Today's News

  • Suspect returns to face charges in armed robbery

    GREAT FALLS – A former Lancaster woman was released from the Horry County Detention Center and transferred to the Great Falls Police Department recently to face charges in connection with the Great Falls Pharmacy robbery on July 30.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Kimberly Payne Arnold, 26, of 924 Sunset Ave., Clemmons, NC, was charged with armed robbery and grand larceny. She is being held at the Chester County Detention Center on a $75,000 surety bond.

  • Parenting sessions set to begin on Monday

     A nationally recognized parenting class has started at Andrew Jackson High School.

    Creating Lasting Family Connections, a five-week course for students and their parents, began Monday at AJHS and will begin Oct. 12 at Indian Land High School.  

    The course is free and open to any family who has a student attending that respective school, said Amy Kirkley, character education coordinator at AJHS and ILHS.

    Topics to be discussed include peer pressure, alcohol and drugs, study habits and budgeting.

  • Transportation service coming to Lancaster

    A transportation service that will help county residents make it to their medical appointments is set to debut.

    The Lancaster Area Ride Service (LARS) will have its unveiling 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lancaster County Administration Building on Main Street.

    LARS, a result of planning among more than 20 local groups, has been in the works for over a year. The service will be used to transport non-Medicaid recipients to appointments to licensed medical providers by calling (803) 285-6956.

  • Fire Expo is Saturday

    Celebrate National Fire Safety Week with the Lancaster Fire Department at the 15th annual Fire Safety Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart parking lot.

    More than 20 fire trucks from the city of Lancaster and the county fleet will be on display. Firefighters will be on hand to talk to visitors who may walk through a fire safety house and watch a simulated automobile rollover. You’ll also be able to learn how to fireproof your home for the holidays during the expo.

  • Red Ventures could bring 1,000 new jobs to county

    In what could be the first step toward putting hundreds of county residents back to work, an Internet marketing and sales company officially announced its plans Tuesday to move to Lancaster County.

    Red Ventures said it will relocate its headquarters from Charlotte to Indian Land.

    As part of its relocation, the company plans to invest more than $20 million in a facility at the 521 Corporate Park, just north of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160.

    It also intends to bring 1,000 jobs to the county within five to seven years.

  • Too close to homes?

    Lancaster County Council is considering changing the procedure by which cell phone companies are authorized to build new towers in the county.

    Council’s attention to the matter was brought by a cell phone company representative who last month asked council to ease the county’s tower restrictions. According to county ordinance, cell companies must include a setback distance around cell towers equal to their height.

  • Allen wins Clash in first LMS checkers

    The racing was intense as ever Saturday night, as the season continues to wind down. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model series came to Lancaster Motor Speedway for event No. 198 all-time on the series and the eighth race at Lancaster since they started coming to LMS in 2005.

    Twenty super late models signed in for the contest, which featured Jeff Smith of Dallas, N.C., trying to capture that first series title, one that has constantly evaded him over the series nine-year history.

  • Raiders spoil AJ homecoming tilt


  • Want a job at Red Ventures?

    When Red Ventures announced plans Tuesday to bring 1,000 jobs to Lancaster County, many saw this as an opportunity to turn the tide on rising unemployment rates.

    But before workers can ready themselves for the impending influx of jobs, what types of positions should they expect?

  • County Council to consider land swap agreement

    After months of revisions, Lancaster County Council will make its final vote on an agreement for a new Roy Hardin Park on Monday.

    The proposed ordinance would approve an exchange of land for Indian Land’s Roy Hardin Park, moving it to Shelley Mullis Road. Council was to originally hear third reading of the ordinance in early September, but some council members wanted more information about the proposed exchange of land before approving the deal.