Today's News

  • Hope it vital to county

    HOPE of Lancaster has been providing real hope to the people of Lancaster County for 26 years. In 1983, Susan Preslar saw a need to provide temporary help with the essentials of life to anyone who had lost their job. She met with the ministers and community leaders.

    Thanks to the generous donations from more than 140 Lancaster County churches, and many businesses and individuals HOPE has been able to feed and house families through many hard times since then.

  • Expect to work hard, have fun in fifth grade

    Editor’s note: Due to time constraints, Buford Elementary School fifth-grader Shirvie Jackson was unable to read her column on advice to fourth-graders during the Awards and Recognition Day on Monday, June 1. Here is the column.

    Dear fourth-graders,

  • We can't afford to let our graduates fail

    Tens of thousands of South Carolina families are observing an annual rite of spring, watching with pride as their sons and daughters cross stages to collect their high school diplomas.

    It’s cap-and-gown season, a time when we congratulate students on their accomplishments and send them into the world for further study or productive employment.

    It’s also a good time for this sobering reminder: For every three families who celebrate, there will be a fourth whose child won’t cross the stage with his or her classmates.  

  • Help available for veterans diagnosed with ALS

    On Sept. 23, 2008, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) published a ruling establishing a presumed service connection for any veteran diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) at any time after separation from military service.

    Any veteran serving at least 90 days of continuous active duty, honorably discharged and diagnosed with ALS anytime after discharge is eligible to  file a claim for a service connected disability.

  • Lancaster Speedway hosting bigger purse for late models

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will feature a special late model sportsman race Saturday night at the dirt oval.

    The track has $2,000 to win in the late models with $1,000 for second and $850 for third place.

    Track owner Doug McManus said LMS also has set a new admission schedule. Youngsters, age 12-under who attend the race with a paying adult, are admitted free. Admission for students, age 13-17, is $4.00 off with a student identification. Senior citizens, 60-over, are admitted for $2.00 off admission.

  • Writer pays tribute to some good guys

    If there was a hall of fame for the good guys of the S.C. 200 area, I would recommend the following: Clarence Hendrix of Hendrix Furniture, Sonny Bowers of Sonny Bowers Dodge, Bob Williams of Bob Williams Dry Cleaning and Laundrymat, Mick Parker of Parker’s Grocery, Clifford Small of South 200 Grill, Mack Hegler of Hegler’s Used Cars, Pete Tolbert of Tolbert’s Motel, Bear Horne of Star Cab, Floyd Cauthen of Cauthen Motors, James Becham Sr. of Beck’s Taxi and Herman Perry of Perry Service Station.

  • Tunnell: Call center training almost a reality


    A new workforce training program is one step closer to becoming a reality in Lancaster County.

  • Arrest made in Kershaw assault


    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man has been charged in an assault that sent a man to a Columbia hospital over the weekend.

    Cash Pierre Young, 19, 5206 Sandy Lane, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and battery, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to East Third Street about 12:15 a.m. Saturday and spoke with the 49-year-old victim. The report said the man was bleeding heavily from the head and mouth.

  • 1 man arrested in store robbery


    One man has been charged in an armed robbery at Hot Deals clothing store Wednesday night in which a store employee was hit on the back of a head with a pistol.

    Demarco Fonte Blair, 19, 525-B Meeting St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with armed robbery.

  • Council discusses Legacy Park roads


    Several residents from Indian Land’s Legacy Park neighborhood showed up at Lancaster County Council’s meeting June 1, hoping to have their roads incorporated into the county system.

    Leslie McCorkle, president of Legacy Park’s homeowner’s association, had been working with Legacy Park’s developer Keith Bell and County Council to get the roads accepted.