Today's News

  • No school in Lancaster County on Wednesday

    Lancaster County School district students and staff will get a second snow day on Wednesday.
    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that schools would be closed for a second day due to icy conditions.
    Black ice is expected to be problem on many roads at least throughout Wednesday morning.
    No decision has been made yet as far as school on Thursday.

  • Road conditions are still messy

    Christopher Sardelli

    Crews are still cleaning up area roads after a massive winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the county earlier this week.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said road conditions on major highways are starting to clear up, though ice and snow remain on most secondary roads throughout the county.

  • No school in Lancaster County on Tuesday

    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Tuesday because of the snow.
    Students in the district were out today, but not because of the snow. They were already scheduled to be off for a teachers workday.
    Six inches are more of snow has been recorded in the county, and road conditions vary.
    Driving conditions are expected to worsen tonight, as the snow has changed to a freezing drizzle. At least one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected to accumulate on top of the snow. Expect roads to be icy tonight and into Tuesday morning.

  • Overcash dedicated to county recreation

    Retiring Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director Frank Overcash, in assessing his work over 28 years, was expectedly modest about the job he’s done.
    “All I did was keep something running,” Overcash said.
    He did keep it running, but in the right direction.
    There has been a lot of progress at the recreation commission during Overcash’s 28 years of service, including the last five as director.

  • Art Attack Gift Shop

    Sometimes you find the most pleasing surprises in the most unexpected places.
    Take, for example, the Art Attack Gift Shop at Lancaster High School.
    Tucked between two art classes near the end of a hallway, the shop is located in a former storage room.
    Though small, the room is stuffed with an amazing range artwork.

  • Local students speak out to win at event

    Lancaster District AME Zion Churches
    INDIAN LAND – Fifteen teens participated in the Lancaster District AMEZ Churches’ sixth annual Oratorical Exposé on Sept. 23.
    The purpose of the speaking contest was to emphasize youth development in speaking publicly and to do research to improve personal skills.

  • We have to keep pulling together

    According to this week’s national news, the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, which is the lowest rate is some time.
    Yes, it’s true that a few have managed to find jobs, but others have given up the search.
    For some reason, the government doesn’t count people as being out of work when they stop looking.
    For those of us in our 70s, this is the second go-round for this “times are tough” stuff.

  • Jackets jolt Vols for split


    KERSHAW – The Buford boys basketball team opened the 2011 portion of their schedule the way they closed 2010 – a win over county rival and region foe Andrew Jackson on the Volunteers’ home floor.

  • LHS Bruins blast Cyclones, 81-54


    The No. 5 Lancaster boys’ final tuneup before the Bruins tip off region play showed LHS hitting on all hoops cylinders.

  • Mulvaney’s big day

    A collection of state quarters on a small table. A New York Yankees baseball cap atop a pile of paperwork. A personalized box of macaroni and cheese inside an empty cabinet.
    The collection of items may seem odd, but each holds a special meaning to newly installed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.