Today's News

  • Don't take out trash collector on Barberville Road

    To all drivers on Barberville Road in Fort Mill: I have adopted the highway you travel. 

    It would be greatly appreciated if you would adhere to the posted speed limit of 40 mph while I’m picking up trash.

    There have been many times vehicles passed me going so fast that you’d think it was Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Just last week I had to dive into a ditch to keep from getting hit. It’s only a two-mile stretch, so please slow down.

    Sheilah Plonk

    Indian Land

  • Mr. Leaphart always gave 100 percent

    I started Indian Land School in 1957 and finished in 1969. I was sad to hear of Mr. W.P. Leaphart passing.

    A lot of newcomers I’m sure don’t know, but this man was the best of the best in what he did and guided a lot of students as he was a great teacher.

    His knowledge was vast. He was a soft-spoken man who could point you to the correct way to do tasks. He was always helpful to the community as he ran the cannery in summer and taught adult classes in welding, small engines, etc.

  • Meet the Jackets 'a good day'

    The weekend went well for Buford High School.

    It started Friday night in the seventh annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium where the Jackets posted a 6-0 win over Class AAA foe Fort Mill High School.

    BHS junior Scott Catledge’s two-yard scoring run to cap a 54-yard drive was the difference and the BHS defense protected it for the shutout of the FM Yellow Jackets.

    On Saturday, the Buford Booster Club held its annual meet the Jackets and veteran club member Jeff “Bones” Langley said it was a “good day.”

  • Base political positions on facts

    Sam Slack’s letter, “Libertarianism will add to our nation’s problems,” was some leap of faith to ask readers to take in going from a textbook discussion of libertarianism to accusing two Republican candidates of actually endorsing, without any supporting facts, such proposals as these.

    We are all entitled to our own opinions, but when we state such opinions in public, we should ensure that readers know our background and motivation. I am the president of the Republican Club in Sun City.

  • Hargett wins limited late model thriller

    Chris Hargett captured a thrilling Limited Late Model race Saturday to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Hargett and Mike Huey were on the front row after heat wins.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Hargett, Huey, Daniel Tucker and Randy Smith going into turns one and two for the lead. Coming out of turn two, Hargett led over Huey, Tucker and Smith. As the laps ticked off, Hargett and Huey were by themselves going for the lead.

  • Legislature should provide funding for mandates

    Seems the S.C. Legislature has been watching those “CSI” re-runs and has come up with an act that directs law enforcement agencies to store evidence relating to a number of different crimes. Another home run for the convicted criminal. It not only offers the chance for a new trial, but a complete review of the evidence relating to the crime, which is being stored under the most ideal of conditions.

  • CPTC saluted for successful season

    A season of success was spotlighted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet Saturday night at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

    The CPTC is a Lancaster area youth track team which was founded in 1985 in memory of the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, its first coach.

    The CPTC, during its season which began last spring, racked up 286 awards, including 46 gold medals.

    The highlight was Keendarius Truesdale’s eighth place finish in the AAU National Junior Olympics at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va.

  • Two L&C train cars derail in downtown Lancaster

    A train derailment tangled up downtown traffic shortly before the workday ended Friday.

    A failure in the tracks or trucks that carry railway cars occurred near the Market Street crossing for the L&C Railway about 4:45 p.m., Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery said.

    That caused two cars to tip to the side near the Main Street railroad crossing. Rail cars blocked both the Market and Main street crossings.

  • One dies in wreck on U.S. 521 in crash with trooper

    A Lancaster woman was killed after the van she was riding in pulled onto U.S. 521 North and was hit by an on-duty state trooper late Wednesday night, authorities say.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release, Laxiben Parshottambh Patel, 81, of 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass East, was killed in the crash.

    The release said S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Eugene “Buck” Kennington, 36, was headed north on U.S. 521 about 11:30 p.m. in a marked Ford Crown Victoria. He was headed to a car crash near Steele Hill Road.

  • LHS assistant principal assaulted

    A man assaulted Lancaster High School Assistant Principal Bill Farrar on Monday evening at an open house event on campus.  

    The accused assailant – Rodney Thompson, 44, 2751 Pineview Drive – has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with second-degree assault and battery. He has been released on bond.

    Farrar needed three or four stitches to stop the bleeding from a wound that resulted from the assault.