Today's News

  • County Council approves plan to shore up jail

    County Council has agreed on a short-term solution to make repairs at the county’s historic jail in downtown Lancaster.

    Council unanimously approved hiring a structural engineer to design a temporary shoring and bracing plan for the top floor and ceiling of the jail. This was the latest of several options council has considered after cracks were discovered in the jail’s ceiling this summer.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented the new option to council at its Tuesday meeting.

  • Camp Creek chief: ‘You have to trust each other’

    It still works. If you look just above the roof line of the Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department, you’ll see it. It’s a metal cylinder with a louvered, triangular metal cap. The siren.

    Bill Blackmon Jr., assistant fire chief, opened the cabinet door marked “CD.” He pressed a button then flipped the switch activating the siren.

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s, that’s how volunteer firefighters were notified when there was a fire in the community.

  • Commission says conditions ripe for wildfires in state

    COLUMBIA –  The S.C. Forestry Commission is urging residents and visitors to the state to be aware of favorable conditions for wildfire ignition over the Labor Day weekend.  

    Due to low humidity, dry conditions and increased outdoor activity, the chance of fire in all counties statewide increased Friday, the commission said.

    The Forestry Commission is operating at a reduced capacity due to recent budget cuts.  

  • Still time to sign up for state chili championship

    INDIAN LAND – Plans for the first S.C. Chili Championship are progressing as the cook-off date of Sept. 25 approaches.

    Organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club, the cook-off will be held in conjunction with the fifth annual Indian Land Fall into Fun Festival at Indian Land Middle School.

    The winner of the state championship qualifies for the international championship to be held at Terlingua, Texas, in November.

  • Community remembers Peter Barry

    After more than 37 years of teaching history at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Dr. Peter Barry became an important part of the college’s history himself.

    Barry, one of the most-senior members of USCL faculty and also member of the Lancaster County school board, died Friday at his home in Lancaster after a sudden illness. He was 69.

    USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano was in shock after hearing the news Friday afternoon.

  • Love helped young beauties pick perfect pageant dresses

    Many people remember seeing Anasue Love walking her beloved dog, Trooper, around town.

    But many women in Lancaster will remember Love, retired owner of The Dianne Shop, for the role she played in the lives of girls competing in beauty pageants.

    Love died Friday morning. She was 86.

    Love was the owner and buyer of The Dianne Shop in Lancaster, having inherited the children’s clothing shop after the death of her mother, Beulah Mae Roddey, in 1992.

  • Junior Bruins, Jackets register rivalry wins

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins roared to a 55-8 win over Andrew Jackson to open the 2010 junior varsity football season.

    Lancaster forged a 28-8 lead at the half and cruised to the win on Thursday.

  • Lancaster swimmers prevail in opener

    The Lancaster High School swim team opened its season with a 168-147 win over South Pointe of Rock Hill at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Bruins host Northwestern on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Lancaster hosts Rock Hill on Sept. 7.

    Following are the results:

    200 freestyle (girls) 2. Jena Aeschbacher, 4. Rochelle Jewett, 5. Beth Tomlin; (boys) 2. Johnathan Catoe, 3. Jonah Faile, 4. Brandon Gossman

    200 IM (girls) 3. Hannah Jacobs; (boys): 1. Chris James, 4. Nathan Spencer

  • Bruins ignite, claw Vols

    A 21-0 points blitz to ignite the second half triggered Lancaster in a 35-16 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, in the 41st meeting between the two county schools, forged a 14-0 lead a the break before breaking open the issue with three key scores in a 4:22 stretch of the third quarter.

  • Warriors' early surge jolts Jackets

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land struck in lightning-quick fashion to build an early lead on the way to a 28-13 win over county rival Buford at the IL Reservation on Friday night.

    The game marked the opener for both schools.

    Buford, in its Wing-T attack, was controlling time of possession in the opening period, but the favorable BHS start was foiled with a bobbled handoff which landed in the hands of the Warriors’ Jarrell Robinson, who raced untouched for 78 yards for a 6-0 score.