Today's News

  • Allen plays big for Vols

    KERSHAW – Dalton Allen plays big for the Andrew Jackson High School football team.
    Allen, at 5-10, 130, doesn’t have the size, but that matters little to the Vols’ senior captain.
    “I’ve always been a smaller player, but I try to make the best of it,” he said.
    A quick look at his AJ athletic resume speaks volumes about his play, not just on the football field.

  • Is your mailing address correct?

    Part of the job of the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office is to send out property tax bills to county residents for homes, cars, boats and other property.

    While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important the bills are sent to the correct address. The real estate tax notices were mailed Sept. 30.

    Many property owners called in the prior years to complain that they didn’t get their tax bill and ended up paying their taxes late because the bill was sent to an old address.

  • The theme of National Newspaper Week relevant

    In 1928, Frank Capra made a silent movie called “The Power of the Press.”

    Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played Clem Rogers, an ambitious cub reporter hungry for a scoop. He gets more than he bargained for when his big story implicates the mayor’s daughter – who just happens to be Clem’s girlfriend – in a murder.

    In the end, the heroic journalist lands the story and the girl, and exposes political chicanery to boot.

  • Speedway caps 2015 racing campaign

    The 2015 racing season at Lancaster Super Speedway has come to an end, the last two races won by Mother Nature.
    Rainy weather wiped out the final two races on the 2015 season, including action last Saturday night.
    The season has been competitive as ever at the famous half-mile dirt track.

  • Teams focus on streaks

    It’s the week of streaks in Lancaster County high school football.
    Lancaster and Buford will seek to keep unbeaten region streaks intact this week.
    Andrew Jackson will look to continue its new win streak.
    Indian Land is bidding to halt its losing skid.
    Lancaster, in its first region road game this season, visits Clinton, while Buford travels to Chesterfield.
    AJ is back home to face rival North Central and Indian Land steps out of region play with a visit to Prosperity to face Mid-Carolina.

  • Five county players reap Tri-County grid honors

    RICHBURG – Five football players – three from Lancaster and a pair of Andrew Jackson High School performers – were honored at the week six meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
    Lancaster, 6-0 and off to its best start since the 1963 football season, was led by the trio of Houston Brantley, Charlie Ellis and Trevor Latham.
    The AJ Vols honorees included junior running back Heath Gandy and senior linebacker Dalton “Tex” Haven.

  • City proclaims Lancaster Habitat Day

    Students at Discovery School and members of the Habitat board of directors braved the rain on Monday, Oct. 5, to celebrate World Habitat Day and Lancaster Habitat Day. Student artists painted the school rock with their own original design to recognize Habitat and Chucky Rivers, lead teacher, taught the students about Habitat and World Habitat Day.

  • Breast cancer: This means war

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – In 1999, when I first found out that I had breast cancer, my initial thoughts were to count how many years my mom lived after the doctor had informed her she had the disease.
    I counted about five years.
    After going through months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, my mom lost her tough and lengthy battle with breast cancer in 1972. I was a senior in high school.

  • Griffin could tell a good story

    In 1990, when PBS aired Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary, “The Civil War,” I was a little curious.
    During that first episode, when the late Shelby Dade Foote Jr., showed up for his first cameo appearance, my curiosity became intrigued, for good reason.
    At the time, Foote was a relatively unknown as writer and historian west of the Mississippi and north of the Mason Dixon Line.
    However, I was the lucky one and knew exactly who he was.

  • County hires interim economic development company

    An interim economic development firm and a new structural committee are two of the latest developments in the county’s economic development saga.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis confirmed Lancaster County Council recently approved a motion to engage a firm, and not a person, to handle economic development matters on an interim basis until a permanent in-house director is hired. The vote was made after council returned from executive session at its Sept. 28 meeting.