Today's News

  • Annual garden sale is next weekend

     From release

    The annual S.C. Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale is Oct. 4-5 at the gardens on the Clemson University campus. The staff has assembled an extensive collection of unique and seldom-offered plant species that will thrive under local growing conditions.

  • Yard with a 'touch of class'

     Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    wning a house on a corner lot sometimes creates a landscaping challenge for a homeowner.  Lewie and Robin Pitts of 1329 Somerset Drive stepped up to that challenge, creating a beautiful view from all three easily-visible sides of their yard.

    Janesta Williams of Green Gardeners Garden Club and Cecile Flanders of the Lancaster Garden Club enjoyed the view so much they selected the Pitts as the winners of the September Yard of the Month. 

  • New attractions at IL festival Saturday

    Where can you taste delicious dishes, hear finger-snapping music and ride high in a hot air balloon?
    You can find all that and more at the eighth annual Indian Land Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.
    The free, family-friendly event, sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City of Light, just off U.S. 521. 
    With several new and returning attractions to keep festival-goers entertained throughout the day, festival co-chair Tracy Little expects the event to be the biggest one yet.

  • JN Fibers to bring 318 jobs to Chester

    RICHBURG – The long-awaited industrial project in Chester County doesn’t have to go by the name “Project 1233” anymore.
    JN Fibers Inc., a manufacturer of recycled polyester staple fiber products, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Chester County.
    The $45 million investment is expected to generate 318 new jobs.

  • County Council fuming over gas ordinances

    The growth of gas stations in the Panhandle can continue unfettered, as a pair of ordinances meant to place strict guidelines on their development failed during Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Sept. 23. 

    A slew of concerns, from overregulation of gas stations to the overall appearance of Indian Land, were debated as council tackled second reading of the two ordinances.

  • Brad Dunn taught many about life

    Lancaster native Brad Dunn had three main loves in life – God, his family and the South Carolina Gamecocks. And on Sunday, before a standing-room only crowd at Lexington United Methodist Church, all of them were there to celebrate his life.
    William Bradford Dunn was born on Feb. 25, 1977, and faced adversity every day of his life. An inoperable deformity left his face different from most other children. Other physical complications were operable, however, and through the years Brad became a familiar face at area and regional hospitals.

  • Man robbed at gunpoint returning home Sept. 12

    A late-night trip home turned frightening for a Lancaster man after he was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men earlier this month. 

    Police learned about the alleged armed robbery after the man’s 51-year-old sister reported the crime Sept. 12 in the lobby of the Municipal Justice Center, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    The woman said her brother, a 55-year-old Lancaster man, was robbed at gunpoint the previous night, the report said. 

  • Man robbed at gunpoint returning home

    A late-night trip home turned frightening for a Lancaster man after he was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men earlier this month. 

  • Council still at odds over LCEDC

    It began with a simple motion for an economic development office. 

  • Tracking down wanted people goes high tech

    In the hunt for wanted offenders, instant access to criminal justice databases has proved to be a boon for local law enforcement.