Today's News

  • Tarque pleased with Bruins’ early play


    Lancaster High School third-year boys soccer coach Alex Tarque is happy with the Bruins start on the 2015 soccer season and hopes they can continue to produce on the pitch.

    Tarque has experience in his lineup, with 10 players back from the 2014 LHS soccer team.

  • Jackets swarm Warriors


    Unbeaten Buford continued its stellar baseball play, posting an 11-0 Region IV-AA home win over rival Indian Land in five innings Tuesday, March 24.

  • Wilson column: State fighting back against food stamp fraud

    Every day, in every area of our state, hard-working South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are not burglarized. But they are the victims of theft just the same.
    Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.

  • Helms column: Buying a new vehicle means paying taxes

    Most people like having new vehicles. A new convertible would be especially nice for the springtime. Unfortunately, with new vehicles come taxes, and it’s important for you to understand what taxes are due and how to pay them to avoid problems later on.
    When purchasing a vehicle, you must pay local property taxes to the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office and you must also pay a sales tax for the vehicle to the S.C Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

  • EMS responds to Municipal Justice Center

    Although details are sketchy, Lancaster County EMS was called to the jail area inside Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street for some type of medical emergency involving a semi-conscious person about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. 

    Check back later for details.  

  • County lacks funds for Heath Springs spec building

    A funding stream originally set up to pay for county economic development projects may not be enough to help cover costs for a planned Heath Springs spec building, though county officials discussed potential alternatives Monday night, March 23.

  • Discarded ankle monitor prompts ‘lockout’ at two Indian Land schools

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Elementary and Middle schools went on a brief precautionary lockdown Monday morning, March 23, after a probation and parole GPS ankle monitor registered to a sex offender was found in a trash can at a nearby convenience store.

  • Sunday fire leaves seven people homeless

    Seven people have been left homeless after a mid-morning blaze tore through a mobile home near the Elgin community Sunday, March 22.

  • Council on Aging to expand meals program

    The Lancaster County Council on Aging, recently announced it has received additional funding to provide more meals to county seniors.

  • Kershaw chamber launches effort to spruce up town

     KERSHAW – Sheila Hinson, president of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, addressed town council at its March 16 meeting about enhancing businesses in the downtown district.

    “We probably should have come before you before now, but we want to talk about our plans to revitalize downtown and give it a facelift,” she said. “We want it to be that when anyone drives down our street, it looks beautiful.”

    Hinson said the chamber has talked to local business owners about the efffort to paint, clean and “spruce up” downtown.