Today's News

  • Can Lancaster become a college town?

    Dr. John Catalano needs the county’s help to turn Lancaster into a college town.

    Catalano, dean of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, enlisted the help of County Council on Tuesday night to help fund a new classroom building on the college’s campus. With high unemployment and a lack of available jobs in the county, Catalano said the key to improving the Lancaster area’s economic situation begins at USCL.

  • Growth in IL biggest issue for Pleasant Valley

    INDIAN LAND – Greg Nicholson remembers the ominous glow he saw as the fire from an Indian Land printing company lit up the sky for miles.

    It was about 2 a.m. on a freezing-cold night in December 1993 when Nicholson, then assistant chief of Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, headed to the blaze at a plastic bag printing company.

    “I remember seeing that glow when we turned onto Possum Hollow Road off of S.C. 160,” Nicholson said. “I knew we’d need help when I saw it light up that sky.”

  • School board honors top teachers

    Four teachers who received Lancaster County School District’s highest honor for educators were recognized at the Aug. 24 school board meeting.  

    Each year, the district awards four educators with the Celebrate Great Teaching award – one for a beginning teacher, one for an elementary school teacher, one for a middle school teacher and one for a high school teacher.

    The 2010 winners are:

    • Wendy Bartell – literacy coach, Buford Middle School (middle school)

  • Patrol cracks down on DUI with checkpoints on U.S. 521

    INDIAN LAND – Drivers may have seen more blue lights than usual in the Panhandle on Friday night into Saturday.

    The S.C. Highway Patrol, along with several other law enforcement agencies, participated in a crackdown to get drunk drivers off the road, Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said.

  • August Yard of the Month

    Ann Robertson made a decision years ago.  After recovering from a stroke and later being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, her doctor told her that her future was in her own hands. 

    She learned that while the fibromyalgia would be painful, she could choose to be active and deal with the pain or let the pain control her.

    She chose to be active. Part of her active lifestyle includes planning and maintaining one of the prettiest yards in Lancaster.

  • Sylvia's hopes high for LHS tennis

    The 2010 Lady Bruins tennis team has high hopes for the fall season with eight experienced and match play players.

    The Lady Bruins open their season Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. against Blythewood High at the Richards Tennis Complex at the USCL.

    The Lady Bruins also play Fort Mill High School two matches in the first week of September.

    “These two matches will be excellent challenges as the Bruins prepare for their first region match at Spartanburg High School on Sept 14,” said LHS tennis coach Bo Sylvia.

  • Family Promises third tourney pleases officials

    The third annual Family Promise golf tournament had its best event yet, according to tourney director Ron Burke.

    “This was our best one by far since we started,” Burke said. “I feel the word is out about Family Promise and what the program is about. We had people throughout the community to step up and make a difference at their churches. I feel great about what we’ve been able to accomplish over a short time with this tournament.”

  • McGriff's BHS playmaker

    Buford High School senior Desmond McGriff has gone from nearly not playing to the Jackets’ playmaker.

    Last winter after the Jackets’ playoff basketball season, McGriff pondered the notion of a total focus on basketball.

    It didn’t happen and McGriff, a 5-8, 150-pound performer, is glad.

    “My friends really talked to me back into playing football and urged me to play,” he said.

  • Lady Bruins host county tournament

    The Lancaster County preseason volleyball tournament is Saturday at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The field includes all four county schools.

    Play opens at 9 a.m. when Lancaster faces Andrew Jackson and Buford battles Indian Land.

    The 10:30 a.m. matches have Lancaster meeting Buford and AJ battling Indian Land. At noon, Lancaster meets Indian Land and AJ faces Buford.

    The title game is set for 1:30 p.m. when the consolation match will also be played.

  • LHS youth cheer campers to cheer at halftime

    Lancaster High School 2010 cheer camp participants need to report to Memorial Stadium tonight to perform during halftime of the LHS-Andrew Jackson football game.This is a change from the original plan of cheering during first and second quarters. The campers are the girls who participated in the summer camps in the LHS gym.

    A S.C. High School rule prohibits the girls on the field during the game.

    Parents should bring their child, in camp attire, to the field level with five minutes left in the second period. For details, call (803) 285-8509.