Today's News

  • Passing through one last time

    On occasion, I’m a little jealous of W.B. Evans. This is one of those times.

    When it comes to looking back, “Mr. Bill,” as we call him in the newsroom  doesn’t have to pick and choose when looking for what stands out. Choosing the top features stories of the year is hard.

    I went through 157 issues making a few notes and was stunned to recall the people, places, events and organizations that make a difference. 

    To cull the list to 10 was almost impossible.    

  • Ring in New Year safely

    It’s hard to believe 2011 is nearly over. Despite the fact that economists say we’ve now been in a economic recovery for a good two years now, 2011 was still a hard year, especially for the nearly 12.6 percent of us still out of work in Lancaster County.

  • Put America first, not your political party

    It amazes me as to how the media actually functions and expects the people to continue to support them.
    While watching Fox News, they displayed a banner asking the viewers to Twitter their responses to the following question: “Have you chosen your candidate for the presidential election yet, or are you still undecided?”
    Are they serious?
    With the current slate of Republican candidates constantly attacking one another and basically self-destructing on a daily basis, how can that question be asked seriously?

  • New zoning committee needed for Panhandle

    On Oct. 24, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare appointed Councilmen Larry McCullough and Larry Honeycutt and Councilwoman Charlene McGriff to a committee to look into reworking the 88 permitted uses in Zoning Classification B-3 and applying the revised categories to the Panhandle area.
    After meeting several times in secret, the committee did come up with a means of subdividing the B-3 classification into smaller classifications.

  • Locals on edge after slaying

     Kelly Simpson says she’s always vigilant, especially when walking alone. However, news of the recent abduction and murder of a Kershaw woman has made her a lot more conscious of her surroundings. 

    Simpson, a senior at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, was shocked to hear that something as horrific as Monday’s murder could happen so close to home. 

  • Fatal IL accident was Christmas Eve

    Investigators believe a wreck discovered Tuesday that killed three family members south of Indian Land happened three days earlier on Christmas Eve.

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the victims Wednesday morning as Darrell Christopher Fisher, 48, of Catawba, his sister, Jerilyn Fisher, 47, of Rock Hill and her son, William Breon Fisher, 16, of Catawba.

  • State may seek waiver for No Child Left Behind waiver request

    The S.C. Department of Education is considering asking the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver from some requirements of No Child Left Behind.

    As part of the process, SCDOE has scheduled a community stakeholder meeting and public comment session on the matter at the Lancaster County School District offices from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) signed into law by former President George Bush in January 2002.

  • Two local men join Bachmann’s campaign

    Columbia – This week, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced the team of grassroots leaders who will propel her campaign to victory in South Carolina.

    The team includes two Lancaster County men: Executive Committeeman Donnie Jones, who will serve as the Bachmann campaign’s county chairman, and 

    Indian Land Republican Club Chairman Steven Coley, who will serve as the campaign’s county grassroots coordinator.

  • Speeding leads to drug arrest

    A Lancaster man was arrested after police found a number of drugs on him during a traffic stop. 

    Officers found the man while patrolling East Arch Street about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Officers saw a white car with tinted windows speeding in a 35-mph zone, according to a police department incident report. They pulled the car over in a parking lot along S.C. 9 Bypass. 

  • Teen takes woman’s car, wrecks it

    Jesef Williams


    Authorities say no charges have been filed in a December incident in which a teen reportedly took a car without permission and wrecked it on Jackson Street. 

    Lancaster police and sheriff’s deputies went to a home in the 100 block of South Jackson Street on Dec. 10 in response to call about a stolen vehicle and a wreck.