Today's News

  • County’s IL office might open in March

    Lancaster County officials hope to have the satellite county government office in Indian Land ready in about two months.
    “Work is under way,” said County Administrator Steve Willis. “The locks have been changed. The utilities have been changed over, and actual renovations are getting ready to start with a completion of Feb. 28.”

  • Lancaster man charged in horse-saddle thefts

    Landmark News Service

    A Lancaster man has been arrested in the thefts of horse saddles in several Lake Wateree incidents, according to the  Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    James H. Richardson, 39, of 925 Grace Ave., was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny in a Dec. 31 incident on River Road in Fairfield County.

  • Firefighters save deer trapped in fence

    Toby Roberts and Paul Blas, both full-time employees of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, were riding around Buford on Wednesday checking the roads for ice when they found a deer trapped in a wire fence on Tabernacle Road.
    The deer had one of her hind legs caught up in the top strand of a type of wire fence usually used for goats. Roberts said they thought at first she was dead because she wasn’t moving.
    “I backed up because I wasn’t going to leave her hanging there, even if she was dead,” Roberts said.

  • Socks for the homeless

    After running his mobile-shower ministry for two years, Kevin Lilly has teamed up with Cotton Pate, the preacher at Kershaw’s Frontline Biker Church, on a new way to help the homeless.
    “I told him we needed socks,” Lilly said. “The majority of people on the streets are in need of socks…year-round.”
    Pate posted on Facebook about the sock drive in mid-December, and 10 local churches immediately came together to gather socks. They set a goal of 1,000 pairs but surpassed that quickly.

  • Corbly to lead OLOG evangelization team

    Barbara Lengers
    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    Christine Corbly of Indian Land recently left her five-year job at Piedmont Medical Center as an ICU nurse to lead the evangelization team at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
    Corbly, who graduated from Auburn University, worked at the University of Kentucky as a research analyst for 15 years. She became interested in medical mission work and attended school on nights and weekends to pursue a nursing career.

  • Missing 10-year-old boy found

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said about Tuesday night that missing Dequarris Whitted had been found and was safe.

    "He is back home and everything is fine," Faile said about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Faile did not elebaorate on the circumstances surrounding how the 10 year old was found.

    Deputies had been looking for Dequarris since 2 p.m. He went missing after getting off his school bus.

    He was last seen walking toward York County on S.C. 160 from the entrance of the Arlington neighborhood in Indian Land.

  • 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.