Today's News

  • Everly tribute, MLK parade, Mary Wilson among events

    From release

    A new year has arrived, bringing with it a selection of entertainment and cultural events hosted by the City of Lancaster to brighten the rest of the winter season.
    Concertgoers can catch “The Everly Brothers Experience,” featuring the Zmed Brothers, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at USC-Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Zachary and Dylan Zmed celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly.

  • Spotlight on gliding duos

    It’s time to gather round at Lancaster High School and watch your hometown favorites boogie down in Lancaster’s own Dancing With The Stars competition.
    This year’s event is Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., with an art auction and AJMS chorus and band performances starting at 6 p.m.
    This year’s contestants are:
    ◆ Harlene Carter and Rendell Mingo.
    ◆ Amanda Ghent and Jason Hall.
    ◆ Lisa Hallman and Bobby Parker.
    ◆ Ryan Jones and Sh’kur Francis.
    ◆ Keishea Mickles and Dr. Lee Easterwood.

  • Business spurs internet backlash over Facebook immigration post

    A Lancaster funeral home owner is facing some backlash after posting an anti-immigration message on his Facebook   business page that was circulated widely on social media.
    Jerry Hartley, owner of Hartley Funeral Home on Hubbard Drive, posted this on Monday: “IF YOU ARE NOT BORN, AND RAISED IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING HERE, THIS IS AMERICA.”

  • Sheriff warns about jury-duty scam

    Scammers are using jury duty as a ploy to get Lancaster County victims to send them money, the sheriff’s office warned the public Monday.
    According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, callers are posing as officers, telling victims a warrant has been issued for their arrest because they have failed to show up for jury duty. In order to avoid arrest, the release said, the caller tells the victim to send money in the form of a GreenDot card or some other type of payment to a specific address, sometimes even the Lancaster County Courthouse.

  • It's official!

    Recently elected county council members Allen Blackmon, Larry Honeycutt and Charlene McGriff were sworn into office by Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond on Monday at the county administration building. Council also chose officers to leadership positions for two-year terms. Steve Harper was elected chairman, McGriff vice chair and Honeycutt secretary.

  • Education tops legislative agenda

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. General Assembly opened its 2019 session Tuesday, with many to-do lists topped by education reform throughout the state.
    Among the ideas discussed last week at a legislative preview event were teacher pay raises, shifting some lottery revenues to K-12 education, issuing state bonds for school construction and repair, and consolidating small school districts to save money.

  • Man charged with burglary, kidnapping in domestic case

    A Lancaster man was arrested on kidnapping and domestic violence charges Monday in a case involving his pregnant girlfriend.
    Fredrickeon Lamar “Buddy” Twitty, 24, of 1838 Steele Street, was apprehended Monday evening by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office near Lynwood Drive.
    Twitty is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He picked up additional drug charges during his arrest.

  • Garbage backlog plagues Kershaw

    KERSHAW – One sure way to get citizenry fuming at local government is by not picking up their trash, especially during the holidays.
    “It couldn’t have occurred at a worse time of the year, when more garbage accumulates. I’ve lived here all my life, and I don’t ever recall this happening,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • Orange Crush!

    For the second time in three seasons, Clemson won the national championship of college football Monday night – this time in a runaway against rival Alabama.
    The underdog Tigers dominated the Crimson Tide, winning 44-16 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and handing coach Nick Saban his largest point loss ever at Alabama.
    “How about them Tigers!” Clemson’s exuberant coach Dabo Swinney said amid hugs and confetti after the game. “Man, I’m so proud of our guys….

  • Do not call 911 if all you need is a designated driver

    Lancaster police charged a woman with disorderly conduct and unlawful 911 use Dec. 30 after she allegedly called dispatchers three times asking for a designated driver.
    According to a Lancaster police report, Laquisha Shanice McIlwain, 26, called 911 first at 12:28 a.m., saying she was extremely intoxicated and needed a ride home from the Pardue Street apartment complex.
    When officers arrived there, McIlwain was nowhere to be found, so they left. At 12:52 a.m., she called 911 again, asking for a ride home from the 2000 block of Pardue Street, the report said.