Today's News

  • Lancers drop two losses to Dolphins



    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster posted one win in three weekend games with Brunswick Community College at the LHS baseball field.

  • S.C. House approves tort reform bill, again

    The fifth week of the legislative session is over and the House has already passed four major conservative government reforms.
    We approved a state law requiring roll call voting in the General Assembly that reinforces the House rule that requires it in our chamber. We approved the Voter ID legislation, supported by 83 percent of Americans, to require a photo identification be shown at the polls. We approved new requirements that our public colleges and universities be more transparent in how they spend your tax – and tuition – dollars.

  • Little Eden: Mildred Cameron recalls heyday of vibrant community


    It’s  4 p.m. on a Friday. South York Street is nearly empty. A few people walking and a handful of cars at a poolroom.   About the only traffic is a few cars headed north toward town or south to make connections at busy intersections.

    It’s always been South York Street, but not so very long ago, nearly everyone living here had a different name for a short strip of it: “Midway.” 

  • Fires scorch county

    Jesef Williams
    Dry conditions mixed with high wind have posed a great challenge for local fire officials over the last several days.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said county firefighters have responded to more than 30 grass fires since Saturday.
    One of the biggest was on Monday afternoon, when a brush fire threatened at least 10 homes in the eastern part of Lancaster County near the Chesterfield County line.

  • County bans all burning

    Jesef Williams
    The rash of recent brush fires has forced local fire officials to restrict all outdoor burning in the county.
    The Lancaster County Fire Service issued a burning ban late Tuesday morning. The ban will remain in effect “until conditions improve,” said County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
    This ban, which includes recreational burning, has been issued as a result of continued dry ground conditions, low relative humidity and high winds, according to a fire service press release.  

  • Man shot, killed after argument

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies believe an argument may have led to the shooting death of a Heath Springs man Saturday night.
    Ernest Lee Cunningham, 55, of 2269 Thornwell Road, Heath Springs, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds after deputies responded to a shooting at 923 Louisa St., according to a sheriff’s office press release. He was found at 11:13 p.m. Saturday.

  • Residents file FOIA request over landfill

    Christopher Sardelli
    A grass-roots residents group has requested a number of county documents in its search for answers about a proposed landfill process.
    In a letter hand-delivered to the office of Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis last week, members of the Lancaster County Action Council filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Councils hammer out plans for airport industrial park

    Christopher Sardelli
    In an effort to attract businesses to the county and put more residents back to work, several city and county officials met Thursday night to discuss plans for an airport industrial park.
    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell presented tentative plans for the park at a meeting in Lancaster City Council chambers.

  • Gregory wins GOP primary

    Christopher Sardelli
    Former state Sen. Greg Gregory won the Republican nomination for the state District 16 seat in a special election Tuesday night.
    Gregory, one of five candidates running for the Republication nomination hoping to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney, won with a total of 3,470 votes, or 56.7 percent of the total votes cast in York and Lancaster counties. Gregory received a total of 2,839 votes in Lancaster County.

  • The Lancaster County Fire Service has issued a burning ban for the entire county.

    The Lancaster County Fire Service has issued a burning ban for the entire county.

    The ban is effective immediately and will remain in place until conditions improve.

     Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said county firefighters have responded to at least 30 grass fires since Saturday, affecting all areas of the county.