Today's News

  • Twenty percent less to work with

     Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission members faced a new hurdle in their quest to craft a November ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent sales tax for capital projects – a 20 percent decrease in potential revenue.

    The commission learned of the issue, related to a change in state law prohibiting local sales tax on some foods, during its Thursday, July 31, meeting. 

  • Hough turns himself in to police

    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. 

  • Apollo 11 is worth remembering

    July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America’s great triumphs. Forty-five years earlier, the eyes of a nation were transfixed to their black and white TV sets to watch history unfold as an American astronaut stepped foot on the grey lunar soil. Neil Armstrong became the first man to stand on ground not of this Earth.

  • S.C. still abusing children

    For several years now I have written this same column – and I’m going to keep writing it until we, as a state, stop abusing our children.

    Because we do, in fact, abuse our children. And we have been doing it for a long time.

  • Study still ranks S.C. 45th for child well-being

     From the very first report in 1990 to today, South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the United States in child well-being, according to the latest released information in the annual Kids Count Data Book.  

    The Kids Count Data Book uses an index of 16 indicators to rank the nation’s 50 states on overall child well-being in four domains: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

    The Palmetto State’s children are showing progress in some areas. 

  • Deputies probe Kershaw shooting

    KERSHAW – A Lugoff man was rushed to the hospital Monday evening, July 28, after he was shot in the ear in front of a Kershaw apartment complex, though the shooter has not been found. 

  • ‘New day’ at HOPE brings new director

    One of Lancaster County’s longest-serving and most respected charities, HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, is moving forward with renewed vigor under the guidance of a new executive director.

  • Shoplifting suspect leads police in car chase

    Police are searching for a man who led them on a high-speed chase through a busy intersection and later damaged a Lancaster home Friday, July 25. 

  • County council gives nod to thread trail project request

    Additional funds for a Carolina Thread Trail project in Indian Land were approved during Lancaster County Council’s meeting Monday, July 28. 

  • Practice kicks off today

    Andrew Jackson High School got the jump on its prep football counterparts as high school preseason practice opens today around the state.
    The Volunteers didn’t waste any time in getting started. Just after midnight, AJ hit the field for its opening practice of the season – Volunteer Midnight Madness.
    “This is something we do to give our players a boost as they open practice,” AJ coach David Moore said. “I think it creates excitement in the community.”