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Today's News

  • Springs House needs paint, but painters don’t want job

    What does a city do when it needs to hire a contractor, but no one wants the work?
    One of Lancaster’s grandest historic buildings, the two-story, wood-frame Springs House on West Gay Street, needs a paint job, and the city has been is trying to arrange that. It was last painted in 2006 for about $60,000.
    In November 2015, the city solicited sealed bids from three contractors to paint the house, but no bids were received.

  • Spots remain in annual beekeeping course

    The Lancaster Beekeepers Association still has about 25 slots open in the 2016 beginner’s beekeeping course, which is catching some of its members by surprise.
    The class, which is limited to 40 students each year, is usually full by now, said master beekeeper Dale Starnes.
    “It’s very unusual,” he said. “I don’t know if they aren’t seeing it in the paper, or what.”

  • Hospitality tax proposed to fund sports mega-complex

    A countywide hospitality tax could be the key to funding the county’s first centralized recreation facility, and it would mean a few extra cents from taxpayers and visitors every time they buy a meal in the area.

  • City starts ball rolling on raises for police

    Tuesday night, Lancaster City Council took the initial step to boost salaries for the municipality’s police officers.
    While council did not vote to approve the proposed raises, it unanimously authorized City Administrator Flip Hutfles to come up with the specific numbers to be voted on at the Feb. 9 city council meeting.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter said that if passed, the pay increases will apply to all sworn officers in the department’s administrative, patrol and special operations divisions.

  • Family sues Ford, airbag maker

    The family of a Kershaw man killed by a defective air bag in December is suing a national automaker, an international airbag manufacturer and a local farmer for negligence in his death.
    Joel Knight, 52, died the evening of Dec. 22 on his way to work as a welder at Trinity Meyer Utility Structures near Lancaster when his 2006 Ford Ranger struck a cow on Rocky River Road, then veered into a fence.

  • Volunteers No. 1 in Class AA boys state poll

    Andrew Jackson is atop the Class AA boys state basketball rankings.

    The Volunteers, of coach Danny Wright, are 13-2, including a 7-0 record in Region IV-AA basketball play.

    The latest state rankings, handled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, were released Monday.

    AJ, in the previous state poll, which came out Jan. 11, was ranked sixth in the Class AA boys state top 10.

    The Vols were fourth in the Class AA preseason state poll, which was released in late November.

  • Buford’s Bowen bound for Winthrop hall

    Buford High School girls soccer coach Bob Bowen is due a special honor.
    Bowen, an outstanding goalie during his college soccer career at Winthrop University, will be inducted into the Winthrop University Athletics Hall of Fame.
    The ceremony is set for Jan. 29 in the Richardson Ballroom of the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 6 p.m.

  • Warriors rebound, sweep

    In a make-up game, the Indian Land Warriors came out looking good.
    IL, in a Region IV-AA game reset from Friday night to Jan. 25 due to the winter weather, swept the host Cheraw Braves in the CHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 43-39 win and the IL boys capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 67-66 victory.
    Shamon Alston’s trey in the closing seconds gave the Warriors a one-point lead and they held on for the narrow win.

  • Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown

    The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season.
    The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL.
    One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.

  • Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown

    The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season.
    The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL.
    One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.