Today's News

  • South Middle hosts pumpkin decorating contest

    She has a shiny face, red lips, long hair and wears a pointy black hat.
    Any other day, she’d be all orange, but on Thursday she became the Queen Witch of South Middle School.
    That was the name given to one of the several carved and decorated pumpkins on display at the school Thursday.
    Last week, South Middle held its Spirit Week, which culminated with a pumpkin-decorating contest. Faculty and staff were divided into 14 teams, and the students voted on which team’s pumpkin they liked the best.

  • Mining for Ghosts

    When it comes to things that go bump in the night, Jane Starr readily admits some of them can’t be explained.
    But they are out there, said Starr, the founder and lead investigator of Purely Paranormal Investigations.
    “If you take everything away that’s extraneous, what you have left is the truth,” Starr said during a paranormal workshop held at the Hot Box on Oct. 23.

  • Teachers are a strange breed

    It was late October. The leaves were slowly turning colors, but the days were still sunny and warm.
    I was up and at it for another day of school and could smell hot buttered toast coming from the kitchen.
    I walked in to find some Merita and a bowl of Wheaties waiting for me on the white enameled table.
    Momma was scurrying about to making sure I’d be at school on time. Shucks, school was only three houses up the street. I seriously doubt I would be late, but I could never convince her of that.

  • Dianne Catoe

    Address – Pageland Highway
    Age – 65
    Family – Husband, Ray Charles, 67; children, Peggy, 47, Marvin, 45, and Vickie, 42; and nine grandchildren
    Pets – Nativity animals
    Job – Caregiver for my husband and innkeeper at HomePlace Bed and Breakfast
    Church – Spring Hill Baptist Church
    Hobbies – Painting, scrap booking and cooking

  • Dazzlers set tryouts



    The Carolina Dazzlers will hold tryouts for girls 12-under and 14-under fast pitch travel teams on Saturday.

    The tryout will be held at the Rodman Sports Complex on Blaney Road in Richburg at noon.

  • Roberts plays big for LHS



    Antquavious Roberts quite likely isn’t the most well known Bruins’ player on the 2010 Lancaster High School football team.

    Most know him simply as “Q” Roberts.

  • Council approves $7M bond issue

    Several county projects will soon have funding, now that County Council has approved the purchase of millions of dollars in bonds.
    Council unanimously approved final reading of the bond ordinance Tuesday.
    However, on final reading, council doubled the amount of the bond – from  $3.5 million to $7 million.

  • Spratt, Mulvaney spend big bucks on campaign

    In an election year when much attention has been paid to campaign contributions, both candidates in the U.S. House District 5 race have received money from sources within and outside the state.
    The campaigns for state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, (R-16), and Democratic incumbent John Spratt have received thousands of dollars from individuals, businesses, political parties and political action committees.
    Here are comparisons of some of the contributions for both candidates in the race.
    John Spratt

  • County water, sewer district wins state award

    MYRTLE BEACH – The South Carolina Rural Water Association named the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) as its Wastewater Collection System of the Year at its 34th Technical Conference and Exhibit Show on Sept. 23.
    Brad Powers, president of the South Carolina Rural Water Association board, presented the award at the association’s annual banquet,

  • Fire conference pulls in $61,000

    An annual fire chiefs conference was a boon for Lancaster County, with more than $61,000 generated in sales among several local businesses.
    The results of this year’s S.C. Fire Chiefs Association conference, held Oct. 13 through 16 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, were presented to County Council on Tuesday night.
    The annual conference, usually held in larger cities in the state, gives chiefs statewide a chance to come together for training, education and exposure to new fire service-related products.