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Today's News

  • Foursome's -25 tops Taylor field

    The winning foursome posted a two-shot win to capture the title in the fourth annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. golf tournament at Bermuda Run Golf Club on Saturday.The winning foursome of Kevin Logan, Rick Best, Curtis Wilson and Will Lowery shot a 25-under over 18 holes to take first place and $1,000 prize.The tournament featured a captain’s choice format with a combined handicap.

  • Woman, 47, dies in one-car wreck on Hoke Road

    A 47-year-old Lancaster woman died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Hoke Road.

    Patricia Coleman was traveling north in a 1999 Ford SUV just before 1 a.m. when she ran off the right side of the road and struck a road sign about 9.8 miles south of Lancaster, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    She then drove off the left side of the road, hit another sign and an embankment. The vehicle overturned and ejected her.

    Coleman was not wearing a seat belt, Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said. She was the only person in the vehicle.

  • McGuirt takes checkers in super stock four race

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway action was on as soon as the race started in the super stock four division.

  • Attorney buys Kershaw Plant for $750,000

    KERSHAW – The former Springs Industries Kershaw Plant has a new owner who says he's talking with two Poland-based businesses that are interested in operating at the building.

    One company makes expensive chocolates; the other makes bakery goods.

  • County feels pain at the gas pump

    Like most everybody else, county officials are looking for ways to save on gasoline costs.

    "The fuel costs have really gone up. For example, the week of July 16, 2007, we spent $15,858 in fuel," County Administrator Steve Willis said. "The week of May 26, 2008, we spent $22,468 with the same size fleet."

  • Lancaster man, 22, dies at scene of wreck near Pageland

    Stephen Vincent knew his son was dead as soon as he opened his eyes.

    Vincent and his son, Daniel, were involved in a wreck on S.C. 9 in Chesterfield County about 5:45 p.m. Friday. They were on their way back to Lancaster and about six miles west of Pageland.

    Daniel Vincent was driving.

    When he saw a car from the opposite direction passing a tractor-trailer truck, he slammed on the brakes. The oncoming car made it past the truck without harm.

  • M-G has repeat winner

    Chris Johnson and partner Steven Threatt were repeat winners in the 28th annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday.Johnson, the 2005 LGC champion, and Threatt teamed for a two-day total of 131 (64-67) to post a one-shot win over Jeff Reynolds and Brian Smith.The 2008 tournament drew 40 teams.Reynolds, the 2007 club champion, and Smith teamed for a 132 (68-64).A year ago, Johnson and Threatt, a cancer survivor, shot a 126 (63-63) to notch a seven-shot win.Johnson said teamwork was the key over the week

  • The term 'healthy tan' oxymoron

    Getting a good sun tan in the summertime used to be the in thing for many Americans. It was considered an ideal, something to strive for – that beautiful summer tan, that Coppertone tan, that healthy tan.

    But as it turns out, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan indicates damage to the skin, period. And the more you tan, or worse, burn, the more susceptible to skin cancers you are.

  • Pizza Inn gets new look

    The atmosphere and dining experience for customers at the Pizza Inn in Lancaster has been improved, says its owners, Scottish Food Systems Inc.

    In recent months, the store at 1107 N. Main St. has been remodeled.

    The busy local restaurant has been given a total makeover, including the addition of an all-day buffet and game room, with fun games for children of all ages to enjoy while dining out with their family.

  • City taps Nelson for judge's post

    Lancaster City Council recently voted to end a long search for an associate municipal judge to serve on Sundays.

    Council voted late last month to approve Sandy Nelson as the new judge.

    She is a contracted broker with Lindsay Pettus Real Estate Co. of Lancaster and longtime civic volunteer on boards and commissions on both the local and state level.

    Nelson has a doctor of education degree in policy and leadership from the University of South Carolina.

    She has also completed continuing education in municipal government.