Today's News

  • HOPE kicks off Faulkenberry Christmas Basket this week

    Gregory A. Summers
    In November 1959, the Lancaster Jaycees announced plans for its second annual coat drive to help needy families in the county.
    And in his role as spokesman for Lancaster County Associated Charities, Jack Caskey issued a call for toys, furniture and other items to give hurting local families a hand up.
    It’s a given that some charities go unnoticed.

  • City re-awards bid for Streetscape project

    Jesef Williams
    A company from Cherokee County will perform the work for the city of Lancaster’s latest Streetscape beautification efforts.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting to award a construction bid to Sossamon Construction Co. of Gaffney.
    The city is working with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant it received to go toward enhancements along South Main Street from Emmons Street south just past the city limits near South Avenue.

  • Council approves gold mine ordinances

    After five months of obstacles, debates and halted progress, a series of ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine and mining in general received final approval by Lancaster County Council late Monday night, Nov. 12. 

    It’s been a long journey for council members, mine officials and Kershaw residents, as several ordinances involving rezonings, development agreements and zoning definitions have been in flux since the measures were presented to council in June. 

  • Gunshots fired at car, nightclub

    Patrons at a local nightclub called police early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, after someone fired several bullets into the building and a nearby car. 

    Officers responded at about 2:40 a.m. to Good Time Charlie’s, 1366 W. Meeting St., about a report of shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    A 911 dispatcher told responding officers that a car in the parking lot had been shot and a vehicle suspected to be involved fled the scene heading west on West Meeting Street. 

  • Locals can still help out with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    Folks in Lancaster County and South Carolina have long been known for lending a hand in times of need.

    Though it’s been more than three weeks since Hurricane Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States the week of Oct. 28, millions of people are still suffering.

    That’s why it should come as no surprise that Lancaster County residents are reaching out to help – or that they could still use your help.

  • See Lancaster SC unveils 2012 Christmas ornament

    The sounds of Susan Vinson Sherlock’s dulcimer complemented the occasion well.

    Sherlock played songs that captured the feel of the 1800s – the period used to draw inspiration for this year’s See Lancaster SC Christmas ornament.

    Visitors stopped by the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Lancaster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to see the unveiling of the 2012 ornament. Fittingly, it portrays one of the eight stained-glass windows from the West Gay Street church, which was built in the 1800s.

  • Kershaw men charged with heroin possession

    KERSHAW – Two Kershaw men were arrested on heroin charges after one of them led authorities on a chase late last month.

    Jeffery Alexander Knight, 26, 8524 Old Jefferson Highway; and Robert Rhett Hunter, 25, 2187 Conservancy Road, were each charged Oct. 31 with possession of heroin.

    Deputies went to Small’s Food Center on North Matson Street that night in response to a call about a suspicious man entering and exiting the store and hanging around the parking lot, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Buford, AJ cheer teams set for state competition



    Andrew Jackson and Buford high schools will compete in the Class AA state cheer competition in Greenville on Saturday.

  • Juniors roll in LHS powder puff contest

    The juniors, with a shutout win, captured bragging rights for 2012 after posting a 21-0 win over the seniors in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium.

    The flag football game was held during the LHS homecoming week of Oct. 8-12.

  • County voters out early to cast ballots

    When it came to voting on Election Day, Marlena Norwood didn’t have a hidden agenda.

    Poll manager Casey Usher had flipped on the lights inside the fellowship hall at Spring Hill Baptist Church about 15 minutes before Norwood arrived at 6:05 a.m. and slipped inside to take the first seat. 

    The Spring Hill precinct has a little more than 1,700 registered voters. Discounting those who decided to vote absentee before Tuesday, Norwood was the first voter at that precinct.