Today's News

  • Autism Speaks fundraiser spotlights local cooking talent

    Autism Speaks has a voice in Lancaster County and it belongs to Evelyn Springs.And that voice is being loudly raised to find a cure for the brain disorder that affects her 6-year-old grandson, Malik.But Springs isn’t the only one lifting her voice and rolling up her sleeves.Several well-known cooks – including Leroy Springs & Co. chef Steve Archie, Bobby Bailey, Bruce Brumfield, Dr.

  • A collective sigh of relief

    It didn’t take long for word to get out Friday afternoon that someone had been charged in the courthouse and solicitor’s office fires.

    As the news folks, county officials, law enforcement officers and firefighters gathered in front of the Municipal Justice Center for the second press conference of the day on Friday, the buzz was that the teenager charged with five recent armed robberies was also the suspect in the fires.

    It seemed unbelievable. A 17-year-old responsible for burning two government buildings?

  • Mulvaney refuses money from Rich

    Republican candidate Mick Mulvaney wants to set the record straight.

    With Mulvaney running for the S.C. Senate seat for District 16, the spotlight is once again on his ties to New York City millionaire Howard Rich, a political activist who supports school vouchers and has contributed money to Republican campaigns throughout the country. It was revealed two years ago that Mulvaney's campaign for the House had accepted over $7,000 from Rich, but Mulvaney vows he has since cut ties with the activist.

  • We need to meet true Mulvaney

    Who is the real Mick Mulvaney? One thing is clear: he doesn’t want us to know.

    Every month since she announced her run for Senate, Mandy Powers Norrell has written a detailed and heart-felt column about the issues in this election – our local economy, layoffs, private school vouchers, healthcare and seniors issues, the environment, and the importance of protecting small business. And in each of these columns, she tells us who she is, her experiences, her values, and how they were formed right here in Lancaster County.

  • Men charged after home invasions

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a home invasion Saturday night on Shiloh Unity Road.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Emilio Brown, 20, of 3321 Daystar Road, and Samuel Wright, 19, of 1705 Tradesville Road, each with first-degree burglary.

    Tom Holland, sheriff's office spokesman, said Brown and Wright were among five men responsible for an 11 p.m. burglary in which gunshots were fired inside the home.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for the following men:

  • Haile mine raises expectations

    KERSHAW – Only months after a Canadian gold development company announced plans to explore new sites at the Haile Gold Mine near Kershaw, the firm says it has discovered double the amount of gold deposits than previously estimated.

  • 3.5-mill tax hike more palatable than 8.9-mill

    Few people ever celebrate a tax increase. But last week, Lancaster County Council gave residents a reason to at least sigh with some sense of relief about the tax increase to pay for the expenses related to the fire at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

    County officials initially proposed an 8.9-mill tax increase to pay for those costs, and many residents weren’t happy about it.

  • Volunteer Regiment strives to give 100 percent

    KERSHAW – For the Andrew Jackson High Volunteer Regiment, performing well isn't good enough. Band director Scot McGuire wants his players to give 100 percent all of the time – even in rehearsal.

    Fresh off an exhibition on Saturday, marching band members feel good about the progress the band has made thus far this season but know there's still much room for improvement.

    McGuire will tell you it all starts with practice.

  • Week's late charge nets Clash checkers

    The Carolina Clash highlighted racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.Fans were on their feet with a host of legendary drivers in the field. Names like Dennis “Rambo” Franklin, Ricky Weeks, Jonathon Davenport and the young and talented Chris Ferguson were in the elite field.The 18-car lineup qualified on time. The night’s fastest time was Franklin’s 18.573. Before the race rolled, all the drivers lined up on the front stretch and were introduced.

  • LHS eyes No. 2 Trojans

    The week five Lancaster County high school football schedule features three teams at home, with plenty of eyes focused on the Lancaster-Northwestern game at Memorial Stadium.The non-region clash features a battle of unbeaten teams as each is 4-0.The game also matches a pair of coaches who rank among the state’s best and know each other well.LHS coach Bennie McMurray, a Lancaster native, coached under Trojans’ coach Jimmy “Moose” Wallace when Wallace was the Lewisville Lions’ head coach.