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Today's News

  • BZA’s ruling baffling

    The recent Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals vote to overturn the county decision on the nonconforming-use status of Thomas Concrete left us scratching our heads.
    What looked like a simple case of a plant losing its grandfathered status, and thus its right to operate, got a lot more complicated at the Oct. 11 BZA hearing.

  • They will eventually get used to Halloween

    It’s almost Halloween and it seems I’m the only one in the family who is excited about it.

    Sometimes, my offspring can be a bunch of fuddy-duddies. But that’s OK. I’ll take up the slack for their indifference by setting the mood, just as I did last year.

    With great-grandkids running around under foot and nobody else showing much interest, I figured it was up to me to teach them the intricacies of trickin’ and treatin.’

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Danny Johnson

    Name: Danny Johnson

    Age: 58

    Address: Loading Road

    Family: Wife, Barbara, 52; a daughter, Stephanie Roney, 29

    Pets: Two ducks on my pond 

    Job: Retired service technician for Pepsi Cola (18 years)

    Church: Pastor of Heartland Freewill Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Pastoring and farming with my tractor

  • Seeing pink twice

    For Jan Hicks, the pink ribbon on her Springs Memorial Hospital employee badge isn’t a reminder that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    As a registered nurse and case manager, Hicks doesn’t need a decal on her name tag to remember that. 

    Right now, many in the medical field are supporting men and women who have survived, or are battling breast cancer. 

    That comes with the territory for Hicks and her colleagues. 

  • Springs Memorial team’s 58 tops Rub of the Green field

    The Springs Memorial Hospital team topped a 17-team field to win the 19th annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

    The Springs Memorial team, which shot a 14-under 58, included Nathan Crabtree, Doug Arbour, Charles Wright and Ronnie Daves.

  • Warriors’ late flurry not enough in region road loss to Stallions

     

       

    BISHOPVILLE – Three straight Conference IV-AA road games have been rough on the Indian Land Warriors.

  • Braves charge to swat BHS Jackets

    BUFORD – It takes 48 minutes to win a high school football game, not 24.

    After playing toe to toe for two quarters, the 10th-ranked Cheraw Braves pulled away from the Buford High School Yellow Jackets in the second half to notch a key 41-14 Region IV-AA win on Friday night.

  • Eagles soar to clip Volunteers

     

       

    KERSHAW – Sixth-ranked Central High of Pageland continued its mastery of Andrew Jackson, posting a 34-0 shutout of the Volunteers at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

  • Indians spear Bruins, 49-7

     

       

    GAFFNEY – You will get no argument from Lancaster High football coach Bennie McMurray over the lofty football ranking of the Gaffney Indians.

  • Residents oppose Deese Road closing

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    One after another, the small group of residents stepped to the podium. Some had homemade maps, while others just had heartfelt words, but all were concerned about a proposed plan to close part of their neighborhood road.