Today's News

  • Jackets surge to top LHS Bruins

    Buford capped a season’s wrestling sweep of county rival Lancaster to highlight a Jackets’ home tri-match on Thursday night.

    Lancaster, 1-8, held a 17-12 lead after a Ben Ghent pin, Chris Stevenson forfeit win and Jeff Strickland technical fall, but the Jackets used a 42-6 run to notch the 54-23 win.

    BHS downed Lancaster 51-30 last month.

    Buford’s key charge was boosted by pins from Dylan Altman, Devin Starnes, Rashad Cunningham and Eric McPhearson. Gabe Griffin and James Mackey each had a decision to aid the Jackets’ charge.

  • County looks at capital plan

    Lancaster County Council has begun collecting information for its long-range capital-improvement plan.

    Council discussed its previous and upcoming plans at its Jan. 4 meeting. The capital-improvement plan, which lists priorities for capital projects and purchases in the county over the next few years, was last revised in 2006 and planned through 2011.

    With a comprehensive county plan also due this year, council has begun compiling information for its new capital-improvement plan.

  • Founders' new headquarters should be finished earlier than expected

    Founders Federal Credit Union’s new headquarters in Lancaster will be up and running sooner than what officials with the institution had expected.

    Work on the three-level building at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads is moving ahead of schedule, as all the employees should be moved in by the end of June, spokeswoman Nicki Nash said.

    The building’s basic framework has been up for a while. Crews are now painting, working on molding and installing audio and video connections, among other detailed tasks.

  • City rezones property where tax service business seeks to relocate its offices

    RB Tax, LLC will now be able to proceed will plans to relocate its business to Chesterfield Avenue.

    City Council voted unanimously Jan. 12 to give final approval of an ordinance to rezone property at 1209 Chesterfield Ave. from residential (R-6) to neighborhood commercial (B-2).

    RB Tax, which has been in business 10 years, has outgrown its South White Street location and needs another building to operate efficiently, said Greg Blackmon, who owns the business with Jim Robinson.

  • Owner gets dog back after rescue from creek

    INDIAN LAND – Polly is one lucky dog.

    On Jan. 3, someone called the Fort Mill Rescue Squad after hearing a dog howling nearby. Rescue squad members Anthony Villeneuve, Chris Robertson and Peter Ruckerl responded and discovered Polly, a 13-year-old chow, stuck in a deep creek.

    She was hopelessly trapped, with her front paws buried in quicksand-like mud.

    The team used swift water rescue techniques and their hands to painstakingly dig the dog’s feet out from hard mud while standing in frigid water for more than an hour.

  • DHEC tours Edenmoor 'canyon'

    INDIAN LAND ee" Edenmoor residents have dubbed the unique landmark the “Grand Canyon.”

    Formed from heavily eroded soil, what was once a vacant lot of red and brown dirt across from several homes in Indian Land’s Edenmoor neighborhood now resembles the Arizona state park.

    Large crevasses have developed, some opening into cave-like pockets that drop more than 10 feet. And just like sites used by prehistoric man, drawings adorn the walls of the caves, except these were done by local teenagers.

  • Spend $20 and help the local economy

    Several more local merchants have joined today’s $20 on the 20th promotion.

    The businesses, which include an automotive service and a nail salon, are just some of the many establishments running ads in today’s edition of The Lancaster News, promoting specials that cost $20 or less.  

    “These businesses heard about the promotion and wanted to be a part of it, too,” said Leigh Airington, advertising manager for The Lancaster News. “And these are businesses we hadn’t heard from before.”

  • Former VA officer to be honored

    A drop-in is being held for Linda Blackmon on Friday to recognize her for her work as Lancaster County’s Veterans Affairs Officer.

    The drop-in will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in County Council chambers on the second floor of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 North Main St.

    The event, which is open to the public, will feature light refreshments.

    Blackmon, who had worked for the office nearly 14 years, retired last year as the county’s Veterans Affairs Officer. Her last official day was Dec. 31.

  • Man who committed suicide was in constant pain

    This letter is in response to Myra McCants’ letter, “Suicide is a selfish act,” in the Dec. 30 edition of The Lancaster News. That was her opinion; now, this is mine. My brother committed suicide on Thanksgiving Day 2009. I do not believe it was a selfish act, but a relief from pain. He had been in two auto accidents in 2009 within 10 months. He was suffering in severe and constant pain all day, every day. I believe he thought dying was his only pain relief. He was a good person.

  • Jackets halt skid at CHS

    Buford, mired in a five-game losing skid, was in dire need of a win.

    The Jackets responded in splendid fashion, posting a 58-49 Conference III-A basketball victory over Chesterfield at the Rams’ gym on Tuesday night.

    BHS’s nine-point win gave the visitors a split after the Lady Jackets dropped a 52-19 loss to the Lady Rams.

    In the nightcap, Buford rallied in the second half to post its first league win this season.