Today's News

  • Former trooper helps other cope with stress disorder

    John Rutledge Jr. expected to have a long career in law enforcement.
    Rutledge, 33, followed in the foot steps of his father, John Rutledge Sr., who also served in law enforcement and the military.
    Rutledge got his start at the Chester County Detention Center in 1996, and then came to work as a correctional officer at the Lancaster County Detention Center a year later.
    In 1998, he was hired at the Lancaster Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer, K-9 handler, SWAT officer and school resource officer.

  • Mayor on Wade Hunter: ‘He has done one heck of a job’

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter walked into council chambers Monday night and wondered why members of his family were in the audience.
    Council had met in closed session, and emerged from behind closed doors to vote on hiring Land Design, a consulting firm, to assist the town.
    Councilman Morris Russell asked the council to approve adding a proclamation to the night’s agenda. He didn’t get specific.

  • Officials meet with employment workforce reps

    In an effort to put county residents back to work, several county officials recently met with representatives from the state employment department.
    Lancaster County Council members Rudy Carter and Jack Estridge, County Administrator Steve Willis and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell met with officials from the newly reorganized S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Elder, Hood vie for City Council seat

    Political newcomer Anthony Elder is challenging incumbent Kenny Hood for the District 1 seat on Lancaster City Council.
    Hood won the seat in a special election in 2008 to succeed longtime Councilman Preston Blackmon, who died earlier that year.
    District 1 is the southern-most district in the city. It includes areas along South Market Street, South Main Street and Kershaw-Camden Highway.
    City Council seats are non-partisan, which means candidates don’t run by political party.
    Anthony Elder

  • Bruins’ Williams, Foster reap Tri-County honors

    A pair of Lancaster High School football standouts drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Rams charge to upend Mustangs

    A.R. Rucker  scored on a pair of second-half possessions to post an exciting 14-8 win over rival South on Monday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

  • Tough foes ahead again

    Much like last week, the week nine prep football schedule finds two teams facing elite foes again.

    Lancaster, after battling No. 2 Northwestern, caps its 2010 regular-season home schedule as the Bruins face 6-2 Gaffney.

  • Antique fire trucks still spark interest

    Louis Fenchel joined the Worthington (Ky.) Volunteer Fire Department at the age of 16. That’s a little too young to become a firefighter. And the fire department had to bend its age requirement to accommodate. But there were some other factors.
    “This was in 1965. Vietnam was in full swing and there were few able-bodied men left in the area,” Fenchel said.

  • Music of Broadway is coming here Friday

    “An Enchanted Evening: The Music of Broadway,” a delightful evening of music spanning six decades of stage shows will be in Lancaster this week.
    This concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. Tickets are $45 each.

  • Repeat performance

    Back by popular demand, the Atlanta Sacred Chorale (ASC) is returning to Lancaster.
    The nationally known chorale will present its 2010-11 program, Awake the Dawn, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St.
    The concert is the 14th of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. Concert admission is free, thanks to endowment funding.
    The 40-plus members of the chamber choir, directed by Dr. Eric Nelson, are a mixture of professional and amateur musicians.