• Partners for Youth to honor founders, FFCU

    From release
    Lancaster County Partners for Youth will honor Founders Federal Credit Union and the founding board members of the Lancaster Medical Endowment on Dec. 12  for their impact on the Lancaster County area.
    The event is 6 p.m. at the Gateway in Richburg. Guest speaker is Chad Holbrook, University of South Carolina baseball coach.
    Lancaster County Partners for Youth was formed as the Lancaster Medical Endowment in 1976 as a nonprofit subordinate of Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • County gets $38,130 for food and shelter

    from United Way of Lancaster County
    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $38,130 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency made up of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

  • Sign up now for Billy Graham training

    A team from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will be in Lancaster on Tuesday, Oct. 22, for a free “My Hope America” training event.
    Hosted by Ollie Alexander, pastor of New Life International Ministries and Ambassador for International Missions, the event is open to all pastors, ministers and church leaders who would like to attend. Training materials will be provided to attendees at no cost.

  • Electric record-setting run?

    The owners of Indian Land’s Plum Quick Motors say they’re confident the second time was the charm last week in their pursuit of a record for the world’s fastest golf cart.

  • Van Wyck explosives firm responds to local concerns

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News ran a story Aug. 16 on Dyno Nobel opening an explosives plant in Van Wyck. Readers responded with further questions on the emergency preparedness plans by the company, community and county.

  • Humphries sentenced for role in shooting death of David Brazzell

    More than two years after her arrest, a Richburg woman was sentenced this week to a decade behind bars for her role in the armed robbery of a man shot to death inside his home.

  • Massey charged with murder

     Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Lancaster man during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12. 

    Allen Wesley Massey, 26, 422 Elm St., was arrested on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission a violent crime after turning himself in to authorities Oct. 13, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said in the release that officers had been searching for Massey in connection with the shooting death of Demarcus L. Robinson, 30. 

  • SCDOT plans information meeting Tuesday on Lynches River bridge into Chesterfield County

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled an information session for Tuesday, Oct. 15, to discuss the Lynches River Bridge on Overbrook Road that crosses into Chesterfield County.

  • March of Dimes offers 2014 grant funding

    From release
    COLUMBIA – The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter is accepting applications for 2014 community grants.
    In 2013, the chapter awarded more than $400,000 in community grant funds to organizations in South Carolina to address unmet maternal and child health needs.
    The Chapter Community Grants Program is designed to invest in projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support the National Prematurity Campaign objectives and further the strategic goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes.

  • Zais’ proposal worries educators

    The S.C. Board of Education (SCBOE) is considering a proposal that would gut its regulation limiting class sizes and mandatory staffing levels at the state’s public schools.