Today's News

  • Work on town’s new station about to begin

    HEATH SPRINGS – Construction is expected to start next month on the new station for the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
    Heath Springs Fire Chief Patrick Helms updated Town Council on the project Tuesday.
    Bobbitt Design Build was awarded the contract to design and build the new station, a 10,250-square-foot facility located on Duncan Street. The station is being funded by a Fire Station Construction Grant (SCG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

  • Lancaster man accused of Pageland thefts

    PAGELAND – Responding quickly to a string of a smash-and-grab car stereo thefts, Pageland police caught a Lancaster man who had tell-tale blood on his hands from shattered glass.
    Police received a 911 call at 6:46 p.m. Nov. 9 from a truck owner in the Bojangles’ parking lot who had just seen the thief speed away in a white Honda.
    Steven Dale Moree, 36, of Pageland, told officers that he saw his truck window broken when he came out of Bojangles’.

  • Local teen faces marijuana charge in Pageland

    PAGELAND – A 19-year-old Lancaster man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and three teenagers were charged with underage drinking after a Pageland officer noticed suspicious activity at Grits and Groceries on Nov. 5.
    Officer Albert Parsons noticed that 19-year-old Ricky “June” Baxter looked his way and ducked behind an SUV and then got into a two-door Chevrolet when he passed, a report said.

  • Claflin inks LHS's Jones



    The Claflin University volleyball program is on the rise and a Lancaster High School standout athlete will be part of that future.

  • Jackets' goal is cheer gold Saturday


    The Buford High School cheerleaders will go for the gold Saturday in Greenville.

    Buford, the Class AA Lower State cheer champion, travels to the Bi-Lo Center to compete for the coveted Class AA state championship.

  • Rec football stars post three wins

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth football all-star teams captured three of four wins to open play in the Central District playoffs on Wednesday night.

    The postseason all-star games were scheduled to be played Tuesday, but moved to Wednesday due to rain and wet field conditions.

  • All-Star teams set to play for district titles Saturday



    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will host the Central District soccer finals Saturday at the Melvin Steele Soccer Complex in Lancaster.

    The 12U team, coached by Joel Patterson, kicks off play at 10:30 a.m. against Fort Mill.

  • Students reason for Rambler's success

    Rambler Day, one of the highlights of the Lancaster High School academic year, is met with much anticipation each spring.
    The LHS school term is well-chronicled in the yearbook and students always look forward to its arrival on Rambler Day.
    The 2010 Rambler, as it turns out, is extra special.
    The Lancaster High School annual was recently chosen as the best yearbook in the state by the S.C. Scholastic Press Association.
    The Rambler also won the Palmetto Award for finishing tops in Class III, its division.

  • Democrats lost sight of people they serve

    Why were the Democrats defeated? And make no mistake about it – this wasn’t a win for Republicans; this election was an anti-Democrat vote.
    The Republicans only prevailed because the various tea party movements didn’t coalesce into a third party. If they had, the Republicans would not be enjoying their new-found majority.

  • 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.