Today's News

  • Locals set to aid in hurricane aftermath

    With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast on Friday, the Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross didn’t wait around to find out where it was making landfall to respond.

    In fact, by Friday afternoon the organization already had five volunteers working their way north to duty stations from North Carolina to New York City.

    Three of those volunteers, Sheryl Ferguson, Cricket Harper and Richard Knight, are from right here in Lancaster and riding out the storm in Rocky Mount, N.C., Richmond, Va. and New York City, respectively.

  • Truesdale sparks Warriors over Jackets



  • Junior Vols hold off Lancaster, 17-14

    Andrew Jackson held on with a late stand to take a 17-14 junior varsity football win over Lancaster at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    The Junior Volunteers broke on top as freshman quarterback Kolby Whitley connected with Corley Faulkenberry on a 34-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead after Dale Crawford connected on the extra point.

  • Bruins claw Vols, 48-7



    KERSHAW – The Lancaster Bruins were a bear Friday night.

  • Fletcher’s dedication garners third award

    The Lancaster County foster care unit has quite a tradition going. For the third consecutive year an employee of the county foster care unit has taken the state’s top honor as Caseworker of the Year.
    The latest honoree is Chaundra Fletcher, who was honored at the Independent Living Conference by the S.C. DSS and the University of South Carolina.
    A year ago, Kenya Papillion received the honor, while Tracy Rabon won the award in 2009.
    Fletcher, who has a caseload of 19 children, is regarded as an exceptional worker.

  • Firefighter remembered as hero, all-around good guy

    When I was growing up, I had a lot of heroes.
    I especially liked the men on the show “Adam 12,” and Andy on the “Andy Griffith Show.”
    Besides the fact that these men were talented actors and made me laugh, I really liked that they wore uniforms and helped people.
    I still remember the first lines of the opening credits of “Adam 12,” about a 10-11 in progress.
    I still don’t know what a 10-11 is, but I know the police always showed up on time and the problem was solved.

  • Distrust lingers

    Christopher Sardelli
    A lone sign waved in the air over a crowd of residents during Lancaster County Council’s Monday night meeting, but its message summed up the evening.
    In large red and black letters, an Indian Land resident had scrawled the words, “Help Edenmoor Please.”

  • Council unveils new maps

    Christopher Sardelli
    With a laser pointer in hand, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis unveiled the county’s first attempt at a new redistricting map Monday night.
    Pointing at seven brightly colored areas on a large white map, Willis walked Lancaster County Council members through proposed changes to the county’s districts.
    The most notable change is the creation of two districts in the Panhandle, split into northern and southern portions.

  • Store employee hit by vehicle

    Christopher Sardelli
    A supermarket employee was struck by a car as he tried to confront a suspected shoplifter earlier this month.  
    The assault happened in the parking lot of Food Lion, at 1730 Airport Road, about 8:45 p.m. Aug. 6, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Woman assaulted at finance company

    A conversation about an overdue loan payment reportedly turned violent for two women late last week.  

    An officer with the Lancaster Police Department came to Security Financial, 307 S. Main St., about 1:45 p.m. Aug. 19, after being dispatched about a fight in progress. 

    An employee said Deidra Gaither, a client, entered the building and told her not to call her anymore about an outstanding balance, according to a police department incident report.