Today's News

  • Cardboard shortage doesn't ground me

    I’m sorta glad to see more folks hanging onto stuff and making the old new again these days.

    For me, its a reminder of our backyard outbuildings concealed by hedge bushes and such.

    Long before I arrived on the scene, homeowners had horse barns, wagon sheds, storage buildings and various shacks on their property.

    But changing times brought on by automobiles meant that many of those old structures fell into disrepair.

    However, I wasn’t one to neglect anything.

    For me, those old abandoned structures were a saw mill gold mine. 

  • AJ 40th anniversary set for two-day celebration

    The Andrew Jackson High School 40th anniversary will include a two-day celebration.

    The event kicks off with the Volunteers’ annual clash with county rival Lancaster High School on Aug. 28. The game marks the 40th meeting with the Vols and Bruins.

    Prior to kickoff, a host of activities are being planning on the AJ campus.

    Tailgating is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. A host of games will be set up for children in the school area. The National Guard will have its popular climbing wall.

  • Realignment impacts schools

    The S.C High School League’s realignment will have a major impact on Lancaster County high schools.

    Realignment, the League’s biannual reshuffling of schools for interscholastic competition based on school enrollment, begins with the 2010-11 school term and lasts for two years.

    The realignment has Lancaster headed into a new region with familiar past foes, while the rest of the county schools – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land – will compete in one region for the first time ever.

  • Steady Threatt nets title

    In fitting fashion, Steven Threatt rolled in a three-foot par putt on No. 18 to give him the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon.

    Threatt, a one-handicap golfer, was consistent all day with his short game – 13 pars, four bogeys and a birdie – for a one-over 145 (70-75) to claim a single-shot win over Trevor Banks.

    Banks, the former Buford High School star golfer headed to the University of South Carolina to play for the Lancers, entered the final hole tied with Threatt.

  • Meet events boost Jackets, AJ Vols

    Fun and fundraising highlighted annual events at Buford and Andrew Jackson High School over the weekend.

    Buford hosted its annual meet the Jackets on Saturday, two days after Andrew Jackson held its annual meet the Vols.

    The meet the Jackets was highlighted by the annual cow patty bingo held at the recreation softball field below the high school.

  • Police reports - Aug. 23, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A Kershaw man was arrested on a drug charge in the Pit Stop Parking lot on Grace Avenue on Aug. 12.

    Morrison Rayvon Kirkley, 28, 113 W. First St., was charged with possession of marijuana.

    The report said deputies saw a suspicious car in the bar parking lot and a person attempting to hide from deputies inside the car, the report said.

    Deputies questioned Kirkley and smelled marijuana inside the car. Kirkley turned over a bag of marijuana to the officers, the report said.

  • Wreck victim identified

    KERSHAW – The man involved in the single-vehicle fatal wreck Saturday morning on Flint Ridge Road was a Lancaster resident.

    Harold Lee “Doodle” Nichols, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup ran off the road and ejected him.

    He died from multiple trauma, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said.

    The accident happened at 3 a.m., about 5 miles north of Kershaw.

    Nichols, who was not wearing a seat belt, was the only occupant in the truck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Council discusses project priorities

    Lancaster County Council is reviewing a list of improvement projects that could possibly help the county receive crucial funding.

    The Priority Capital Improvement List, which was recently requested by the the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, is developed by local governments and describes the top improvement projects a county would like to implement.

  • County considers changes to Web site

    John Baker often keeps up with the agendas for various local council and commission meetings.

    But sometimes he’s not able to find the information he needs on the county’s Web site.

    That’s why Baker, a Heath Springs resident, decided to speak at Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 10 meeting.

    Baker said he’s generally pleased with the county council Web site, which features detailed information on agendas, but said there’s almost no information for other important groups that meet throughout the county.

  • UW completes national membership requirements

    The United Way of Lancaster County has successfully completed all of United Way‘s national membership requirements by the respective due dates.  

    The annual certification process includes completing membership requirements certification, membership investment to support the national office and a survey of total resources generated.

    Over and above the annual requirements, United Way of Lancaster County completed a mandatory organizational self-assessment in 2009 as part of this process.