Today's News

  • John Howard: Quote machine

    Reporters call a politician like John Howard a “quote machine.”
    There was almost never a question he wouldn’t answer, often with a home-spun quip or outlandish analogy. He was passionate – often fiery, sometimes indignant – about how the city conducted business.
    Howard gravitated to olfactory references.
    “This thing is starting to resemble a slop jar,” he once fumed over some governmental calamity. “The more you stir it up, the worse it stinks.”

  • Mayor Howard dies at 67

    Three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Lancaster Mayor John Howard died Tuesday night at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 67.

    “He fought so hard and would have wanted nothing more than to have had more time with his family, friends and beloved city of Lancaster,” daughter Shelley Howard-Robinson said. “Unfortunately, his lungs and body were just too weak, though his spirit was so strong until the end.”

  • Special mayoral election set for July 10


    As Lancaster mourns John Howard’s passing, city officials have to put in motion the process for filling the mayoral seat he left behind.

    The seat is up for re-election Nov. 6, but City Administrator Flip Hutfles says the city cannot wait until that election.

  • Lancaster Mayor John Howard dies

    Four months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Lancaster Mayor John Howard died Tuesday night at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 67.

  • Chamber's Marketplace Forum set for Friday

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Marketplace Forum from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at INSP’s Crossridge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. 

    This event is designed to educate the chamber’s small business members on how they can be included on the vendor list to sell products and services to some of Lancaster County’s larger businesses.  

  • From Albania to South Main

    The Chicken King is open for business in downtown Lancaster, bringing all forms of fried and grilled chicken, classic American burgers and seafood, some with a Greek culinary twist.

    “People are very excited about the food and us being here. It’s had a positive impact,” said Tom Canxh, one of the managers of the business. “We had 20 to 25 state troopers come in here, and the firefighters come here a lot. We can’t thank them enough.”

  • Lancaster man charged in Jack’s robbery

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.
    Tyrone Derell Mingo, 30, of Mint Street, was arrested March 23 at a Rock Street home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.  
    Mingo is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in the March 16 armed robbery of Jack’s Highway 9 Party Shop, 2190 Pageland Highway.

  • Clemson Men of Color Summit aims to bridge achievement gap

    Wanda Johnson
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – An impressive lineup of nationally and internationally known speakers will share their knowledge and experience with thousands of young boys and men during Clemson University’s 2018 Men of Color National Summit.
    The summit returns to the TD Convention Center in Greenville on April 12-13, with more than 45 sessions designed to encourage students to evaluate themselves and discover their full potential.

  • Body found with multiple gunshots

    Landmark News Service

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Easter morning homicide – the county’s first of the year.
    Wendell Paul Price Jr., 29, of Airport Road, Pageland, was shot multiple times at very close range, said Sheriff Jay Brooks.
    Price was found slumped in the driver’s seat of his car at the intersection of S.C. 145 and Sandy Plains Road, near the border with North Carolina about 7:45 a.m., Brooks said.

  • Rams down AJ golfers

    The Andrew Jackson High School golf team fell to Chesterfield, dropping a 172-187 loss to the Rams on March 27.

    The Vols were led by Mason Sowell who shot a 40. Luke Benfield had a 45 and Parker Deese carded a 50. Tad McCowan shot a 52.

    Jordan Collins finished with a 57. Brian Greene and Raegen Brewer each had a 59.Ameila Rhyne shot a 60.

    AJ dropped a three-way match, falling to North Central and Lugoff-Elgin.

    LE shot a 207, followed by NCHS with a 210 and AJ posted a 214.

    Mason Sowell led AJ with a 43. Luke Benfield had a 51.