Today's News

  • Officials considering strict smoking ordinance

    Smoking in Lancaster County may become a lot more restrictive this year.

    County Council is expected to soon consider a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in all public-access buildings in the county.

    The county’s Health & Wellness Commission had been discussing the idea for some time. County Administrator Steve Willis said the drafted ordinance is modeled after those adopted in York and Greenville counties.

  • Man sentenced in January 2010 shooting death of Eric Curry

    Two years after a man was shot to death outside a Lancaster nightclub, the case came to a close when the shooter pleaded guilty to several charges.

    Demarcus Lewis Davis, 22, was sentenced May 8 to 15 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections for the shooting death of 35-year-old Eric Curry and the nonfatal shooting of his then -23-year-old brother Navoney Curry, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • DUI initiative aims to curb alcohol-related accidents

    When is 275 too many?

    For local law enforcement and community leaders, it’s when that’s the number of people arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence in Lancaster County. 

    Add to that these sobering statistics: There were 67 reported DUI crashes in the county last year, plus news that 33 people have already been arrested for DUI in the first three months of 2012.

  • LMS features Pure Street special on Saturday night



    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a special racing event Saturday night.

    BJ Moose and Champion Race Helmets are sponsoring the Pure Street Division race, with a $1,000 to win race.

  • AJ ace duo signs to play at USCL



    KERSHAW – University of South Carolina Lancaster softball coach Alan Blankenship is steadily filling the void of a depleted outfield.

  • Warriors Upstate champs

    GILBERT – The wait is over – Upper State champion Indian Land is state-bound.

    The revenge-minded IL Warriors, nearly a year to the day, avenged a tough 3-2 loss to Gilbert High School in the 2011 Class AA Upper State title match with a 3-2 double overtime win over Gilbert on Tuesday night at the GHS field.

  • AA state title match Saturday

     AA state title      match Saturday

  • Correction for Buford High School graduation time

    The time for the Buford High School commencement was incorrect in the Graduation 2012 special section in Wednesday's paper. The correct time is 6 p.m. Friday, May 18 in the Buford High School gymnasium.


  • Small deserves chamber honor

    For nearly 80 years, Small’s Food Center, has played a vital role in the Kershaw community.
    The grocery store, which Curtis Small opened in 1933, is still going strong, thanks to Small’s son, Ronnie, and their family commitment to quality over the decades.
    Recently, the  food center was saluted for its solid place in the Kershaw area business community.
    2012 marked Ronnie Small’s 50th year involved with the thriving business known for its high-quality selection of food and goods, as well as its friendly service.

  • Take the time to thank officers during this week

    During National Police Week, which is May 13-19, I’d like to encourage you to take the time to recognize our local law enforcement officers for their service to the Lancaster community. 
    Our officers’ face many risks and challenges and their sacrifice and service are often taken for granted.
    If you encounter a deputy, police officer, highway patrolman or corrections officer, show your support and let them know how much their work means to you this week.