Today's News

  • Motorcycle club raising money for HOPE

    The S.C. Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association will host its sixth-annual charity ride and auction fundraiser for HOPE in Lancaster this Saturday.
    The event, which plans to raise $10,000, is 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, with the charity motorcycle ride at 10 a.m.
    HOPE Executive Director Bekah Clawson said this will probably be the last year the event is held at the location on Pageland Highway, since HOPE and Christian Services have joined together to purchase the Lancaster Bowling Alley.

  • Graham touts his health-care plan

    Sen. Lindsey Graham is not ready to give up on repealing Obamacare just yet, and his name is on a new plan that may draw the spotlight when Congress reconvenes after its summer break.
    The S.C. Republican met with local leaders in Lancaster last week as he traveled around the state. He said the “fatally-flawed” Affordable Care Act is sending a disproportionate chunk of federal money to four states.

  • Let’s just get married right after the eclipse

    Travis and Samantha Dry will have no trouble remembering the date of their wedding – Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse Day.
    It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. The Buford couple got engaged last week, almost exactly one year after they became reacquainted at their 10-year high school reunion.
    On Saturday, they talked about when the wedding might be, and Travis threw out the idea of getting married on the 21st, the anniversary of their first date. When they realized the astronomical significance of Monday, it seemed like a celestial sign.

  • NO SAUSAGE?! Fight over pizza toppings results in felony charge

    A late-night altercation between brothers over pizza toppings led to a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies and a felony weapon charge against one of the combatants.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to 3498 Oakridge Road, Heath Springs, about 1:22 a.m. Saturday after someone reported a fight going on, according to the incident report.
    The reporting deputy said when he knocked on the door, Dekelvin Hughes, 31, told him nothing was going on, then slammed the door in his face and locked it.

  • $394K plan for custom playground equipment

    KERSHAW – The effort to replace the centerpiece of Kershaw’s Stevens Park – a condemned mass of rotting playground equipment that has sat idle since April – took a couple of steps forward this week.
    The nonprofit Kershaw Community Park Council proposed a $394,000 replacement project, saying it has applied for grants to fund the design and construction. The town council voted Monday night to give the KCPC until Dec. 31 to line up the financing.

  • Toast of the town

    It only took one day – Aug. 25, 2016 – for Brandy and Don Geraghty to get past the new-business jitters.
    “I’m not gonna lie…. We were scared. No, more like terrified,” said Don Geraghty, who with his wife owns The Craft Stand at the corner of Gay and Main streets. “But after Day One and the reaction we got, we weren’t scared anymore.
    “You know, I can’t believe it’s been a year,” he said.

  • Column: Scott: President has undercut his moral authority

    Editor’s note: Sen. Tim Scott has joined the national debate over President Trump’s comments after the Charlottesville protests. Here are excerpts of his interview Sunday with host John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: I want to start with your remarks about the president and the idea that his moral authority is compromised. What does that mean?

  • Column: Probate judge: I won’t run again

    After many months of prayer and consultation with friends and family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election as Lancaster County probate judge next year.
    It has truly been the honor of my life to serve the people of Lancaster County for the last 22 years. We came into this office with the same priorities that we proudly leave with: compassion, integrity and patience.  
    I have always looked at this office as non-political, and I have worked tirelessly to avoid influence by the political rancor of our time.

  • Long-awaited 521 BBQ opening

    Restaurateur and barbecue pit master Mike Dial no longer has to say “soon” when someone asked when the new location of 521 BBQ is opening in downtown Lancaster.

    Those who ride down South Main Street this week will know it’s time when they roll down their car windows and deeply breathe in the aroma of barbecue pork pit-cooked for 14 hours.

    “I’ve been asked that question thousands of times,” Dial said. “The time was right to do something.” 

  • Jim Seidel resigns at ILHS volleyball coach

    First-year Indian Land High School volleyball coach Jim Seidel has resigned as the school’s varsity volleyball coach.

    Seidel’s resignation came before the Lady Warriors played a match on the 2017 regular season.

    “Mr. Jim Seidel has informed us that he has stepped down as the varsity girls' volleyball coach,” ILHS principal David Shamble said in a statement.