Today's News

  • City Council, staff treated to ethics session

    Can an elected official accept gifts? Under what circumstances must a council person not vote? Do they have to report all income?

    Such pervasive questions were brought to the forefront April 2 during an ethics training session at Lancaster City Hall.

    Cathy Hazelwood, general counsel for the S.C. State Ethics Commission, led the session, which was geared toward City Council members and city department heads.

    Hazelwood talked early on about potential family conflicts for council members.

  • House shot in possible drive-by

    A Lancaster woman and her boyfriend were shaken, but uninjured, after a possible drive-by shooting near their home March 18. 

    Officers were dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. to a home in the 100 block of Preston Lane after a 911 call about a drive-by shooting, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    A 911 dispatcher advised officers that no one was injured during the shooting and that no one saw the vehicle leave. 

  • Men try apparent scam at Publix supermarket

    Deputies are looking for two men who unsuccessfully tried to buy a slew of gift cards at an Indian Land supermarket late last month in a possible scam.

    Employees at Publix, 8360 Charlotte Highway, called 911 about 5:30 p.m. March 22, to report that two men tried to buy goods under false pretenses, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Lady Lancers take 3 wins

    The University of South Carolina Lady Lancers softball team took three of four games from USC Salkehatchie in games played April 6-7.

    USCL captured the nightcap on April 7 with a 10-7 win.

  • Lancers drop 3 at Louisburg

    The University of South Carolina Lancers’ baseball team closed play in a four-game series with host Louisburg College, dropping both games of a Region X road twin bill on Sunday, April 7.

    The Hurricanes downed the Lancers, 3-2 and 10-4.

  • Buford off to fast start in soccer



    The Buford High School soccer team is off to an 8-0 start and has earned a No. 7 ranking in the Class AA state poll.

  • Running for Ryan set



    County pride and a good cause are the highlights for the seventh annual KLS Running for Ryan event set for Saturday, April 20 at the Lancaster High School track.

  • Tucker prevails in Limited Late Model return to track



    Lancaster Super Speedway had an old feel in the air Saturday night, April 6, with the Limited Late Model Division back in action and packed grandstands and pits.

  • Blackwelder: Plane crash never happened

    An urgent 911 call about a possible airplane in trouble Tuesday, April 9, turned out to be a standard training routine, according to local fire officials.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said reports of a plane in distress or a downed airplane in the northern end of the county were simply a misunderstanding. The calls were received Tuesday afternoon and emergency crews spent several hours searching for a possible crash site.

  • HOPE has filled dire need for 30 years

    No one is immune. Loss of a job. Devastating medical issue. Death of a working spouse. Divorce. The list is endless. An individual or family’s economic status can change almost immediately – for numerous reasons.
    Life happens. And when it does, people often find themselves suddenly in need. Elaine Adkins knows. Adkins, executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, meets these people everyday.