Today's News

  • Column: An element of school reform that will take very hard work

    It was a tiny exchange in the Henry McMaster-John Warren debate that was remembered, if at all, for giving Mr. McMaster another laugh line.

    The governor was explaining that the key to improving education is economic growth and sort of vice versa when he announced: “And now that I will be in charge of appointing the superintendent of education, we’re going to get a lot more done in South Carolina in education reform.”

  • Bruins salute golf standouts

    The Class AAAA state champion Lancaster High School golf team honored a host of golfers at the team’s awards night Friday.
    Senior golfer Brady Hinkle, who has signed to play at Coastal Carolina University, was presented the team’s Leadership Award.
    Hinkle, the Bruins captain, was a five-time all-region golfer.
    Senior Nick Mangano received the team’s Most Congenial Award for his sportsmanship and positive approach among opponents. Mangano has signed to play golf at Belmont-Abbey University.

  • Cole captures first win in Extreme 4 at Lancaster Speedway

    Saturday was a night to remember for the a driver in the running for the 2018 Rookie of the Year at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Carl Cole has been around racing a long time, helping the likes of David Laney, Justin Laney, Lonnie Laney and Steven Saucier on their race cars throughout the years. Cole, a teammate to David Laney, has learned to drive the Extreme 4 cars from Laney, and on Saturday night all that knowledge from Laney paid off for Cole.
    Cole and Brad McManus were on the front row for the Extreme 4 main event.

  • Thornwell on Clippers summer roster

    LAS VEGAS – Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell is on the roster for the Los Angeles Clippers NBA Summer League.
    The Clippers announced their roster and schedule for the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 6-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
    The team also includes 2018 draftees Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson as well as current Clippers Jawun Evans and  Thornwell.

  • President orders flags at half-staff

    President Donald Trump ordered flags to be flown at half-staff early Tuesday to honor the five shooting victims at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., after its mayor, Gavin Buckley, requested it.

    The suspect, Jarrod W. Ramos, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder, in connection to the shooting.

    Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith were killed Thursday when Ramos came into the Capital Gazette’s newsroom and shot them with a shotgun.

  • Dumpster full of toxic debris is hauled away from Main St.

    HEATH SPRINGS – Just in time for the July 4th parade on Wednesday, a smelly dumpster piled high with garbage and asbestos-laced construction materials has been removed from Main Street.

    A crew from Charlotte-based Environmental Holdings Group [EHG] picked up the dumpster about noon Friday after resealing it in plastic sheeting. The company specializes in the removal of asbestos and construction debris.

    Not only does the site look better, it smells better, said Elizabeth Harden, owner of a nearby daycare center impacted by the mess. 

  • Assisted-living resident, 85, was exposed to drug ecstasy

    An 85-year-old assisted-living resident tested positive for the illegal drug Ecstasy during a hospital stay last month, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

    The woman lives at Heath Springs Residential Care Center, where her daughter said she must’ve been exposed. Her daughter told authorities there is no other explanation and that her mother doesn't even know what the drug is.

  • Cancer victim’s pot took circuitous route from Alaska

    Steven Michall never planned on becoming an outlaw, but his undying love for his dying wife turned him into one.

    Battling non-small cell lung cancer, Michall’s wife had the misfortune of being diagnosed in South Carolina, he said, where medical marijuana remains illegal – despite ongoing but failed bipartisan attempts by state lawmakers to change that amid objections from the state’s law enforcement establishment.

  • Death penalty sought in 2015 Pageland murders

    South Carolina will seek the death penalty when Rayshawn Montez Little goes on trial for the 2015 Pageland murders of Tyvonn Terrell Threatt and Shannon Rasheal Little.

    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers announced the state’s intentions Wednesday at a hearing in Darlington.

    The South Carolina Court Administration will assign a judge to preside over all further proceedings in the case. No trial date has been set at this time.

  • 1st episode of Lancaster documentary debuts

    The first episode of Travis Bell’s documentary film series about Lancaster has been released online.

    Titled “In a Little Town Like Lancaster,” the 27-minute episode features a compilation of nostalgic interviews with Lancaster natives recounting the Lancaster of their youth and their happy memories of the town. 

    “People love going back in time and recalling what Lancaster used to be like,” said Bell, Columbia photographer and Lancaster native who took on the project.