Today's News

  • Heath Springs: Let’s not close down Town Hall

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council unanimously voted Tuesday night to continue its victim’s services agreement with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office so its town clerk can waive state-required training to do the same thing.
    “This takes us out of the loop,” said Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    The decision came after an annual audit of the town’s crime victims fund by the S.C. Office of Victim Services.

  • Harper discusses county goals at COG forum

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

  • Nutramax employees, friends enjoy presidential inauguration

    A group of Nutramax Laboratories employees and friends made some exciting political memories Friday, attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
    “It was an amazing experience and an honor to be able to witness history in this great country,” said Kristen Blanchard, the company’s vice president of external corporate affairs. “We were blown away by President Trump’s speech and found it very inspiring.”

  • 4 inmates charged in savage beating

    Four inmates at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting trial for murder and other violent crimes were charged Jan. 15 after guards said they severely beat another prisoner.
    Danielle Lamar Peay, 29, Rashad Demond Johnson, 29, Tony Anthony Deese, 24, and Javarus Tanell Hayden, 27, were each charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob resulting in serious injury, a sheriff’s office incident report said.
    The inmates also were cited for multiple major jail-conduct violations, resulting in disciplinary confinement.

  • Chamber may move its offices downtown

    Dean Faile began his 10th year as president of the Lancaster chamber Thursday night urging the group to relocate its offices to downtown and join in the revitalization of the city’s business core.
    Faile spoke to more than 200 chamber members and guests at the group’s largest gathering of the year, the annual meeting, dinner and awards ceremony at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.

  • Paving hassles ahead

    A major repaving project begins Monday in downtown Lancaster, as state, city, utility and contracting crews give the entire length of four-lane White Street a facelift.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation will try to inconvenience folks as little as possible during the project, said Ken Wilson, resident engineer with the SCDOT.
    “But drivers can expect flagmen, and occasional detours if needed, while crews are working,” he said. “We want to get in and out as soon as we can.”

  • Brooks faces heroin charge

    James Brooks, the school board member who resigned last month facing a methamphetamine trafficking charge, has been arrested again, slumped over in his car at 2:30 a.m.
    This time it's heroin.
    Brooks, 50, and Laura Lee McManus, 39, were charged with possessing heroin and drug paraphernalia after being arrested in the Gate Station parking lot in Indian Land early Thursday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office report.

  • Column: What S.C. loses if Obamacare dies

    This week we are observing Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Many of us are celebrating by defending the Affordable Care Act , our nation’s attempt to end discrimination against people who are born sick, or get sick.
    King once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

  • Column: Dr. Walker offers weak arguments defending Trump

    This letter is in response to Brooks Walker’s Jan. 18 column entitled “Give Trump a chance, don’t disrupt government.”
    Dr. Walker states that Trump has been called a xenophobe, a racist and a bigot.

  • Bruins drop pair to RNE Cavaliers

    Lancaster High School dropped a pair of Region III-AAAA basketball losses to host Richland Northeast High School on Tuesday night in Columbia.
    The Lady Cavaliers edge the LHS girls, 54-45 and the Bruins fell to the RNE boys, 69-43.
    The girls game was close, with the seventh-ranked Lady Cavs able to get the lead in the second quarter and hold the advantage for the nine-point win over the Lady Bruins.