Today's News

  • Column: WWII WASPs have earned resting place at Arlington

    Growing up in the South, my sisters and I had no shortage of role models. From actresses and celebrities to historical figures to our mother and grandmothers, we had a wealth of strong women to consider as examples of the women we wanted to become.
    Among these women are the WASPs – the ladies of the Women Airforce Service Pilots who served during World War II.

  • Permit allows county to move on IL convenience center projectc

    Lancaster County is set to move forward on construction of the long-awaited new Indian Land convenience center after clearing the project’s last regulatory hurdle.
    County Public Works Director Jeff Catoe said Jan. 11 the county received the project’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control last week.

  • Still no suspect in Kershaw shooting

    The identity of the suspect who shot a man at his home Jan. 3 remains a mystery, a Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman said, even to the victim.
    Deputies were called to 605 E. Marion St. about 10 p.m. the night of the incident, where they found the 29-year-old victim on the front porch bleeding from a single gunshot wound.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the victim told deputies he’d heard a knock, and when he went to see who it was, someone shot him through the door.  

  • Lancaster man charged in drive-by shooting

    A Lancaster man is facing attempted murder charges in the drive-by shooting of a woman as she sat in a car on Plyler Road with her boyfriend, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports.
    And the search for that suspect resulted in the arrest of another Lancaster man for trafficking crack cocaine.

  • Event-filled holiday weekend honors Dr. King

    See Lancaster SC and the city of Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series have joined forces to make sure this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration offers a comprehensive tribute to the civil rights leader and his legacy of public service.
    “It’s about showing the proper respect to a well-rounded man who was trying to make it a better world,” said Joe Timmons, See Lancaster SC events and promotions manager. “We hope people will come out and enjoy the fellowship and diversity of this year’s events.”

  • Whoa, not so fast, big fella

    HEATH SPRINGS – Traffic in the county’s smallest town slowed to a snail’s pace for about four hours Jan. 14 after a logging truck overturned on Main Street.
    The accident happened about 10:44 a.m. on North Main just past East Duncan Street, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller. The driver, 41-year-old Valas Hough of Camden, was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt.
    Miller said Hough was headed north in the fully loaded truck. After rounding a curve, the truck overturned between the road and the railroad tracks.

  • Punched in face, cop chases down shoplifting suspect

    A Walmart shoplifting suspect turned violent Jan. 10, punching a police officer in the face and slamming a shopping cart into him before being chased down in the parking lot, according to a police report.
    Ariana Stephens, 21, of 416 Heath Circle, faces charges of shoplifting, providing false information to police and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest. Stephens was released after posting bond of $11,562.

  • Murder victim was 22, ex-LHS athlete

    The man found shot dead in his pickup truck off John Everall Road Jan. 12 was 22-year-old Brandon Wheeler Reese,  a former Lancaster High School football player, and investigators believe he was murdered.
    Reese lived with his parents in the 2100 block of Upson Drive in the Elgin community.
    The body was identified by Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese.
    She said Reese was shot in the head, and his death did not appear to be a suicide.

  • Man found shot to death off John Everall Road

    A man found dead in his a pickup truck parked off John Everall Road northeast of Lancaster Tuesday was shot to death, and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe he was murdered.

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese identified the victim as 22-year-old Brandon Wheeler Reese of the 2100 block of Upson Drive in the Elgin community.

    Knight said Reese was shot in the head, and his death did not appear to be a suicide.

  • Bruins solid in sweep of Broome

    The Lancaster Bruins launched Region III-AAA play in fine fashion with a hoops sweep of Broome on Jan. 8 at the Centurions’ gym.
    The defending region champion Lady Bruins, 8-2, 1-0, rolled to a 51-26 win over the BHS girls.
    The Lancaster boys pushed their mark to 6-5, 1-0 in region play, with a 58-37 win over the Centurions.
    “We played Bruin basketball tonight, a good, solid four quarters,” LHS assistant coach Jerron Cauthen said. “We were active and never allowed them to get in their sets.