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Today's News

  • Council cuts jobs, employee hours

     Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – Faced with increasing expenditures and no way to pay them, Fort Lawn Town Council met this past Tuesday, Feb. 3, to make what Mayor John Rumford called some “hard decisions that nobody wants to have to make.”

  • Council gives nod to grant application

     For years the ranks of the county’s volunteer firefighters have continued to dwindle, though members of the county fire service are hoping a new federal grant could be the answer to stemming the tide.

    Stepping to the microphone during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Jan. 26 meeting, Darren Player explained how drastically the numbers of volunteer firefighters have dropped during the last few years. 

  • Council considers changes in policy

     Christopher Sardelli and Reece Murphy

    After months of mulling over a surprise library expense of almost $79,000 that was revealed late last year, county officials are looking at ways to clean up the county’s library code to prevent similar problems from occurring again.

  • IL Warriors roll in road sweep of Knights

     

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball 2015 senior night featured a Jackets’ split.

    The BHS Lady Jackets continued their stellar play, notching a 58-45 win over the Central of Pageland Lady Eagles.

  • Jackets split with Eagles in senior night play

     

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball 2015 senior night featured a Jackets’ split.

    The BHS Lady Jackets continued their stellar play, notching a 58-45 win over the Central of Pageland Lady Eagles.

  • Lady Bruins claw UC Jackets

     

    The Lancaster High School basketball senior night was a mixed bag for the Bruins.

    The Lady Bruins, Class AAA’s top-rated team, rolled to a convincing 71-28 over Union County at the LHS gym on Friday, Feb. 6.

  • Vols edge No. 2 Braves

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s boys had to work double overtime, but it paid huge hoops dividends for the surging Volunteers.

    On Friday night, Feb. 6, the AJ boys challenged the second-ranked Cheraw Braves and responded with an 88-87 double overtime win over CHS.

  • Limestone signs Jackets' Blackmon

     

    Buford High School ace defensive lineman Autry Blackmon is looking to make an early impact, and that played big in his college choice.

    Blackmon, a four-year line starter for the Jackets, is hoping for a quick start at Limestone College in Gaffney.

  • Traffic stop ends in indecent exposure arrest

    A Marlboro County man is behind bars on multiple charges, including indecent exposure after a traffic stop by a city police officer Thursday, Feb. 5.

  • Immigration, border security, executive amnesty – Oh my

    By now, most folks know that President Barack Obama – actually the secretary of Homeland Security – issued certain orders in November of last year that allowed about 5 million people who were in the country illegally to stay here.

    If he had stopped there, then this column might have been about the relative merits (or demerits) of doing that. However, he also did several other things, including giving those same people the right to work. That is something else entirely.