Today's News

  • How widespread is corruption in South Carolina?

    After six years of peeling back layers of our corrupt state government, nothing should surprise us. And yet Judge Casey Manning’s ruling was still a shock – it didn’t seem possible for a judge to shut down a grand jury investigation into alleged corruption by the speaker of the house and argue that Bobby Harrell’s staff and colleagues on the House Ethics Committee must first decide if he had committed a crime.

    But it happened.

  • Red Rose girls, best in the world

    Every day on social media, I see posts bemoaning our young people and the future. It’s easy to join in and criticize a different generation. However, the majority of the young people I know are pretty remarkable. And there are two prime examples calling the Red Rose City home of whom I am extremely proud.

    Both Paige Duke and Julie Roberts found success nationally. Both faced adversity that could have ruined their careers, but each one has emerged victorious.

    Duke two-time victim

  • Officers looking for owner of abandoned animals

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a Lancaster woman, Heather Ann Hinson, 29, 217 W. Second St., Lancaster, in relation to a case of of abandoned animals.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report, about 4:30 p.m. June 18 deputies were dispatched to West Second Street in response to a complaint from neighbors about pets left behind at the residence.

  • Deputies investigate suspicious fire

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious fire on Sunnybrook Lane, between John Everall and Camp Creek roads, on June 21.

    Deputies and Camp Creek, Shiloh-Zion and Antioch fire departments were dispatched to a mobile home fire on Sunnybrook Lane at 7:29 a.m.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s report, when deputies arrived the homeowner was standing in front of the residence and informed firefighters “he had extinguished the fire and they did not need to get the hose off the truck.”

  • Council waives fee for church

    A request from a local church to waive a building permit fee launched a discussion amongst county officials last month about exempting all religious institutions from similar fees. 

    The issue was discussed during Lancaster County Council’s June 23 meeting after county staff received a request from Antioch Baptist Church to waive building permit fees for a new sanctuary building. 

  • Close Bear Creek Park?

    A surge in trespassing and littering inside a county park has county officials asking for the public’s help in tackling the problems. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis brought the issue of Bear Creek Park to Lancaster County Council’s attention during its June 23 meeting. 

    Located off Potter Road and along Bear Creek, the park has been attracting unwelcome attention from trespassers after hours, Willis said. 

  • Covenant VBS’ers step up for Sole Hope

    Up, Up and Away!  

    Children attending Vacation Bible School at Covenant Baptist Church from June 16 to 20 learned about biblical superheroes and then performed their own acts of justice and mercy. 

    Scripture for the week was Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To Act Justly and to Love Mercy and to Walk Humbly With Your God.”

  • Hearing set for July 14

    Prosecutors are gearing up for a hearing later this month for a Lancaster man facing multiple charges related to more than a half-million dollars in misappropriated funds from three area agencies.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Wednesday, July 2, that a hearing will be held July 14 for Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr., 42, 2176 Country Club Drive, though he declined to give specifics about what type of hearing it is or what it will entail. 

  • AAA stars win district

     Robert Howey


    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars capped an unbeaten run to capture the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 tournament at the Timken Sports Complex in Union on Wednesday, July 2.

    The Lancaster AAA all-stars, who went 5-0 in the field and outscored their foes, 56-4, wrapped up the crown with a 14-3 win over Clover, which fell twice to Lancaster.

  • Hammond to guide BHS Jackets

     Robert Howey


    Buford High School has gone within its hoops ranks for new leadership in the Yellow Jackets’ varsity basketball program.

    Garrett Hammond, who has coached in the Buford High hoops feeder program, is the new Jackets’ boys basketball coach.

    Hammond, 30, will take the BHS hoops reigns after former Jackets’ coach Neil Couch left Buford for a position with an area business.