Today's News

  • Kristal Salyer doesn’t teach by the books

    You won’t find many textbooks in Kristal Salyer’s class.

    For the last three years, the fourth-grade Clinton Elementary School teacher has abandoned textbooks in three of the four main academic areas and adopted a student-driven approach.

    By the numbers, her strategy appears to be working.

    Salyer, who’s in her fourth year at Clinton Elementary, is the 2010 Celebrate Great Teaching award winner for Lancaster County School District. The accolade is the district’s highest honor for educators.

  • Group hopes to organize literacy network here

    The Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative commemorated International Literacy Day by inviting segments of the community to a soup and salad lunch Sept. 8 as a means of starting a network involving literacy providers, partners, supporters and others.

    Forty e-mail invitations were sent out and 18 people, including city of Lancaster officials, staff from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, private citizens, member agency heads, board members, school personnel and political hopefuls, attended.  

  • Warriors' ground attack blasts Wolverines, 58-6

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land grounded winless Whitmire in a 56-8 rout at the Reservation on Friday night.

    The 3-0 Warriors used a potent ground attack, which cranked out 331 yards on the ground, to post the 48-point victory.

    The Warriors are off to their best start since the 2005 campaign.

    Indian Land, behind the ace rushing tandem of Breyon Williams and Rondreas Truesdale, ignited for a 49-0 halftime lead and cruised to the lopsided win.

  • Hospice group pays tribute to their beloved therapy dog

    Super Webbie.

    Webbie in a hot dog costume. A Santa hat. A birthday hat. Pajamas.

    Employees of Hospice Care of South Carolina in Lancaster shared their favorite stories about Webster, a therapy dog, and looked at pictures of him in various costumes at a special lunch in his honor on Tuesday.

    But the Labrador/husky mix, affectionately known as Webbie, didn’t have his usual spot at the table.

    Webster died of kidney failure earlier this month. He was 10 ½ years old.

  • Bruins ignite, jolt Jackets

    BUFORD – An aroused Lancaster Bruins’ team roared in the second half for a 32-0 win over county rival Buford at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Lancaster forged a 14-0 halftime lead, and took control in the final half to notch its second straight shutout of the Class AA Jackets.

    BHS battled for the better part of the night, but a late third period LHS spurt spelled doom for the host maroon and gold.

    Lancaster, after holding the Jackets on downs at its 29, struck from long range.

  • One man shot, another injured in altercation

    One man was shot and another suffered head injuries following a dispute Thursday afternoon near Heath Springs. 

    Kamil H. Nassrah, 59, of 1602 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, and Michael E. Hyatt, 60, of 668 Merle Lane, Heath Springs, got into a verbal dispute about 4 p.m. in the middle of the road on Merle Lane, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 

    The dispute escalated into a physical altercation in which Nassrah injured his head and Hyatt was shot in the left side of his abdomen, a press release said. 

  • Restoration nearly done on old courthouse

    After more than a year of construction, repairs on the county’s historic courthouse are nearing completion.

    Chad Catledge, courthouse project consultant with Lancaster’s Perception Builders, said the interior of the historic courthouse is almost complete. And with only a few details left to finish on the outside of the building, he said work could be finished by the first week of October.

  • Officials defend dinner meeting

    Did local officials violate the state’s open-meeting law when they met for dinner Monday in Lancaster?

    The answer isn’t crystal clear.

    Philip Tillman, who is running for the District 4 seat on County Council, was concerned there was no notification about the meeting and that it was not open to the public. He said a friend who is running for Lancaster City Council told him Monday afternoon about the meeting.

  • Volunteers, paid firefighters on same team in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Firefighter Marty Waters of the Kershaw Fire Department remembers driving up to a huge fire at a vacant industrial building on Little Dude Avenue back in March.

    The building wasn’t exactly vacant. It was full of combustible materials.

    The roughly 200-foot by 100-foot building was being used for storage and had been condemned in 2006. Kershaw, Flat Creek and Heath Springs volunteer fire departments were first called to the fire, and Elgin Volunteer Fire Department and Lancaster Fire Department responded with ladder trucks.

  • LHS tennis unbeaten with 7-0 win over FM

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ tennis team improved to 3-0 with a 7-0 win over Fort Mill at the Richards Tennis Complex at USCL.