Local News

  • Annual B&B Craft Show celebrates 35 years

    Barbara Bowers said she’s the first “B” in the B&B Craft Show and friend Novice Baker is the second one, or so Bowers thinks.
    “Well, it all depends on who you’re talking to,” Baker said, laughing. “After all, Baker does come before Bowers in the alphabet. Now, don’t you try to stir anything up.”
    Regardless of who is who on the “B” front, an idea hatched in 1980 by a painter and a seamstress, who remain best friends, is still going strong.

  • Black powder Friday

    For Bryan Baker, it’s simple and straightforward.
    There are approximately 410 pellets in the No. 8, 12-gauge shotgun shell.
    And for a $3 chance, all he had to do was put one of those pellets in center of a target some 25 yards away.
    But then again, close does count in a turkey shoot, and Baker can live with that, too. If he won, his choice of several items including a pack of ribeye steaks, pork chops, pork loin, chicken strips, ribs, sausage, and yes, a turkey, would be heading home with him.

  • Clemson study to look at ‘mega’ sports complex

    Does the future of recreation in Lancaster County include a much-discussed major sports complex?
    Hal Hiott hopes so.
    As Lancaster County Parks and Recreation director, Hiott is spreading the word about a study set for next month to examine the benefits of building such a complex in the county. Spearheaded by members of Clemson University’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, the study process will include in-depth conversations with residents about their recreational needs and wants.

  • Kershaw to dedicate veterans memorial

    KERSHAW – Thanksgiving is about being grateful, and Kershaw is getting ready to thank the town’s military servicemen and women this week.
    The Kershaw Veterans Memorial on the lawn in front of town hall, 113 S. Hampton St., will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 28.
    Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter, who headed up a grassroots committee to raise money for the granite monument, said this is an honor long overdue.

  • Man charged in shooting death

    Gunfire rang out from within a car riding down Memorial Park Road just after 1 p.m. Nov. 25.
    Moments later, the driver lay dead from a gunshot to the head, and two passengers were running down a nearby dirt road, one shooting at the other, witnesses said.
    After a 40-minute search of the area, Lancaster County deputies captured Danielle Lamar Peay, 28, at his home at 1248 Old Greenbriar Drive, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said.

  • Baby tests positive for marijuana

    A 1-year-old child of a Lancaster couple under investigation for child abuse tested positive for marijuana during a recent drug test, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The Nov. 20 report said the S.C. Department of Social Services in Lancaster requested drug testing of the couple and their four children, ages 1 to 14, earlier this month as part of an ongoing child abuse investigation.
    The report said the 45-year-old father, 38-year-old mother and the couple’s youngest child all tested positive for marijuana.

  • McClancy request back on the table

    A rezoning request that may lead to some type of expansion at McClancy Seasoning is back on the table, or at least, talking about it is.
    After voting 4-3 earlier this month to deny the rezoning request, on Nov. 23, members of Lancaster County Council passed two motions on the matter.

  • School bus driver cited after crash

    A school bus driver was cited Nov. 23 after he pulled into traffic in the Buford community and hit a woman’s oncoming car, sending it into a head-on collision with a pickup truck.
    The woman and five of the 21 Buford High School and Buford Middle School students on the bus were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital. No one was seriously hurt. The woman was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Nov. 24.

  • World-class guitarist coming to Lancaster

    This Saturday night, after days of stuffing yourself, shopping to excess, and watching Tigers and Panthers pursue perfection, you can do something truly mesmerizing.
    Sit on the benches between the 153-year-old walls of Lancaster’s Cultural Arts Center and hear a world-class musician perform for free.
    You probably never heard of British guitarist Adrian Legg. But listen to some experts:

  • Car rear-ends school bus, five students transported to SMH as a safety precaution

    Five Buford-area students were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital early Monday, Nov. 23, to be checked out after their school bus was struck by a car after the bus driver turned into the car's pathway.
    The wreck happened about 7:40 a.m. near the intersection of North Rocky River and Cannery roads. School bus No. 57 was headed south and turning left onto Cannery Road when it was hit by a northbound motorist in a Honda sedan who then veered into the southbound lane of North Rocky River Road and struck a pickup head-on.