Today's News

  • Girl falls from truck, dies

    Jesef Williams
    A shiny tiara, a cheerful smile and bright gray eyes.
    That picture of Alyssah “Shirley” Totherow has most likely been a source of joy, but now yields mixed emotions as family members mourn her loss.
    The 3-year-old Lancaster County girl died Tuesday night after falling from a moving truck outside a Mangum Drive home, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford.
    Shirley was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she died at about 8:35 p.m., Crawford said.

  • Deputies’ names revealed

    Reece Murphy
    A witness to the shooting of a Lancaster man Monday night by sheriff’s deputies during a confrontation at a Lynwood Drive car wash said the victim appeared intoxicated, but calm until deputies arrived on the scene.
    Meanwhile, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the names of the deputies involved in the incident. They are Deputy Jeramie MacKinson and Deputy Michael Kimbrell, said sheriff’s Maj. David Belk.

  • Landfill axed?

    Christopher Sardelli
    With a show of hands, Lancaster County Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night on an ordinance that could hamper plans for a proposed solid waste landfill in the county.
    Only minutes before the start of council’s meeting, copies of the last-minute ordinance circulated through the crowd of more than 150 residents who turned out for the meeting.

  • 1,000 students saved from dropping out

    Rick Jiran

    South Carolinians need jobs that not only support their families, but contribute to the economic growth of our state. To attract and create these jobs, business and education leaders together crafted the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005. This major education reform is now known as Personal Pathways to Success.

  • Wilson is the right choice to lead LCPRC

    Sherry Wilson has been with the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission for only two years, but she’s already made history with her work.

    Wilson, who became the LCPRC director with the retirement of former director Frank Overcash, is the first woman to head the LCPRC.

    Wilson has spent two years with the Lancaster County Rec, serving as the assistant director.

    Now she moves into the top job, leading the county recreation department.

  • Tinderbox

    Wildfire season in South Carolina normally starts in late winter and early spring.
    Given the weather conditions, officials here are keeping a close eye on things, especially after a 15-acre pasture off Pardue Road burned Wednesday about 1 p.m.
    Firefighters from Shiloh-Zion and Camp Creek volunteer fire departments, Lancaster County Fire Service and a S.C. Forestry Commission plow worked for about two hours to bring the blaze under control.

  • Bruins top Indians again



    The Lancaster Bruins have Gaffney’s number on the hardwood this season.

  • Strong finish gives Jackets split with Vols



  • Warriors, Jackets fall in wrestling playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land saw their postseason wrestling hopes end with first-round losses in the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Wednesday night.

    Indian Land, which was seeded eighth,  built a 30-6 edge, but Emerald rallied with a pivotal 36-6 run to notch the 42-36 comeback win.

  • Candidate forum on Monday

    Jesef Williams
    The public will have a chance to hear the Republican candidates for the open District 16 state Senate seat discuss key issues early next week.  Those five candidates are slated to appear at a special forum that will be held Monday inside the Bradley Building multipurpose room at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m., which will give time for candidates to interact with attendees. The forum will start at 6:30 p.m., said Dean Faile, president of