Today's News

  • Reliving Brown v. Board of Education

    Local residents were reminded last week that South Carolina played a major role in helping eliminate racial segregation in the United States.

    Members of Steele Hill AME Zion Church and others in the community gathered at the church sanctuary Feb. 17 to watch “Simple Justice,” a movie that chronicled the social and legal events leading to the landmark Board v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court Case of 1954.

  • Cardiologists performing new procedure at Springs Memorial

    Two Lancaster cardiologists are up on the latest trend when it comes to heart catheterization.

    Drs. Taral Patel and Paul Slota of Carolina Heart Specialists, who are affiliated with Springs Memorial Hospital, are among the first cardiologists in the area to offer radial artery cardiac catheterization as a first option for patients.

    A cardiac catheterization typically involves inserting a small tube or sheath into a major artery, most commonly the femoral artery in the groin, and snaking a small catheter to the heart.

  • Registration set for children who will begin school in fall

    Registration for 4-year-old child development, 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade for 2010-11 is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 4 in Lancaster County School District.

    “It’s very important that parents register their children so we can begin to prepare for next year,” Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said. “Registering now lets schools know what to expect so teachers, facilities and materials are ready. In addition, it lets us schedule hearing, speech and vision screenings for students who register.”

  • Lancaster man charged in Internet predator sting

    MAULDIN – A Lancaster man was arrested Monday in an Internet predator sting conducted by the Mauldin Police Department, state Attorney Gen. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday.

    Floyd Wayne Daniels, 40, of 528 Creekside Park Lane,  Lancaster, is charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable to 10 years in prison.

    An arrest warrant alleges that beginning Oct. 29, 2009, Daniels solicited sex on the Internet from an individual he believed to be a minor girl.

  • Murder trial under way

    Law enforcement officers testified on Tuesday as the murder trial of a Lancaster man accused of shooting his cousin on New Year’s Day 2009 began.

    James Curry Jr. is charged with murder in the death of his cousin, Devion Collins, 20.

    Lancaster Police Department officers who testified on Tuesday said they responded to a fight at Pardue Street Apartments about 12:05 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Restroom facilities coming to athletic fields

    Local school officials are planning to build new restroom facilities at the baseball and softball fields throughout the school district.

    Construction of the buildings should begin this year after the state approves the plans, said David Small, facilities director for the Lancaster County School District.

    Andrew Jackson High and Indian Land High schools will each get two restroom buildings – one for baseball and one for softball use.

  • Snowfall hones my skills at shoveling

    I’ve been in southern Maryland for several weeks now.

    After what happened here on Wednesday, I may be snowed-bound for a spell.

    Christmas was white from an earlier snowfall, but folks were able to navigate.

    Sand and salt trucks and snow plows were busy. The roads cleared, even in neighborhoods, schoolchildren didn’t miss a day of reading, writing or arithmetic. But all that has changed. An additional 2 foot of snow has everything here almost at a standstill.

    It sort of reminds me of Lancaster.

  • One Stop Shop Hop set for Saturday

    If you love to sew, Saturday’s One Stop Shop Hop is for you.

    Now in its fourth year, the shop hop is co-sponsored by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Heath Springs and the Magic Needle Quilt Guild of Lancaster.

    The craft show offers almost everything needed to create your own handmade heirlooms under one roof.

    The One Stop Shop Hop was created by local sewing enthusiasts Janet Nelson and Pat Ussery in an effort to make quilting and sewing idea and materials easier to find. By providing this one-day event each year, the products come to you. 

  • Committee member questions City Council's decision

    Thelathia Bailey is frustrated with the way Lancaster City Council handled the latest round of the city’s hospitality tax grant funding.

    Bailey, a member of the advisory committee that recommends funding allocations, addressed council during its Feb. 9 meeting. She was appointed to the committee by City Council.

    Bailey doesn’t like how council voted last month to award money to two groups that the committee had recommended denying funds to.

    Deviating from the recommendations defeats the purpose of having a committee, Bailey said.

  • Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent returning to Lancaster

    For the bluegrass duo of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, the last two weeks have been a blessing.

    The reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year have just seen their most recent album, “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart.

    Some of those Statler songs – blended in a distinct bluegrass sound and harmony – will ring out from the Fairway Room on Saturday night when Dailey & Vincent return to Lancaster.