Today's News

  • Second homicide this year in the city

    Christopher Sardelli
    It was early Thursday morning when Sherri Hinson learned something awful happened across the street from her Willowlake Road home.
    Peering out her window sometime after 7 a.m., Hinson saw police officers stringing crime scene tape around a small yellow house at the corner of Willowlake Road and East Dunlap Street.
    “It’s unbelievable. I got the call this morning and looked out the window and saw all that yellow tape outside,” Hinson said.

  • 2012 chamber awards reflect county’s pride

    We are Lancaster! pride was prevalent at the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s recent annual meeting.
    The evening was a festive occasion, with the highlight, a source of pride in our community, the annual awards.
    A host of honorees reflect the “we care” attitude in Lancaster County.
    The Chamber’s coveted Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Tommy Cauthen, of Cauthen Motors.
    Cauthen is a fixture at community events often working behind the scenes, but his tireless effort is to make the event a success.

  • Winter beach trip is worth it

    I know beach sand doesn’t mix with frosty window panes and cold mornings, but bless Pete, I was ready for a change.

    So when Uncle Harry mentioned riding to the coast, I was all for it. Uncle Harry’s friend, Dr. Brown and his smoking buddy, Mr. Plyler, hatched the plan.

    “Harry, you ought to take a few days off from lawyering and so something different,” Dr. Brown said.

  • God, grits and good fellowship: men unite at prayer breakfasts

    The men’s prayer breakfast at First Presbyterian Church began 23 years ago in 1989 by Brooks Johnson and Steve Williams Jr., Judd Funderburk, Harold Rowell, Charlie Franks, Frazier Kirkpatrick and Harvey Stewart, who are all now deceased, as well as others.

    It’s was just after Hurricane Hugo came through. 

    Since I was alone, it was a lucky day when I was invited to attend for a time of good fellowship with other Christian men.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Lindsey Armstrong

    Name: Lindsey Armstrong

    Address: Sardis Drive

    Age: 24

    Family: Single

    Pets: A dog, Sam

    Job: Recreational therapy aide at Adult Enrichment Center in Fort Mill

    Church: Southside Baptist Church, Rock Hill

    Hobbies: Playing piano, acting, reading and going to Clemson games

  • The $500,000 question

    Christopher Sardelli
    It’s official designation is parcel 129 on Lancaster County Tax Map 58.
    On paper it’s simply a flat, 1-acre piece of property located at 365 Rocky River Road, also known as S.C. 522, and just a short trip to S.C. 9 Bypass.
    But the small parcel near Buford Crossroads has stirred up a lot of big questions recently about how much county officials paid for both the land and the creation of a brand-new Buford EMS station.

  • A true friend

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Abraham Lincoln once said that the better part of one’s life consists of one’s friendships. With the recent death of Lancaster native the Rev. Dr. W.O. Thompson, those friends closest to him say they are feeling the absence of that better part.
    Lancaster County Council Vice Chairman and District 4 Council member Larry Honeycutt, who was friends with Thompson for more than 40 years, said his death has left a “big void” in his family.

  • Council to discuss LARS at meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lancaster County Council will once again discuss the future of the Lancaster Area Ride Service when it meets Monday night.
    Council recently tasked a committee to look at possibilities for extending the medical transportation program and will discuss the committee’s findings on Monday.
    One suggestion from the committee is to have council authorize sending a letter of pending grant submission to the S.C. Department of Transportation, which will hold grant funds already set aside for LARS.

  • USCL event provides arena for expression

    She spoke openly about witnessing domestic violence in her home.
    Her family dynamic wasn’t the most ideal. At one point Wednesday, she used the phrase “hateful marriage” to describe her parents’ union.
    Her name is Veronica Clayton.
    You may recognize her as a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    I now know her as a poet.
    Evander Wilson is bothered by “copy cats” and people he considers inauthentic and untrustworthy.

  • March 3 effort to bring attention to motorcycle safety awareness

    Staff Reports
    Family and friends of Jerry Shields are wanting to get the message out about motorcycle safety awareness. Shields was killed in a motorcycle accident in Clover on March 3, 2011.
    This year on March 3, the public is asked to wear Harley-Davidson colors or a T-shirt in honor of Shields and make the public aware of motorcycle safety.
    Shields’ sister-in-law and Lancaster resident Staci Palmer said about 45 percent of motorcycle riders who die in accidents die because of  inattentive drivers.