Today's News

  • Eagles soar to baseball tourney title



    BUFORD – Central of Pageland posted its fourth straight win at Buford Park, this one the biggest of the set, as CHS downed third-ranked Andrew Jackson, 7-2 to capture the Comporium Preseason Invitational Baseball Championship.

  • 5-year-old girl dies from child abuse

    Hours after sheriff’s investigators said a 5-year-old girl died under suspicious circumstances, a Lancaster man was arrested in connection with her death.

    Phillip Bryan Gleason, 27, 1791 Craig Farm Road, was arrested Tuesday, March 5 and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile identified the victim as Soren Victoria Chilson.

  • Thompson-Blackmon Engagement

    Clyde and Carol Thompson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi N. Thompson, all of Rock Hill, to Rufus T. Blackmon Jr. of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. April 20, 2013, at 1214 Flint Hill Street in Rock Hill.

  • Poston-Hinson Engagement

    Douglas and Lisa Poston announce the engagement of their daughter, Breanna Poston, to Roger Hinson Jr., all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. March 30, 2013.
    Miss Poston is the granddaughter of Billy Ray and Sarah Jenkins of Lancaster.
    She is a 2010 graduate of Buford High School and earned a degree in medical assisting in 2012.
    Mr. Hinson is the son of Roger and Denise Hinson of Lancaster. He is the grandson of Ann Ingram, Aline Lane, both of Lancaster, and Joe Adams of Iowa.

  • Khoury-Pope Engagement

    Debbie Khoury of Lancaster and Edward Khoury Jr. of Myrtle Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Khoury, to Drew Pope, both of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Sept. 7, 2013, at Morning Glory Farms in Monroe, N.C.
    Miss Khoury is the granddaughter of Barbara and Edward Khoury Sr., Mary Ellen Ackerman, all of Lancaster, and the late Jimmie Ackerman. She is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in public relations. She works for SOI as a benefits specialist.

  • Outen-Young Wedding

    Emily Adair Outen and Jason Darrell Young, both of Lancaster, were married June 9, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Dr. Burt Welch.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Steven Outen of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Elizabeth M. Harper of Lancaster and the late Richard Harper and the late Martha R. and Thomas Outen Jr.

  • Sheriff’s office: 5-year-old’s death ‘suspicious’

    Investigators with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are classifying the death of a 5-year-old girl late Monday night, March 4, as suspicious.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said early Tuesday. March 5, that the girl was first found by paramedics following a 911 call.

  • Man killed in shooting

    Police are investigating the shooting death of a Lancaster man late Sunday night, March 3, in what has become the county’s third murder of 2013.

    Kenneth Jeffery Blanding, 36, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. Outside a home in the 400 block of Miller Street, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome late Monday afternoon.

    Broome said Blanding’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest.

  • Thomas & Betts announces expansion

    Lancaster’s Thomas & Betts will undergo a major expansion that's expected to create more jobs at its plant at 3468 Old Camden Highway (off Kershaw Camden Highway, just south of the Elgin community).

    The company, which makes steel power transmission structures, will add shifts in order to meet increased demands for its products, according to a media release issued Monday, March 4.

  • A.R. Rucker teams are big winners

    Perfection is a major challenge to attain, but a pair of A.R. Rucker Middle School teams did so during the 2012-13 basketball season.
    The Rucker girls and boys teams each posted an unbeaten record during the recently completed middle school basketball campaign.
    Each team went 12-0 for the season, a first in school history.
    Rams athletic director Brett Blackmon noted three key reasons in the teams’ success.
    “One, we had a great group of kids,” Blackmon said. “Number two, we had two great coaches.