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Today's News

  • BMS's Griffin earns state title

     

       

    Buford Middle School’s banner wrestling season reached a new high Saturday afternoon in Lexington.

  • Lancaster High School student killed in early morning accident

    A Lancaster High School student died and a Hickory Grove man seriously injured Monday morning in an accident involving a compact car and a logging tractor.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:25 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about one mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    School officials identified the student as 16-year-old T.J. Looper of Great Falls.

  • Interest stirring in Senate 16 race

    Who would have guessed it? Not us. We had no idea so many people would be interested in the District 16 state Senate seat when it came open after Mick Mulvaney’s election to the 5th District U.S. congressional seat in November.
    But interest it has stirred.
    Seven candidates – five Republicans, a Democrat and a Libertarian – have filed for the post.
    Mulvaney, a Republican businessman from Indian Land, vacated his Senate seat in December as he was preparing to take his seat in Congress. Mulvaney was sworn into office earlier this month.

  • Me and Tiger go "King Rat" hunting

    Sometimes, it is best to avoid discussing certain subjects, however this isn’t one of those times.
    Let’s be honest here, folks never have (and never will) want to discuss rats. It’s not nice to talk about them in refined company.
    Seriously, people will give you a funny look when you mention wharf rats.
    Growing up, we called ’em “wolf rats” cause they were big, mean and usually ran in packs.
    Old homes have always been surrounded by plunder houses, garages, cow barns, buggy sheds and chicken coops.

  • Group organizes to oppose landfill

    More than 120 county residents gathered at the Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department on Friday night to organize opposition to a proposed solid waste landfill in the Flat Creek area.
    Billed as the first meeting of the Lancaster County Action Council, residents gathered to oppose the idea of changing the use of the Mineral Mining Landfill off S.C. 903 from a construction and demolition landfill to a solid waste landfill.

  • Woman, 75, hides from two intruders

    A  75-year-old woman hid from intruders after two people forced their way into her Lancaster home Thursday.
    Police officers responded to the woman’s South Hughes Street home early last Thursday morning when a prowler was reported at the house. When they arrived, they spoke with the woman’s grandson who told them someone had been inside the house and he was worried because his grandmother was missing.
    The officers searched the house and found the woman locked inside her bathroom, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.  

  • Names sought for veterans monument

    HEATH SPRINGS – A project to permanently honor past military servicemen and woman is coming along well, organizers say.
    David Williams of the Heath Springs Veterans Association gave Heath Springs Town Council an update Tuesday on plans for a veterans monument at the corner where the old water tower stood, facing North Main Street.
    The veterans association formed a special committee about 18 months ago to began planning for the granite monument, which will feature names of late Lancaster County residents who served in any branch of the military.

  • State recognizes county for its recruiting efforts

    As new businesses continue to knock on Lancaster County’s doors, the S.C. Department of Commerce has recognized the county for its recruiting efforts.
    In a recent article published by South Carolina Commerce Magazine,  Lancaster County was acknowledged in two separate top business rankings. The magazine looks at the state’s business environment and is sponsored by the SCDOC.

  • Fort Lawn seniors will continue to meet, eat

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    FORT LAWN – When the decision was made last week to close the Fort Lawn Senior Center, the town’s mayor and Chester County leaders immediately sprang into action to seek alternatives to keep the center in operation.
    On Tuesday,  York County Council on Aging Director Wendy Duda informed  Chester County Council members that due to budget shortfalls and attendance numbers, the Fort Lawn Senior Center will close.

  • Bruins rebound, rip Eagles