Today's News

  • Lancaster man charged in Internet predator sting

    MAULDIN – A Lancaster man was arrested Monday in an Internet predator sting conducted by the Mauldin Police Department, state Attorney Gen. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday.

    Floyd Wayne Daniels, 40, of 528 Creekside Park Lane,  Lancaster, is charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable to 10 years in prison.

    An arrest warrant alleges that beginning Oct. 29, 2009, Daniels solicited sex on the Internet from an individual he believed to be a minor girl.

  • Murder trial under way

    Law enforcement officers testified on Tuesday as the murder trial of a Lancaster man accused of shooting his cousin on New Year’s Day 2009 began.

    James Curry Jr. is charged with murder in the death of his cousin, Devion Collins, 20.

    Lancaster Police Department officers who testified on Tuesday said they responded to a fight at Pardue Street Apartments about 12:05 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Restroom facilities coming to athletic fields

    Local school officials are planning to build new restroom facilities at the baseball and softball fields throughout the school district.

    Construction of the buildings should begin this year after the state approves the plans, said David Small, facilities director for the Lancaster County School District.

    Andrew Jackson High and Indian Land High schools will each get two restroom buildings – one for baseball and one for softball use.

  • Snowfall hones my skills at shoveling

    I’ve been in southern Maryland for several weeks now.

    After what happened here on Wednesday, I may be snowed-bound for a spell.

    Christmas was white from an earlier snowfall, but folks were able to navigate.

    Sand and salt trucks and snow plows were busy. The roads cleared, even in neighborhoods, schoolchildren didn’t miss a day of reading, writing or arithmetic. But all that has changed. An additional 2 foot of snow has everything here almost at a standstill.

    It sort of reminds me of Lancaster.

  • One Stop Shop Hop set for Saturday

    If you love to sew, Saturday’s One Stop Shop Hop is for you.

    Now in its fourth year, the shop hop is co-sponsored by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Heath Springs and the Magic Needle Quilt Guild of Lancaster.

    The craft show offers almost everything needed to create your own handmade heirlooms under one roof.

    The One Stop Shop Hop was created by local sewing enthusiasts Janet Nelson and Pat Ussery in an effort to make quilting and sewing idea and materials easier to find. By providing this one-day event each year, the products come to you. 

  • Committee member questions City Council's decision

    Thelathia Bailey is frustrated with the way Lancaster City Council handled the latest round of the city’s hospitality tax grant funding.

    Bailey, a member of the advisory committee that recommends funding allocations, addressed council during its Feb. 9 meeting. She was appointed to the committee by City Council.

    Bailey doesn’t like how council voted last month to award money to two groups that the committee had recommended denying funds to.

    Deviating from the recommendations defeats the purpose of having a committee, Bailey said.

  • Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent returning to Lancaster

    For the bluegrass duo of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, the last two weeks have been a blessing.

    The reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year have just seen their most recent album, “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart.

    Some of those Statler songs – blended in a distinct bluegrass sound and harmony – will ring out from the Fairway Room on Saturday night when Dailey & Vincent return to Lancaster.

  • Police reports - Feb. 21, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after an officer stopped him because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt on Feb. 7.

    Antonio Ricardo Wright, 24, 648 Cunningham Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The report said the officer saw Wright driving without a seat belt and stopped him at Louise Street and Robinson Road. The officer smelled marijuana inside the car.

  • Bruins rebound, net win

    The Lancaster Bruins got back on track, racking up a solid home win in Region IV-AAAA play Saturday night.

    The Bruins, 18-4, 7-1, corralled the South Pointe Stallions in a 63-54 win.

    LHS, playing less than 24 hours after dropping its first region loss this season in an 81-64 setback at Ridge View, rebounded to boost the Bruins’ region championship hopes.

    “We answered the challenge against a well-coached team,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We’ve played well at home this season and we responded in a clutch way today.”

  • AJ Volunteers drop pair in finale at Lee Central

    BISHOPVILLE A tough basketball season came to a close Thursday for the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    AJ, on the road for its Conference IV-AA regular-season finale, dropped a pair of losses to the host Lee Central Stallions.

    The Lady Vols, who went winless in region play, dropped a 49-20 setback to the LC Lady Stallions in the opener.

    The nightcap was closer, but the Stallions avenged an earlier loss to the Vols, who compiled a 1-9 mark in league play, with a 75-66 win.