Today's News

  • Lancers take two in home opener



    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers pushed their baseball mark to 3-2 with a doubleheader sweep of USC Salkehatchie on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

  • Domestic dispute turns fatal

    A Kershaw woman is dead, and her husband arrested, after an alleged domestic dispute late Monday night, Feb. 11.

    Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, 8992 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw, has been charged with murdering his wife, Deborah Faile Hilton, 59, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Deputies were called to the couple’s home at 11:53 p.m. after Joseph Hilton called 911 to report he had shot his wife, the release said. 

  • Police announce arrests in Anthony murder

    A Lancaster man and woman are behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a Kershaw man late last month.

    Ketta Tomaka Evans, 34, 715 St. Paul St., and David Jamarcus Stalk, 23, 415 E. Dunlap St., have each been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

    Authorities say the two are responsible for the death of Kevisis Anthony, who was reportedly shot Jan. 26 in the area of St. Paul and Pleasant Hill Streets. Anthony, 32, died two days later from his injuries.

  • Chamber honors are deserving

    Toasts were frequent at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Wine and Stein annual meeting at the Fairway Room on Jan. 24.
    The chamber event features a host of awards for deserving folks who make a defining difference in our community.
    Mobley Drug garnered its share of awards at the meeting.

  • Birthday checker sets: always in style

    Feb. 9, 1940, was about to be a glorious day, or so I hoped.

    Anything would beat the cold spell we had just come through. The winter was colder than usual and after parts of the Catawba River iced over, they turned out Lancaster High School, and several others. It was just too hard to heat most of the school houses. There was a lot of stuff going on around town the week before my seventh birthday.

    Seems this Jones fella broke into the Fox Hall Cafe stole $17 and hightailed out of tour. He was arrested at the bus station in Winston Salem.

  • No parking signs worry Feiner

    A battle over no parking signs inside a small Indian Land neighborhood made its way to Lancaster County Council last month.

    Panhandle resident Erwin Feiner, who lives along Largo Lane in the Arlington neighborhood, brought his concerns about such signs, and the legality of towing cars along county roads, to council’s Jan. 28 meeting.

  • South Main water line work to cost $11k more

    More changes are coming to the city of Lancaster’s ongoing Streetscape beautification project along South Main Street.

    At a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 6, City Council voted 6-0 to approve a suggestion regarding an old water line and a driveway request from affected property owners.

    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris was absent from the meeting.

  • Change coming to Kershaw council

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council will have a different look this year.

    Two of its members have chosen not to seek re-election. They are District 3 Councilman Randy Seegars and District 4 Councilman Morris Russell.

    Seegars, who’s in his first term, said his health is the sole reason he’s not seeking re-election. He’s dealing with knee issues and a hernia, and has two upcoming surgeries, he said.

    Within the last year, he believes he’s missed five or six Town Council meetings for health reasons.

  • Council approves IL firefighter grant

    Despite an administrative snafu, Lancaster County Council approved matching a federal grant for the

    Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department during its meeting late last month.

    Council voted 6-0 at its Jan. 28 meeting to approve a $2,000 local match to fund a new breathing air compressor for the fire department. Councilman Steve Harper was absent from the vote on a previously scheduled trip.

    The amount is 5 percent of the total grant, with $38,000 funded by the federal government.

  • 'The Black Garbo'

    In downtown Lancaster, across from the historic courthouse, is the county’s Wall of Fame – five large portraits painted on the brick wall of the old Kimbrell’s Furniture building.

    Somewhat at odds among the likes of President Andrew Jackson, groundbreaking gynecologist Dr. J. Marion Sims, WWI flying ace and textile giant Col. Elliott Springs and Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke, is the portrait of a young black lady in a white smock and red headscarf.