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Today's News

  • CPTC wins 77 medals at district qualifying meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club garnered 77 awards for places first to sixth at the district qualifying meet in Spartanburg.

    The Lancaster youth track team amassed 45 medals for its first- to third-place finishers. The CPTC earned eight gold medals, 23 silver medals and 14 bronze medals.

    Rekia Polk, in the girls 10-under age group, led the way with two firsts and a second.

    During the meet at Spartanburg High School, the team qualified 35 athletes to compete at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in August, Ga.

    10-under girls

  • County pool sets July Fourth schedule

    The Lancaster County pool has set its July Fourth schedule.

    The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.

    The pool will be closed July 6-7 for public swimming due to the annual Aquatics Championship swim meet. No daycare swimming on July 7 due to the Aquatics. Daycare swimming will be held on Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Aquacize and lap swimming begins July 11 at noon. The cost is $1.00 per person.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Maria Campos

    Name: Maria Campos
    Age: 30
    Address: Holly Dale Drive
    Family: Husband, Hugo Campos, and a daughter, Mabelyn Campos  
    Job: Volunteer for ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Church: St. Catherine Catholic Church
    Hobbies: Reading and watching movies
    Favorite movie: “The Notebook”
    Favorite book: The Bible
    Favorite food: Mexican food

  • Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

    Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

  • Visit both courthouses on Sunday

    Area residents are in for a treat. In between Father’s Day and the annual weekend of July Fourth celebrations is a significant date in Lancaster County.
    The grand opening for the new Lancaster County Courthouse is 2 to 5 p.m Sunday.
    The event is open to the public and area residents are encouraged to attend the grand opening.

  • Purpose of courthouse is to administer justice

    Editor’s note: The following is speech given by Robert Folks, president of the Lancaster County Bar Association at the dedication of the new Lancaster County Courthouse on May 12.
    My name is Robert Folks and it is my honor to serve as president of the Lancaster County Bar Association at the time of this momentous occasion.
    I am reminded today of comments made by my fellow attorney, Mitch Norrell, at the groundbreaking for this facility not so many months ago. He served then as president of the local bar as I am today.

  • Financial meeting a positive step for South Carolina

    On June 14, Gov. Nikki Haley hosted a meeting between state government’s financial leaders and representatives of Standard and Poor’s, one of the nation’s most highly-respected credit rating agencies.

  • Backyard Getaway

    Nine years ago, when Ronnie and Crystal Carnes bought their home at 1228 Kent Drive, the contractor made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The price of the new home was reduced if they agreed to do all the landscaping themselves.  

    Having a special knack for landscaping, Ronnie welcomed and accepted the deal.   

    Now, by reading do-it-yourself magazines, driving through neighborhoods and picking up a few tips from previous Yard of the Month recipients, he has created quite a showplace at their home. 

  • Man killed in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Motorists heading south on Kershaw Camden Highway on Wednesday afternoon were met with an abrupt detour sign at the Doc Garris Road intersection.
    Anyone who made it beyond that point moments earlier saw several red and blue flashing lights that came from law enforcement cars and other emergency vehicles. They were responding to a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lancaster County man.

  • Kershaw gives its 1st nod to budget

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Aside from higher water rates, town of Kershaw residents are also facing a slight hike in property taxes.
    Those increases are part of the proposed 2011-12 budget town officials are now considering.
    Town Council passed first reading of the budget at its Monday meeting. The vote was 6-0, as Councilman Randy Seegars was absent.