Today's News

  • Old jail may be used for training

    Members of the Lancaster Fire Department may be able to use the old Lancaster jail as a venue to gain valuable training experience.

    Officials learned this summer that the historic jail, built in 1823, has suffered cracks in the ceiling caused by vibrations from nearby  road maintenance.

    County Council has since considered several options to address the problem.

    One idea is to have the city fire department repair the ceiling, which would satisfy the structural collapse portion of their ongoing training for USAR (urban search and rescue).

  • Crazy for cornhole




    As country music blares from the speakers and salsa, tortilla chips and, yes, a few pitchers of beer circulate in the parking lot of La Maceta, there is also a competition involving slanted, wooden platforms and bean bags.

  • Indian Land fire chief: ‘We take care of our own’

    INDIAN LAND – It’s not the fires or emergency calls that Raymond Griffin remembers most, but the firefighters who have served by his side.

    Griffin, chief of the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, has seen his share of blazes, car accidents and rescue operations. But when he thinks back on his more than 30 years of service, it’s the faces of his family of firefighters he recalls most clearly.

    Walking through the lobby of the Indian Land fire station, Griffin scans a series of snapshots covering the walls. There’s a story behind each one.

  • HEATH SPRINGS – A father and son have been charged in connection with a fight that left one man with head injuries and one of the suspects with a gunshot wound last week.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael E. Hyatt, 60, of 668 Merle Lane, Heath Springs, and Aaron D. Hyatt, 32, of 6123 Lola Drive, Kershaw, with attempted murder.

    According to the sheriff's office, Kamil H. Nassrah, 59, of 1602 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, and Michael E. Hyatt got into an argument about 4 p.m. Thursday in the middle of Merle Lane.

  • IL seeks to stay unbeaten

    Indian Land, off to its best start in five seasons, is seeking to make it 4-0 as the Warriors travel to McBee for a non-region game Friday night.

    The Warriors are the county’s lone road team this week.

    Lancaster, Buford and Andrew Jackson will each be at home, with BHS hosting its annual homecoming clash in a 7:30 p.m. clash with North Central.

  • School bells will ring tomorrow

    It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over for Lancaster County schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, Monday morning thousands of local students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to the classroom.

    This week, teachers began getting their rooms ready for their new students. Their planning and preparation will pay off as they welcome students back. Many students will be sporting new clothes and shoes and carrying new lunch boxes and backpacks full of new school supplies.

  • Having own sign shop is a good idea

    Lancaster County Council’s idea to set up its own sign-making shop is a good one. The county is going to have to replace road name signs and traffic signs in the county within the next few years to comply with a federal mandate.

    The new signs must have more reflective features, which are meant to increase highway safety.

    The mandate requires all regulatory signs, such as stop, yield and speed limit signs, be updated in the county by January 2015.

    The county must replace all of its road name signs by January 2018.

  • Rotary Open victor posts narrow win

    The winning team in the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Rotary Open posted a narrow victory at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday.

    The winning foursome shot a 58 to edge out the runner-up team by a shot.

    The winning team included Bryan Forbis, Bucy Baker, Tom Sharp and Stephan Schonberg. They posted a 30-28 to top a 22-team field.

    Two teams tied for second, each carding a 59. The team of Matthew Hubis, Jerry Williams, Sunil Lalla and Skip Stutts took second after a playoff.

  • Pauling upbeat about Bruins cross country

    The 2010 season looks promising for Lancaster High School Bruins cross country team.

    “Our team is growing each year,” LHS coach Josh Pauling said. “In three years, we have doubled in size, which is very exciting. We are trying to build a consistent, winning program here and it’s very rewarding to see it grow and to see the kids really embrace not only cross country, but a lifestyle of running and healthier habits. This season our roster is up to 27 runners and we want it to continue to grow each year.”

  • Lancaster lost a legend in 'Itoo'

    My heart is deeply broken with the passing of Anasue Love also known affectionately as “Itoo.” She was a charming, classy wonderful lady, a Lancaster legend and more importantly – my friend.

    I grew to know her from my days of working across the street from her store, the Dianne Shoppe. She would walk over and lighten up the day with her quick wit, news or beloved dog, Trooper.