Today's News

  • Local woman wins $100,000 in state lottery

    A Lancaster resident is the latest player to score a $100,000 win on a Bags of Cash instant ticket.

    The player bought her ticket at Food Lion on North Main Street in Lancaster.

    She wants to remain anonymous, but lives in Lancaster, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.

    The store earned a $1,000 sales incentive. Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent commission. The sales incentive is capped at $50,000.

    Bags of Cash is a $10 ticket with more than $1 million in prizes remaining in the game.

  • Sweet talkers of soul

    In 1976, The Manhattans recorded a track that included a memorable opening rap by Winfred “Blue” Lovett, followed by the impassioned vocals of lead singer Gerald Alston.

    From the start, Lovett said this song was different. 

    Since 1965, he had composed his share of songs for the polished vocal group with some of them taking weeks to arrange. But nothing ever happened.  

    Some of those songs, Lovett said, he heard in his sleep, but he was too tired to make it to his piano.

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Chances are high that you’re wearing something green right now.

    It might be a shirt, blouse, scarf, hat or even a temporary tattoo.

    If you are, happy St. Patrick’s Day.

    If you aren’t wearing green, get ready to be pinched and happy St. Patrick’s Day.

    First observed in Boston 273 years ago (1737), St. Patrick’s Day continues to be one of America’s favorite holidays.

    The holiday, which is named after the patron saint of Ireland came to this country via its Irish immigrants.

  • American original

    WAXHAW – When Arthur Lightbody gets to work March 20, he knows those walking past his office door may do a double-take once they get a brief glance at his unusual attire.

    Some, he said, are already questioning why he’s been talking to himself out loud in the break room.

    But if you see Lightbody’s one-man show at Andrew Jackson State Park  at noon that day, everything will make perfect sense.

    The media relations officer and vice president of communications for JAARS is a president, too.

  • Spratt seeks support at Dem event

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt told a crowd of area Democrats on Monday his thoughts on a new health-care bill, the President’s stimulus plan and why he should be re-elected for another term in office.

    Spratt, D-5th District, spoke at the Lancaster County Democratic Party’s 2010 County Convention on Monday. Spratt, who has held the seat since 1982, asked for the crowd’s support as he runs for another term.

    “Little did I realize how long I’d serve or how often I’d fight every other year for the seat,” Spratt said.

  • Woman accused of leaving children in car while shopping in Walmart

    A Heath Springs woman was arrested after Lancaster police found her children unattended in a car in the Walmart parking lot on  the S.C. 9 Bypass on Thursday.

    Ursula Xenia Hinson, 26, of 121-D Clyde St., Heath Springs, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, a Great Falls man told police that he came to the store about 7 p.m. Thursday and pulled in beside a Pontiac Bonneville in the parking lot.

  • USCL offers oral history workshop

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster will host a workshop on April 1 designed to give local community members training in oral history collection.

    Recognizing that families, churches and other centers of worship, and even businesses and civic organizations, often have histories that are not written down, but are carried in the memories of elders in the community, USCL is bringing together a group of scholars and oral historians to promote the collection of oral history and local community traditions.

  • Newberry signs McKittrick

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior football star Dylan McKittrick didn’t find a pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day 2010, but it was close.

    McKittrick, the Vols’ crackerjack linebacker, realized a lifelong dream signing with Newberry College to play football for the Scarlet and Gray in the AJHS media center on Wednesday morning.

  • Students recognized at district science fair

    How similar are the fingers of people who are related? Are the fingerprints of identical twins exactly the same?

    Lisa Krause’s curiosity on the subject motivated her to undertake a project in hopes of discovering the answers. And now, she’s been honored in a big way for her efforts.

    Krause, a fifth-grader at Indian Land Elementary, was among the students who placed first in this year’s Lancaster County School District science fair.

  • USCL soccer team scores in benefit

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer team held an American Red Cross fundraiser Feb. 25 at Starr Hall.

    Lasagna was donated at a reduced cost from Pizza Hut and the plates for the benefit were prepared by the players.

    A donation of $5 was asked for each plate at the meal, which offered take-out, or dine-in opportunities.

    The USCL athletic department asked its athletes to attend to give back to those less fortunate.