Today's News

  • Our emergency managers talk-the-talk, walk-the-walk

    It is vividly sun-drenched and a swelteringly warm afternoon in the crowded San Antonio, Texas, hamlet called the River Walk, as Air Force blue suits and civilian counterparts, including myself, casually walked around the halls of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
    Air Force Emergency Management experts recently joined about 2,500 others, representing the best military and civilians from around the world, at the 58th International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) conference.

  • IV-AA honors Warriors



    The Indian Land Warriors’ 9-2 season drew heavy notice from Conference IV-AA coaches during selections for the all-region football team.

  • Area Gamecock fans elated with Swamp triumph, SEC East crown


    Lancaster area Gamecock fans rank the University of South Carolina’s 36-14 comeback win over Florida in The Swamp as a landmark win for the USC football program.

  • Futbol Club makes strides in 2010 play



    October ended another successful season for the Lancaster Futbol Club U-17 girls team.

  • Futbol Club makes strides in 2010 play



    October ended another successful season for the Lancaster Futbol Club U-17 girls team.

  • Four arrested in burglary spree

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies have arrested four Lancaster residents in connection with a rash of burglaries in the county over a several-month period.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said he couldn’t give specifics about the areas or addresses the suspects have been charged with burglarizing, the number of burglaries involved or the time span of suspected cases, as the investigation is ongoing.
    “We’ve solved a bunch of burglaries, but we’re continuing to solve more each day,” Faile said.

  • Community’s Aunt Jo dies at age 79

    Tending to roses at Lancaster City Hall and providing hot meals for firefighters were just some of the deeds that Joan Hall Williams rendered on a regular basis.
    The Lancaster native was known locally for lending a helping hand and spreading knowledge about Lancaster County’s history. Because of that dedication, many county residents came to know Williams affectionately as “Aunt Jo.”
    Now they are reflecting on what Aunt Jo meant to the community. She died Sunday at the age of 79.
    A history enthusiast

  • 11 schools get same report card rating as in ’09

    Most elementary and middle schools in the Lancaster County School District received the same grade on their state-issued report card in 2010 that they did a year ago.
    The state Department of Education released the 2010 report cards last week.
    Schools and districts are assessed by two ratings on the report cards – absolute and growth.
    Absolute ratings are based on overall student performance on standardized tests. Growth ratings look at individual student test scores from one year to the next and the number of students who have made such gains.

  • Speakers say NAACP still has important mission

    Supporting the NAACP was the main topic at the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP’s 32nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Lancaster High School on Saturday night.
    About 200 people attended.
    The Rev. M. Diana Charles, pastor of Rock Hill AME Zion Church in Pageland, was the keynote speaker. She is a retired educator, president of the Cheraw Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and member of the executive board of the S.C. Conference of the NAACP.

  • Group seeks to open new medical office in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council heard a plan to open a new medical office downtown.
    Chris Dixon, Sandhills Medical Foundation’s chief financial officer, outlined the plan and requested a letter of support from council Monday to submit with an upcoming federal grant application, which is due Dec. 17.
    Sandhills offers medical care to anyone, with sliding-scale fees as low as $25, keyed to the patient’s ability to pay.