Today's News

  • Trackster seek help to run in Junior Olympics

    Denyse Clark


    The Lancaster County Columbus Parker Track Club has qualified 17 athletes to compete at the National Junior Olympic Games at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, July 24 through August 3.

    But coaches of the local track team say there’s just one problem.

  • Search for Hough ends in arrest of uncle

     Christopher Sardelli


    While Tyzhe Hough, the man wanted for hitting two police officers with his car, is still at large, the search for him has resulted in the arrest of his uncle.

    Scottie Bernard Hough, 46, 5908 Henderson Road, was arrested Tuesday, July 8, for a probation and parole violation, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Post offices to stay open

     Reece Murphy


    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck residents got some disappointing, but good news from U.S. Postal Service officials this week – operating hours at the community’s post office may be cut, though the office will remain open.

  • Dementia expert Teepa Snow to lead local seminar

     Denyse Clark


    Senior Helpers, an in-home senior care agency, and Springs Memorial Hospital are co-sponsoring “Understanding Dementia Care,” a seminar for professionals and family caregivers on July 25, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.

  • Passing summertime away

     Gregory A. Summers


    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins would be the first to admit that 7-on-7 football isn’t the real thing.

    After all, it’s shirts, shorts, cleats and helmets. Tackling isn’t allowed and plays stop with one or two-hand contact.

  • 911 recording reveals moments after toddler found in hot car

     Christopher Sardelli


    Recordings from a series of 911 calls made earlier this month shed more light on the events surrounding the death of three-year-old Logan Cox, who suffered heat stroke inside a hot car on July 2 and died several days later. 

  • Warriors, Vols top 10 Director’s Cup finish

     Robert Howey


    Lancaster County high schools Indian Land and Andrew Jackson have been recognized for a strong athletic season for the 2013-14 school term.

    ILHS, for the 10th time in the last 13 years, has garnered a top 10 finish in the annual S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup top 10 standings in Class AA.

  • Post 31 gives old Buford High scoreboard new life

     Robert Howey


    As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

    Same could nearly be said about the refurbished scoreboard at Eggleton Field, home of the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball program.

    Lancaster Legion Post 31 athletic officer Scott Cato has taken the old Buford High School baseball scoreboard and put it to good use.

  • Search is on for autism breakthrough

    In early May, thousands of people turned out at Finlay Park in Columbia for “Strides for Autism,” a fundraising walk to raise support for the S.C. Autism Society. And about a month earlier, a similar event at Heritage Park in Simpsonville saw an impressive turnout.

    It was heartening, but not surprising, to see those events so well-attended. Over the years, as I’ve met and spoken with families affected by autism, I’ve been moved by how strongly they support each other and rally around a shared cause.

  • Time to free S.C.’s energy market

    In South Carolina – as in most other states – regulation has almost completely divorced the energy sector from the free market. Private energy providers must register with the state as public utilities.

    Once registered, the state helps enforce a monopoly territory where only one utility may provide power. Regulators determine the prices energy providers can charge. All of this regulation, we’re told, is in the best interest of all parties: It keeps prices down and prevents rapacious monopolies.

    Only it doesn’t.