Today's News

  • ALDI set to open in January

    Construction continues on Lancaster County’s first ALDI grocery store, which is set to open shortly after the new year.

    In late 2008, news began to spread that the grocery chain was looking to locate in Lancaster. Since that time, site work at Old Charlotte Road and North Park Drive has begun and a structure has been erected – all in preparation for the Jan. 15 open date.

    Crews are on the scene daily landscaping the property and building at the store.

  • Rebate program begins March 31

    Area appliance retailers and contractors hope to see a surge in their businesses beginning March 31.

    That’s when consumers will be able to take part in a new state appliance rebate program.

    Through the program, residents who buy new Energy Star-certified refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, air conditioners and other appliances will be eligible for a $50 to $500 rebate.

    Energy Star is a federal certification program requiring energy-efficient appliances, which often save between 10 and 50 percent more water and electricity than standard appliances.

  • Baker notches two Speedway checkers

    Lancaster Motor Speedway veteran Brandy Baker captured two wins to highlight week two action at LMS on Saturday night.

    The NDRA Crate Late Model heat winners were Andy Blackwood and Timbo Mangum to put them on the front row.

    When the green flag flew, it was a dogfight for the lead coming out of turns one and two.

  • Warriors edge Jackets, 4-3

    Indian Land’s Justin Hayes’ pinch-hit RBI-hit lifted Indian Land to a 4-3 Conference III-A baseball win over county rival Buford on Saturday afternoon at IL.

    Hayes’ clutch hit scored Daniel Thomas.

    Thomas, who worked two-thirds of an inning, was the winner in relief of Tyler Watkins, who hurled 6.1 innings.

    Watkins fanned seven and allowed a walk and hit a batter.

    Logan Segee, who pitched three innings, took the loss. He allowed a run, four hits and two walks. He fanned three.

  • Conditions right to buy homes

    With the availability of low interest rates and federal tax credits, now is the time to buy a new home.

    That was the advice from Pat Riley, president and COO of Allen Tate Co., who spoke to about 100 people at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon March 23 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Riley discussed national, regional and local housing market trends, as well as the future outlook for Lancaster and surrounding counties.

  • Holy Week celebrations

    Several county churches have special Easter services planned this week.

    They include cantatas, Maundy Thursday services, the Last Supper, Good Friday, and the crucifixion of Christ and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is a look so you can make plans to attend.


    – The choir of Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, will present the  Easter cantata “Because He Lives” at 11 a.m. today. For details, call (803) 285-0645.

    Holy week revivals

  • Candidates begin to file for offices

    A number of candidates seeking to run for a variety of offices this year filed with the county’s political parties last week.

    Incumbent, Democratic Lancaster County Council members who filed last week are Charlene McGriff in District 2, Larry Honeycutt in District 4 and Jack Estridge in District 6. Sandy Estridge has also filed to continue as probate judge. She is also a Democrat.

  • Firefighting class at high schools a good idea

    How do you get young people trained to fight fires? Well, it’s not easy.

    It requires 300 hours of training to be certified by the state as a firefighter.

    And that naturally takes time – time that not too many people can commit to a job that, in most cases, is a volunteer job.

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell has an innovative idea about how to get more young people interested in the fire service. He wants the schools to develop a two-year, four-hour elective class for the county’s high schools.

  • Telephone directories add to IL vs. FM confusion

    Talking about the census and the 29707 ZIP code, it doesn’t help much when businesses like our local telephone company still list residents of Indian Land in the Fort Mill, York County, directory. We have complained for three years and haven’t gotten anywhere.

  • Kershaw man shot to death Saturday

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man was killed after an ongoing disagreement ended in a shooting on Saturday night, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

    According to a sheriff's office press release, Quintal Nehemiah James, 28, of 6534 Palmetto Street, was shot several times at his home about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Investigators said that Rodney Thompson, 41, of  215 Jason St., Kershaw, came to James’ house, according to the press release. When James opened his door, Thompson fired a pistol and shot several times. Thompson then fled the scene.