• Serious accident on Great Falls Highway

    At least one person was flown from the scene of an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

    The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. when a mini van and sedan crashed head-on near the intersection of JB Denton Road and the Rum Creek Bridge. The accident closed down the highway temporarily as crews treated the injured and cleared the accident scene.

    See Friday’s Lancaster News for details.

  • Ordinary people, extraordinary things

    Heroes are ordinary people.
    “They just do extraordinary things,” said Buford Middle School Principal Sarah Deason.
    On Friday morning, Sept. 11, students at BMS paused to remember the 2,977 people from 93 countries who died in the terrorist attacks 14 years ago that shook this nation to its core.
    It’s hard to forget what a group of terrorists hellbent on destruction did that day.

  • Creating the 21st century leader

    Can a new leadership and empowerment program help develop Lancaster County’s students into 21st century leaders?
    Dr. Linda Blackwell and Dean Faile think so.
    Blackwell, director of elementary education for the Lancaster County School District, and Faile, president and CEO of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, presented an implementation plan for a program they are partnering on called ‘The Leader in Me’ during Lancaster County School Board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Storm huffs and puffs, blows the bays down

    A thunderstorm that rolled over the area Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, caused scattered damage across central and southeastern portions of the county.  
    The thunderstorm passed through Lancaster County roughly between 5 and 6 p.m., fierce with roiling clouds, lightening and rain, and then disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.

  • TLN files FOIA letters to county, city, LCEDC officials

    Weeks after county officials dissolved the county’s years-long relationship with the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., rumors continue to swirl and questions still remain about the events leading up to the fateful decision.

  • City needs to make upgrades at wastewater treatment plant

    Treating sewage isn’t glamorous by any stretch of the imagination, but it does carry a Park Avenue price tag, as members of Lancaster City Council learned at their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting.
    Council got its first in-depth look at two wastewater treatment plant studies by WK Dickson Community Infrastructure Consultants that were commissioned in March.
    As the 30-plus-minute detailed presentation spelled out, these upgrades aren’t going to be cheap, said Jimmy Holland of WK Dickson.

  • Morris retires from U.S. Navy

    U.S. Navy Chief Intelligence Specialist (IDW/SW/AW) Edna N. Clyburn Morris retired Aug. 31.
    Chief Morris entered into the Navy right after graduation from Lancaster High School in June 1995 as an undesignated Seaman Apprentice. She spent most of her career in Hampton Roads Virginia and has traveled to many parts of the world.

  • Mickles no longer principal of A.R. Rucker

    A Lancaster County middle school principal has been reassigned, school district officials announced late Friday, Sept. 11.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said Phillip Mickles will no longer serve as principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School, a position he has held since 2007.
    Using Blackboard Connect, a mass notification system designed to inform parents and students about important messages, Moore informed families of the change about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Half-staff flag honors 9/11 victims

    The United States flag is flown at half-staff today, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • South Carolina ranked 50th worst state for working women

    From release
    COLUMBIA – On Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) hosted a call to discuss the differences between Hillary Clinton’s record as a champion for women, children and families.
    This year, South Carolina was ranked the 50th worst state for working moms and is one out of four states in the country without equal-pay laws.