• Armed robber strikes convenience store

    Christopher Sardelli
    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, at 1101 West Meeting St., on April 9.

  • Martha Claire Harper


    Martha Claire Harper

  • Rabies clinics under way

      Now is the time to get your four-legged friend protected from a potential rabies infection. 

  • Study seeks to help jobless

    More training and better job placement for unemployed workers, as well as improved communication between local organizations, are all recommendations from the county’s first workforce study. 

    The $20,000 study, commissioned by Lancaster County Council last fall to address unemployment and help find ways to put people back to work, was recently completed by Greenville-based marketing research and workforce development agency 10-x Group. 

  • Justice for All

    It took thousands of cubic yards of concrete, hundreds of thousands of bricks and several miles of electrical cables, but the county’s new courthouse is almost ready to open.

    Chad Catledge and Danny Mullis, the men behind the scenes of the courthouse construction, updated Lancaster County Council on Tuesday night about the building’s progress and what is still left to do. 

  • Local leaders discuss results of the county's first workforce study




  • Deputy’s vehicle damaged in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is still looking into an accident that damaged a sheriff’s office vehicle last week.
    James Antwon White, 21, of Lancaster was driving a 2003 Chevrolet four-door vehicle at 6:40 a.m. March 30 on Great Falls Highway when he drove off the right side of the road and hit two vehicles in the South 200 Grill parking lot, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    One of those vehicles was a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Chevrolet SUV.

  • Fantasia Fun Day for ALS Saturday

    From Release
    Fantasia Farms will host its fifth annual Fantasia Fun Day for ALS from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALS Association, the Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter. The chapter provides services to more than 800 people with ALS in the area.

  • Brotherly love lost?

    Christopher Sardelli
    Shirley Blackmon walked cautiously toward her nephew’s  Pleasant Road house on Wednesday morning, moments after watching several police cars and ambulances speed by her window.
    Blackmon, accompanied by her grandson, Marshall Blackmon, kept a safe distance as she watched the cars pull into the driveway of 4351 Pleasant Road, a one-level home located near Primus Crossroads, a few miles from Rocky River Road (U.S. 522).

  • Officials suspend Clinton student

    Reece Murphy
    A Clinton Elementary School fifth-grader has been suspended and faces expulsion after allegedly drawing pictures threatening a faculty member.
    The incident occurred about 8 a.m. April 1 as the 11-year-old served a three- day in-school suspension sentence for fighting, school officials and a Lancaster Police incident report said.