Today's News

  • 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.

  • County escapes brunt of ‘1,000-year’ storm

    Twenty-nine members of the Third Herd in Lancaster were packing gear and road equipment on Monday, Oct. 5, to head south for flood-swollen areas of the Palmetto State.
    S.C. National Guard Lt. Paul Bennett said the 178th Combat Engineers were called to state active duty about lunchtime Sunday, Oct. 4. By Monday, two convoy lines of road equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes and heavy trucks, flanked both sides of the S.C. National Guard armory on Nichols Road and its parking lots full of cars.

  • Evil is a part of creation

    You would have to be the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand, oblivious to the events of day- to-day life, to fail to see the presence and proliferation of evil.

    Yes, we observe it in its rawest form in organizations such as ISIS and other radical terrorist groups, whose adherents are bent on destroying anyone who doesn’t agree with their ideologies.

  • Power of press reports news consumers need

    The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Crenco robbery suspect charged in JR Grocery holdup

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Kenny Blackmon Jr., of Lancaster, for the Monday, Sept. 28, armed robbery of JR Grocery on Brooklyn Avenue.
    Blackmon, 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, was one of two suspects arrested by the Lancaster Police Department this week for the armed robbery of the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sept. 29.  
    Blackmon is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime for the JR Grocery robbery pending a first appearance.

  • IL Warriors fall to Eagles, 20-0

    PAGELAND – With South Carolina football teams facing a Friday night forecast of torrential rains from Hurricane Joaquin, Central High, along with many other schools, made the decision to play its scheduled game with Indian Land a night early.
    It didn’t take the Eagles long to tally.
    CHS, on the opening series, scored as Dedric Robinson dashed 70 yards down the water-logged field for the TD with only 29 seconds gone. The extra-point was no good and CHS led, 6-0.