Today's News

  • S.C. Firefighters Hall of Fame to induct Blackwelder, Cauthen

    Reece Murphy
    Two Lancaster County fire chiefs will be inducted into the S.C. Firefighters Hall of Fame next week.
    Retired Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Blackwelder and late Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen will be inducted during the S.C. Firefighters Association Conference in Myrtle Beach June 4 through June 9 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
    The men’s names will join those of 188 other hall of fame inductees from across the state.

  • Shrader faces multiple charges

    Christopher Sardelli
    An investigation into missing UPS packages led local authorities to arrest a Lancaster man for a string of  burglaries throughout the county.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Timothy Eric Shrader, 29, 2293 Kershaw Camden Highway, with second-degree burglary, three counts of breaking and entering an automobile and one count of receiving stolen goods, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Deputies charge couple with strong-arm robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Heath Springs couple is behind bars after they were arrested for assaulting and robbing a man late last month.
    Carl Thomas Ferrill, 28, and Kayla Ann Mangum, 26, both of 1870 Baysprings Road, Heath Springs, were arrested May 27 and each charged with strong-arm robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The charges are related to an assault that sent a 47-year-old man to the hospital because of multiple head and neck injuries.  

  • Man threatens elderly couple

    Christopher Sardelli
    No arrests have been made in the case of an elderly couple threatened outside a Lancaster home by a man who had a butcher knife in his pocket.
    Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of South Hughes Street  about 2 p.m. May 20, after reports of a disorderly person, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged with marijuana possession, assault on officer

    Laura Caskey
    A speeding violation led to the arrest of a Lancaster man on drug and assault charges recently.
    A warrant is being completed for the arrest of Christopher Columbus Avontae Mingo III, 20, 2201 Pardue St. Apartments, after a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy stopped his car at the intersection of Old Landsford Road and Springdale Road.
    Mingo was charged with traffic violation, possession of marijuana and assault on a police officer, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Supporting the arts enhances living

    Twyla Tharp, a famous American dancer and choreographer, is quoted in her book, “The Creative Habit,” as saying “... reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them, and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won.”

  • Fruit of the Earth

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Ah, to be in a garden in the cool of the day, with the fresh smell of the earth and plants filling the air. On Beaverland Farm on Hoke Road in Lancaster County, Robert and Lisa Bowers enjoy a bounty of the fruit of the earth – and all of the sights and smells that go with it – in a half acre garden on their property.
    The garden began coming to life in February, Lisa Bowers said.

  • Liberals seek to mislead us

    Melanie Aves in her column, “Vote Democrat if you support our education,” in the May 4, 2012, edition of The Lancaster News, once again proves that liberal Democrats absolutely deny the truth when they are faced with actual events proving them wrong. Truth has not mattered with liberals for a long, long time.

  • Smoking ban infringes on individual’s freedom

    It seems to be only fitting and proper that we read in the May 18, 2012, edition of The Lancaster News of Lancaster County Council’s plans to institute a strict smoking ban for the county.

  • One of the ‘Most Wanted’ in custody

    One of the county’s ‘most wanted’ criminals, who dragged a sheriff’s deputy along a car and then ran from the scene last March, was arrested after a traffic stop earlier this month. 

    On May 16, deputies arrested Emilio Rodricus Brown, 23, 302 McCardelll St., and charged him for various offenses, ranging from resisting arrest with a deadly weapon to driving on the wrong side of the road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.