan. 5. The total was $2,600 short of the drive’s $10,000 goal.

  • Don’t be alarmed!

    Lancaster social media started popping just after 9 a.m.  Friday.
    A dead-serious crowd of officials were gathered in a field beside the coroner’s office. Coroner Karla Deese walked around a motionless male figure on the ground, taking notes.
    Soon investigators were loading a body bag onto a stretcher for transport. TV cameras strained to get the best angle. Cars were pulling off the road to see who had died.