Today's News

  • Gregory instrumental in creating ‘Pat’s Law’

    When my sister was murdered in 2003, she was killed by an intentionally set house fire. The women who murdered my sister received a 25-year sentence for killing her. They also received 25 years for burning her house.
    The sentences would be served at the same time and they would only have to serve about 85 percent of the sentence. In other words, they would only have to serve a little more than 21 years for killing my sister and burning her house. They were not eligible for the death penalty because arson was not considered a weapon used in a violent crime.

  • ‘Been there, done that’ means something more in this election

    The events of the last two weeks of 2010 for me personally were a surprise to me as well as a disappointment. After much thought and consultation, I decided it was necessary to withdraw from the S.C. District 16 Senate race. Rest assured that no one feels the regret more than me.
    However, as this moment fades into the past, I feel it is important to focus on the goals and objectives that initially drew me to candidacy in this race.

  • Personality spotlight - Jerry Witherspoon

    Who knew that a fascination with numbers would one day put Jerry Witherspoon in a position to positively affect hundreds of lives?
    A Lancaster native, Witherspoon is executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, which oversees the Caroline Court and Frank L. Roddey public housing units.
    He has served in that position since 2003, and has had a lot of stops along the way to get to this point.

  • Who knew?

    Sunday is National Cherry Pie Day.                                  
    Now, if you didn’t know that, don’t feel bad. Saturday is National Chocolate Mint Day, and I didn’t know about that one, either.
    No one is sure how Feb. 20 got to be National Cherry Pie Day.

  • Boys trio launches hopes



    A trio of county boys basketball teams open a trek tonight which they hope will lead to the state title game in Columbia next month.

  • Trash talk continues

    Christopher Sardelli
    The dust may have settled but questions continue to pile up about the transparency of a proposed landfill deal.     
    During the last few weeks, hundreds of county residents spoke out against a plan to transfer the Palmetto Landfill from Spartanburg County to the area of the current Mining Road Landfill in Lancaster County. And with new details emerging every day, many are questioning who was responsible for the process, how long did county officials know and was anyone misled?

  • Senate primary set for Tuesday

    Jesef Williams
    In less than a week, local voters will decide which GOP candidate will represent that party in the District 16 state Senate special election.
    Brian Carnes of Indian Land, Greg Gregory  and Rob McCoy, both of Lancaster, Wendy Petzel and Mike Short, both of Fort Mill, will face off in the Republican Party primary on Tuesday.
    District 16 covers most of Lancaster County, Fort Mill and other areas of eastern York County.

  • Police officer assaulted

    Jesef Williams
    A Lancaster man remains behind bars following an incident in which he hit a police officer during a traffic stop over the weekend, according to a police report.

  • Second Springdale Road car crash in a week claims victim

    Christopher Sardelli
    For the second time in a week, a Lancaster resident was killed in a car accident on Springdale Road.
    Tony Jordan, 44, died during the early morning hours on Feb. 12 after his car ran off Springdale Road. Jordan suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene, said deputy coroner Shannon Evans.
    Evans wasn’t sure of Jordan’s permanent address, but said he has several family members who live in Lancaster.

  • Lancers take three wins to open season