Today's News

  • Heath Springs Town Hall roof repairs postponed for now

     Denyse Clark


    HEATH SPRINGS – Roof repairs, final approval for the town's 2014-15 fiscal year $592,000 budget and transfer of municipal elections to the Lancaster County Election Commission were discussed at the Heath Springs Town Council meeting held Tuesday, June 17. 

  • Scott hosting ceremony in honor of Vietnam veterans

    Denyse Clark


    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a Vietnam War Era Veterans Honor Ceremony on Aug. 2  to show appreciation for their service to America.

    The ceremony is 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St.

  • Salkehatchie volunteers are angels of construction

     Reece Murphy


    VAN WYCK – It’s 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Patti Harris’ home on Old Hickory Road, the temperature already cresting hot towards a stuffy afternoon.

    Harris is painting the railing on the front porch of her and husband Ed’s 76-year-old house, but there’s a lot more work needing done.

  • Man allegedly accosts girl in Walmart

     Christopher Sardelli


    The search is on for a man police say approached an 11-year-old girl inside Lancaster’s Walmart and made “very unsettling remarks” to her on Wednesday, June 18. 

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant is asking for the public’s help in identifying the still-unknown man who spoke to the girl inside the store at about noon on Wednesday. 

  • Task force finds pot patch

     Christopher Sardelli


    A massive marijuana trafficking operation was uncovered Thursday, June 19 by a joint drug task force made up local and state authorities. 

  • 2014 Conservation Farmer of the Year

    In the big picture, the neat garden growing within eyeshot of Tim Phillips’ back door is small potatoes.

    For that matter, so are his dozen head of cattle and 20 goats, when compared to most commercial producers. 

    “I more or less got the goats to help me control pasture weeds,” Phillips said.

    As far as farm animals go, the biggest thing about his 75-acre farm on Tabernacle Road are the two waist-high Great Pyrenees dogs he uses to ward off coyotes.

  • State hunting, fishing license available now for purchase

     DNR release

    License sales for 2014-2015 hunting and fishing licenses have begun.

    You can buy your South Carolina hunting and fishing licenses multiple ways.

    Licenses are available in person at any of the four regional S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offices or by visiting one of the 500 license vendors across the state.

  • Sharks cruise to home win over Chester Waves

     Staff Reports

    The Lancaster County Sharks improved to 3-0 on the recreation swim season with a 390-107 home win over the Chester Waves at the Lancaster County Pool.

    Tamra Tipton, Charlee Brooke Henry and Simon Wright each posted four firsts in the Sharks’ victory.

    Morgan Ledford, Lauren Spencer, Amelia Wright, Isabella Thorpe and Wesley Montgomery each had three wins.

    Alex Montgomery, Samuel Page, Gracie Scott and Matt Prete each posted two firsts.

  • Walters wows golf fans at Carolina Lakes

     Robert Howey


    INDIAN LAND – Golf fans at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club at Sun City in Indian Land received a free links treat  June 11.

    Handicapped golfer Dennis Walters brought his show of demonstration and motivation to the Carolina Lakes driving range that afternoon.

    Walters, paralyzed from the waist down after a 1974 golf cart accident, now uses a swivel chair mounted on the side of a golf cart to play the game he loves.

  • Play’s tight in LJGA 10-12

     Robert Howey


    The boys 10-12 age group is shaping up to be a highly competitive group in the 2014 Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association.

    The boys 10-12, which sports the largest group of junior golfers with 16 in the Lancaster chapter, saw a tie at the top for the second straight week.