Today's News

  • New zoning committee needed for Panhandle

    On Oct. 24, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare appointed Councilmen Larry McCullough and Larry Honeycutt and Councilwoman Charlene McGriff to a committee to look into reworking the 88 permitted uses in Zoning Classification B-3 and applying the revised categories to the Panhandle area.
    After meeting several times in secret, the committee did come up with a means of subdividing the B-3 classification into smaller classifications.

  • Locals on edge after slaying

     Kelly Simpson says she’s always vigilant, especially when walking alone. However, news of the recent abduction and murder of a Kershaw woman has made her a lot more conscious of her surroundings. 

    Simpson, a senior at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, was shocked to hear that something as horrific as Monday’s murder could happen so close to home. 

  • Fatal IL accident was Christmas Eve

    Investigators believe a wreck discovered Tuesday that killed three family members south of Indian Land happened three days earlier on Christmas Eve.

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the victims Wednesday morning as Darrell Christopher Fisher, 48, of Catawba, his sister, Jerilyn Fisher, 47, of Rock Hill and her son, William Breon Fisher, 16, of Catawba.

  • State may seek waiver for No Child Left Behind waiver request

    The S.C. Department of Education is considering asking the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver from some requirements of No Child Left Behind.

    As part of the process, SCDOE has scheduled a community stakeholder meeting and public comment session on the matter at the Lancaster County School District offices from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) signed into law by former President George Bush in January 2002.

  • Two local men join Bachmann’s campaign

    Columbia – This week, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced the team of grassroots leaders who will propel her campaign to victory in South Carolina.

    The team includes two Lancaster County men: Executive Committeeman Donnie Jones, who will serve as the Bachmann campaign’s county chairman, and 

    Indian Land Republican Club Chairman Steven Coley, who will serve as the campaign’s county grassroots coordinator.

  • Speeding leads to drug arrest

    A Lancaster man was arrested after police found a number of drugs on him during a traffic stop. 

    Officers found the man while patrolling East Arch Street about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Officers saw a white car with tinted windows speeding in a 35-mph zone, according to a police department incident report. They pulled the car over in a parking lot along S.C. 9 Bypass. 

  • Teen takes woman’s car, wrecks it

    Jesef Williams


    Authorities say no charges have been filed in a December incident in which a teen reportedly took a car without permission and wrecked it on Jackson Street. 

    Lancaster police and sheriff’s deputies went to a home in the 100 block of South Jackson Street on Dec. 10 in response to call about a stolen vehicle and a wreck.

  • Homeplace for the holidays

    Christmastime is always special at 618 Morris Road.  

    It’s the time of year when Harris and Marcene Plyler bring their Victorian-style home to life with boughs of holly and berries. 

    These natural decorations enhance both the Plyler home and yard. 

    Beth Craig of the Leaf and Petal Garden Club passes by the Plyler home often and especially enjoys seeing it during the Christmas holidays.

  • Maintaining poinsettias hard, but not impossible


    With the holiday season now fading, those colorful poinsettias will be doing the same thing in the upcoming months.

    The most popular Christmas plant in America, millions of poinsettias are given and received as gifts each year.

    But is it possible to keep it alive and going until Christmas 2012?

    According to the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, poinsettias can be maintained if you’re up for a challenge.

  • Miller could face death penalty

    The man charged with the murder of Beverly Hope Melton could be sentenced to death. 

    As authorities probe Monday’s abduction and killing, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews wants to see the death penalty sought against the accused assailant, Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23. 

    On Thursday, Matthews said he has talked with the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office about charges against Miller, along with the evidence being gathered through the investigation.