Today's News

  • Arrest made in attempted arson

    A fight between two men and a house doused in cooking grease led Lancaster police to arrest a man for trying to set a house on fire last week.

    Dwight  Thomas Elder, 60, of Lancaster, was arrested April 20 and charged with attempted arson, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Officers made the charges soon after responding to a disturbance in the 700 block of Miller Street at about 10:30 p.m. There they spoke with Elder and another man, and officers noted Elder appeared to be intoxicated, the report said.

  • Local councils approve hazard-mitigation plan

    A winter storm ices all the roads. Flash flooding later washes out those same thoroughfares and a hurricane poses safety threads to everyone within a certain radius.

    When natural disasters occur in Lancaster County, how will local emergency officials respond? Is there even a plan in place to address such catastrophes?

    That answer is yes, and it’s called the Lancaster County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.

  • Man attacked by group at Market Street club

    A Lancaster man was treated for several injuries to his head and hands after he was attacked by a group of people near a nightclub last weekend.

    Lancaster police officers first spoke with the 38-year-old victim about 1 a.m. Saturday, April 21, after they responded to an assault call at the Self Control Brothers nightclub, at 907 S. Market St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Driver lands in embankment off US. 521 Bypass

    Emergency lights quickly grabbed your attention if you were driving along Pageland Highway shortly after 3 p.m. April 20.

    Law enforcement and medical personnel gathered at the U.S. 521 Bypass intersection to work what appeared to be an accident. But there was no vehicle in sight.

    However, a glance over the Pageland Highway bridge revealed a teal-colored car that had plunged into the grassy embankment below, just off the bypass.

  • Doster displays works in Georgia

    Another piece of local artist Bob Doster’s work has been installed at the North Georgia College & State University campus as the third annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition begins its yearlong run.

    Doster’s “Modern Dancer,” an airy stainless steel sculpture, was one of seven new works by five artists  chosen in a juried competition. 

    Another of his works, “Rising Star,” a Corten steel sculpture, is also on display at the campus. It was a winner in the same competition last year.

  • National Day of Prayer service set

    The Lancaster community will take part in the National Day of Prayer service from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, behind the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse on the corner of South Catawba and West Dunlap streets. 

    The service is being sponsored by Covenant Baptist Church and is open to the public for those wanting to join in prayer for our nation. 

    National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.

  • Support Relay, help in fight against cancer

    In the spring of 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Wash., sought to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients.
    For 24 hours, a dedicated Klatt walked around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
    Throughout the night, his friends paid $25 each to walk or run 30 minutes with him.
    He walked about 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer.

  • Council gives nod to 4-H funding

    After a report on the contributions of the local 4-H, and an outpouring of support from the community, Lancaster County Council decided to fund the county’s 4-H agent position on Monday night, April 23. 

    The unanimous vote to approve funding the position, which provides a 4-H agent through the Clemson University Extension Service, came three weeks after council members discussed whether to renew a $35,000 contract for the agent. 

  • Three men hold woman, ransack home

    A Lancaster woman was held against her will as three men ransacked her house last weekend looking for money. 

    The 49-year-old victim called 911 at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and reported that three men had forced their way into her home, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 600 block of W. Meeting Street and found the woman sitting on her front steps. 

  • Lancaster seniors stay young with shag

    When “Ability to Swing” starts playing, you will find Bruce and Maxie Kirkley on the dance floor, strutting their best shag moves.

    It’s Bruce’s favorite song and a beloved request of the Lancaster couple that has been dancing with the Lancaster Shag Club for 23 years.

    “We started dancing and loved it,” said Bruce, 73. “I’m still kicking. My heart’s still beating. I don’t know if that’s what’s doing it or not.”