Today's News

  • Everlasting pain

    If not for the decorative Clemson license plate, you likely would not have recognized Monty Blackmon’s blue truck.

    The Chevrolet pickup was left crushed so badly that the roof no longer existed. All of the glass was shattered and the exterior was altered in a way that pieces of the engine were the most visible items.

    Blackmon was inside the vehicle when all of this impact occurred.

    This was back in December 2003, just after the Lancaster County man was involved in a three-vehicle collision that took his life.

  • LMS to host Vintage special Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will feature the Hagar Motorsports Vintage Vengeance No. 1 on Saturday night.

    If you have not seen the Vintage Division at LMS and want to see cars from back in the day roaring down the long straightaways at Lancaster Motor Speedway, then come to Lancaster on Saturday night.

  • The New Danger

    Jesef Williams


     Jeremias Clyburn is addicted to his cell phone. Plain and simple.

    He uses the mobile device to regularly post updates on Facebook and Twitter. He admits he interacts on social media “at least six times every hour.”

    And then there’s the text messaging.

    When Clyburn gets a new cell phone, he always asks about an unlimited texting plan because he said it’s a function he has to have.

  • Arrest made in attempted arson

    A fight between two men and a house doused in cooking grease led Lancaster police to arrest a man for trying to set a house on fire last week.

    Dwight  Thomas Elder, 60, of Lancaster, was arrested April 20 and charged with attempted arson, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Officers made the charges soon after responding to a disturbance in the 700 block of Miller Street at about 10:30 p.m. There they spoke with Elder and another man, and officers noted Elder appeared to be intoxicated, the report said.

  • Local councils approve hazard-mitigation plan

    A winter storm ices all the roads. Flash flooding later washes out those same thoroughfares and a hurricane poses safety threads to everyone within a certain radius.

    When natural disasters occur in Lancaster County, how will local emergency officials respond? Is there even a plan in place to address such catastrophes?

    That answer is yes, and it’s called the Lancaster County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.

  • Man attacked by group at Market Street club

    A Lancaster man was treated for several injuries to his head and hands after he was attacked by a group of people near a nightclub last weekend.

    Lancaster police officers first spoke with the 38-year-old victim about 1 a.m. Saturday, April 21, after they responded to an assault call at the Self Control Brothers nightclub, at 907 S. Market St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Driver lands in embankment off US. 521 Bypass

    Emergency lights quickly grabbed your attention if you were driving along Pageland Highway shortly after 3 p.m. April 20.

    Law enforcement and medical personnel gathered at the U.S. 521 Bypass intersection to work what appeared to be an accident. But there was no vehicle in sight.

    However, a glance over the Pageland Highway bridge revealed a teal-colored car that had plunged into the grassy embankment below, just off the bypass.

  • Doster displays works in Georgia

    Another piece of local artist Bob Doster’s work has been installed at the North Georgia College & State University campus as the third annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition begins its yearlong run.

    Doster’s “Modern Dancer,” an airy stainless steel sculpture, was one of seven new works by five artists  chosen in a juried competition. 

    Another of his works, “Rising Star,” a Corten steel sculpture, is also on display at the campus. It was a winner in the same competition last year.

  • National Day of Prayer service set

    The Lancaster community will take part in the National Day of Prayer service from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, behind the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse on the corner of South Catawba and West Dunlap streets. 

    The service is being sponsored by Covenant Baptist Church and is open to the public for those wanting to join in prayer for our nation. 

    National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.

  • Support Relay, help in fight against cancer

    In the spring of 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Wash., sought to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients.
    For 24 hours, a dedicated Klatt walked around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
    Throughout the night, his friends paid $25 each to walk or run 30 minutes with him.
    He walked about 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer.