Today's News

  • Bruins drop two in Bojangles field



    After two games in the Bojangles Shootout in Charlotte, the Lancaster Bruins have only fired  blanks.

  • Celebrate New Year, but be safe

    It’s hard to believe 2010 is nearly over. Despite the fact that economists say we’ve now been in a economic recovery for more than a year, 2010 was still a hard year, especially for the nearly 15 percent of us still out of work in Lancaster County.
    But the news here in Lancaster County wasn’t all bad. This year, we’ve seen a number of significant openings. The new Walmart in Indian Land, a prototype superstore, and ALDI, the area’s third grocery store, both opened in August.

  • Why ‘stimulus’ didn’t work

    I was recently contacted by a reporter who wanted me to share my thoughts on the “stimulus” and whether it had been successful.
     I told her that the stimulus didn’t work, especially not the way Washington said it would.
     There’s no joy in saying that the stimulus act – a record-shattering spending spree that was advertised as a sure-fire way to jump start our economy – was a failure.

  • Dark to light

    In celebration of the holiday season, the homes of Lancaster are decorated with ribbons, lights, and greenery inside and out.   
    For this reason, the December Yard of the Month is not only selected for landscape design but also for the festive decorations that enhance it.
    With this in mind, the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs selected the home of Rick and Dean DuRant, 1405 Somerset Drive.
    “This is a charming brick home. The holiday decorations work beautifully from day into night,” said Joyce Morin of the Lancaster Garden Club.

  • Comporium gives $300,000 to repave road

    Comporium Communications has donated $300,000 to support one of the county’s newest businesses, Nutramax.
    Glenn McFadden, chief operating officer of Comporium, presented the money at a small celebration Tuesday morning. Speaking to a small crowd assembled outside Lancaster County Council chambers, McFadden said his company is contributing the money under South Carolina’s infrastructure tax credit law.

  • Councilman OK after wreck in Kershaw County

    County Councilman Jack Estridge spent Monday night in the hospital after being involved in a car accident in Kershaw County.
    County Administrator  Steve  Willis heard the news early Tuesday morning about the councilman, who represents District 6 on council. He didn’t have many details about the accident, but said Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell and Lancaster County Emergency Management Service Director Lanny Bernard have been following up on the crash.

  • Overcash saluted for work



    A Dec. 15 retirement drop-in to honor the work of retiring Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director Frank Overcash almost never happened.

  • Duck hunter escapes sinking truck on Catawba

    What began as an early morning duck hunt for Tony Pope quickly turned into a fight for his life.
    The Lancaster man left home early Tuesday morning to go duck hunting with a friend on the Catawba River on the Lancaster/Chester county line. At about 5:30 a.m., Pope eased his 2001 Toyota Tacoma down the S.C. 9 boat landing under the Catawba River bridge, aiming his trailer and boat toward the water.

  • Silver Haired Legislature seeks candidates for 2011

    Are you 60 or older and concerned about issues affecting the aging population?
    If so, the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature might be right for you.
    The statewide group, which identifies issues and vouches for legislation impacting seniors, is seeking candidates for membership for 2011.
    The group has 152 members, with representation from each of South Carolina’s 46 counties. Members serve two-year terms.

  • Fire damages business in Pleasant Hill community

    Below-freezing temperatures and a multi-layer roof made putting out a blaze a challenge for firefighters Monday night.
    Firefighters got a call shortly after 9 p.m. about a fire at the S&M Mini Mart on Kershaw-Camden Highway in the Pleasant Hill community.
    Crews arrived minutes later to find the left rear section of the building on fire, said Patrick Helms, chief of the Heath Springs Fire Department.