Today's News

  • Keeping the Memories Alive


    Each month, the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs designates a yard in Lancaster County as the Yard of the Month. Irony plays a huge role in the selection this month.  

  • Fake money turns up at two locations

    Fake money has turned up at two locations in Lancaster County.
    In separate incidents last week, counterfeit money was used at two different retail locations.
    On Nov. 19, an employee with Enmark gas station on Great Falls Highway called deputies about a fake $20 bill used during a purchase, according to an incident report. The employee said a customer tried to pay for an item with the counterfeit bill about 7:20 p.m.

  • Suspicious car linked to arrest

    A suspicious car that tried to pull over a woman in Indian Land is connected to the arrest of man who impersonated a police officer in York County last week.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, is tied to a Fort Mill man who was arrested by the York County Sheriff’s Office late last week.
    “This is the same suspect and the same victim as mentioned by York County,” Faile said Wednesday.

  • Patrol advocates safety during Thanksgiving holiday

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists about the harms of distracted driving as they travel on the highways this Thanksgiving weekend.
    The official Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
    In 2009, nine people died in vehicle collisions during that time span. Troopers are out in full force over the holiday period, hoping to reduce that number this year.

  • Jobless rate in county declines 1.5 percent

    Lancaster County’s jobless rate dropped 1.5 percent from 15.7 percent in September to 14.2 percent October, according to the latest figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    The county ranked ninth in the state in unemployment in October.
    South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10.7 percent in October from a rate of 11 percent in September.

  • City Council OKs contract for treatment plant work

    A Rock Hill company will be in charge of replacing the effluent pumps at the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award the project to Turner Murphy Construction Co. Inc.
    For $775,370, Turner Murphy Construction will install four new 150 horse-power pumps, which send water from the treatment plant to the Catawba River.

  • BI-LO collecting food donations for HOPE, Council of Aging

    Through Dec. 28, BI-LO Charities is teaming up with members of the community to provide food donations for HOPE in Lancaster and the Lancaster Council on Aging to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need.
    When visiting any BI-LO store during the Holiday Hunger Relief Program, shoppers will have the opportunity to help put food on the table of families in their community by buying a box full of groceries for $5.

  • Artist helps ILMS students paint murals

    The evening sun casts an orange glow over the Upstate’s Lake Jocassee, while a slight breeze brushes the grass along the Lowcountry coastline.
    Students at Indian Land Middle School brought those two Palmetto State settings close to home last week with the help of a statewide-recognized artist.

  • IL Fire Protection District is really a $350,000 tax increase

    Let me begin by expressing my enormous respect for volunteer fire departments and the people who man them.
    Firefighting is, by its nature, a  part-time occupation in that the amount of time spent actually fighting fires is far less than full time and there is a limit to how much time can be spent on equipment maintenance and training. The people who volunteer their time to serve as firefighters deserve our utmost respect and support.

  • Fort Mill rallies for title

    BUFORD – It was closer, but Fort Mill again prevailed over Lancaster to capture the championship in the third annual Jackets Invitational Preseason basketball tournament.
    Fort Mill, which defeated Lancaster 73-61 for the 2009 crown, captured a thrilling comeback win over the Bruins to notch the title.
    Fort Mill’s Jaquan Dupree converted a three-point with 4.6 seconds left for Fort Mill’s only lead in the game, but it proved enough to give the Yellow Jackets a 64-63 win over the Bruins.