Today's News

  • Choose faith over fear, says speaker

    Dawn Smith Jordan offered the crowd at the ninth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation scholarship dinner a choice – to embrace faith or fear.

    “What are you going to choose? To have faith or fall apart?” Jordan asked the crowd of more than 200 people at Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room on Tuesday. “Know that some good will come out of bad times.”

  • Breaking News Police apprehend, charge man in Jan. 16 murder

    A suspect wanted for a Jan. 16 murder at a Lancaster night club was arrested Friday afternoon.

    The Lancaster Police Department arrested Demarcus Lewis Davis, 20, about 3:45 p.m., Capt. Harlean Howard said. Davis was found hiding in a closet at 703 Pardue St.

    Davis has been charged with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill and two counts of possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Heath Springs to give USCL $10,000 for classroom building

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council will financially support building efforts at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    In an unanimous vote Tuesday night, council opted to contribute $10,000 over five years to the new classroom building in the works for the USCL campus.

    Council began talking about the possibility of contributing to USCL late last year.

    Mayor Ann Taylor said the town is prohibited from supporting private causes, but may contribute to something for the public good.

  • Breaking News Heath Springs, Kershaw without cable TV, high-speed Internet

    A fallen tree in the city of Lancaster has cut off Comporium Communications' high-speed Internet and cable TV services to Kershaw, Heath Springs and the southeastern part of Lancaster County.

    The tree fell behind the Lancaster County School District office on Catawba Street and landed on a power line, said Greg Austin, senior vice president of sales and business services for Comporium.

    The power line burned through Comporium fiber optics nearby and shut down the high speed Internet and cable services, Austin said.

  • Be Mine!

    Reshi Clyburn isn’t alone.

    When she selected a Valentine’s Day card for her husband, Mont, and daughters, India, 7, and Regan, 3, at Annette’s Hallmark on Friday, those little love notes number among the 190 million cards that will be exchanged in the United States today.

    But if you count the number of cards exchanged in classrooms this year, that number tops 1 billion, according to the Greeting Card Association.

    But how did cards become such a part of Valentine’s Day?

  • County Council OKs Brookchase study at meeting

    County Council unanimously approved an engineering study recently that could help with improvements in an Indian Land neighborhood.

    At its Feb. 1 meeting, council granted a request from the Brookchase Homeowners Association to use the neighborhood’s bond money for an engineering study.

    The study would examine what work needs to done on deteriorating infrastructure in the neighborhood, located off U.S. 521 not far from Inspiration Ministries’ City of Light. This includes an overhaul of the neighborhood’s roadways and storm drains.

  • Work on new PVFD station to begin soon

    INDIAN LAND – The construction project for the Pleasant Valley Fire Department’s new fire station now has a contractor.

    Fire Chief Greg Nicholson announced the project’s contractor at Lancaster County Council’s Jan. 25 meeting. Nicholson told council the department opened the project’s bid process Dec. 15 and received bids from 13 contractors.

    Indian Land-based Farley Associates Inc. submitted the winning bid of $2,141,673.

    Nicholson said the bid, which breaks down to $143.63 per square foot, is a good price for the project.

  • Three vehicles involved in U.S. 521 wreck

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 521 early Tuesday.

    The crash happened at 6:44 a.m., just north of the Arrowood neighborhood entrance on U.S. 521.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson said Spencer Kraus, 28, of Charlotte, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup south on U.S. 521 when he crossed the center line.

    Kraus hit a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Lisa Snipes, 39, of Lancaster head-on.

    Snipes was headed north on U.S. 521.

  • District 2 election is Tuesday

    District 2 voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will represent them on the Lancaster County School board.

    Tyrom Faulkner and Terrence Jenkins are vying  for the open seat, which was formerly held by longtime board member Charlene McGriff.

    McGriff resigned in November after winning a seat on County Council.

    About three years remain on the four-year term for the school board seat.  

    All school board sets are non-partisan, meaning candidates don’t run on party lines.


  • Faulkner wins District 2 seat on school board

    Tyrom Faulkner has won a seat on the Lancaster County school board.

    The Lancaster native defeated Terrence Jenkins in Tuesday’s special election for the vacant District 2 seat.

    Faulkner got 377 votes compared to Jenkins’ 14.

    Faulkner said it’s an honor to win.

    “I’m grateful that the voters entrusted me to fill this seat,” he said after the results came in. “I will give 110 percent.”