Today's News

  • Ferguson-Payne Engagement

    Sheila and Dale Starnes and Russell and Jennifer Ferguson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Ferguson, to Travis Cory Payne, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. June 6, 2014.
    Miss Ferguson is the granddaughter of Rex and Bobbie Faile and of Barbara Ferguson and the late Wendell Ferguson. She is a 2006 graduate of Buford High School and works at Faulkner Animal Hospital.

  • Transparency a key to quality government

    Each year, the week that includes March 16 is designated as “Sunshine Week.”

    It’s a time to remind government officials about the laws that govern them, laws that require meetings to be held in the open and public records to be made available to citizens. Sunshine Week aims to advance the idea that government works best when the sun is permitted to shine in.

  • Doing right thing hard in S.C.

    We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

    Lately I have been reading a wonderful book about our state’s past – and clearly there are lessons to be learned.

    The book is Deliver Us from Evil, by Dr. Lacy K. Ford, and it’s about how the South, especially South Carolina, dealt with the issue of slavery from the time of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution until the days prior to the Civil War.

  • Still no charges in two homicides

    It’s been more than a month since Lancaster County authorities responded to two homicides within days of each other, though few developments have been released about either case. 

  • Future road map

    Perusing the large Lancaster County map in front of him, Gregory Powell quickly found his Indian Land neighborhood, peeled off a small smiley face sticker and placed it over his home. 

  • Fersner steps down March 31 as pastor of Kershaw First Baptist Church

    KERSHAW – The Rev. Bryant Fersner has faithfully served as senior pastor of Kershaw First Baptist Church since November 1987, but Monday, March 31, that will change.

  • Council approves attorney, planner positions

    County officials have begun searching for people to fill two new roles, an in-house attorney and a county planner, days after the positions were approved by Lancaster County Council. 

  • Crolley retiring as Crestwood coach


    Lancaster native Keith Crolley fell shy in his quest to produce a state championship at Crestwood High School in Sumter County, but he did build a winning program.

  • Clash highlights track opener Saturday night


    The 2014 Lancaster Super Speedway season cranks up with a major show Saturday, March 29 at the half-mile dirt oval.

    LSS, opening its 60th season, will feature the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series which is making its 12th visit to the “Fastest Half mile in the Southeast.”

  • BHS honors ace athletes


    BUFORD – Fall and winter sports stars who produced their share of shining moments for the maroon and gold were honored at the Buford High School fall and winter sports awards on Wednesday, March 26.