Today's News

  • Tree falls on home, traps resident

    A tree fell on a home on Tin Lane early Monday morning, trapping a resident inside. Check back later for more details.

  • Team effort pays off for sheriff’s office

    There’s plenty of reason for an upbeat attitude at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office these days. The sheriff’s office recently received its accreditation.
    The achievement earned Lancaster County the distinction of being the 44th state law enforcement agency of 290 statewide to earn its accreditation and the only the 11th state sheriff’s office to reach the elite status.
    The accreditation means the sheriff’s office is a more professional agency, increasing officer morale and providing better service for county residents.

  • I'm going back to story time

    I’ve just about had my fill of these cold, rainy days.

    They are dreary, but every once in a while, there is an upside to ’em.

    I couldn’t go outside and ramble with Tiger, but I could ramble in Uncle Harry’s well-stocked library. That was one of the advantages of growing up as the only child in a house of adults. 

    Uncle Harry was a well-read man. He not only gave me permission to plunder through the volumes on every shelf, he always encouraged me to enjoy the printed word.

  • Construction under way at intersection


    INDIAN LAND – Road work at a busy Panhandle intersection is expected to last most of the year as contractors work to make the intersection safer.

    Meanwhile, road resurfacing on a major Indian Land thoroughfare is scheduled to begin today.

    S.C. Department of Transportation District 4 engineer Wes Spencer said work at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads began Feb. 28, and is scheduled to last until Sept. 30.

  • All creatures great & small

    Crouched down beside a brown and white speckled pit bull, Erica Jeffrey tilts her head and starts talking to the dog like they’re old friends.

    At a glance, the 11-year-old South Charlotte girl may seem like just another visitor to the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, but on March 24 she was there on a mission. 

    While other girls her age ask for clothes or CDs for their birthday, Erica decided to forgo presents and asked for items to help some of Lancaster County’s four-legged friends. 

  • EPA Vs. Gold Mine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  the S.C. Department of Natural Resources have come out in opposition to current plans for Haile Gold Mine.

  • United Way of Lancaster closing in on its goal

    The United Way of Lancaster County is getting very close to reaching its goal of raising $400,000 for 2010-11. 

    Melanie Outlaw, resource development coordinator for the local United Way, said the agency has received nearly $349,000 in donations, which is 87 percent of the targeted amount. 

    Sixteen nonprofit groups will benefit from the money raised during this year’s fundraising campaign, which runs through June 30. 

    Outlaw encourages organizations and individuals to give whatever they can. 

  • Council to hear updates on courthouse during meeting

    As the county’s courthouse projects near completion, Lancaster County Council will hear updates on both buildings at its Tuesday meeting. 

    According to estimates by Chad Catledge and Danny Mullis, construction on the new courthouse is almost 92 percent complete, while the project as a whole is about 81 percent complete. Council will review both a financial summary of the new courthouse project, as well as a timeline for finishing the project. 

  • Class of the County Court





  • Class of the County Court



    Robert Howey