Today's News

  • City proclaims Lancaster Habitat Day

    Students at Discovery School and members of the Habitat board of directors braved the rain on Monday, Oct. 5, to celebrate World Habitat Day and Lancaster Habitat Day. Student artists painted the school rock with their own original design to recognize Habitat and Chucky Rivers, lead teacher, taught the students about Habitat and World Habitat Day.

  • Breast cancer: This means war

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – In 1999, when I first found out that I had breast cancer, my initial thoughts were to count how many years my mom lived after the doctor had informed her she had the disease.
    I counted about five years.
    After going through months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, my mom lost her tough and lengthy battle with breast cancer in 1972. I was a senior in high school.

  • Griffin could tell a good story

    In 1990, when PBS aired Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary, “The Civil War,” I was a little curious.
    During that first episode, when the late Shelby Dade Foote Jr., showed up for his first cameo appearance, my curiosity became intrigued, for good reason.
    At the time, Foote was a relatively unknown as writer and historian west of the Mississippi and north of the Mason Dixon Line.
    However, I was the lucky one and knew exactly who he was.

  • County hires interim economic development company

    An interim economic development firm and a new structural committee are two of the latest developments in the county’s economic development saga.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis confirmed Lancaster County Council recently approved a motion to engage a firm, and not a person, to handle economic development matters on an interim basis until a permanent in-house director is hired. The vote was made after council returned from executive session at its Sept. 28 meeting.

  • 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.