Today's News

  • Great Falls media figure Sheila Stewart loses life in Atlanta car accident

     Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Services

    GREAT FALLS –  “Our loss is heaven’s gain,” Helen Worthy said of the passing of her younger sister, Sheila Stewart.

    Stewart, 44, the news and community affairs director at Radio One’s five stations in Washington, D.C. was fatally injured in an automobile accident on Oct. 24, in Atlanta, Ga. She is survived by a 3-year-old son, Jonathan Russell. 

  • Local GOPs reject Graham's censure resolution

    On Thursday, Oct. 17, the executive committee of the Lancaster County Republican Party rejected a proposed censure resolution against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). 

    This discussion was presented at the September meeting by several attendees, including members of the county GOP’s executive committee.

    Of the 18 executive committee members present, 13 members voted to table the resolution. Three members voted for the resolution and two members abstained, defeating the attempt to censure Graham with 72 percent of the vote.

  • Traffic stop for expired license plate nets multiple charges

     Denyse Clark


    A Heath Springs man, stopped by a Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy for an expired license plate, racked up several more charges after he got out his vehicle and ran. 

  • Player's father turns himself in for assaulting football coach

    The father of a Lancaster High School Bruins football player was arrested Monday, Oct. 28, for alledgedly attacking one of his son’s football coaches at practice.

    According to the Lancaster Police incident report, the fight occurred when 55-year-old Derrick Cunningham went to the Lancaster High School athletics complex to speak with LHS head football coach Bennie McMurray.

  • Residents not pleased with new IL school traffic plans

    INDIAN LAND – Residents and parents in the area of a new Indian Land elementary school on Harrisburg Road met with school district and public officials Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church to discuss their concerns with traffic and other issues.

    Indian Land’s new elementary school is under construction at 10251 Harrisburg Road.

    The school is scheduled to open next August for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Father, grandma charged in kidnapping

    What began as a night of trick or treating ended with the arrests of a man and his mother on infant kidnapping charges Thursday, Oct. 31.

    Daquavius Wade, 20, 207 Hampton Road, was arrested for kidnapping, while Tonya Ross, 41, 325 Rutledge St., was arrested on a charge of accessory to kidnapping after the fact, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. Ross is Wade’s mother.

    The two were charged with the non-custodial parent abduction of Wade’s nine-month-old son, the release said. 

  • Chain reaction

    Pam Ellis has seen the future of Lancaster County and it involves a big bowl of salad with a side of breadsticks fresh from the oven. 

    The culinary combination may seem like an odd choice when talking about the county’s economic development prospects, but for Ellis it’s all about offering residents an increased selection of retailers and restaurants. 

    Specifically, the Lancaster native hopes to one day see her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, move into the county. 

  • Rise early Sunday to view sun's eclipse

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

  • Police using military tactics threat to citizens

    Over the last four decades, local police forces across the nation have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics. Whether and to what extent this alarming trend poses a threat to South Carolinians’ civil liberties is a question that deserves attention.

  • New youth soccer league fills a need for Lancaster kids

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer coach Martin Cantu saw a combination of things in Lancaster that prompted him to create Carolina United Soccer Academy, a soccer league designed to include kids from all walks of life in the community.