Today's News

  • Ethics panel: Blackmon broke law

    The S.C. Ethics Commission has ruled that Linda Blackmon violated state law by voting to give herself $6,750 in back pay for the 11 months when an election challenge kept her from taking office.
    The commission punished Blackmon, who represents District 3 on the Lancaster City Council, with a $2,000 civil fine and a $700 administrative fee, according to the panel’s order dated Feb. 28, which it released Friday. The penalties in the case could have totaled $4,700.

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  • Spotlight on Kilburnie

    A local treasure recently received national recognition, as Birmingham Magazine named Kilburnie one of the best bed and breakfasts in the South.
    Just north of Lancaster on the historic Craig Farm, Kilburnie was described as a rural oasis with nature trails and an expansive backyard that’s also a certified wildlife habitat.
    Writer Anna Mazurek complimented innkeeper Johannes Tromp on his two-course gourmet breakfasts.

  • Column: Budget report: Teacher raises, state college tuition freeze

    With the large education-reform legislation moving out of the House, work in the House will now turn to the 2019-20 state budget.
    The House Ways and Means Committee has been working over the last two months on the state’s budget for the upcoming year. While I don’t serve on Ways and Means, I have been attending these meetings to keep on top of important issues, as well as voicing my concerns to those who sit on that committee.

  • Column: Gathering stories about what makes Kershaw special, where it should go

    KERSHAW – On Feb. 16, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Kershaw Heart & Soul held a free pancake breakfast at Kershaw Elementary School to start the story-gathering phase of its community-building initiative.
    The crowd included town council members Mike Cook, Gail Rogora and Sonya Poole along with Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.  
    The breakfast was held to engage with residents and dig deeper into finding out what matters most to the community of Kershaw. We asked attendees what they love about Kershaw, and what they would change about it.

  • Murder during your dinner: ‘Don’t Throw the Rice Yet’

    People are coming to Lancaster from Charlotte and across the Palmetto State on March 16 for the premiere of “Don’t Throw the Rice Yet,” a See Lancaster Live murder mystery dinner-theater production at USC Lancaster.
    Written and directed by Lancaster’s Joe Timmons, the play is full of twists, turns and ruses to throw the audience off course.

  • Turning clocks ahead takes a toll on body

    It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, and skipping that hour affects the body and mind more than most people think.
    Dr. Tooba Khan, a neurologist at Lancaster Neurology, said daylight saving time can affect the body’s health by disturbing its inner clock, called the circadian rhythm.

  • Lancaster woman charged in her boyfriend’s stabbing

    A Lancaster woman has been charged with attempted murder after her boyfriend was stabbed Monday night.

  • 4th suspect is arrested in Kings Circle shooting

    A fourth person has been charged in connection with a Nov. 1 shooting on Kings Circle in Lancaster.

  • Great Falls teen wages war on litter

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Carson Marino has declared war on garbage.
    The 15-year-old Great Falls resident leads a group he has named “The Great Falls Trash Warriors.” Their objective is to pick up the mountains of litter that are thrown on the side of the roads between his home and his maternal grandmother’s house.