Today's News

  • Kershaw rallies around KARE

    During the summer of 2010, there was a host of blessed individuals, churches and organizations that shared bread, skills and time to benefit people served by Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE).

    “Their contributions have made a tremendous difference in how the non-profit serves its clients in the Kershaw area,” said KARE volunteer and treasurer Martha Ussery.

    A portion of a $110,00 grant from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, along with other financial resources, was used to help pay for a new computer system and networking upgrades.

  • I will be beneath the table

    Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday morning, with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

    Now, I’m not a fan of playing in the rain, but seeing how bad we need it, I hope all the folks sitting in Panthers’ stadium today get drenched.

    You know, rain can be a double-edged sword.

    We really need it, but don’t want it on the weekends. 

    Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of interesting things to do, such as checking out the Walmart inventory during a downpour.

  • RV Blazers edge LHS in OT win

    Ridge View got its kick, and got its kicks.

    The Blazers’ Larry August, a first-year senior place-kicker, drilled a 22-yard field goal on RV’s only offensive play in overtime to lift RV to a 17-14 win over Lancaster.

    August’s field goal came after the Blazers’ defense, which stepped up big all night, stopped the Bruins on their offensive possession in the OT.

  • Lancaster tennis team rebounds for victories

    After two difficult region matches the Lady Bruins tennis team bounced back with two wins this week.

    Spartanburg proved to be more prepared for their encounter with the Lady Bruins defeating them 5-1 in a region match.

    Clover proved to be a difficult opponent and the Lady Blue Eagles defeated the Lady Bruins 6-0.

  • Warriors scalp Knights

     Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer’s concern about the Warriors’ starting strong was an afterthought by halftime.

    The unbeaten Warriors, off to their best start in five seasons, bolted to a 28-0 halftime lead on the way to a 49-7 road win over Class A foe North Central High School on Friday night.

    The Warriors used their share of big plays to pound the 1-4 Knights.

  • Bartell works closely with teachers, students at BMS

    Some students achieve more success in the classroom when hands-on activities are built into daily lessons, while others may find it easier to work in small groups.

    Finding what strategies work best for students and communicating those techniques to teachers is just part of what Wendy Bartell does.

    The Buford Middle School literacy coach and instructional facilitator works daily with teachers and students. She helps teachers with their lesson plans, facilitates workshops and speaks to students about literacy.

    Bartell said no two days are alike.

  • Woman hit in Walmart parking lot

    A Lancaster teenager was charged with reckless driving after police say she hit a woman in the parking lot of Walmart on Wednesday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to the parking lot about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Officers found Taqueshia Patrice Boyd, 17, of 765 W. Brooklyn Ave., seated in a 2001 Honda. She appeared shaken and upset, the report said.

  • Tradesville department almost 50 years old

    The all-volunteer fire brigade in the easternmost part of Lancaster County near the Chesterfield County line relies on a time-tested, sure-fire, tried-and-true method for swelling its ranks.

    They grow their own.

    “It works every time,” said Joel Laney, a longtime member of the Tradesville Volunteer Fire Department.

    Laney should know.

    His son, Jason, who used to follow him around to community functions, training sessions and fires, is the fire chief there. He’s been chief for about seven years.  

  • 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.