Today's News

  • Crenshaw Oil Partners for Youth Scholarship golf tourney April 29

    The 20th annual Crenshaw Oil Company golf tournament is April 29 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    All tournament proceeds will go toward the Lancaster County Partners for Youth Future Teaching Scholarships Program.

  • Authorities respond to three fires

    A Lancaster man returned home to find his house in flames Thursday morning.

    The man was shopping at Walmart when he received a phone call that his house, at 2844 Oakland Drive, Lancaster, was on fire, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

    He told sheriff’s deputies, who were already on the scene, that he left his home at about 10:30 a.m. to go shopping. While at Walmart, he received a call from one of his roommates who said a neighbor had called to say the house was on fire, the report said. 

  • State recently honors ILMS


    The Lancaster County School District board recently recognized Indian Land Middle School for being chosen as a 2011 South Carolina School of Character.

    The School of Character designation is presented by the S.C. Department of Education for outstanding school climate and academic performance. The school was the only middle school in the state to receive the award. 

    It is the school’s second year in a row receiving the designation.

  • No place like new station

    INDIAN LAND – After more than five years in the making, and more than a decade dreaming about it, the Pleasant Valley Fire Department has a new home.

    Located on Possum Hollow Road, just around the corner from the department’s former home on S.C. 160, the new 14,800-square-foot Station 14 is a $2.1 million testament to what can be done when the community pulls together.

    The department opened for business Feb. 28 and was put to good use right away.

  • Farmers market applies for grant

    Members of the county’s Farmer’s Market Commission hope a new grant is just what the market needs to attract more customers. 

    The commission recently applied for a grant from the S.C. Department of Agriculture as part of its community-based Farmers Market Small Grants Program. In its application, the commission requested $1,000 to make several upgrades to the farmer’s market, including new signage along Pageland Highway and in the vendor selling area. 

  • Willie James Chisolm, 65

    Willie James Chisolm, 65

    Willie James Chisolm, 65, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

     Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Stewart Funeral Home.  

  • Early Spring Thaw

    On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow in Gobbler’s Knob, Pa.     

    When the world’s most famous groundhog didn’t see his shadow, its supposedly a sign that warm weather is on the way. 

    According to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, Phil has been correct 39 percent of the time and has predicted an early spring 15 times. 

    Based on blooming forsythia, jonquils, crocus, winter daphne, Bradford pears and flowering cherry trees, Phil just may be right.

  • Date set for 2011 Red Rose Festival

    The City of Lancaster will host its second Red Rose Festival in beautiful historic downtown Lancaster from 5 to 10 p.m. May 13 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 14. 

    Join us on Catawba Street and in the City Hall parking lot, where playing in our streets has never been more fun.

    Stretch out in the Lancaster sun and enjoy the great sounds of local and national entertainment on the city stage. 

    Artisans and crafters will be selling collectibles and hand-crafted items, such as art, jewelry, children’s clothing and crafts. 

  • ‘Shotgun’ airs Edwards’ performance

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – In Branson, Mo., playing and singing with the best of the best, Chester’s Bill Edwards made a startling discovery.
    He fit right in.
    “It was incredible,” Edwards said. “Something like that really feeds your creativity and makes you feel good about yourself.”

  • Doster sculpture on exhibit

    From Release
    Lancaster sculptor Bob Doster’s “Rising Star #2” has been chosen for exhibit by the annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Dahlonega, Ga.
    The 10-foot high sculpture, built of recycled materials, was inspired by a commissioned design Doster created and installed on Greenville, S.C.’s Main Street.