Today's News

  • Wanted: Residents to serve on commissions, boards

    One of the hardest parts of Rudy Carter’s job is probably not what you’d expect.

    Carter, chairman of County Council, routinely deals with complicated issues, from balancing the budget to reviewing zoning ordinances. But one of the most difficult parts of his job is trying to find volunteers to serve on the county’s various boards and commissions.

    “Most of the time it’s a thankless job that doesn’t pay anything,” Carter said.

  • North Corner Grocery robbed

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at North Corner Grocery on Thursday.

    The clerk told deputies that he was sitting behind the counter about 5 p.m. when two men, one black and one white, came into the store wearing scarves over their faces and black, hooded sweatshirts.

    One of the men had a silver handgun, and they demanded that the clerk give them all the money, according to an incident report.

    The clerk said he gave the robbers some $10 and $20 bills from the register, and the men ran out of the store toward the back.

  • Junior Vols down Camden in 15-14 victory

    The Andrew Jackson junior varsity team evened its football record at 2-2 with a 15-14 win over Camden on Thursday night.

    The Junior Vols had scoring runs from Dustin Eddins and David Holt in posting the victory. Brett Lucas kicked an extra point and the Vols tallied two points on a team safety.

    South nets shutout

    South Middle School improved to 3-0 on the season with a 16-0 win over Fairfield Middle School.

  • Council to consider IL fire district

    County Council will discuss forming an Indian Land fire protection district at its Tuesday meeting.

    Council is scheduled to consider options for creating a unified fire district for Indian Land residents. The idea was introduced by members of the grass-roots organization, Indian Land Action Council, as a way to generate more revenue for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Bulldogs charge, trip Vols, 33-14

    Camden High School rolled up 515 yards of total offense en route to a 33-14 non-conference victory at Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

    The game was an offensive fireworks display as AJ garnered 300 yards in total offense.

    “We played a good game tonight, unfortunately, we played against a very good Camden team,” said AJ coach David Moore. “Our defense played with great heart, although the statistics may not show it.”

  • USCL captures first soccer win

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer team made history in its home match Saturday with Tri-County Technical College.

    The Lancers built a 2-0 halftime lead on the way to a 3-1 win over the Tri-County Hawks to notch their first-ever soccer win.

    “This was a big achievement for our women’s soccer program,” USCL coach Randy Jordan said. “This is a goal the girls had set.

  • Key fumble foils Jackets' hopes

    Before the start of Buford's 27-0 road loss to Great Falls on Friday night, Jackets' coach Mike Wells reminded his squad of three keys – play hard for 48 minutes, don't make silly mistakes and protect the football.

    The Yellow Jackets were right on two of three, but a fumble inside the BHS five-yard line gave Great Falls all the momentum it needed.

    Facing a third and goal, a Great Falls' defender ripped the ball from Montra Wright's hands on what would have been a game-tying score in the second period.

  • City looks to tweak annexation, zoning process

    The city of Lancaster may move to a more simpler method of handling annexations and zonings.

    On Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to consider an annexation and the accompanying zoning request at the same time, instead of voting on a rezoning request after the property has been annexed into the city.

    An ordinance has to pass two readings before its adopted.

  • Curry's skins winner in Edgewater Classic

    Former NBA star Dell Curry was the skins game winner to highlight the first Fuzzy and Friends golf tournament at Edgewater Golf Club on Saturday.

    Curry highlighted his play with an eagle on No. 7, a par-four hole.

    “That was really the shot of the tournament,” said Phil Lobeck, who coordinated the event. “Dell played real well and that shot was a key in his win.

    “He drove the green for the eagle,” he said. “The players put on a heck of a show.”

  • Department started with hand-me-downs

    Lightning struck a home in the Bell Town community and firefighter Darren Player jumped into action.

    It was July 12, 1987. The county, in the midst of a drought, hadn’t seen rain in weeks.

    An afternoon thunderstorm rolled through. Lightning crackled and popped all around, and when it struck, Player was the first to the Bell Town Volunteer Fire Department to drive the fire engine.

    Player remembers the date well. And understandably so.