Today's News

  • Local man reports robbery in his car

    There are still no suspects in the case of a man who reported he was robbed after giving another man a ride Monday night, Oct. 8.
    Officers spoke with a 56-year-old Lancaster man who said an unknown man stole his money as he sat in his car, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Due to a language barrier, officers used a translator to speak with the man.
    Through the translator, the man said he was fueling his car at a South Main Street gas station at about 6:40 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown man who asked for a ride.

  • Deputies chase robbery suspect

    A Lancaster man with previous run-ins with the law is again behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning, Oct. 13.
    Jesse Michael James, 46, 4818 Waiters Circle, has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.
    At 2:37 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the SpeedeeMart store at 1416 Pageland Highway, where the front door was smashed, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office media release.

  • Shealy tells group voter education is very important

    from Lancaster County Republican Women
    Katrina Shealy, Senate candidate for District 23 in Lexington County, is running a heated race against Sen. Jake Knotts on the platform of reform that supports the viability of small businesses.
    Shealy shared her platform at a recent Lancaster County Republican Women lunch and encouraged them to join the effort.

  • Family, officials ask for help finding teen

    By Denyse Clark/Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – Thomas “Blake” Boan of Richburg has been missing since midday Saturday, Oct. 13. His family and local law enforcement officials are asking the community’s help to find him.
    On Monday, Oct. 15, Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith released information with photos about Boan’s disappearance. Boan, 17, is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 150 pounds, has blond hair and hazel eyes.
    His stepfather, James Woody, pleaded on Tuesday for Boan to return to his family.

  • Mystery, intrigue on tap for GFHTA dinner theater

    GREAT FALLS – Murder, mystery, intrigue and a good dose of humor is all on tap for the Great Falls Home Town Association’s first murder mystery dinner theater. The evening of food, fun and murder will unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs television chefs, old-time detectives, art lovers and chocoholics!

  • Arts Scene

    October is National Arts and Humanities Month.

    Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nations’ leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. In addition to providing a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders, the programs are dedicated to representing and serving local communities to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

  • Pieces of home

    In most any situation or circumstance, the people best qualified to help others are those who have been through the same or very similar situations or circumstances. That’s why Leslie Murphy, a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps, founded the Carolina Veterans Commission, a non-profit organization based in Lancaster.

  • This is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    In 2008, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC) worked with Congress to pass a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
    The resolution noted that “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.”

  • Mulvaney faces Knott for U.S. House seat

    As Election Day edges closer, the candidates for U.S. House District 5 seat are focusing their attention on the economy, national debt and the importance of jobs and education.
    Facing off in the election are incumbent Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who is finishing his first term in Washington, D.C., and his Democratic challenger, Joyce Knott.
    Joyce Knott
    Though this is Knott’s first try for the House District 5 seat, she is quite familiar with congressional politics.

  • Man dies in car accident

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided Sunday, Oct. 14.
    Michael Leon Plyler, 56, died at the scene of the accident in the 800 block of Shiloh Unity Road, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne said the collision happened about 12:40 p.m. as Plyler was driving east in a 2006 Nissan Altima, crossed into an oncoming lane and crashed into a 2001 Ford Explorer.