Today's News

  • Blackmon center seeks $50,000 in city funds

    In the wake of controversy about a faith-based group being approved for a $10,000 donation from the city of Lancaster’s general fund, another former religious-affiliated ministry, now reorganized, has requested five times the amount for its community services.

    At the Tuesday, July 14,Lancaster City Council meeting, the Rev. George Williams and Anthony Elder came before council to request financial assistance for the Preston Blackmon Family Success & Career Center.

  • Authorities seek to locate car used in attempted armed robbery

    Staff reports

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, along with Crime Stoppers, are asking for the public’s help in the unsolved shooting/attempted armed robbery at a local convenience store.

    Authorities say about 4 p.m. July 12, four suspects entered M&R Mini Mart, 6152 Pageland Highway, and one of them shot a customer during an armed robbery attempt.

    Nothing was taken from the store and the suspects then fled in what is now believed to be a silver or gray Kia Soul.

  • School district maintenance projects moving forward

    To the untrained eye, the massive exposed ceiling inside the Lancaster Career Center adjacent to Lancaster High School, with its dangling coils of wiring and various pipes and beams, may look like a mess, but to David Small, it represents progress.

  • SMH new home to White cardio rehab clinic

    In December 2013, the fate of the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s John Morrison White Clinic and its popular cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center was uncertain.

    The university, moving forward with plans to close its remaining community health services programs, had begun talks with Springs Memorial Hospital about taking over its operation, but the deal was tentative.

    The message from USCL was clear: if SMH didn’t take it over, the clinic would close.

  • Kidnapping suspect enters guilty plea to sexual conduct charge

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – Harlan Donnell Melton, a Mt. Croghan man charged with kidnapping his stepdaughter in February, recently pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, and two counts of second-degree assault and battery from an earlier case.

    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers and Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks announced the plea, which was made July 8 in Chesterfield County General Sessions Court.

  • Juniors open 2nd-half play with tournament at Kershaw Golf Club


    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opened the second half of the 2015 junior golf season with a visit to the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday, July 13.

    The Lancaster chapter tournament featured some competitive play in a host of age divisions.

  • Angels stars third in state tournament


    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Angels all-stars made a solid run in the state tournament at Seneca, but fell short in their postseason hopes.

    The Lancaster Angels softball all-stars, who won the district title with back-to-back do-or-die wins last month, fell 10-1 to eventual state champion Latta on Wednesday, July 15.

  • Post 31 earns state berth


    INMAN – The Lancaster Post 31 baseball team is state-bound.

    P-31, in the rubber game of the American Legion baseball Upper State second-round series with Inman Post 45, bounced back to earn a bid to the state tournament.

  • Lawmakers ignore budget priorities

    While Gov. Nikki Haley’s vetoes may have totaled a miniscule portion of the budget, it didn’t stop lawmakers from overriding a significant number of her 87 vetoes (83 on the General Appropriations bill, three on the Capital Reserve Fund bill, and one on the Supplemental Appropriations bill). The House sustained only 17 of the 87 vetoes and the Senate another two.

    The Legislature moved quickly through the vetoes, often not even feigning serious debate to the possibility of sustaining a veto.

  • SCDNR closes Sunrise Lake for restocking

    Two lakes managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are closed for renovations and restocking.