.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Wrier urges people to drive safely

    I read where yet another person was killed in an auto wreck. Could this wreck have been prevented? The answer is obvious. Considering all the wrecks in South Carolina, everyone should be required to take drivers education.

    Bad roads are some reasons for the wrecks. When a driver is passing illegally you have to ask yourself if that driver took drivers education. Was that person intoxicated, on drugs or talking on a cell phone?

  • Man sentenced to 10 years for string of local thefts

    A 26-year-old Lancaster man accused of going on stealing spree between last fall and this spring was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday.

    Zachary Helms, 26, pleaded guilty at the Lancaster County Courthouse to two charges of auto break-in, three grand larceny charges, three forgery charges and five burglary charges. He also pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods over $5,000 and possession of stolen vehicle over $5,000.

    Helms' victims included some of his relatives and his church.

  • Sutton continues ace play

    Anthony “T” Sutton visited golf’s birthplace and showed he was just as much at home.Sutton’s recent visit to Scotland for the European Championship showed no matter where he plays, he’s still on top of his game.A Buford Elementary School student and a member of the Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association, Sutton placed eighth out of 33 juniors at the three-day tournament in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland.

  • Murder suspect granted bond

    Bertha Davis doesn't like the idea of Bildrick Green being out of jail on bond.

    She told Judge Brooks Goldsmith so Friday at a bond hearing at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Davis' son, Derek Lamont Davis, died at Springs Memorial Hospital on April 7, not long after being shot at Pardue Street Apartments. He was 21.

    Green, 24, is charged with Davis' murder.

    "We're still hurting now," said Davis' mother. "It's true they (Davis and Green) were friends, but what happened, we don't know."

  • Juniors have repeat golf winners at CGC

    The Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association had seven repeat winners in age division play during the LJGA’s second tournament at the Chester Golf Club on Monday.

  • Law enforcement advocates helmet use, but bikers say issue isn't so simple

    If you spot Charles Bowers cruising U.S. 521 on his Harley Davidson, he most likely has his helmet.

    The question, though, is whether it will be on his head or packed away with his gear. He said it all depends on where he's riding.

    Bowers, an Indian Land resident whose fiancee died last month in a motorcycle wreck, said there are many dangers that bikers have to watch out for that makes their experience different from four-wheel motorists.

    The impact of certain accidents will be the same with or without a helmet, he said.

  • Senior team falls to RH, Chester

    Lancaster Post 31’s diamond struggles continued Thursday night in a home loss to American Legion baseball League V foe Rock Hill Post 34.

  • Students create solutions with inventions

    Parts of the building looked like a science laboratory while another looked more like a distant planet.

    At Discovery School in Lancaster last week, more than 100 students tried their hand at various stations that made up Camp Invention.

    The program, which fostered creative thinking through hands-on activities, was geared to rising first- through sixth-graders.

    It started Monday and ran through Friday.

    One room in the building was turned into "Planet Zak," where students had crash landed and had five days to get off.

  • Motorcycle deaths on the rise in S.C.

    Peggy Landry was riding her motorcycle with her fiance and friends on May 24 when she was suddenly hit from behind by a truck. The impact killed her instantly.

    About a week after that, fellow Lancaster County resident James Funderburk experienced mechanical failure with his Harley Davidson on Interstate 77. He was thrown from the bike and died on the spot.

    And last year, Eddie Cook was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown off the road. Cook had been riding on S.C. 903 in Kershaw County with a group of motorcyclists in a Scripture run.

  • Couple in comas after fire

    Pat Brice has been praying for Helen and Ronald Wright since they were hurt in a house fire Thursday.

    Brice has power of attorney for Helen, 65, and Ronald, 68, and has known the couple for about 20 years. She helps take care of the couple, and has become like a family member to them.

    Brice, 53, lives about four houses away from the Wrights on Charlotte Highway. She was shocked to hear that their home caught fire Thursday about 5 p.m.