Today's News

  • Sheriff seeks several grants

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has applied for several grants to help continue various operations in the county.

    Sheriff Barry Faile recently submitted his recommendations for grants his office needs to County Council.

    The first priority, he said, is to renew a gang investigator grant that addresses gang enforcement and education. With at least 12 gangs identified in the county, the grant will allow the office to have a full-time employee compiling data on gang members.

  • President Obama inspires fifth-grader

    I am writing to you about the history that happened Tuesday that changed the world. I am part of a majority Democrat family.

    These last two years of history I have been living through are unbelievable. First, we had an African-American candidate to run. Then we had an African-American to make it as one of the top two candidates. Then, if all that wasn’t enough, President Barack Obama won the presidential election.

  • Education important to our children

    I am so mad at Gov. Mark Sanford for thinking of closing the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus. It really makes me mad. Add to that the county is building a new courthouse. There are existing buildings that could suffice for that use. Our children and grandchildren need the campus to expand their education. Higher education is so important to our community and our children. Our children are our future and Gov. Sanford wants to take this campus from them. What is this telling our children?

    I agree with Steve Willis. Gov. Sanford is certified squirrel bait.

  • Tanker driver feared for safety of his rescuers

    A tanker driver involved in a fiery crash Tuesday told his rescuers to leave him inside his truck because he thought it was going to blow up.

    Brent Lowery of Lancaster helped pull Stanley W. Perry, 53, of Charlotte, from an overturned tanker at U.S. 521 and Twilight Road. Perry was transporting 8,000 gallons of gasoline.

    Lowery said he was headed south on U.S. 521 and got on the entrance ramp at S.C. 903 when he saw a commotion farther down U.S. 521.

  • Former governor has prized viewing spot of inauguration ceremony

    Lancaster native and former Gov. Jim Hodges will be closer than most people during Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony Tuesday on Capital Hill.

    Hodges, who served as a national co-chair for Obama’s presidential campaign, was able to secure tickets to witness the swearing in of the 44th president and the nation’s first black president.

    Hodges and his family flew out from Columbia on Saturday morning and will return from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

  • Rash of car break-ins in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is warning Panhandle residents to lock their cars at night.

    Five break-ins were reported overnight on Jan. 9 in Indian Land neighborhoods, including Bridgehampton, Glen Laurel, Windsor Trace and Hanover, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

    On Ashby Lane in Windsor Trace, a man warmed up his car while he took his dogs for a walk about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

    When he returned to the car, he found that his Cobra radar detector had been taken.

  • Four men face drug charges

    Four Lancaster men were arrested on drug and gun charges after a search warrant at a South York Street home Thursday.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said the search warrant was obtained after a controlled drug buy by the sheriff’s officer at 307 S. York St.

    The men arrested and their charges are:

  • Shore to headline annual chamber meeting

    Jim Shore, creator of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s limited edition historic sites series in 1993 and now a nationally known award-winning American folk artist, will be guest speaker at the 53rd annual meeting of the chamber on Jan. 29.

    Founders Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the annual meeting.

    The event will be held at the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club, beginning at 6:15 p.m., with a reception preceding the dinner meeting.

  • Group still needs hay, feed for horses still needed

    INDIAN LAND – Healing Horses held a festival and fundraiser Dec. 7 at Larkspur Ranch to raise money for the hay bank.

    Many horse owners are having trouble buying feed and hay for their horses.

    When they approach Healing Horses with a demonstrated need for assistance, they are able to get help with hay and feed over the winter.

    Healing Horses is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of area horses that are victims of trauma or abuse.

  • Inauguration viewing party slated at USCL

    Thelathia Bailey wants to ensure that local college students don’t miss out on Tuesday’s historic inauguration day.

    Bailey, who oversees the TriO program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, has helped organize a viewing party for Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th president.

    The viewing, co-sponsored by USCL’s student government association, will be held at the TriO Learning Resource Center, adjacent to the Medford Library.