• Preserving the culture of the S.C. mill village

    Mark Manicone
    Columbia Voice

    Sherry Jaco has lived, worked and breathed all things in Columbia’s Olympia mill village. And for the last four years, she has been trying to preserve the history that’s on almost every street ­– the regulars, the locals, the characters woven into a neighborhood that give it life.

  • Riversweep needs volunteers for this Saturday

    From release

    Because of inclement weather, the Great Falls Riversweep date has been changed to this Saturday.
    Volunteers are still needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The clean-up will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir.
    The event’s sponsors include the Great Falls Home Town Association, Duke Energy, the Catawba Riverkeeper and Palmetto Pride.
    Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

  • Late-night wreck kills Great Falls man

    A Great Falls man died following a two-vehicle accident on S.C. 200 early Saturday morning, the S.C. Highway Patrol said.
    Killed in the 2:08 a.m. accident 2 miles south of Lancaster was Randolph Edward “Eddie” Lee, 56, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said.
    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the accident happened when Richard Lane Roberts, 44, of Lancaster, traveling north in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup, crossed the center line and struck Lee’s southbound 2005 Buick sedan head-on.

  • Gamecock fans hoist school flag downtown

    Nearly 30 people wearing garnet and black celebrated Tuesday morning downtown as the Carolina Gamecock flag was raised in honor of the national champion Lady Gamecocks and the Final Four men's team.
    Most were lifelong fans who said they were proud of the Gamecocks – all of them!
    As the flag went up outside the county administration building, so did the fans' arms in victory, and when it reached the top they all cheered. A couple of motorists honked as they drove past.

  • School board names 3 superintendent finalists

    The Lancaster County school board has identified three finalists for the next superintendent – Dr. Jonathan Phipps, Dr. Carlotta Redish and Dr. Matrell Sturkey.

    The three finalists all work in S.C. school districts – Phipps in Abbeville, Redish in Spartanburg and Sturkey in Florence. One has worked in Lancaster County before. Phipps, the only finalist who is currently a superintendent, was here for 19 years before leaving in 2014.

  • Weather service issues storm warning, tornado watch for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County until 5:15 p.m., as well as a tornado watch for the surrounding areas until 9 p.m. today.

    At 4:10 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms extending from Southpark Mall in Charlotte to 13 miles west of Winnsboro, moving northeast at 60 mph. The National Weather Service said those along the warning area could expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and penny-size hail.

    A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.

  • Schools, county cancel activities as storm approaches

    Due to expected severe weather later today, Lancaster County has canceled all recreational programs, and the school district has canceled all after-school activities this afternoon and tonight.
    The Columbia office of the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County just before 4 p.m. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. The weather service issued alerts during a conference call with the county this morning. Two rounds of storms were expected to pass through the area beginning around 1 p.m.

  • Backhoe collision temporarily closes S.C. 903
  • So long, red lights: Controller will help cars avoid stopping

    Clinton Colmenares
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – In the not-too-distant future, when all the cars on the roads drive themselves, traffic and traffic lights won’t be necessary. Americans, who currently spend 7 billion hours and 3 billion gallons of extra fuel a year sitting in traffic, will have to find new excuses for being late.

  • New IL American Legion Post commends Officers of the Year

    Indian Land American Legion Post 250 honored three Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies with Officer of the Year awards during last Monday’s county council meeting.
    The commendations for outstanding community service, awarded annually by American Legions nationwide for a range of community involvement, are the first given by the new Indian Land post, established in July 2016.
    The honorees are:
    Outstanding Officer of the Year – Sgt. T.J. Murphy