Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    And per departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping.  
    The office, however, does work to identify owners and reunite them with their property. 
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • Tennessee escapee arrested in Lancaster

    Keith Artie Greer, a Lancaster man wanted for escaping Tennessee police custody, was arrested Tuesday at Lancaster Square Shopping Center on drug and weapons charges.

  • County wants 18-wheelers off Waxhaw Village Road

    Lancaster County will place signs along Waxhaw Village Road in the coming days to prohibit through-truck traffic.
    Just south of North Corner Road, the 2.1-mile-long county- maintained dirt road runs between U.S. 521 and Old Hickory Road.
    “Tractor-trailers are using it as a cut-through, and it’s not suitable for anything much larger than a pickup truck. It’s a single-lane dirt road,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.   

  • County OKs library bids, to trim some excess costs

    The overall cost of the planned library renovation project is coming in about $230,000 over budget, but Lancaster County awarded bids Tuesday with the stipulation that the extra costs will be trimmed before construction begins.
    “It’s a catch-22 situation,” County Administrator Steve Willis said. “We can’t legally talk to a contractor about value engineering – or what can be cut – until we award the bid. So we have awarded the bid with the understanding we’ve got some cutting to do or we do not move forward.”

  • Historic coin no longer missing

    SPARTANBURG – The silver coin that President George Washington used in 1791 to buy his breakfast at a Lancaster County tavern – missing for the past eight years – has been found.
    The Spanish real, or “piece of eight,” sliced in half by Washington using his sword, had fallen out of the envelope where it was kept inside a fireproof safe at Wofford College.

  • Dr. Douglas Rucker dies at 79

    Lancaster County was shocked Friday by the death of Dr. Douglas Rucker, one of its most respected business and civic leaders, an inspiring ambassador for the community.
    Rucker, founder of Rucker Dentistry on Chesterfield Avenue, died early Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack. Known for his infectious smile and giving nature, Rucker was 79.

  • Cardinal Health cutting 150 IL jobs

    INDIAN LAND – Cardinal Health announced Tuesday that it was cutting its workforce by 25 percent and eliminating 150 jobs.
    The plant, which makes surgical kits, is getting rid of its second shift, said Cardinal Health Communications Manager Erica Lewis. The company is based in Ohio.

  • 2 new local online radio outlets

    Local radio has made a comeback across the county with a pair of new “stations,” but this time it’s on computer-based platforms instead of the time-honored airways.
    Willip Gaither has launched SkyGRadio (www.skygradio.com) in Heath Springs and Danny Phillips is getting former WAGL-AM back on the air at www.waglradio.net.
    “You can’t survive unless you have internet radio,” said Gaither, whose family-run station plays gospel music. SkyGRadio programming also includes syndicated ministers and inspirational speakers.

  • Commentary: Graham on China: ‘We’re at that part in the trade war where you feel price increases at Walmart’

    Editor’s note: Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared Sunday on CBS News to talk about President Trump’s trade policy with China, which included a tweet last week ordering U.S. companies to prepare to leave China. Here are excerpts of Graham’s interview with “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, just after White House adviser Larry Kudlow told Brennan the president has statutory authority to stop U.S. business activity in China.

  • Guest Column: Lancaster Girl Scouts travel, learn, help their community

    Girl Scouts of Lancaster have been on the go over the past year and having a great time as they learn, travel and help other people.
    The girls have had the opportunity to participate in many community service projects.
    Lancaster District AME Zion Group 970 helped with the Sickle Cell Foundation Festival. The girls passed out water, helped with games and led the parade. They really enjoyed this and are so excited to participate again.
    Girls from First United Methodist Church assisted with the lantern tour and other projects at Andrew Jackson State Park.