Today's News

  • DUI suspect had just dropped off 5-year-old child at school

    A Lancaster County man faces multiple charges after allegedly passing out behind the wheel near North Elementary School while dropping off a 5-year-old for class.
    The Lancaster Police Department arrested 36-year-old Jamy Kenneth Stacks of 2622 Deertrack Circle on a barrage of charges including driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to surrender a driver’s license, and improper tag and no insurance. He was also charged with unlawful conduct on a child.

  • Planning board sends UDO rewrite to council, but without approval

    After working on the document for 20 months, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has sent the 54-page revised Unified Development Ordinance to county council with no recommendation, positive or negative.
    The motion to approve the UDO, the document that spells out the county’s zoning and development regulations, received a 3-3 vote in the commission’s special meeting Monday night. It was the second such meeting in two months.

  • Officials agree: Time to dissect financial woes, sift alternatives

    Consolidating some city and county services is possible, but starting the process will require exhaustive number-crunching and serious, “painfully tough” discussions.
    That’s the initial reaction from a number of city and county officials after Lancaster Mayor John Howard floated the idea that the city’s colossal financial challenges require drastic action.

  • IL landfill owner admits violations

    The owner of an Indian Land landfill and recycling center sanctioned by state environmental officials in 2012 has pleaded guilty to willfully violating the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act.
    Ron Olsen, owner of Pressley’s Recycling Center at 9531 Charlotte Highway, entered the plea in Lancaster County General Sessions Court Monday and received a 90-day sentence, suspended upon time served, and one year probation.

  • 280,000 flee S.C. coast ahead of Matthew

    More than a quarter million people had evacuated the S.C. coast by late Thursday, and Lancaster County began providing shelter for some of those fleeing the path of Hurricane Matthew.
    President Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida Thursday afternoon ahead of the storm, which regained its category 4 strength during the day. The death toll has topped 100 across the Caribbean.
    Gov. Nikki Haley ordered more than 20 counties to evacuate in phases throughout the week, including Horry, Georgetown, Charleston and Beaufort along the coastline.

  • Track’s championship night highlights LSS’s 2016 finale

    LSS honored the track’s 2016 points champions Saturday night.
    The SECA Crate Late Models titlist is Benji Knight, and the Montgomery Towing Super Stock winner is Johnny Starkey. The Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman top spot went to “Wild Bill” Knight. The Cauthen Motors Renegade winner was “Burn ’Em Down” Steve Hinson, The Vintage champ was Ron Geehring, and the M&M Garage Extreme 4 winner was Chris Hinson.

  • Coaches honor Warriors duo

    FORT MILL –  Two Indian Land High School football players were honored during the week six meeting at the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Indian Land High School sophomore linebacker Robbie Csuhta and sophomore kicker Brandon Dickerson led the Lancaster County honorees.
    Csuhta was named the Class AAA-AA-A Defensive Player of the Week, while Dickerson was tabbed as the AAA-AA-A Special Teams Player of the Week.
    Csuhta had a solid effort in the IL Warriors’ road loss to Chester.

  • LHS swimmers dominate region meet

    Lancaster High dominated the Region III-AAAA swim meet, with the LHS boys posting 130 points and the LHS girls taking 110 at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center on Saturday.
    South Pointe’s girls had 65 points and the SPHS boys had 30. Richland Northeast girls had 12 and RNE boys had three.
    York boys had 19 and the York girls eight. Ridge View’s boys had eight points and the RVHS girls had three.

  • Thursday tilts key slate

    In a limited week seven schedule, the Lancaster County football schedule has only two games, both set for Thursday.
    Lancaster, continuing Region III-AAAA play, has another trip to the Midlands, but this game is Thursday night.
    Lancaster, 4-2, 1-0, ventures to Pontiac to face Richland Northeast on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    RNE shares the facility, Harry Parone Stadium, with Spring Valley High School, which also has a home game Friday.

  • Lancaster game canceled

    Lancaster High School's road football game with Richland Northeast, slated to be played Thursday, has been canceled.

    A make-up date has not been set.

    Schools in Richland and Lexington counties will be closed today (Wednesday), Thursday and Friday, so no after-school activities – games or practices – are allowed. The closing of the schools come in response to the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

    Stay tuned for more reports related to the rescheduling of games and school-related activities.