Today's News

  • Lancaster volunteer, off-duty Charlotte firefighter dies while in New York with wife

    Just after 2 p.m. today, Aug. 7, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office communications officer will issue a countywide pager tone for “Indian Land 7 to call the sheriff’s office.”

  • American Dream not reality for many in S.C.

    The American Dream is very simple. It is the foundation of our country and our state. It is not written into the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution; no Congress or legislature ever passed laws to make it official.
    But every American knows what it means and so do the immigrants from around the world who have risked it all to make it happen for themselves and their families here.
    The American Dream is you work hard and play by the rules and your children will be better off than you are. Economists call this “social mobility.”

  • Experienced drivers can set the example for all drivers

    There are many ways to classify drivers. Some people classify drivers according to their mental state, such as drowsy or aggressive. Other people classify drivers according to their speed. I, however, believe that a combination of age and experience is the best way to classify drivers, whom I think fall into three categories – older, beginning and experienced.
    Although there are exceptions to my belief, classifying drivers this way gives a better understanding of why people drive the way they do.
    Older driver

  • MYN: Morgan Farrar

     Age: 19

    Address: Meadow Drive

    Family: Parents, Bill and Lisa Farrar

    Pets: Three dogs, Murphy, Foster and Lola; three cats, Gee, Allie and Molly

    Job: Student at University of South Carolina Lancaster and works at Subbie’s

    Church: Second Baptist Church

  • Get creative with convenient cake mixes

     There’s a time and a place for a cake mix. When you’re in a pinch, a boxed mix gets dessert on the table fast, and allows you to check one more thing off your list.

    But beyond cake, use these convenient mixes for cookies too. Home cook Sherry Symmonds includes cream cheese for flavor and to keep her cake mix cookies moist. She also suggests getting imaginative with mixes and add-ins – any favorite combination will do.

  • Swinging for a cause

    Robert Howey
    Teamwork proved to be vital for the winning team in the seventh annual Pregnancy Care Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 26.
    The foursome of Danny Reynolds, Dan Edwards, R.G. Hayes and Brian Turner combined for a 17-under 55 to take a two-shot win in the 14-team field.
    The winning team carded three eagles, four pars and 11 birdies in posting the victory.

  • Wilmore basketball coach at Lewisville

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark Bews Service
    LEWISVILLE – Two years ago, Lewisville High School hired a former player without much coaching experience as its new boys basketball coach.
    They’re repeating that formula and hoping for similar results.
    Earlier this summer, Lewisville Athletic Director Rusty Pemberton announced the hiring of George Wilmore.

  • Time to plant dove fields

    Department of
    Natural Resources
    Dove hunters still have time to plant fields to attract doves during the upcoming season, according to a wildlife biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
    The mourning dove is the most popular game species in the Southeast, and South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of these speedy birds.
    The best way to attract large numbers of doves during the hunting season is to provide an abundance of good dove foods in an environment conducive to feeding by doves.

  • Beyond the jail cell walls

    Dwindling space, combined with a quickly expanding prison population, are looming problems for Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
    As crime remains high, and the number of jailed offenders awaiting trial continues to rise, Faile has watched the Lancaster County Detention Center experience severe growing pains. The facility is at 1941 Pageland Highway, behind the county’s 911 center.
    “We have a 121-bed facility, but the detention center averages about 140 to 145 inmates a day,” Faile said.

  • Man comes out of the woods after accidentally shooting self in chest with pellet gun July 22

    Authorities briefly searched a wooded area for a man who accidentally shot himself with a pellet gun July 22, though he was soon found and taken to a hospital for treatment.
    Several deputies responded just after midnight to the 2300 block of Continental Drive about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    When deputies arrived at the scene, they spoke with a 53-year-old woman who identified herself as the injured 35-year-old man’s mother.