Today's News

  • SCDOT to rehab three county roads

    The S.C. Department of Transportation has good news for residents who live on some of Lancaster County’s worst roads: Those roads are getting much-needed face-lifts.

    According to an SCDOT spokesman, the project is to include three roads: Taxahaw Road, Potter Road in the south and southeast part of the county and Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.

  • LHS jamboree to honor late Paul McGriff



    The fifth annual Game Day at Doomsday, a high school baseball preseason jamboree, will be held in honor of the late Paul McGriff.

  • Braves rally, edge AJ girls

    BOONETOWN – No. 7 Cheraw used timely spurts to down No. 5 Andrew Jackson 53-49  in overtime for the Region IV-AA girls basketball championship on Saturday, Feb. 9 at North Central High School.

    The Lady Braves used a 4-0 run in the final 30 seconds to force overtime with the game tied at 45-all.

  • Lancers take two in home opener



    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers pushed their baseball mark to 3-2 with a doubleheader sweep of USC Salkehatchie on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

  • Domestic dispute turns fatal

    A Kershaw woman is dead, and her husband arrested, after an alleged domestic dispute late Monday night, Feb. 11.

    Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, 8992 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw, has been charged with murdering his wife, Deborah Faile Hilton, 59, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Deputies were called to the couple’s home at 11:53 p.m. after Joseph Hilton called 911 to report he had shot his wife, the release said. 

  • Police announce arrests in Anthony murder

    A Lancaster man and woman are behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a Kershaw man late last month.

    Ketta Tomaka Evans, 34, 715 St. Paul St., and David Jamarcus Stalk, 23, 415 E. Dunlap St., have each been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

    Authorities say the two are responsible for the death of Kevisis Anthony, who was reportedly shot Jan. 26 in the area of St. Paul and Pleasant Hill Streets. Anthony, 32, died two days later from his injuries.

  • Chamber honors are deserving

    Toasts were frequent at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Wine and Stein annual meeting at the Fairway Room on Jan. 24.
    The chamber event features a host of awards for deserving folks who make a defining difference in our community.
    Mobley Drug garnered its share of awards at the meeting.

  • Birthday checker sets: always in style

    Feb. 9, 1940, was about to be a glorious day, or so I hoped.

    Anything would beat the cold spell we had just come through. The winter was colder than usual and after parts of the Catawba River iced over, they turned out Lancaster High School, and several others. It was just too hard to heat most of the school houses. There was a lot of stuff going on around town the week before my seventh birthday.

    Seems this Jones fella broke into the Fox Hall Cafe stole $17 and hightailed out of tour. He was arrested at the bus station in Winston Salem.

  • No parking signs worry Feiner

    A battle over no parking signs inside a small Indian Land neighborhood made its way to Lancaster County Council last month.

    Panhandle resident Erwin Feiner, who lives along Largo Lane in the Arlington neighborhood, brought his concerns about such signs, and the legality of towing cars along county roads, to council’s Jan. 28 meeting.

  • South Main water line work to cost $11k more

    More changes are coming to the city of Lancaster’s ongoing Streetscape beautification project along South Main Street.

    At a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 6, City Council voted 6-0 to approve a suggestion regarding an old water line and a driveway request from affected property owners.

    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris was absent from the meeting.