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Today's News

  • Morning accident causes havoc

    A single-vehicle accident without injuries caused a major headache for drivers on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) north of Lancaster Thursday, May 21, rerouting traffic miles around the Taylor’s Grove community for more than eight hours.
    The accident in the 2700 block of Charlotte Highway happened shortly before 5 a.m. about a half a mile north of the intersection at Shiloh Unity Road when the driver of a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche struck a power pole and two fences.

  • Council defers moratorium vote

    Mixed feelings and a slew of questions resulted in county officials deferring a proposed Indian Land rezoning moratorium Monday night, May 18, until they have more information.
    Lancaster County Council was originally set to consider first reading of an ordinance to impose a nine-month moratorium on the acceptance and processing of rezoning applications for all properties north of Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5).

  • Schmidt column: Real threat is the truth

    The real threat to America is not from some terrorists, it is from the truth. When truth is told,  people die.
    Liberals do not view Muslims as real people with real beliefs and culture. They are viewed as the loser victims in a game of power. These are the lies about Islam and Muslims the liberals accept.

  • Blackmon column: Help save young black men through prayer

    God, through his anointing and answering of prayers, has put a mandate in my heart.
    On May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a Young Black Men Prayer Banquet (YBMPB) at Preston Blackmon’s Park, formerly Southside Park. We will pray for two hours.

  • Faile preaches local

    When it comes to running one of the best restaurants around day-to-day, Cecil Faile couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

  • City to receive preservation award for Cultural Arts Center

    The city of Lancaster will receive a 2015 Historic Preservation Stewardship Award for its dedication to the preservation of the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Lancaster Presbyterian Church. 

  • INSP’s ‘Brush of Honor” honors fallen soldiers

    This Thursday, May 21, at 9 p.m., family entertainment channel INSP will debut “Brush of Honor,” an original series chronicling the lives of American soldiers killed in action and an artist who has dedicated his talent to honoring them. An encore two-episode presentation will run on Memorial Day, May 25.

  • Former IL man dies in Riverside Road wreck

    A former Indian Land resident died in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday, May 16. 

  • Pageland store clerk shot in armed robbery

     PAGELAND –  A store clerk is in critical but stable condition after being shot during an armed robbery at La Tienda Mexicana Store on West McGregor Street on Sunday night, May 17.

    The suspect is still at large. He is described as a 5-feet, 5-inch tall young black male. He was wearing gray pants and a black shirt during the robbery.

    Pageland Police Chief Larry Brown said the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

  • Buford’s Emma Willhite has a heart for the hurting

    Editor’s note: In the next four issues, The Lancaster News is profiling students who have overcome challenges to earn a high school diploma in 2015.