Today's News

  • Councilwoman says husband will operate business

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace says changes are in the works with her business, Blackmon-Brace’s Bonding Co.

    Blackmon-Brace, who’s owned and operated the Lancaster business for about 14 years, returned her bail bonding license to the S.C. Department of Insurance on May 14.

    In January, the department found that her position on City Council posed a conflict with the business.

  • Carolina Christian Academy: ‘Always make time for friends and family’

    Tim Stevens asked each Carolina Christian Academy graduate to compare him or herself to a fined-tuned violin.

    That instrument is worthless if it goes years and years without being touched. But if it’s played for others to hear, it will have served its purpose.

    Stevens urged the graduates to live their lives as if they were that violin.

    Stevens, administrator at Grace Christian School in West Columbia, gave the commencement address at Carolina Christian Academy’s 2010 graduation, held May 21 in CCA’s gymtorium.

  • Benefits company to create 60 jobs

    For the second time this week, a company has announced plans to move to Lancaster County.

    Strategic Outsourcing Inc., a professional employer service, announced Thursday its plan to create between 60 and 80 new jobs here. The company, which is moving its corporate office from Charlotte to the URS building in Indian Land, will also transfer about 160 current employees.

  • Store owner still concerned about city’s Streetscape plan

    Hal Crenshaw, president of Crenco Oil Co., is still concerned about the city of Lancaster’s  Streetscape project.

    The project, which has made its way to the southern end of the city, brings new curbing, lighting, greenery and sidewalks to Main Street. Work began nearly two months ago and is expected to be completed in August.

    Crenshaw said the planned curbing will limit vehicle access to his business, Crenco Food Store, located on South Main Street at the Brooklyn Avenue intersection.

  • Kilburnie celebrating 10th anniversary with Business After Hours

    Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with members of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, by hosting the next Business After Hours on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  

    The special celebration will also honor the conclusion of the chamber’s two-week membership campaign, and all new members will be recognized as special guests at the event.

  • Great Falls clinic to remain open

    GREAT FALLS " Chester Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Craig Walker and Dr. Sam Stone have signed on the dotted line.

    Their signatures pledged support to keep the Great Falls Clinic open and Dr. H.P. Snead Jr. and family nurse practitioner Terry Sims available to patients.

    About 150 people gathered in the Great Falls Middle School gym last Thursday night to show their support of the local clinic and its staff after talk surfaced about the possible merger of the clinic with the hospital’s Richburg clinic.

  • I caught a two for one special

    The front yards along Chesterfield Avenue were for show.

    The back yards – where stuff was stacked out of the sight – were by design.

    However, each spring, one portion of our back yards was set aside and marked off for vegetable gardens.

    And it was serious business, too. Babbit and Castello even hoed one in the cartoon that was at the old show.

    President Roosevelt was on the radio encouraging all of us to do our part by investing in a Victory Garden to reduce the pressure on the World War II food supply.

  • Spratt denounces Republican statement

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Spratt is denouncing a recent statement by the National Republican Congressional Committee that referred to him as “Amnesiac John Spratt.”

    “The NRCC accuses me of ‘amnesia,’ a sly, underhanded reference to the fact that I am in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease,” said Spratt, the 14-year term congressman who represents South Carolina 5th District. “I found their assertions beneath contempt.”

  • Defense Venture Group CEO dies while abroad

    The president and chief executive officer of Indian Land-based company Defense Venture Group has died.

    John M. Zinn died Tuesday after suffering an accident while on a business trip in Amman, Jordan, according to the company.

    Defense Venture Group, which provides management services for several aerospace and defense sector companies, hasn’t released any more information about the incident.

    Zinn was 33.

  • Students, driver not hurt in accident

    INDIAN LAND – A Lancaster man has been charged in an early morning crash on Wednesday involving a Lancaster County School District bus.

    Nine Indian Land Elementary School students and a bus driver were not injured after an early morning accident in the northbound lane of Charlotte Highway.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said bus driver Myra Helms, 53, of Fort Mill had stopped the 2003 Freightliner bus she was driving to pick up students about 6:15 a.m.