Today's News

  • Council votes for Red Ventures tax incentive

    Lancaster County Council approved second reading of a tax-incentive package for internet marketing firm Red Ventures and an affiliated real estate company that would save the businesses an estimated $25.6 million in taxes over 30 years.
    The incentive matter, one of several on the agenda for local companies, prompted discussion of a longstanding, yet rarely collected county tax on properties once zoned agricultural.

  • Lancaster man dies in Chester County wreck

    A Lancaster man died after a car he was riding in hit another car head-on Sunday evening on U.S. 21 in eastern Chester County.
    Jermaine Chandler, 34, sustained critical injuries in the collision, according to Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker. He was transported by helicopter to Palmetto Health Richland medical center in Columbia, where he later died.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:10 p.m. on U.S. 21 about 6 miles east of Richburg.

  • An 'out-of-the-box' pizza experience

    Gayle Adams tried her first Kono cone-shaped, soft-crust pizza several years ago while vacationing in Singapore because she was hungry and in a hurry.
    “I saw a pizza I could eat while I kept shopping,” she said. “And it tasted really, really good, too.”
    At the time, she was a program analyst for VSE Corp., which provides engineering and technical support services for the U.S. military.

  • Glock .45, stack of cash, and backpack stuffed with heroin, crack

    After a months-long investigation, a Heath Springs man was charged with heroin trafficking after his arrest Thursday while he was carrying $9,500 in cash, a .45-caliber pistol and a backpack full of drugs.
    Jarvis Mandrell Anthony, 37, of 2520 Tucker Road, Heath Springs, was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges outside his home during the culmination of a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug investigation that began last year, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said.

  • Fancy digs for homeless cats

    The much-talked-about cat facility at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter is open and filled with furry felines waiting to be chosen and given a home.
    Seventeen cats and kittens removed from small, cramped cages last week were running free in their new spacious, clean, cool home Wednesday afternoon.  
    "We wanted to get these cats out of those cages," said Animal Shelter Director Alan Williams. "It's a whole lot better for them, breathing fresh, clean air and enjoying some freedom."

  • Nappers nabbed on drug charges in Walmart lots

    If you’re going to pass out or fall asleep in your car in a Walmart parking lot, be careful about what’s in the car with you.
    Three people were arrested this week after two separate incidents in Indian Land and Lancaster during which officers were called to awaken people in their cars and reported finding drugs inside.
    The most recent incident occurred about 1 a.m. Wednesday and resulted in the arrest of an Indian Land man on methamphetamine charges.

  • Targeting youth at century-old camp meeting

    The Lancaster City and Countywide Prayer Rally is dressing an age-old message in young hip clothes, and taking it to the historic annual Mount Carmel Camp Meeting next month.
    The group, formed in June for a rally on the courthouse grounds that drew hundreds of participants, will have its “prayer warriors” at the camp meeting Sept. 9-10.

  • Lancaster, York to revive ‘War of the Roses’

    A rather bloody battle between the houses of Lancaster and York that ended 529 years ago at Bosworth Field in England is about to be renewed at Buckelew Park.
    But his time, rights to the throne won’t be at stake, just bragging rights.
    The city of Lancaster has agreed to take on the town of York in a softball game and associated activities in mid-October during a second “War of the Roses.”

  • Springdale Recreation Center closed Monday morning

    The Springdale Recreation Department will be closed to the public until 2 p.m. Monday, according to Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.
    The county is making electrical repairs requiring the power to the building to be turned off. The work should be complete by Monday morning, but building inspectors have to review and approve the work before Duke Energy can restore the power to the building, Willis said.

  • Buford-Lewisville game reset

    The Buford vs. Lewisville varsity football game, set for Friday, has been moved to Thursday at 7 p.m. The game was moved to Thursday night at 7 with the forecast of heavy rain in the Lancaster area.