Today's News

  • Human remains found in woods

    Human remains found in a wooded area behind a Lancaster home Tuesday could be related to a woman who went missing in July. 

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were alerted after a dog discovered a human skull and carried it into the backyard of its' owner's home in the 1700 block of Old Lynwood Circle, a sheriff's office press release said. 

  • Chandler turned life challenge to opportunity

    Life is about choices. We don’t choose nor can control what happens to us. We can choose how we respond.
    Many people face serious challenges – challenges that run the gamut – from personal, to financial, to medical. Response to these challenges determines how we handle the situations.
    For some, the challenges are too overwhelming.
    Yet some turn the challenges into opportunities. Judy Chandler was one of those people.

  • Summer’s over

    From Staff
    From Andrew Jackson High at the south end of the county to Indian Land Elementary in the north, Lancaster County schools opened their doors Monday for the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
    Though exact attendance numbers are not yet available, attendance overall is expected to rise only slightly over last year’s student population of 11,378, a Lancaster County School District official said last week.

  • Sixth-grader struck by car

    Reece Murphy
    A Buford Middle School sixth-grader is recovering after being hit by a car this weekend.
    Angel Martin, 12, was struck Saturday evening as she tried to cross Airport Road in Lancaster near Dollar General.
    State Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 6:20 p.m. when the girl reportedly stepped out in front of an eastbound Honda four-door sedan traveling south on Airport Road.

  • Council continues IL rezoning ban

    Christopher Sardelli
    A ban on rezonings in Indian Land remains in effect, even though some residents are pleading with Lancaster County Council to lift the restriction.
    Council discussed a proposed change to its freeze on property rezonings in the Indian Land area at its Aug. 8 meeting.
    The proposal, which would have allowed an exemption for planned development districts, is in response to a developer’s request to create a 100-acre residential PDD in the Panhandle.

  • New copper law in effect

    Jesef Williams
    Anyone who does business with copper now has to adhere to stricter guidelines. A new state law came into effect today that places more restrictions and regulations on the purchase and transport of copper and other metals that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron.

  • Fire chief dies after fighting house fire

    Christopher Sardelli
    Rudy Carter was shocked by the news he heard Tuesday morning.
    Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen, a longtime friend of Carter’s, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, just two hours after helping clear the scene of a fire at a vacant building, according to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
    “This is the biggest kick in the stomach I’ve had in a long, long time,” said Carter, a Lancaster County councilman.

  • Gamble wins Mustang in Red Cross fundraiser

    The Lancaster County Red Cross Heroes Campaign couldn’t have asked for a better script.

    When the winning ticket for a 2010 Ford Mustang was drawn Aug. 5, the winner was one of their own.

    Red Cross volunteer Margaret Gamble, a retired educator and member of the Lancaster County School Board, won the drawing.

    “This whole thing is really ironic,” Gamble said laughing. “I won a table decoration at a dinner one time, but I’ve never won anything big like this.” 

  • Mother Nature wins Battle of the Border



    FORT MILL – The most dominating force at the annual Battle of the Border Jamboree at Fort Mill High School’s Bob Jones Stadium on Saturday was a fierce female – Mother Nature.

  • Moore returns to Vols' sideline



    Andrew Jackson High School head football coach David Moore was back with the Volunteers’ football team Monday afternoon after serving  a short suspension from his coaching duties last week.