Today's News

  • Banning bath salts intensifies illegal activity

    Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, commonly referred to as “bath salts,” is a dangerous synthetic drug that causes drug-induced psychosis. It has been linked to the May 26 assault in Miami where Rudy Eugene, who had stripped naked after overheating on the drug, ate the face off of Ronald Poppo, a homeless man known to be insane.
    Eugene continued his assault even after being shot by a law enforcement officer who was flagged down by a witness. He was subsequently shot and killed.

  • It is past time for citizens to take back Lancaster County

    Lancaster County Council tabled the proposed B-3 ordinance at its May 21 meeting with comments from council members Charlene McGriff and Kathy Sistare that they “would not be stampeded into doing anything.”
    These comments seem to have been triggered by a flood of e-mails from the public expressing frustration at the refusal of council to allow the B-3 ordinance on the agenda for the May 14 meeting.

  • ILES EcoWarriors celebrate Earth Day

    Denise Trufan
    Indian Land Elementary School
    The EcoWarrriors of Indian Land Elementary School held its eighth annual Earth Day celebration after school April 30.
    Denise Trufan, the club’s mentor, won a Tree Award from the National Wildlife Federation.
    As part of the award, ILES sent six beautiful trees from Sugar Creek Nursery for the school’s outdoor learning center and two trees to give away.

  • Tigers open season with home win over Camden

    The Lancaster Tigers opened the season with an impressive 379-145 win over Camden at the Lancaster County pool on Tuesday.

  • Drive for the Dream race Saturday night at LMS



    The Drive for the Dream race is set for Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The special race will be helping raise funds for the Lancaster Dream Team Foundation.

  • Hinkle starts strong in junior golfers' opener



    Brady Hinkle started strong and led in the 18th opener for the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association at White Plains Golf Club on Monday.

  • P-31 seniors keep rolling

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team continued to shine on the American Legion baseball diamond with a 12-6 League V win over Clover Post 38 on Tuesday night.

    The Lancaster seniors improved to 3-0 with the three-run league win.

  • Public forum looks for solutions

    Jesef Williams
     When somebody is murdered in Lancaster, who’s responsible?
    If a child repeatedly skips school and ultimately drops out, who’s to blame?
    Given that the answers aren’t cut and dry, community leaders recently assembled to talk about ways to find solutions to such problems, and to hear from residents on ways to prevent them in the first place.

  • Tuesday’s GOP primary may decide council seats

    Reece Murphy
    As a result of the S.C. Supreme Court’s controversial “Bloody Wednesday” ruling May 2 that removed primary candidates from ballots statewide, residents in only two areas of Lancaster County will be eligible to vote in the 2012 primary elections Tuesday, June 12.
    Both of this year’s local primary battles feature Republicans vying for County Council seats: Council District 3 comprising the northeastern portion of the county and the newly created District 7 at the tip of the Panhandle.

  • Need to clean your criminal record?

    Jesef Williams
    The ability to clean up a criminal record through expungement will be discussed Saturday, June 9, during a function of Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS).
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield will discuss the expungement process at the multi-purpose event, which is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Barr Street High School on East Meeting Street.