Today's News

  • Governing means making some tough choices

    With reference to the capital sales tax, Lancaster County Council is having trouble on what to do with this money. Well, let me help. I can’t understand why this issue is so puzzling. Put the money where it is needed most. Lancaster County has a serious problem with skilled workers. An example for instance is the need for welders.

  • Hood selected for Big 22 honor

    Robert Howey


    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood is one of three South Carolina prep football standouts named to WSOC-TV Channel 9 Charlotte’s Big 22 preseason football team. The teams include N.C. and S.C. players from the Charlotte area.

    Hood, who received the Bruins’ Offensive Award last season, was joined by Palmetto State stars Dupree Hart of Northwestern and Lewisville High of Richburg’s Cody Montgomery.

  • Founding Leadership provides guidance

    Robert Howey


    A host of young coaches and business leaders were afforded various opportunities to learn from those at the top of their profession at the recent Founding Leadership seminar held at the Founders Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster on Monday, July 21.

    The day-long seminar, coordinated by former Lancaster High School football coach Johnny Roscoe, who is now the head coach at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C., provided keen advice to future head coaches and business leaders.

  • Competitive play, great cause highlights the Red, White and Blue golf tourney

    Staff Report

    Competitive play and an outstanding cause highlighted the Red, White and Blue golf tournament held at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club at Sun City on Wednesday, July 16.

    The event, which benefited the Wounded Warriors’ Eagle Rock Camp, featured 144 players.

    Handicaps were used in the tournament, which featured a two-man best ball format. The field featured eight flights with nine two-man teams in each flight. Each team selected six red tees, six white tees and six blue tees to hit its shots.

  • Outreach collects school supplies

    Staff reports

    The behind-the-scenes Lancaster County Outreach Project is collecting classroom  supplies to make sure a group of less-fortunate children in the county is ready to meet the challenges of the new school year.

    Donna Bender, of Lancaster County Department of Social Services said right now, there are 151 underprivileged children in need of basic core school supplies and she is certain the list will grow to more than 170.

  • Man charged in Kershaw shooting

     Christopher Sardelli


    A Kershaw man is behind bars in connection with the shooting of a man outside an apartment complex on Monday, July 28.

    Willie Lee Knox, 57, 7996 Flat Rock Road, Kershaw, was charged Wednesday, July 30, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • McIlwain to sing national anthem at Charlotte Knights baseball game

     Denyse Clark


    Eldrina McIlwain, has enjoyed the rhythms and sounds of music since she was old enough to make infant sounds of her own. 

    “All my life, I’ve been singing,” she said. “When I was little, my mom was the choir director for the church and when I got older, I started writing my own music.”

  • Dutton to lead secondary education

     Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County School District officials have chosen Buford High School Principal Butch Dutton to serve as the district’s director of secondary education.

    Dutton appointment fills a position vacated in June when former secondary education director Jonathan Phipps left for a job as superintendent of Abbeville County schools.

  • 89 deemed homeless by task force count

     Denyse Clark


    The Homelessness Task Force of Lancaster County hosted a town hall meeting Thursday, July 31 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center to reveal results of the recent homeless count in Lancaster.  

  • Hough surrenders at MJC

     Christopher Sardelli


    Almost a month after police began searching for a Lancaster man wanted for striking two Lancaster Police Department officers with his car, the man turned himself in Thursday, July 31.