Today's News

  • Botched drug deal leads to home invasion

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested two Lancaster men Wednesday and warrants have been issued for a third man in connection with a botched drug deal which eventually led to a home invasion.
    Jonathan Randell Todd, 24, 6550 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

  • S.C.’s low literacy rates impact employment

    On Aug. 25, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its State of Education Breakfast, an event that some of you attended. Guest speakers included Dr. Gene Moore, Lancaster County School Superintendent, Dr. Greg Rutherford, president of York Technical College, Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, and Robert C. Barnett, vice president of education for the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Naftal fired by council

    Christopher Sardelli
    Only hours after sitting alongside Lancaster County Council on Monday night, Deputy County Administrator Jeff Naftal was relieved of his duties effective Tuesday.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare confirmed the news Tuesday morning. She said Naftal, who served as the county’s deputy administrator for just over a year, was no longer an employee of Lancaster County.

  • Poverty impacts children

    Jesef Williams
    If you see four children walking around town, at least one of them is poor.  
    Though blunt and grim, that statement reflects statewide statistics released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
    The annual study, sponsored in the state by the S.C. Budget and Control Board, examines the impact of economic conditions on the nation’s children. The data was released last month.

  • We remember 9/11

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – Sorrow, thanks and memories of fear and disbelief occupied the hearts and minds of many as America paused over the past week to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Such remembrances and reflections could be seen right here at home.
    PCI Group, a direct mail firm in Indian Land, unveiled a 9/11 memorial Sunday during its company picnic. The company’s 94 employees and their families – as well as local, state and federal public officials – attended.

  • Woman a ‘miracle, lucky’

    Reece Murphy
    Vickie C. Robinson knows what it’s like to die.
    After a lifetime of heart and other serious health issues, the 60-year-old Lancaster wife, mother and grandmother’s heart finally gave out on Halloween day 2009, as she lie in Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    Robinson died twice that day from heart attacks before doctors decided to sedate her and put her on life support as they waited for a new heart.

  • Intoxicated man wrecks motorcycle

    Jesef Williams
    A Lancaster man will have his day in court after reportedly taking someone else’s motorcycle and wrecking it moments later.
    The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Reginald Keith Haggins, 50, 2043 Athena Road, with driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
    A woman said her boyfriend had been “working on” her blue 1995 Suzuki motorcycle at his Athena Road home, according a report from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • IL school traffic causing gridlock

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – If you live in Indian Land, there’s no escaping the effects of school traffic on local roads.
    While traffic at Indian Land Middle and High schools is busy, neither compares to the logjam that often occurs with afternoon pickup at the community’s largest school, Indian Land Elementary.
    But school and district officials are hoping a new change in the afternoon pickup traffic route will ease the situation.

  • Man charged for stabbing his father

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lancaster man Friday after he tried to kill his father, according to reports.
    Billy Charles “Diddle” Poston, 26, of 1824 Lynwood Drive is charged with one count of attempted murder.

  • 178th answers call for help in Vermont

    Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    S.C. Army National Guard troops from the 178th Engineer Battalion, mostly engineers and heavy equipment operators, are in Vermont to help with flood clean-up and debris removal in the wake of heavy rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.