Today's News

  • Why roads are crumbling and what can be done

    South Carolina used to be known as the “good roads state.” That’s no longer so. Most people recognize this, but perhaps not the reasons why.

  • The Eye and Laser Center to host Business After Hours on Thursday

    In recognition of three decades in business, The Eye and Laser Center, 1240 Colonial Commons, will host the upcoming of Business After Hours, a program of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

    The next Business After Hours is  5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Melissa Walker-Price, the chamber’s vice president for program development said chamber members are looking for forward to a great evening with The Eye and Laser Center staff.

  • IL delegate enjoys experience

    The energy in the room is different than what people see on television, says Sheila Bickford of Indian Land.
    When the room is the 17,000-plus capacity Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., and the atmosphere is obviously electric to people watching at home, that’s saying a lot.

    Bickford, a longtime Democratic Party activist, said she enjoyed her first time as a delegate to the Democratic National Party convention, and would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Open house now set for USCL Native American Studies Center

    There’s an exhibit interestingly called “Language of Clay” that will be showcased prominently inside the Native American Studies Center.

    Right now, it’s under wraps. But in just a few weeks, the public will be able to check it out, along with the other exhibits and displays tied to Catawba Indian history and culture.

    University of South Carolina Lancaster has officially announced that an open house for its Native American Studies Center is Oct. 4.

  • Veterans Expo is Wednesday at recreation center

    Wednesday, Sept. 19, will be all about military servicemen and their families, as the county’s Veterans Affairs office hosts its first-ever Veterans Expo.

    The event, to be held that day at Springdale Recreation Center, gives the county’s military veterans a place where they can learn about an array of local services available to them.  

    More than 20 organizations and agencies will have representation there.

    The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • SMH cafeteria to close for remodeling

    The Garden Café on the second floor of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., will be closed for an upgrade and remodel beginning Monday, Sept. 17, through Oct. 29.  

    During this downtime, a limited menu will be served for breakfast and lunch only in the Marion Sims Theater of the hospital, which is also located on the second floor near the back of the building.

  • Alleged battery thief in jail

    Authorities have arrested the man they say stole more than 200 car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land between May and August.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office issued a media release about the arrest Friday, Sept. 14 – a day before the suspect’s birthday.

    Jeffrey Bernard McKnight, now 47, of Charlotte, has been charged with three counts of burglary. He was arrested in Charlotte nearly two weeks ago and transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center on Wednesday.
    McKnight is jailed on a $60,000 surety bond.

  • Festivals aplenty this month

    Local festivals are aplenty this month, as summer winds down and we transition into fall.
    Here’s a rundown of some of the events on tap in the county for September. Coincidentally, all three listed below occur on the same day.

    Rich Hill festival

    The Rich Hill fall festival, which for the second year features a tractor show and pull, is set for Sept. 29 at the Rich Hill Community Center, 2891 Rocky River Road.

    Gates open at 9 a.m. General admission is $8.

  • State treasurer Curtis Loftis coming to Sun City on Monday

    S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis will speak at Sun City Carolina Lakes at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17,  as part of his Safe, Smart & Secure financial forums around the state this week.  

    Loftis’ ongoing financial-literacy tour focuses on fraudprevention techniques.

    Loftis said in a press release the forums are designed to inform the public about ways to protect themselves against financial fraud and identity theft.

  • Residents fret smoking ordinance infringments

    Is a potential county smoking ordinance an infringement on personal rights? For at least a few county residents, that answer was yes at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.

    About an hour before council voted to approve second reading of an ordinance to prohibit smoking in enclosed public places, several people voiced concerns the ordinance amounts to government intrusion.