.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • 2017 full of milestones

    Andrew Jackson State Park has a lot to celebrate in 2017.
    It’s a milestone year with the 250th birthdate of the seventh president of the United States, 50th anniversary of the “Boy of the Waxhaws” park sculpture and 20th year of the active Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park group.
    Park officials are working to organize an event each month, with the biggest effort put into Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday celebration March 25. It is dubbed the Golden Sestercentennial.

  • Indian Land American Legion Post 250 growing

    From release

    Indian Land American Legion Post 250’s charter is now in.
    The post has been busy the last two months of 2016. It placed 70 flags at cemetery grave sites. It made a pact with the local Boy Scouts to give Eagle Scout awards. It collected food for the needy and donated about 40 toys to Toys for Tots. The post’s January project will be to collect school supplies for local schools.

  • Kershaw OKs overtime for holiday work

    KERSHAW – After an emergency at Thanksgiving, the town of Kershaw has changed its personnel policy so that employees called into work on holidays automatically receive overtime pay for those hours.
    Until now, overtime pay on holidays was not clearly spelled out in the town’s employee handbook.
     “We had one employee complaint about a similar situation on July 4, but I didn’t fully understand it,” said Administrator Mitch Lucas. “This Thanksgiving stuff really opened my eyes.”

  • Knock-down, drag-out at Hinson’s store

    A Florida man was arrested Monday afternoon after the inside of Hinson’s Trading Post in Buford was torn up during a fight with the owner.
    Wayne Peebles, 68, of Inverness, Fla., is charged with disorderly conduct, malicious injury to property, and third-degree assault and battery. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is also seeking a warrant against Peebles for possession of a Schedule IV drug.

  • Meeting on preserving state battlegrounds

    The S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust will hold a public meeting today to discuss the two Revolutionary War sites in Lancaster County – the Battle of the Waxhaws and the Battle of Hanging Rock.
    The 6 p.m. meeting at Buford Recreation Center, 4073 Hurley Walter Road, will provide information and solicit comments, suggestions and recommendations.
    The National Park Service awarded the S.C. Battleground Trust a two-year grant to research the 20 significant American Revolution clashes in the Carolinas and develop precise battlefield maps.

  • Stroble only candidate as District 1 filing ends

    Filing ended Tuesday for the Lancaster County school board District 1 seat, and with just one candidate filing, the district might be able to avoid a special election and save the $6,000 it would cost.
    Melvin Stroble, who ran for the seat and lost in 2014, filed last Wednesday.
    The decision about a special election will come at noon Jan. 17, after the 14-day period during which write-in candidates can still file, said Mary Ann Hudson, director of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Elections Office.

  • Van Richardson named chief magistrate

    Van Richardson has been appointed the next chief magistrate of Lancaster County by Sens. Greg Gregory and Vincent Sheheen.
    Richardson, a Lancaster county native, has served as a Lancaster County magistrate for 13 years. He will replace Judge Jackie Pope, who retired Dec. 31 after holding the chief magistrate’s position since 1999.

  • Dr. Moore retiring as superintendent

    Dr. Gene Moore, superintendent of the Lancaster County School District for the past 11 years, announced his retirement Tuesday, effective July 31.

    Moore, 63, said he is ready for a break and more "grandparent time" after 23 years as superintendent in three different counties.

    “I’ve been doing it for a long time, and I appreciate what I’ve had here in Lancaster County,” Moore said. “The world of education is all about relationships. I will really miss the people.”

  • East Mecklenberg downs Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    YORK – Buford, for the second straight day, had a tough time on the hardwood in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The Jackets, coming off a 65-44 loss to Class AAAAA Rock Hill High School, dropped a 66-38 loss to East Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte.

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.