Today's News

  • 'Cheeseburger' Mullis top dog in taking first Crate Sportsman win



    Bryan “Cheeseburger” Mullis captured his first-ever win in the Crate Sportsman Division to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  • Two men arrested on cocaine charges

    Two men were arrested during a traffic stop late last month after authorities found cocaine in their car.

    David Frisco Jones, 34, of Lugoff, and Sedric Davel Robertson, 33, 638 Kershaw Club Road, Kershaw, were arrested June 29 and each charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The arrests were made following a traffic stop by investigators with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force on East Richland Street in Kershaw, the release said.

  • P-31 seeks strong finish

    After a tough loss, the Lancaster Post 31 senior baseball team faces a challenging week.
    P-31, which dropped a 12-10 road loss to Rock Hill after leading 7-0 at one point, will open the final week of regular-season play with three games.
    Rock Hill, 12-3, has completed its season.
    Lancaster, 9-3 in League V play, opens the week with a home game against Clover at 7 p.m. Monday. P-31 travels to Chester on Tuesday and then visits Fort Mill Post 43 on Thursday to cap regular-season play.

  • Blitz nets bid to Southern Championship

    Staff Reports
    The Palmetto Blitz, a 12-under travel softball team, is on a diamond tear this season.
    The Blitz, coached by Katherine Small, Jimmy Abbott and Randy Cauthen, has compiled a 29-2 record, with both losses by one run.
    The team’s success has earned it a bid to the NSA Southern Championship in Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 1.
    The Blitz includes girls from Lancaster and the Andrew Jackson and Buford areas.

  • Skateboarders, officials work together for Kershaw park

    Persistence personified can be found in the group of area youth who have pushed for a skateboard park in Lancaster County.
    The group, led by Dustin Owens and his skateboard-loving followers, have frequented area government council meetings in the past year, pushing for a skateboard park.
    They’ve been to city and county council meetings in hopes of a solution, but it appears they may have found their future hopes at the Kershaw Town Council.

  • Lynch’s comments about county unacceptable

    Larry Honeycutt

  • Events include loads of family fun

    Reece Murphy
    Get ready to show your patriotic colors. The Fourth of July is right around the corner.
    Even though July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year, there will be no humpday slacking in the local celebrations as Lancaster County does it red-, white-and-blue style.
    From parades to parties, fireworks to musical performances, read on for everything you’ll need to know to celebrate a great local Fourth of July right here at home.
    Sun City Carolina Lakes celebrations

  • Deputies arrest repeat offender, once again

    Christopher Sardelli
    A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Lancaster man on a grand larceny charge last week, only months after he was jailed for burglary.  
    John Allen Hill, 32, 1559 Springdale Road, was arrested Thursday, June 28, and charged with possession of burglary tools and grand larceny, third or subsequent property offense, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

  • Heath Springs council adopts budget

    Jesef Williams
     HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs’ budget for 2012-13 is similar to the one adopted a year ago.
    Town Council passed final reading Monday, June 25, of its $1.14 million budget for the new fiscal year, which begins today, July 1, and ends June 30, 2013.
    The vote was 3-0. Council members Mark Bridges and Iva Drakeford were absent.
    The town, which doesn’t collect taxes, operates two main funds – a general fund and a water and sewer fund.

  • Man charged in Morris murder

    A team of local investigators tracked down and arrested a man this week for the recent murder of a Lancaster man in his home.
    Keith Tyrone Robinson Jr., 19, was arrested Thursday, June 28, and charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.
    The charges stem from the murder of 53-year-old Donald E. Morris, who was found dead in his South York Street home on the evening of June 18, the release said.