Today's News

  • Four vie for mayor’s seat

    Two familiar faces along with two political newcomers create the only four-person race for local voters this election season.
    Donnie Birchfield, City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace, incumbent Joe Shaw and Mary Helen Yarborough are vying for Lancaster’s mayor’s seat. Shaw has held the post for 28 years.
    Election Day is Nov. 2.

  • Disclosure reports show money being spent on campaigns

    As Election Day nears, thousands of dollars in campaign contributions have poured in for candidates in local and state elections.
    Candidates in the races for the state House seats in districts 44 and 45, as well as those for the county school board seats for districts 1 and 7, have seen funds contributed from a number of sources. This includes private citizens, businesses, political parties and political action committees. Here are comparisons among candidates in each of these races:
    District 44 House

  • Cole switches political parties

    Cotton Cole said he always felt out of place during Democratic events.
    The county councilman contemplated changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican for more than a year and said recent events encouraged him to make the change.
    Cole, who’s serving his first term on council, announced his party change Friday morning at the Lancaster County Republican Party’s headquarters on Main Street in Lancaster.

  • Turnovers foil Buford hopes

    Christmas came early in Cheraw on this crisp fall Friday night as Buford was in the giving mood, delivering four fumbles to the Braves along with two dropped interceptions that could have changed the outcome.

  • Eagles blank Vols in home triumph

    Central of Pageland, ranked second in the Class AA football polls, stifled Andrew Jackson, 45-0 in a key Region IV-AA contest on CHS Senior Night in Pageland on Friday.

    It was the 29th win in 30 games for the Eagles over the Volunteers. The Eagles hold a 29-5 series advantage over the Vols.

  • LHS seniors win in powder puff game

    The seniors rallied for a 12-7 win over the juniors  in the annual Lancaster High powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.

    The game was scheduled to be played during the week of LHS homecoming on Sept. 29, but was postponed due to wet playing conditions at the field following two days of rain that week.

  • Indians spear Bruins in 31-0 victory



    Lancaster High School, over the course of 25 football meetings with Gaffney, has produced little success – four wins.

  • Grace B. McGinn

    Age: 93
    Address: Fort Mill Highway
    Family: Children, W.C. McGinn III, 64; Sally McGinn Cooper, 62; and George Banks McGinn, 60
    Job: Retired home economics teacher
    Church: Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Sewing, crocheting, fingerwork
    Favorite food: Salad
    Favorite food: The Bible
    Favorite getaway: The mountains

  • Avoid the seed house if possible

    Most of you reading this right now know I don't claim to be a newspaper reporter.
    I just like to share a few childhood memories the way I remember them.
    For me, the exact dates that stuff happened is as hard to recall as an incumbent's voting record in Washington, D.C.
    Talk about being in the right time at the right place, we had been reading “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” about the Headless Horseman who roamed the New England countryside.

  • Love is in "Bloom"

    Elizabeth Maxon believes the lives of orphans matter.