Today's News

  • Autumn's fullest flavor

    These days, consumers are trying to stretch every dollar as far as possible.

    But if you have thoughts of partially reusing in the kitchen what you scoop from a Halloween jack-o’-lantern this year, you may be disappointed by the results.


    Pumpkins intended for carving don’t taste good; they are only meant as  decorations for ghosts and goblins.

  • Keep those "favorite recipes" coming

    The stack of July 22, 2009, issues of The Lancaster News in the newspaper morgue is getting shorter.

    Just about once a week now, the voice on the other end of the phone makes the same request.

    “I cut out the recipe for that Butter Pecan Pound Cake that has the icing mixed into the batter, but I don’t know what I did with it. Can you tell me how to get another copy of it? That thing is perfect with a cup of coffee.”

    One of my neighbors, Ken McManus, has a similar opinion of the cake.

  • Caps strike early for 49-9 win over Vols

    KERSHAW Even the legends of the past were unable to inspire Andrew Jackson on Friday night as Columbia dominated the Volunteers, 49-9 in Conference IV-AA play.

    AJ, celebrating its 40 years of existence, saluted the former athletes, bands, cheerleaders and homecoming queens of Kershaw, Heath Springs, Hillside and Flat Creek.

    Capitols’ senior quarterback Kevin Davis lit up the Volunteer secondary for 266 yards and six touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver sensation Casey Gladney hauled in nine catches for 124 yards and two scores.

  • Bistro aims to be different

    Robert Starnes got his start as a chef at a car dealership of all places.

    Starnes, one of the three guys in Lancaster’s 3 Guys Bistro and Catering, said he created gourmet meals for customers at a Kia dealership in Gastonia, running a full-service restaurant there.

    “It was hysterical – people loved it,” Starnes said.

    He eventually contracted with Kia of Monroe and Greer and Toyota of Greer.

  • SAC salutes Wingate's Fletcher again for play

    Former Lancaster High School football standout Robert Fletcher has been named the South Atlantic Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

    Fletcher, a redshirt freshman, posted 11 solo tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble return for a touchdown as the Bulldogs rallied to defeat Lenoir Rhyne University 50-49 in SAC football action Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.

    In the second quarter, Fletcher picked up a fumble in stride and took it 52 yards for a touchdown.

  • Nipper the goose loves people

    INDIAN LAND – Carol Carnes’ pet goose, Nipper, thinks she’s a human being.

    She dresses up, hates the color orange, enjoys being around people and can sense moods.

    “She senses people that are handicapped or in a wheel chair,” Carnes said. “They can do about anything they want with her and she will just stand there. I’ll set her on their lap and she will just lay there. Like I said, some of them don’t have muscle control, and she’ll just let them do whatever.”

  • Dialysis center opens in Fort Lawn

    FORT LAWN –  Fresenius Medical Care Fort Lawn, an advanced dialysis clinic that will serve the area’s growing population of patients with chronic kidney disease, is now open.

  • Council debates waste tire issue

    How residents will dispose of old tires now that new state regulations are taking effect was discussed again by County Council on Monday.

    But a final decision hasn’t been reached yet.

    Jana White, a representative from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s solid waste division, talked to council Monday about restrictions recently put in place by DHEC that call for tracking the disposal of tires throughout the state. The requirements also require counties to count tires and verify who is dropping them off.

  • Coaches honor Warriors' Mungo

    Indian Land High School senior defensive lineman Robert Mungo was the lone county winner at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon.

    Mungo led the IL defensive effort with 12 tackles in the Warriors’ 28-20 loss to McBee High School to earn the Div. II Defensive Lineman of the Week.

    Chester High School had three Div. II winners, including R.J. Canty (offensive lineman), Ariane McCree (defensive player) and Marshall Whitesides (special teams player).

  • AJ's Flowers impact player

    KERSHAW It’s been four seasons since former Andrew Jackson High School running back E.J. Simmons played for the Volunteers, but he still has an impact on one Vols’ player.

    AJ senior running back Trent Flowers, Simmons’ cousin, feels an influence from the former Vols’ running back and defensive back, a versatile performer who never shunned  contact.

    “He stays on me and makes me work,” said Flowers, a two-year starter who was a second-team all-region selection last season.