Today's News

  • Make the most of Easter holiday

    Today is Easter, regarded as one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.
    Easter, also known as Pascha, is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day following his crucifixion at Calvary, according to the New Testament.
    Easter follows Lent, the 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance which begins with Ash Wednesday and continues through Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

  • Meet your Neighbor: Lottie Allen

    Age: 70
    Address: Clearwater Drive
    Family: Son, Mitchell Allen; daughter, Porsha Mungo; daughter-in-law, Brenda Allen; grandchildren, Danielle, Justin and Kotera Allen and Anaiya and Darius Brice
    Pets: Fish
    Job: Retired
    Church: Mt. Carmel AME Zion
    Hobbies: Sewing, gardening and cooking
    Favorite books: The Bible
    Favorite movie: Tyler Perry movies

  • Preacher's wives get to do all the neat stuff

    Editor’s note – Remember When columnist W.B. “Bill” Evans is enjoying the Easter holiday with his family. We are reprinting this column, which was published on Easter Sunday 2011 at a reader’s request, with a few updates.

    On Monday, the president and first lady will send out the Secret Service to round up children in Virginia and Maryland, give them a colored basket and a free pass to wallow in the grass on the South Lawn of America’s back yard for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


  • Robinson celebrates the big 100

    There are many events that can be categorized as milestones in life – turning 16 or 21, getting married, having a baby or reaching a 50th wedding anniversary. But turning 100 years old is a milestone that warrants a large party, a party that draws hundreds of people.

    That’s exactly what happened at Morningside of Lancaster on March 16. Around 300 guests showed up to celebrate Ted Robinson’s 100th birthday at a party held in the parking lot on the Morningside campus.

  • Safety check nets six arrests

    Drugs, drivers without licenses and a woman wanted in another county were all found during a recent safety checkpoint conducted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    The checkpoint, held late March 23 along S.C. 9 near the Chester County line, saw the arrests of six people on charges ranging from no insurance to simple possession of marijuana, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

    The arrests, made throughout the night, included the following charges:

  • Murder suspect back in jail after running from deputies

    A Lancaster man out on bond in connection with the shooting death of a man two years ago found himself behind bars again after he led deputies on a chase earlier this month.

    Junior Lee Kiker, 31, 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, is one of two people charged with the July 16, 2011, murder of David Brazzell.

    Kiker was re-arrested March 7 on a charge of resisting arrest following a short foot chase through a Lancaster neighborhood, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He was also served with an outstanding family court bench warrant.

  • City firefighters to begin hydrant testing

    Lancaster Fire Department
    The Lancaster Fire Department will begin its semi-annual fire hydrant testing throughout the corporate city limits on Monday, April 1.
    The testing will continue through the end of May.
    All city fire hydrants will be tested to ensure they operate properly and produce the required water pressure when needed.
    Since this process must be done during normal operating hours, it’s impossible to know in advance just when or where the testing will take place in specific areas.

  • Today is deadline for free credit protection

    Today, March 31, is the deadline to register with Experian to receive free credit monitoring as a result of the breach at the state’s Department of Revenue in October.

    The DOR data breach team has been working throughout the weekend to provide assistance for individuals to sign up for the free, one-year credit protection.

    To enroll, individuals have the option to either go online by visiting protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code SCDOR123, or by calling Experian’s ProtectMyID Customer Service at 1 (866) 578-5422, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

  • IL natives honored for community impact

    About 80 people attended Steele Hill Community Partners Inc.’s inaugural Making a Difference Community Awards luncheon March 16 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Indian Land.

    The luncheon had a two-fold purpose – to recognize Indian Land residents who have made an impact on the Panhandle community and to raise money for Steele Hill Community Partners’ Hi Kee Summer Enrichment Program.

  • Business ordinance will stay the same

    Sandy McGarry was wowed when hearing about what happened at Lancaster City Council’s meeting Tuesday, March 26.

    After returning from an executive (closed) session, Mayor Joe Shaw said the city will not change its existing ordinance regarding business license inspections.

    McGarry, chairwoman of the Lancaster County Republican Party, was one of several people who spoke against the city’s intent to require businesses to submit portions of their federal and state income tax returns to the city.