Today's News

  • 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.  

  • Playoff Notes

    Bruins shoot       to stay alive

    Lancaster ventured to Dorman High School in Spartanburg on Tuesday night for a third-round game with the Cavaliers. The Lancaster vs. Dorman winner advances to the Class AAAA Upper State title game on Friday night at 8:30 to meet the winner of the Irmo vs. Westside game at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville.

  • Man spits on officer after arrest

    A Lancaster man arrested for driving under suspension Saturday was later charged with spitting on an officer. 

    Mark Nicshea Barrett, 42, 412 West Barr St., Lancaster, was arrested on multiple charges after he was initially pulled over for speeding. 

    Barrett was charged with speeding, first offense driving under suspension and throwing of bodily fluids. He was also charged with disorderly conduct and failure to surrender a driver’s license. 

  • Tradesville brush fire scorches 14 acres

    Fire officials were busy Monday afternoon fighting a brush fire that threatened at least 10 homes in the eastern portion of Lancaster County near the Chesterfield County line.

    About 1:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the blaze, near the intersection of Shiloh Unity and Bertha Knight roads, not far from Old Camden-Monroe Highway. 

    Chief Jason Laney of the Tradesville Volunteer Fire Departments said about 14 acres were burned in the fire, which damaged at least one unoccupied home in the area. 

  • Man shot and killed after argument


    Lancaster County Sheriffs deputies believe an argument may have led to the shooting death of a Heath Springs man Saturday night. 

  • A large brush fire burns on Shiloh Unity Road near Bertha Knight Road, threatening several homes. Check back for details.
  • NASCAR pioneer Tim Flock was always a gentleman

    INDIAN LAND – Frances Flock has no idea whether her favorite sweater vest is subliminal, symbolic or cryptic.

    But there is a story behind the rhesus monkeys embroidered on it.

    That monkey vest pays tribute to Jocko Flocko, NASCAR’s simian race driver extraordinaire and the co-pilot who made her husband, the late Tim Flock, a household hit in the early 1950s.

    “All the kids wanted to see the monkey,” she said.

  • New box grabs my immediate attention

    For my faithful readers, I usually attempt to recall my growing up adventures, which in many instances, are very similar to yours. 

    Life wasn’t necessarily better, although it was somewhat more relaxed. Things got done, but haste made waste.

    For me, it doesn’t take very much to stir up those memories once again.

    Sometimes, life turns full circle, kinda like a washing machine agitator.