Today's News

  • Man shot to death at Miller Street home

    Police are investigating the shooting death of a Lancaster man late Sunday night, March 3, in what has become the county’s third murder of 2013.

    Kenneth Jeffery Blanding, 36, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. outside a home in the 400 block of Miller Street, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome said late Monday, March 4.

    Broome said Blanding died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

  • Public outcry halts move of recycling center in IL

    INDIAN LAND – Public outcry by Indian Land residents along Shelley Mullis Road has resulted in Lancaster County officials backing away from plans to place a temporary recycling and household trash collection center next to a park. 

    The site at the center of the uproar was to have been located next to Roy Hardin Park at 8341 Shelley Mullis Road, across from the Shelley Woods subdivision. 

  • SLED takes charge of J. Marion Sims Foundation case

    The investigation into the possible $220,000 in missing funds from the J. Marion Sims Foundation took another turn Tuesday, March 5, as state authorities assumed control of the case.

    S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spokesman Thom Berry confirmed that agency’s involvement Tuesday morning.

    “The answer is yes, SLED has been requested to investigate and we are going to investigate,” Berry said. “This is all still very preliminary.”

  • City may tweak auditing process

    Changes may be coming to the way the city of Lancaster audits businesses that pay license fees to the city.

    At its Feb. 26 meeting, City Council voted unanimously on first reading to amend an existing ordinance regarding inspections and audits.

    The vote was 6-0, as Councilwoman Jackie Harris was absent from the meeting.

    If adopted, businesses will have to provide copies of income tax returns upon the city’s request.

  • Thomas & Betts expansion to create new jobs

    Lancaster County’s Thomas & Betts will undergo a major expansion that’s expected to create more jobs at its plant at 3468 Old Camden Highway, just south of the Elgin community off U.S. 521. 

    The company, which makes steel power transmission structures, will add shifts in order to meet increased demands for its products, according to a media release issued Monday, March 4. 

  • Vols booters finish third at Gilbert

    Andrew Jackson placed third in a 10-team field at the Gilbert Soccer Classic on Saturday, March 2.

    The AJ booters opened play against Class AAAA opponent Sumter High School, fallinig 2-1 to the Gamecocks.

  • Union County captures Classic softball crown



    Union County captured the championship in the Lancaster County Classic on Saturday, March 2 at Springdale Park.

  • Eagles soar to baseball tourney title



    BUFORD – Central of Pageland posted its fourth straight win at Buford Park, this one the biggest of the set, as CHS downed third-ranked Andrew Jackson, 7-2 to capture the Comporium Preseason Invitational Baseball Championship.

  • 5-year-old girl dies from child abuse

    Hours after sheriff’s investigators said a 5-year-old girl died under suspicious circumstances, a Lancaster man was arrested in connection with her death.

    Phillip Bryan Gleason, 27, 1791 Craig Farm Road, was arrested Tuesday, March 5 and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile identified the victim as Soren Victoria Chilson.

  • Thompson-Blackmon Engagement

    Clyde and Carol Thompson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi N. Thompson, all of Rock Hill, to Rufus T. Blackmon Jr. of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. April 20, 2013, at 1214 Flint Hill Street in Rock Hill.