Today's News

  • Lancaster County selected to receive state scholarship

    Christopher Sardelli
    A recently announced scholarship could help one lucky high school senior with tuition costs as they head to college this fall.
    The S.C. Association of Counties, a state organization representing county government in South Carolina, has announced that Lancaster County was selected as one of the recipients for its annual scholarship program.

  • Mama is the snake expert in our family

    With its two-story wooden frame houses and large wrap-around porches, Chesterfield Avenue was pretty much like every other neighborhood around the Lancaster city limits.
    On muggy nights, neighbors walked about to enjoy the slightly cool summers breezes, which rarely blew.
    Aglow with the flicker of a about a half dozen citronella candles, our side porch became a gathering place. It’s hard to rock and carry on a decent conversation when swatting at “skeeters.”

  • Blessed to be home

    Jody Miles is back. And so is that sense of humor and smile God gave her.
    Miles, 57, grins every time she reads Jeremiah 29:11 and she is grinning more each day as she recovers from a liver transplant.
    That verse of Scripture has been a big comfort for the co-founder of Christian Services in the last two years.
    Miles has all but forgotten the numerous setbacks from esophageal surgery and a cat bite in July that punted her from the top of the liver transplant list at the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • Doubt lingers


  • Waste Management addresses landfill project, touts benefits

    Most of the major players in a controversial landfill project have become well known over the last few weeks, though a new voice added to the mix this week.

    One day before Griffin Brothers Enterprises, owners of Mining Road Landfill near S.C. 903, withdrew an application to expand their property to include a Class 3 solid waste landfill, a representative from Waste Management weighed in on the project. 

  • Council approves IL fire district

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District is now a reality. 

    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved final reading of an ordinance to establish the new district at its meeting Tuesday night. 

    The new district establishes funding for an Indian Land Fire Protection District through rates and charges to Indian Land property owners. The ordinance also repeals the special tax districts in the Panhandle neighborhoods of Sun City Carolina Lakes, Edenmoor and Belair. 

  • Woman dies from asphyxiation

    Authorities say the Lancaster woman whose body was found Wednesday in Kershaw County died from a shortage of oxygen. 

    Kershaw County deputies found Elizabeth Marie Evans’ body in a wooded area in Camden after they arrested her estranged husband, Brian Franklin Evans, earlier that day.   

    Brian Evans, 46, had been driving a truck that matched the description of a vehicle belonging to Gerry Wayne Geiger. Authorities had found Geiger dead at his house the day before from multiple gunshot wounds and head trauma. 

  • Police Roundup 2/6/11

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    Lancaster Police Department


  • Bruins hold off Trojans



    Lancaster High School assistant basketball coach Jerron Cauthen, reflecting on the Bruins’ narrow 56-54 Region III-AAAA win over Northwestern, called it “a lesson learned.”

  • Foster joins Newberry, adds to link



    Newberry College extended its strong football pipeline from Lancaster County with a big addition to its latest football recruiting class.