Today's News

  • Penegar repeat winner in 5K Race for Literacy



    Lancaster High School senior track and cross county standout Wylie Penegar repeated the feet feat at the second annual 5K Race for Literacy road race on Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Our View: New station a credit to community

    April 2 was a red-letter day for the residents of the Pleasant Valley Fire District.
    That’s the day the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the grand opening of its new $2.1 million fire station on Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land.

  • Column: Area Red Cross celebrates National Volunteer Week

    National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), is a great time to celebrate volunteers in our community.
    This year’s theme, “Celebrating People in Action,” aptly describes the Upper Palmetto Chapter volunteers. Red Cross volunteers are doers. Red Cross volunteers are people in action.
    The Upper Palmetto Chapter serves York, Chester and Lancaster counties in South Carolina, with more than 500 active volunteers.

  • Column: Wear denim Wednesday to raise more awareness of sexual assault

    We are asking all employees of our local nonprofit organizations, civic governments and other employers to help us recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of that effort we are asking people to break the dress code and the silence on Wednesday, April 20, and wear denim to work.
    Denim Day is sponsored by Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault to enlist public support to dispel harmful attitudes about rape.

  • County schools win Palmetto Awards

    The S.C. Department of Education has awarded Palmetto Awards to three Lancaster County high schools.
    Now in its 10th year, the award recognizes state schools that attain high levels on their report card absolute performance and growth ratings and substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.
    Buford and Indian Land high schools each won Palmetto Gold awards for closing the achievement gap, while Andrew Jackson High School won a Palmetto Silver award for the same.

  • Possible housing for USCL students?

    Wayne McBride sees his proposed project as a way to give back to the college that helped him so much.
    McBride wants to build apartments near the University of South Carolina at Lancaster that would house college students. But first, the USCL alumnus needs a big favor from the city of Lancaster.
    City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday in favor of first reading to rezone property on Brook Road from residential (R-15) to multi-family (MF). That land, about .85 acres, is the targeted spot for McBride’s project, which would feature 10 apartment units.

  • Men shot in the leg

    Two men were shot in the leg in separate incidents this week.
    A Heath Springs man flagged down a deputy after being shot Tuesday morning.
    While patrolling Fork Hill Road in Kershaw at 9:48 a.m., a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy noticed a man waving his arms on the side of the road. The deputy stopped and spoke with the 27-year-old Heath Springs resident, according to an incident report.
    The man said he had been shot in the leg and had walked to a building in the 3800 block of Fork Hill Road looking for help.

  • Man charged with identity theft, more

    A Lancaster man faces an identity theft charge following a traffic stop where he used a false name.
    Lancaster police officers stopped a car at 2:19 a.m. March 18 after noticing it did not have working headlights. The driver did not have a license and said he left the house in a hurry to buy medicine at Walmart, according to an incident report. The man gave officers a name, driver’s license number, birth date and address and officers found no suspensions under that name, the report said.

  • Tax return deadline extended to Monday

    If you’re among the millions of American tax-dawdlers out there who have waited until the last minute to file your federal income tax by the traditional April 15 deadline, calm down and take a deep breath – you are not alone.
    In fact, an estimated 20 to 25 percent, more than 400,000, of South Carolina’s estimated 2 million taxpayers are in the same boat, having waited until this month to file, according to the IRS.
    Another reason to relax a bit? This year, you get a three-day reprieve.

  • Carolina Thread Trail seeks feedback on plans

    What’s the Carolina Thread Trail?
    Those who attended one of three recent open houses in Lancaster County found out. The meetings – held April 4 at Andrew Jackson High School, April 5 at Lancaster County Library and April 11 at the Indian Land Recreation Center – gave local residents a chance to look at maps of the proposed project, hear a live presentation and ask questions before responding to survey questionnaires.