Today's News

  • Evans Formal Wear to close

    Evans Formal Wear will be closing its doors after 40 years of business.

    The business, which has offered tuxedos, suits and accessories to use at proms, weddings and funerals, will officially close on Dec. 31. The business will participate in its last wedding on Jan. 3.  

    Owner Mike McBrayer managed the business for more than seven years after taking over for original owners Jimmy and Peggy Evans.

    Unlike other businesses that have closed throughout the area, McBrayer said his decision is not based on the declining economy.

  • Bernard to serve on board of national EMS association

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services Director Lanny Bernard has been elected to a national EMS association’s board of directors.

    Bernard, 53, joined the National EMS Management Association last year and will fill a vacant position on its board of directors. He will serve a one-year term, beginning in January.

    “I’m not well-known nationally, but I felt like I had a lot to offer,” Bernard said of his decision to run for a board position.

  • UPS making deliveries by golf cart in IL

    INDIAN LAND – The holidays are the busiest time of year for shipping companies like UPS, but two Indian Land neighborhoods aren’t seeing many of the familiar brown trucks.

    Instead, UPS is delivering packages in Legacy Park and Sun City Carolina Lakes by golf cart.

    “While the usage of golf carts is not widespread, it is one of the many ways that the UPS network ‘flexes’ during our peak season,” said UPS spokeswoman Rebecca Treacy-Lenda.

  • 2 women robbed on Main Street

    Two women were robbed within a day in separate incidents on North Main Street.

    Lancaster police are still looking to make arrests in the cases, which police have not connected.

    BB&T incident

    A woman was reportedly robbed at gunpoint about 8:20 p.m. Sunday at BB&T.

    The woman told police she was about to make a deposit in the outside drop box when a man with a black bandanna over his face appeared from behind her vehicle, according to an incident report.

  • Kershaw Parade Committee grateful for help

    On behalf of the Parade Committee of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank  everyone involved for making the Kershaw Christmas Parade a success this year. Without each of you who worked and participated, this event would not have happened.  Each entry this year was so special and well thought out. We want to commend you for a job well done and we look forward to working to with you again next year.

    We want to thank Operation Rudolph and Larry Catledge for their participation and all this organization has done to help so many children in our community.

  • Recovery process will not be quick

    South Carolina is the last to go into a recession and the last to go out. That was what S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl Jr. told those attending a recent legislative breakfast at the Bradley Arts & Sciences building at the University of South Carolina of Lancaster.

    Rep. Jimmy Neal, Senator-elect Mick Mulvaney and U.S. Congressman John Spratt echoed Rawl’s sentiments.

    The legislators shared similar concerns about the economy and what needed to be done to recover from what has been billed the worst recession since World War II.

  • Crawford deserves medal for fair play

    Van Wyck native and former Indian Land High School state track champion Shawn Crawford has displayed a flamboyant style during his highly successful track and field career.

    The day he signed with Clemson University to run track for the Tigers in the media center at the old Indian Land High School, Crawford donned a University of North Carolina basketball jersey.

  • Santa Train great gift to county

    For many years, Santa Claus has traveled by his much touted sleigh and reindeer, led by Rudolph, “the red nosed” one. But through the generosity of the Lancaster and Chester Railway, headquartered in Lancaster, this year Santa arrived in Heath Springs by a unique method, one he enjoyed along with lots of other folks. Santa Clans arrived on an L&C train.

  • Always tell your loved ones how much they mean to you

    The hardest part of life is losing your child. Our hearts go out to anyone who has ever lost a child.

  • We need to find solution to economic problems

    Lancaster County used to have it all. Now everything is slowly going away. For example, there used to be a skating rink, now there isn’t. The same can be said for jobs, companies and entertainment. It all is dulling out and going away. Lancaster is nothing now, compared to what it used to be 15-20 years ago. More and more of the younger people aren’t going to have much to stay here for in the job, business and entertainment area. For many young people, the only ties here are family and friends.