Today's News

  • USCL tennis team downs Pfeiffer

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster men’s tennis team defeated the Pfeiffer University junior varsity team, 8-1 on Thursday afternoon at the J.P. Richards Tennis Complex.

  • USCL lifeguard course, swim classes set

    A lifeguard training course will be held at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at USCL Prerequisites must be completed by March 24.

    Prerequisites schedule is March 7-10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., or 7-8 p.m., or March 21-24, 7-8 p.m.

  • Keenan's run ruins Warriors' hopes

    As dusk fell outside the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville late Saturday afternoon, inside the massive arena Indian Land Warriors’ bright basketball season flickered to a tough close.

    Defending Class AA state basketball champion Keenan, bidding for another shining March moment, was brilliant in a 65-36 win over IL.

    The Raiders’ glowing 29-point win gave the Columbia area team a second straight Upper State championship and a bid to the Class AA state title game opposite Lower State champion Mullins on Saturday.

  • Lancaster County officials lift burning ban

    The Lancaster County Fire Service canceled the ban Friday afternoon, only days after it began. The ban was originally issued Feb. 22. 

    According to a fire service press release, citizens are still cautioned even though the weather outlook has improved. 

    The county received a small amount of rainfall early Friday but there is still a potential for outdoor fires to spread rapidly due to relatively dry surface conditions.

  • Habitat is doing its part, needs our help

    The Lancaster County chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s goal for 2011 is to build a home for a local family.
    That task became easier with the donation of a Penny Street home in the area of Springs Memorial Hospital. The welcomed donation was made by Wells Fargo.
    The brick home was given through Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned (REO) Property Donation program.

  • Our country is losing its precious values

    In the aftermath of the Tucson shootings, I have begun to ask myself, once again, can the center hold?
    Some years ago, I discovered the lines of William Butler Yeats in his poem, “The Second Coming,” which he wrote in 1919 just after World War I. These lines from its first stanza haunt me to this day.
    “… Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned,

  • Council debates dangerous animals

    Christopher Sardelli
    Just one week after a series of dog bite incidents were reported throughout the county, Lancaster County Council discussed ways to enhance its dangerous dog ordinance Tuesday night.
    Council members, along with with County Administrator Steve Willis and deputy administrator Jeff Naftal, debated how to fine-tune the ordinance to protect citizens and place more responsibility on dog owners. The discussion came only days after three people reported separate dog bites or attacks to law enforcement.

  • Stimulus helps public housing

    Jesef Williams
     The state of public housing in the city of Lancaster received much attention Tuesday night.
    Jerry Witherspoon, executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, gave City Council a report of the authority’s activity over the past year.
    The local housing authority, which oversees the Caroline Court and Frank L. Roddey neighborhoods, provides housing for low-income families. Caroline Court has 100 units and Roddey has 40.

  • Kershaw denies zoning request

    Jesef Williams
     KERSHAW – Plans for the Dollar General store in Kershaw to move from Hampton Street have been halted, at least for now.
    Kershaw Town Council voted 2-4 on Monday against a request to rezone property on Neal Street from R-15 (residential) to B-3 (business).
    Councilmen Wade Hunter and Randy Seegars voted in favor of the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates was absent.

  • Personality spotlight - Polly Jackson

    Polly Jackson likes to say she’s “Black by nature, educated by choice and a politician by accident.”
    A retired, 32-year veteran educator, Jackson’s name has become virtually synonymous with community services in Lancaster over the course of her 75 years through her work with the school system, County Council and numerous boards and organizations.