Today's News

  • Lady Vols continue solid volleyball play

    The Andrew Jackson High volleyball team pushed its record to 8-1 in region play, taking a 3-0 road win over Cheraw on Tuesday.
    The Lady Volunteers, battling a tough Cheraw team, capturing the win in three games, 25-18, 25-19, 25-10.
    The Lady Vols had a bye in the region schedule Thursday. AJ resumes region play on Tuesday at Chesterfield.
    AJ hosts Lee Central on Oct. 6 and faces Buford on Oct. 11 in the Lady Vols’ senior night.
    The AJ volleyball team, over the weekend, competed at Lexington High School in the Lexington Invitational tournament.

  • What makes creative geniuses tick?

    Creative genius. What is it? And how do you know if you’ve got it? What did creative geniuses like Steve Jobs, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein have in common?
    Whitney Anthony, a performance speaker with a passion for creativity, crafted the following list containing surprising qualities of creative geniuses. In my last column, I wrote about 1-7 on his list. Here are numbers 8-15:
    ◆ Creative geniuses have cognitive flexibility.

  • Column: Tax notices coming Nov. 1

    The end of every September, the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.).
    This year, because of revaluation and needing time for appeals, we will be mailing out those notices Nov. 1.

  • Column: Healing by breaking bread

    The beauty of America is that we are a melting pot. People come from all over the world seeking the opportunities and freedoms that we, as Americans, take for granted.
    Of course, there are times when we fall short of living up to the principles and ideals that led to the founding of our country, but it is in those times that we must be strong and stand together. After all, if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25).

  • Red Cross holding disaster response boot camp Oct. 15

    From release

  • Man picks up dropped keys, steals car

    Authorities are seeking help to identify a man in his early 30s who allegedly stole a car from the parking lot at Lancaster’s Walmart last week.
    According to an advisory from the Lancaster Police Department, the car, a black 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited with gray interior, was stolen from the parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass West between 3 and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 22. The car has an S.C. license plate with the last three digits 283.
    Video surveillance taken inside Walmart shows the suspect picking up a set of keys accidentally dropped by the victim.

  • Arson suspected in Southside fire

    Authorities believe a fire that destroyed a vacant home in the Southside community early Wednesday was intentionally set.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter called the fire suspicious and said the department’s special operations division and the SLED Arson Unit are investigating the blaze at 507 Ballard St. The home is off Hampton Road near Deliverance Word of Faith Church.
    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said firefighters responded to the blaze at 4:48 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Trump leads presidential race in latest Winthrop Poll

    From release

  • Newborn taken into protective custody

    An infant born Wednesday at Springs Memorial Hospital has been placed in emergency protective custody because his mother’s blood had earlier tested positive for multiple drugs.
    The S.C. Department of Social Services took custody of the boy, and he is showing signs of drug withdrawal, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. The child is under the care of hospital staff.

  • 74 weddings & 208 funerals

    Gladys Cox, the organist at Unity ARP Church, seems to have perfect timing, in music and in life.
    Before she was 6 years old, her grandfather taught her to “beat the time” to the family's favorite hymns in the “Bible Songs” book.
    The only occasion her timing seemed a little off was in 1972 when she was surprised by a third pregnancy. Her two sons, David and Phil, were 11 and 10.
    When a lady in the church asked her if she had planned the pregnancy, she said, “No, but the Lord did.”