Today's News

  • Highway turnoffs can be confusing

    Most of us have had an experience or two that we really can’t figure out. 

    I was reminded that I as watched and read about the tornado in neighboring York County on Nov. 16 that took three lives.

    All it takes is something like that to bring forgotten memories to mind.  

    Married servicemen often find it tough to secure housing for their families when reporting to a new duty station. 

    I was no different.

  • Lost & Found

    When Beverly Dozier’s family went around the table to say what they were thankful for during Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal she didn’t hesitate.

    Dozier is thankful for her gently-used brown corduroy coat and how it’s taken on a new meaning in her life.

    Andrew Garris may not have been at the Columbia home of Dozier’s brother to hear her sentiments Thursday, but he is just as thankful for that coat.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Talf Wrenn

    Name: Talf Wrenn

    Age: 16

    Address: Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw

    Family: Parents, Will and Meg Wren; a brother, Hammond and a sister, Caroline

    Pets: A dog, Bell

    Job: Junior at Andrew Jackson High School (also class president)

    Church: First Baptist Church, Kershaw

  • Small named new city fire chief

    Jesef Williams 


    The city of Lancaster looked within to find its new fire chief. 

    On Tuesday, City Council voted unanimously to name Chuck Small chief of the Lancaster Fire Department. 

    He succeeds Chris Nunnery, who recently stepped down to take a job as the county’s 911 director. 

    A Lancaster native, Small, 53, has been with the department since 1978. He’s been its battalion chief for the last five years. 

  • Black Friday shoppers scramble for deals

    Chris Sardelli 


    A precarious tower of boxes teetered back and forth inside Kaye Eubank’s shopping cart Friday morning as she slowly walked the aisles of Walmart. 

  • Alcohol now an option at city events

    Jesef Williams 


    Derek Smith believes Lancaster City Council has made a big mistake in regards to alcohol. 

    The Lancaster resident spoke at council’s meeting Tuesday, when it passed final reading of an ordinance to allow alcohol sales at city-sponsored events. 

    The vote was 6-1, with Councilwoman Linda-Blackmon Brace dissenting. 

  • Lancaster woman reports mail scam

    Chris Sardelli 


    A Lancaster woman who thought she won a sweepstakes may actually be on the hook for thousands of dollars. 

  • County discusses rental status of nonprofit agencies

    Jesef Williams 


     The fate of two well-known nonprofit agencies was front and center Nov. 14 as Lancaster County Council discussed their respective housing situations. 

    Council held a required public hearing during the early part of the Nov. 14 meeting for anyone to share concerns about plans to lease part of the county's Covenant Street property to Lancaster County Red Cross. 

  • Council to look at HOPE lease

    Lancaster County Council will consider lease options for a local charitable organization at its Monday meeting. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council members will discuss waiving rent payments for HOPE in Lancaster, an organization that provides food and help with utility bills for local families. HOPE operates out of a county building at 2008 Pageland Highway and council will decide whether to suspend rent payments for the group. 

  • Rock Hill man arrested at Lancaster football game

    Police arrested a Rock Hill man for allegedly threatening a crowd of spectators after a football game in Lancaster Monday night. 

    At least eight people called 911 shortly before 8 p.m. to report an irate man screaming and cursing at them at Lancaster High School's Memorial Stadium, according to a police department incident report. The disturbance happened during the closing minutes of a game between Rock Hill and Lancaster at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation's central district playoffs for small fry and mites all-stars.