Today's News

  • 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.

  • Council gives first approval to Indian Land fire district

    County Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to establish the Indian Land Fire Protection District on Tuesday.
    Several members of the Indian Land Action Council attended the meeting and later cheered council’s unanimous decision.
    “A fire department should be equally supported by everyone in their service district – both residential and commercial,” said Jan Tacy, secretary of the action council, during the public comment period of the meeting.

  • HS, Kershaw mayors speak on 2011

    Infrastructure improvements rank high on the list of focal points for leaders in the southern part of Lancaster County.
    Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor and Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes discuss strides their towns have made in 2010 and what lies ahead in 2011.
    Rhodes said the town of Kershaw will continue to make incremental improvements to its wastewater treatment plant in the new year.

  • Indian Land man jailed in attempted ATM burglaries

     FORT MILL – An Indian Land man remains behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into at least two ATM machines in Fort Mill.
    The Fort Mill Police Department charged Brian Raymond Ciccone, 49, of 10268 Barberville Road, on Dec. 25 with two counts of attempted safecracking and two counts of attempted grand larceny.
    Officers received calls early Christmas morning about attempted ATM machine break-ins at a Founders Federal Credit Union and a First Citizens Bank location in Fort Mill.