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Today's News

  • VFDs snag $116K grant for high-tech radio gear

    Three Lancaster County volunteer fire departments have received a $116,005 federal grant to purchase radios compatible with the county’s new Radio System Project.
    The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will go to the McDonald Green, Bell Town and Gooches fire departments.
    The grant money will buy 11 mobile 800 megahertz radios for trucks and 26 portable radios, or walkie-talkies, for the three fire departments, said Darren Player, the county’s director of emergency management and fire service.

  • Small drops out of school board race

    Lorenzo Small, a candidate for the District 2 Lancaster County school board seat, withdrew from the race Thursday, citing personal reasons.
     “I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way for me to serve the Lancaster community is solely focused on the role as pastor for Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church,” Small said. “My wife and I are currently heavily involved here in Lancaster County schools, especially Clinton Elementary, and we will continue to offer our services to the Lancaster County School District.”

  • Pageland Highway wreck kills woman, injures two, closes road

    A three-vehicle accident on Pageland Highway claimed the life of a Pageland woman, injured another from Kershaw and closed part of the highway for several hours.
    Norma Plyler Moree, 69, of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland, was killed in the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Moree was following a tractor-trailer west on Pageland Highway at 10:24 a.m. when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a pickup traveling east.

  • Pageland woman dies in S.C. 9 wreck

    Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) remained closed at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday as officials investigated a fatal automobile accident this morning near Earnhardt Road.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 10:24 a.m.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said the accident killed 69-year-old Norma Plyler Moree of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

  • Column: How to make America great again? There’s only 1 option

    Donald Trump says it every day: “Let’s make America great again.” The slogan adorns his hats.
    Hillary Clinton criticizes Trump for that, insisting America is already great. But she used the phrase herself in 2007, while making her case against the Bush administration.
    After a decade and a half of trouble on many fronts, most of us would love to see America restored to a former state of greatness – economic, military, political, moral or some combination of those.

  • Robbie Helms captures Renegade win

    Last Saturday’s races at Lancaster Motor Speedway included Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, M&M Garage Extreme 4 and U.S. Bonding Vintage.
    Montgomery Towing Super Stock finishing order was  Brandy Baker, Jason Gulledge, Joseph Engelbrecht, Elias Grant, Johnny Starkey, Andrew Winderl and Michael Stuart.

  • LHS swimmers top RNE

    The Lancaster High School swim team continued its winning ways, taking a lopsided 265-62 win over Richland Northeast on Thursday night.
    The LHS girls won 129-38 and the Bruins took a 136-24 victory over the Cavaliers.
    Lauren Spencer, Luis Bravo, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Jacques Caravaca each had two wins for Lancaster.
    Braydon Powers, Taylor Teague, Andres Cuella, Samuel Page and Simon Wright each had a first to aid the Lancaster win.
    The Bruins, after dropping a close loss to Blythewood, have reeled off three straight wins.

  • Lady Jackets look to rebound this week

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets volleyball team will look to get back on track this week in Region IV-AA court play.
    The Lady Jackets, the defending region volleyball champions, dropped a 3-0 home match to North Central High School on Thursday.
    NCHS, the region runner-up last season to BHS, rolled to the win, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-17. A year ago, Buford and North Central split in regular-season play, with BHS capturing the crown in a special playoff match at Central High School in Pageland.
    Buford will visit North Central for a Region IV-AA rematch Oct. 4.

  • County duo to open region play

    The 2016 Lancaster County high school football season is just into its first month of play, and two schools are looking at the “second season.”
    Buford and Andrew Jackson launch Region IV-AA play Friday night.
    The Jackets, 1-3, are home to battle Lee Central High School of Bishopville, while AJ has a short bus ride in store, with the 2-1 Volunteers venturing to Boonetown to face North Central in neighboring Kershaw County.
    Lancaster and Indian Land are still in non-region games.

  • Council puts Avondale on agenda for Sept. 26

    The Lancaster County Council voted Monday night to place the on-again, off-again Avondale development ordinance back on the agenda for its Sept. 26 meeting.
    Support is coming from those who previously opposed the 189-acre mixed-use development, located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads.
    The flip-flop of support comes from frustrated residents in Indian Land who see the development’s offer as their only chance for road and traffic improvements.