Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘Going to be pretty messy’

    Get ready to hunker down. There’s some fairly nasty winter weather on it’s way.
    According to the National Weather Service, a weather system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Monday.  
    “Up your way in Lancaster, it’s probably going to pretty messy,” NWS meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said Saturday. “No way to escape it. Looks like a snow and sleet event for you all.”

  • Advisory: Don’t eat many fish from Catawba River

    Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
    State officials in North and South Carolina have issued health advisories urging the public to stay away from largemouth bass and channel catfish in large portions of the Catawba River and its lakes due to contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.

  • Lancaster Democrat enters Senate race

    There will be at least one county resident running as a Democrat for the open District 16 state Senate seat.
    Lancaster resident Ronald Griffin filed to run Friday afternoon, said Gil Small, chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.
    Griffin joins Fort Mill accountant Keith Brann as the only Democrats to file. On the Republican side, nearly 10 people have either filed or are believed to be considering a bid.
    Filing for the seat ends at noon Monday.