Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.