Today's News

  • Frank Catoe, 76

    Frank Catoe, 76 

    Frank Catoe, 76, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.  

    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral


    The family is receiving friends at 3842-A River Road, Kershaw.



  • Store clerk robbed at gunpoint Sunday night

    Jesef Williams
    Authorities are investigating the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store on S.C. 200.
    Two men entered the Tienda El Manantial store, 1691 Great Falls Highway, about 8:45 p.m. Sunday wearing ski masks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Between season is now here

    Cool mornings and warm afternoons pretty much sum up the weather on Chesterfield Avenue this week. We wrapped up a few of the big pears in tissue paper and placed them in a corner of the back porch. 

    Those pears will taste just right around Thanksgiving.

    The talk of the town was politics, chewing tobacco, elephants and airplanes, depending on what circle you ran with.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Walter Tillman

    Name: Walter Tillman

    Age: 72

    Address: Meeting Street

    Family: Toyota Douglas and Pindarus McGriff

    Pets: Four alley cats

    Job: Retired educator, Buford High School

    Church: St. Paul AME Church

    Hobbies: Shopping and growing flowers

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Teen dies after Monday’s accident

    Friends, teachers and loved ones say Kristen Tinsley had a signature smile they won't soon forget.
    Tinsley, a 16-year-old student at Andrew Jackson High School, died Friday afternoon, less than a week after she was involved in a car accident on her way to school.
    Her principal, Mary Barry, said Kristen was known for her positive energy.
    “Kristen was a wonderful young lady,” Barry said about the 11th-grader. “She always walked the halls with a smile on her face. She was very happy and was extremely happy this year.”

  • School buses in separate crashes

    Authorities responded to a school bus accident Friday morning, the second collision involving a Lancaster County school bus this week.
    Maj. Matt Shaw with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the scene Friday and assisted the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened along U.S. 521, near Andrew Jackson State Park.
    “We went out there and helped with traffic control,” Shaw said.

  • Council to review options for road

    Lancaster County Council will once again consider possible options for controlling traffic problems along a stretch of Deese Road at its Monday meeting.
    The discussion comes a month after a request to close part of the road was nixed by council. Deese Road is located in the Midway/Flat Creek area near the Chesterfield County line.
    Council will review a recent engineering report about traffic issues along Deese Road and could consider several options such as widening the road or adding new signs.

  • School report cards good overall, district mixed

    Several of Lancaster County School District's 19 schools scored excellent on either one or both rating sections in this year's state school report cards while almost half improved and nearly all scored average or better on both sections.
    Meanwhile, the district experienced a drop in one rating section but saw an increase in other key performance areas.
    The S.C. Department of Education released the report cards Thursday.
    On the report cards, schools and districts are assessed by two ratings, absolute and growth.

  • Authorities respond to multiple assaults

    A string of assault calls during a four-day span kept police officers busy recently.
    The first call came Nov. 2 at 10:24 p.m. as Lancaster police officers responded to the Crenco gas station, located at 1449 S.C. 9 Bypass, about a man assaulting a woman at the store.
    When officers arrived, they found a woman inside the store crying and visibly upset, according to a police department incident report.

  • The benefits of booze?

    Jesef Williams
     Will beer and wine draw more patrons to the Red Rose Festival?
    Teresa Meeks thinks so, as she has asked Lancaster City Council to amend an existing ordinance dealing with alcohol in public places.
    City Council unanimously approved first reading Tuesday of the ordinance, titled “Display or consumption of beer or wine in public,” in Chapter 3 of the city's code of ordinances.