Today's News

  • Deputies charge 16-year-old with murder

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 16-year-old Lancaster boy for the shooting death of a 42-year-old man outside Lancaster Saturday, Oct. 3.
    New information since the murder shows the sheriff’s office had been looking for the suspect for more than a monthin connection with another crime in the area.
    Derrick Leron Stalk, of 2125 Walden Road, Lancaster, is charged as an adult with murder for killing Jeffrey Dale Barrett, 42, of 2167 Thomasville St.

  • County escapes brunt of ‘1,000-year’ storm

    Twenty-nine members of the Third Herd in Lancaster were packing gear and road equipment on Monday, Oct. 5, to head south for flood-swollen areas of the Palmetto State.
    S.C. National Guard Lt. Paul Bennett said the 178th Combat Engineers were called to state active duty about lunchtime Sunday, Oct. 4. By Monday, two convoy lines of road equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes and heavy trucks, flanked both sides of the S.C. National Guard armory on Nichols Road and its parking lots full of cars.

  • Evil is a part of creation

    You would have to be the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand, oblivious to the events of day- to-day life, to fail to see the presence and proliferation of evil.

    Yes, we observe it in its rawest form in organizations such as ISIS and other radical terrorist groups, whose adherents are bent on destroying anyone who doesn’t agree with their ideologies.

  • Power of press reports news consumers need

    The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Crenco robbery suspect charged in JR Grocery holdup

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Kenny Blackmon Jr., of Lancaster, for the Monday, Sept. 28, armed robbery of JR Grocery on Brooklyn Avenue.
    Blackmon, 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, was one of two suspects arrested by the Lancaster Police Department this week for the armed robbery of the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sept. 29.  
    Blackmon is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime for the JR Grocery robbery pending a first appearance.

  • IL Warriors fall to Eagles, 20-0

    PAGELAND – With South Carolina football teams facing a Friday night forecast of torrential rains from Hurricane Joaquin, Central High, along with many other schools, made the decision to play its scheduled game with Indian Land a night early.
    It didn’t take the Eagles long to tally.
    CHS, on the opening series, scored as Dedric Robinson dashed 70 yards down the water-logged field for the TD with only 29 seconds gone. The extra-point was no good and CHS led, 6-0.

  • Lady Bruins 18-1 after region wins

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins volleyball team pushed its record to 18-1, 6-0 with a pair of Region III-AAA wins.
    LHS rolled to a 3-0 win over Union County on Thursday, Oct. 1 when the Lady Bruins prevailed, 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.
    Hayden Thorne posted nine kills and Keyotta Garris had seven. Alexis Williams had five. Amirah Steward and Zaria Woods each had three. Mya Truesdale posted one.
    Ashley Abbott notched 30 digs and Keiana Howze had nine.
    Stevie Sweeney supplied 11 assists, while Amari Jefferson had six assists and Zaria Woods four.

  • Phillips’ clutch FG lifts Vols

    LAMAR – Andrew Jackson sophomore kicker Bryce Phillips calmly drilled a clutch 25-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to culminate a gutty performance by the Volunteers at rain-soaked Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 1.
    School officials decided to play Thursday in anticipation of expected heavy rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin and the rainfall of the century.
    Lamar, a perennial powerhouse in Class A and ranked sixth in the latest Class A poll, was stunned as the Vols took the opening kickoff and ran 10:06 off the clock during a 19-play, 89-yard drive.

  • Jackets club Braves, stay unbeaten in region

    Friday night football became Thursday night football for all Lancaster County high school football teams, and the Buford Yellow Jackets took it in stride.
    Buford played host to the Cheraw Braves on Thursday, Oct. 1, instead of its regular scheduled Friday night game, because of the record rainfall expected throughout the state.
    The Yellow Jackets “soaked” their way to one of their biggest wins ever on the football field, a 26-13 victory over the Braves, 0-6.

  • Bruins rally, sack Cycs

    On a rainy night, the No. 8 Lancaster Bruins reigned.
    The Bruins, 6-0 for the first time since the 1963 season, took command in the second half on the way to a 33-13 win over Chester in the Region III-AAA football opener for both teams on Thursday, Oct. 1.
    The game was to be played Friday night, Oct. 2, but LHS officials moved the game a day earlier with the forecast of heavy rain for the weekend.