Today's News

  • Marion Ross McClanahan, 57

    Marion Ross McClanahan, 57

    Marion Ross McClanahan, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.  

    She was the daughter of Gertrude Stewart and the late Lewis Hood.

    Survivors include three sons, Marcell McClanahan of Fort Mill, Christopher McClanahan and Jonathan McClanahan of Lancaster; her mother of Lancaster; three sisters, Blondella Ross of Rock Hill, Norma   Chambers of Charlotte and Yvonne McClanahan of Van Wyck; a brother, Percell Ross of Waxhaw, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

  • Ira T. “JR” Bailey Jr., 71

    Ira T. “JR” Bailey Jr., 71 

    Ira T. ‘JR’ Bailey Jr., 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.

  • Train cars derail on Market Street

    The section of Market Street between Chesterfield Avenue and Gooch Street has been closed down after a train derailed near the Market Street crossing just before noon Friday.

  • America headed for bankruptcy

    The U.S. Congress has failed to pass a budget for the past two years. You can use your own imagination to figure out why.
    Even without a printed budget we can document the income and spending by our federal government.
    The amounts are usually expressed in the trillions of dollars. Most of us cannot visualize or comprehend what those amounts actually mean. So here is a breakdown of federal spending in simple terms.
    Let’s put the 2011 federal spending into perspective:
    u Federal income: $2,170,000,000,000

  • Humane Society of Lancaster grateful for community support

    Last month the Humane Society of Lancaster SC spent about $1,100 buying eight tons of dog food so we could help feed the needy pets of our county.
    Pets that might otherwise end up in the county animal shelter because their owners are having a very hard time financially and cannot feed them.
    One of our main goals is to help as many pets as we can in whatever way is needed and by providing them with food.

  • 180-degree turnaround

    Seventy-six-year-old Ruthie Hayden believes in the power of prayer.

    When the Northwest Apartments resident hits her knees these days, it’s to lift up her neighbors, and not to duck from random gunfire that used to be heard outside her front door. 

    “When you put enough prayer on ’em, they have to either start living right or get out,” she said. “That’s the only choices they have. They’re going to live right if they live here.”

  • City of Indian Land?

    Reece Murphy


    INDIAN LAND – Fed up with unchecked growth in Lancaster County’s fastest growing region, a group of Panhandle residents have joined forces to explore incorporation for Indian Land.

    Calling themselves Indian Land Voice (ILV), the group met publicly for the first time Aug. 17 at the Del Webb Library. About a dozen residents attended the meeting, not counting organizers.

  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Surveillance footage shows a group of men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, deputies responded to the store after receiving a notification from an alarm company at 4:58 a.m. The company said an alarm in the gun store had been activated. 

  • Cemetery talk: Lapse in code?

    KERSHAW – Does the town of Kershaw explicitly spell out what can and cannot be placed on grave sites at the town-owned cemetery on Edwards Street? 

    Plot owners have expressed concerns after they discovered ornaments and other items had been recently removed from grave sites and placed in a corner at the cemetery – without notifying families first. 

  • Man arrested for attacking woman, jumping on car

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week for the assault of a 17-year-old woman during which he reportedly jumped on her car. 

    Ahmad Rashad Craig, 21, 109 S. Gregory St., was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with third-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to property less than $2,000 after police say he attacked a Lancaster woman and then damaged her car on Aug. 14. 

    Police spoke with the victim in the lobby of the police department only minutes after the attack, according to a police department incident report.