Today's News

  • Expect stepped up patrols on New Year's

    If you’re going to party on New Year’s Eve, you’d better make sure you have a designated driver to get you home as local law enforcement officers plan to be out in force on county roads.

    Agencies across the state, including the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s Highway Patrol and State Transport Police, are participating in the Sober or Slammer DUI enforcement campaign. The campaign began Dec. 16 and runs through Sunday.

  • Blaze guts home one day after Christmas

    HEATH SPRINGS – Electrical problems are believed to be the cause of a blaze that damaged an Old Camden Highway home Saturday night.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Elgin, Heath Springs and Rich Hill volunteer fire departments were called to the home about 9:15 p.m.

    Deputies spoke with a man who said he was driving down Kershaw Camden Highway and saw the home on fire. He said he stopped at the home and found another man had also stopped at the home.

  • Yule spirit came in June this year

    It was the last week in June, so I guess this incident qualifies for, say Christmas in July.

    What happened over the course of two mornings at the beach last summer gave me a Christmas-like feeling. As I said, it was the last week in June and our family was vacationing in North Myrtle Beach.

  • Springs Memorial singles out three employees for top honors

    Springs Memorial Hospital is recognizing three of its employees with honors for the work they’ve done at the hospital in Lancaster.

    Debra Izzard has been named the 2009 Springs Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year.

    Izzard is a member of the Environmental Services Department and has been employed with the hospital since 2002.

  • Tourney's boost for IL girls

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors went 1-2 in the annual Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic, but IL coach Tamara Jacobus said overall the three-day tournament was a good experience.

    “We always want to win when we take the floor, but at this stage, we were looking to gain experience as he head into region play,” Jacobus said. “We faced some larger schools and competed well.”

    Indian Land, 5-3, capped play, dropping a 57-46 loss to Myers Park of Charlotte at Rock Hill High School on Tuesday.

  • AJ hosts Comporium Classic on Tuesday

    The annual Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson will tip off play Tuesday.

    The two-day tournament concludes play on Wednesday in the AJ gym.

    The opening round features four games, with the host Vols playing in the evening sessions.

    The action Tuesday begins at 4:30 p.m. when Chesterfield will face the Great Falls High School girls. The second game is set for a 6 p.m. start as Marion battles Great Falls.

    The AJ Lady Vols swing into play at 7:30 when they battle North Central.

  • Holiday tournament play tips off for county teams

    The school calendar says holidays, but a host of Lancaster County high school basketball teams will be busy over the next few days.

    Andrew Jackson and Buford will have both their varsity teams in action in holiday basketball play.

    AJ hosts the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson where play tips off Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. when the first of four games each day begins.

    Buford has its teams headed in opposite directions in holiday tournament play.

  • Basket Fund tops $16,000

    Christmas has come for a local charity that will help struggling families in Lancaster County buy food for the holidays.

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, operated by HOPE in Lancaster, collected a total of $16,446.60 through Wednesday, said HOPE director Elaine Adkins.

  • Artisan Center gets a seasonal makeover for New Year's bash

    A ballerina adorned in lights. A fairy tale carriage.

    These sights fill the windows of the Artisans Center on Main Street, part of the center’s theme for New Year’s Eve ee" Winter Wonderland.

    The Artisans Center, 119 S. Main St., will formally celebrate its grand opening with a New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The bash is also a fundraiser that Artisans Center founder and director Christina Chastain hopes will get an after-school arts program for all ages off the ground in the spring.

  • Two men face heroin charges

    Two Lancaster County men were arrested on heroin charges after drug officers conducted surveillance on Tuesday.

    Tristan Charles Mungo, 22, of 1789 University Park Lane, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking heroin and distribution of heroin.

    Daniel Elijah Weeks, 27, of 615 W. Hilton St., Kershaw, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin.