Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty in assault on LHS assistant principal

    The Lancaster man accused of assaulting Lancaster High School Assistant Principal Bill Farrar in August has been sentenced.
    Rodney Thompson, 44, 2751 Pineview Drive, Lancaster, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and battery Monday afternoon in general sessions court.  
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Thompson was given a three-year prison sentence, suspended to two years probation.
    During those two years, Thompson:
    • Must complete 100 hours of community service

  • Closet Ministry preps for free shopping day

    The little gray house with red shutters is abuzz with activity.
    Volunteers have been busy preparing clothing, shoes, coats, blankets and toys for an upcoming free shopping day this Saturday, when the fellowship hall of Second Baptist Church in Lancaster will be transformed into a Closet Ministry store.
    Gently used items donated by the community – winter clothing, blankets and toys – will be available.

  • Measure would reduce size of zoning district

    A new ordinance may soon allow more planned development districts in the county.
    County Council gave first reading on Nov. 9 to an ordinance to decrease the minimum acreage amount for PDDs from 150 to 2 acres. A PDD, such as Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land, is a zoning designation that combines both residential and commercial properties.
    Council tabled the ordinance in July as it wanted more information.

  • Schools to beef up drug searches

    Expect more drug searches and safety checks at area high schools in the near future.
    Bryan Vaughn, director of safety and transportation for Lancaster County School District, gave the school board an update Tuesday on those plans and other safety measures.
    The district has become “quite sensitive” to drugs and wants to eliminate their presence on school campuses, Vaughn said.

  • Work on town’s new station about to begin

    HEATH SPRINGS – Construction is expected to start next month on the new station for the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
    Heath Springs Fire Chief Patrick Helms updated Town Council on the project Tuesday.
    Bobbitt Design Build was awarded the contract to design and build the new station, a 10,250-square-foot facility located on Duncan Street. The station is being funded by a Fire Station Construction Grant (SCG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

  • Lancaster man accused of Pageland thefts

    PAGELAND – Responding quickly to a string of a smash-and-grab car stereo thefts, Pageland police caught a Lancaster man who had tell-tale blood on his hands from shattered glass.
    Police received a 911 call at 6:46 p.m. Nov. 9 from a truck owner in the Bojangles’ parking lot who had just seen the thief speed away in a white Honda.
    Steven Dale Moree, 36, of Pageland, told officers that he saw his truck window broken when he came out of Bojangles’.

  • Local teen faces marijuana charge in Pageland

    PAGELAND – A 19-year-old Lancaster man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and three teenagers were charged with underage drinking after a Pageland officer noticed suspicious activity at Grits and Groceries on Nov. 5.
    Officer Albert Parsons noticed that 19-year-old Ricky “June” Baxter looked his way and ducked behind an SUV and then got into a two-door Chevrolet when he passed, a report said.

  • Claflin inks LHS's Jones



    The Claflin University volleyball program is on the rise and a Lancaster High School standout athlete will be part of that future.

  • Jackets' goal is cheer gold Saturday


    The Buford High School cheerleaders will go for the gold Saturday in Greenville.

    Buford, the Class AA Lower State cheer champion, travels to the Bi-Lo Center to compete for the coveted Class AA state championship.

  • Rec football stars post three wins

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth football all-star teams captured three of four wins to open play in the Central District playoffs on Wednesday night.

    The postseason all-star games were scheduled to be played Tuesday, but moved to Wednesday due to rain and wet field conditions.