Today's News

  • Primary in BHS secondary

    A week ago when the Buford High football made the trip to Bishopville to face Lee Central in Region IV-AA play, the Jackets were slightly short-handed.

    A few players were missing with injuries and a couple others with suspensions.

  • Resilient Lady Vols net IV-AA crown

    Determined Andrew Jackson won a seesaw volleyball battle, lifting the Lady Volunteers to the Conference IV-AA championship in a 3-2 win over county foe Indian Land on Tuesday night in the Lancaster High School gym.

  • Police reports – October 20, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • Martinez Johnnell Cloud, 19, was charged Oct. 16 with simple possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and operating uninsured vehicle.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reports:
    • Residents of the Arrowood neighborhood reported that their mailboxes were vandalized on Oct. 16.

  • Writer disputes Knapp’s assessment of Mulvaney

    I read with interest the editorial by Frank Knapp Jr., CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, that was published in the Oct, 15 edition of The Lancaster News.
    He slanted his article in such a manner that it appeared all South Carolina small business owners had been harmed by Sen. Mick Mulvaney’s decision to vote against legislation brought before both the House and Senate.

  • Usher a natural in his duties

    Jack Usher did his job with little fanfare, but his work as a 911
    dispatcher with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was outstanding.
    Usher, who first joined the department as a deputy, devoted half his life – 25 years – to law enforcement.
    Skills he learned as a deputy were used in his later years as a 911
    dispatcher at his post in the sheriff’s office.

  • Mahaffey's Haunted Junkyard benefits 2011 Relay for Life

    The dirt road that crosses the small pond dam at Jim Mahaffey’s Used Cars and Parts looks like the perfect setting for a scary movie.
    Covered in a thick canopy of pine trees, very little sunlight penetrates to the red clay.
    Narrow and winding with slanted shoulders on both sides just wide enough for a wagon, it isn’t very much of a road.
    Crossing it by the light of day is no cup of tea, so just imagine how frightening it can be during a moonlight hayride.

  • Hospital using new technology for improved clinical communication

    Springs Memorial Hospital, as part of its commitment to a better patient experience, implemented the Vocera Communication System on Sept. 20.  
    The person-to-person communication system improves communication and processes for care providers, allowing them to spend more time at the patient’s side.

  • J. Marion Sims Foundation elects new officers

    Members of the medical and legal professions have been elected to positions of leadership by the board of trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.
    Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, a Lancaster ophthalmologist with The Eye and Laser Center, has been elected chairman of the board.  
    Robert K. Folks, a partner in the law firm of Folks, Khoury and DeVenny, has been elected vice chairman.
    Pamela Y. Temple of Great Falls, a medical professional with two decades’ experience in health care, has been elected secretary.  

  • Couple ties the knot at Cowboy Church

    Carolina Cowboy Church recently held its very first wedding.  
    Richard Hayes Sr. and Debbie Gower were married Sept. 2 by Pastor Jack Nunn.  
    Richard said it’s amazing how he and Debbie met.  
    He was diagnosed with cancer in October 2008 and had to begin chemotherapy treatments. He was sent to Carolina Blood and Cancer Associates, where she is an oncology nurse.  
    They talked when Richard went in for treatments.

  • Residency issue persists in District 1 city race

    Questions raised about Anthony Elder’s residency have at times overshadowed the issues during the City Council District 1 race between he and incumbent Kenny Hood.
    Since Elder announced his candidacy, The Lancaster News has received several anonymous calls from people who said Elder does not live at his listed address –  707 Miller St. Extension.
    The callers, who wouldn’t give their name and go on the record, said Elder has not had utilities set up at the house and lives elsewhere in the city.