Today's News

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Bruins belt Cyclones twice



    The wind force wasn’t with the Chester Cyclones on Friday night. Rather, it was the Lancaster Bruins in a blowout sweep of the Cycs at the LHS gym.

  • Vols hold on for sweep of Knights



    Andrew Jackson, in contrasting fashion, notched a sweep of Class A North Central in high school basketball action on Friday night in Boonetown.

  • Vols hold on for sweep of Knights



    Andrew Jackson, in contrasting fashion, notched a sweep of Class A North Central in high school basketball action on Friday night in Boonetown.

  • South Carolina should not fear competition

    Last week, the South Carolina Senate undertook the clearly political exercise unprecedented in South Carolina history of subpoenaing my staff to ask them questions about my office’s involvement in DHEC’s granting of a permit for the dredging of the Savannah port. They concluded, unequivocally, what we had said all along: Neither I nor anyone who works for me played a role in this decision one way or another.

  • The great debate

    For some, the notion of buying Christmas gifts for pets is unthinkable – a yard dog is a yard dog, they say, worthy of an occasional sow’s ear (maybe). Cats find their own amusement, so why waste money?

    But with 78.2 million pet dogs in the United States, according to a national pet survey, owned by 45 million American households and 86.4 million cats in 38 million homes, it’s no surprise many think otherwise.

  • Underage alcohol bust nets nine stores

    Christopher Sardelli
    An undercover sheriff’s office sweep caught a handful of county convenience stores selling alcohol to minors last weekend, though most stores passed with flying colors.
    With the help of an 18-year-old confidential informant, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of underage alcohol buys at 32 convenience and alcohol stores throughout the county.

  • A new beginning

    Reece Murphy
    Tuesday marked two significant milestones in the history of Edenmoor as new developers announced a name change for the once-troubled Indian Land neighborhood and turned over a new EMS station to the county.
    New owners Edenmoor Land Acquisition LLC (ELA), a partnership between Saybrook Municipal Opportunity Fund IV of Santa Monica, Calif., and LStar Management LLC of Raleigh, N.C., closed on the property Oct. 28.

  • County withdraws ruling from plant

    Reece Murphy
    A Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hearing Tuesday night on the non-conforming-use status of a second Indian Land concrete plant came to an end before it even began when county officials abruptly withdrew their ruling against the company.
    The meeting followed a similar, highly contentious hearing in October, in which BZA members overturned the county’s revocation of Thomas Concrete LLC’s protected nonconforming-use status, a case now heading to civil court.

  • Gift of music

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Ann Miles says her survivor’s story is a testament of faith, perseverance and the work of God.
    Miles, a music accompanist at Coastal Carolina University, was in a car accident three years ago that could have claimed her life.
    She apparently fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 20 near Pelion, ran off the road and hit pine trees while traveling nearly 80 mph. She fractured her left leg, ribs, vertebrae and jaw, and suffered a collapsed lung, among other severe injuries.