Today's News

  • Bigger audits needed

    The Legislative Audit Council has done a terrific job on its latest report, and taxpayers should be grateful.

    I give “The Nerve’s” Rick Brundrett a little credit. In 2012, Brundret broke a story on a proposed $16 million line item in the Agriculture Department’s budget for an undisclosed expansion project at the State Farmers Market.

    As it turned out, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers was pushing his agency to buy property at the market – property owned by S.C. Ports Authority Chairman Bill Stern.

  • Rowell Memorial race Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway hosts the Barry Rowell Memorial Race with the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $2,000 to win Saturday night, Sept. 19.
    Rowell, who died suddenly on January 17, was 52.
    Rowell was born Sept. 19, which makes the race date significant in that it is being held on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
    Barry was a friend to many and loved by all.
    A native North Carolinian, he was born in Wayne County and was a graduate of Parkwood High School in neighboring Union County, N.C.

  • BHS Lady Jackets unbeaten in region

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ volleyball team is unbeaten in Region IV-AA play after winning in a 3-0 victory over Indian Land on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
    The Lady Jackets of coach Taylor Roberts topped the Lady Warriors, 3-0 – 25-6, 25-11 and 25-15.
    Buford, in recent action, has also downed Central of Pageland, Chesterfield and North Central.
    BHS topped Central, 25-5, 25-15 and 25-0. The Lady Jackets jolted Chesterfield, 25-12, 25-23 and 25-15.
    In the win over North Central, the Lady Jackets won, 3-2.

  • Vols' Lucas goes all-out

    KERSHAW – Last spring after the Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ stellar baseball season for a Class AA Upper State final four finish, veteran AJ catcher Logan Lucas received the team’s Iron Man Award.
    Football season is here, and Lucas, who also reaped all-region honors on the diamond, might be in line for a similar award for the grid campaign.  Lucas, who sees action on both sides of the ball, rarely sees the AJ sideline.

  • Driver rear-ends school bus in hit-and-run

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges after rear-ending a school bus early Thursday, Sept. 17.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Jacob Julius Jacobs, 25, was charged with driving too fast for conditions and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
    Miller said the accident happened about 6 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Springdale and Memorial Park roads.

  • Two schools go on lockdown as intruder drill wraps up

    A Thursday morning, Sept. 17, intruder drill for students and staff at two Lancaster County School District campuses took an unusual twist when shots were reportedly fired in a nearby neighborhood.
    Lancaster County School District Safety and Transportation Director Bryan Vaughn said Brooklyn Springs Elementary and South Middle schools on Billings Drive went on modified lockdown just as the countywide intruder drill was ending.

  • Honor officers Sept. 19

    In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Sept. 19, a group of local volunteers have made blue ribbons and 103 signs showing appreciation for law enforcement officers.
    The ribbons and signs will be displayed throughout the county. The local effort is called Forever Behind the Badge. Some restaurants are offering discounts for officers that day. Artist Kevin Lilly donated the paint and supplies for the signs.

  • Water tank painting at a standstill

    HEATH SPRINGS – Blame it on the paperwork.
    Members of Heath Springs Town Council learned Tuesday, Sept. 15, at its monthly meeting that repainting the municipality’s water tank is at a standstill.
    The renovation of the 150,000-gallon water tank in the 4000 block of South College Street is being paid for through a $405,000 Community Block Development Grant from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Accident south of Lancaster injures three people

    Three people were injured in an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) Wednesday, Sept. 16.
    The accident happened about 4:29 p.m. when a 1991 Nissan sedan, traveling north, crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Honda minivan near the intersection of J.B. Denton Road near the Rum Creek Bridge south of Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Jerry Freeman of Monroe, was trapped and had to be cut out of the wreckage. He was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  

  • Someone passing funny money

    Local merchants need to be on the lookout for funny money.
    Someone is circulating counterfeit $10 and $20 bills.
    There have been at least seven reported cases of bogus bills reported in the area this month; one in the county and six in the city limits, including two at one fast food restaurant.
    And whoever is doing it, is targeting restaurants in most of the cases.