Today's News

  • Bobby Dukes to receive soccer honor

    Irmo High School soccer star Bobby Dukes will be among the state’s 2013 high school spring sports stars to be honored today, Sunday, June 23, at the annual banquet at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia.
    Dukes, a former Lancaster High School student, played three seasons of soccer at Irmo High School in the Palmetto State’s Midlands after transferring from LHS.

  • Man charged with stealing almost $510K

    A thick stack of warrants detailing more than a half-million dollars in misappropriated funds from three local agencies were served on a Lancaster man Friday, June 21. 

    S.C. Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed Friday afternoon that “a handful of warrants” had been served on Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr., 41, 2176 Country Club Drive.

    “Crenshaw surrendered this afternoon at the Lancaster County Detention Center and has been charged with multiple counts,” Berry said. 

  • Heath Springs adopts budget

    HEATH SPRINGS – Even with its mayor absent, Heath Springs Town Council is moving along with the town’s business.

    Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday, June 18, to adopt its $596,175 budget for 2013-14, which includes an increase in water and sewer rates.

    The vote was 3-0. 

    Mayor Ann Taylor and Councilwoman Ida Drakeford were not at the meeting.

  • Hells Angels members sentenced

    COLUMBIA – Drug trafficking and money laundering are just some of the charges against two Lancaster men sentenced in federal court Wednesday, June 19, for their participation in the Rock Hill Hells Angels. 

    Hells Angels Charter President Mark “Lightning” Baker, 50, and David “Gravel Dave” Oiler, 49, were each sentenced after having been convicted by a jury of racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering and firearm offenses, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Council members, Tunnell debate construction of LCEDC building

    A tense mood and concerns about negativity weighed heavily on a debate earlier this month between county officials about plans for a new economic development building. 

    Words such as “misunderstanding” and “negative tone” were brought up at Lancaster County Council’s meeting  June 10 during a discussion about the next step for constructing a new home for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Local student accepted at Governor’s School

    A former Lancaster High School student has been accepted as a student at the prestigious S.C. Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics in Hartsville.

    Brooke Christensen, 16, is one of only 122 rising juniors in the state accepted at the residential academy for academically gifted students.

    Brooke, the daughter of Hallie and Lon Christensen of Lancaster, said she decided to apply for the school almost on a lark after years of hearing both her parents and teachers suggest she apply.

  • Employee raises in 2013-14 Kershaw budget

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw employees will see more money in their paychecks.

    On Monday, June 17, Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed final reading of the town’s $3.5 million budget for 2013-14, which includes a 3 percent across-the-board raise for town employees. Town Administrator Bryan Pettit said those salary hikes cost about $25,000 – increasing the budget by about 5.7 percent from 2012-13.

    While the town’s 17 employees will get paid more, town residents will pay more in property taxes.

  • Daddy came to my rescue that memorable day

    As  hard as I tried, I couldn’t free myself from the vines and honeysuckle along the barbed wire fence bordering Westside Cemetery.

  • Mangum seeks 6th straight street win



    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to action Saturday, June 22 with a couple of notable streaks.

  • Makos top Kershaw to even record

    The Lancaster Makos evened their summer swim season record at 2-2 after an incomplete meet against Kershaw’s Stingrays on Thursday.

    The two teams were unable to complete the meet due to the weather, but both teams decided to call the meet and keep the score of 113-89.