Today's News

  • Drakeford makes history in HS

    HEATH SPRINGS – Newly elected Heath Springs Town Councilwoman Iva Lee Drakeford didn’t realize she was the first black woman elected to serve on the council until Tuesday night.

    She didn’t campaign for it. It just happened.

    Councilman Eddie Moore told her of the milestone after he and Drakeford had been sworn in as council members at council’s meeting Tuesday.

  • Red Ventures not hiring locals?

    INDIAN LAND – Can a Southern accent hurt your chances of landing a job?

    That’s the question some Lancaster County officials are asking after looking at the low number of area residents employed at Internet marketing and sales firm Red Ventures.

    When the company moved from Charlotte to Indian Land last year, it announced plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to Lancaster County. At the time, many people hoped it was the much-needed boost the county’s economy needed.

  • Teams gear for jamborees

    County high school coaches will get a look at their teams under game-like conditions tonight and Saturday as prep football jamboree play kicks off.

    Buford launches play for the county teams as the Jackets open play in the 35th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at 6:30 tonight.

    The Jackets will battle former region foe North Central High School, which is led by second-year coach Louis Clyburn, the former AJ coach.

    AJ follows the Jackets as the Vols, under the leadership of interim coach David Moore, meet Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin at 7:30.

  • Swankyville Tours host 'Pure Street Mayhem'

    Swankyville Tours will host the “Pure Street Mayhem” Saturday Night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The winner earns $500 to win, with $275 for second and $125 for third place.

    Instead of heat races Saturday night for the Pure Street Division, they will be qualifying.

    The top qualifier receives $100 from Rocky’s Electric.

    Also, Saturday night marks the return of Mark Huey to the annoucers booth in the LMS press box.

    Huey is considered one of the top annoucers in dirt track racing.

  • County receives census award

    Lancaster County has been recognized for leading the state in participation for the 2010 Census.

    Tricia Cummings-Lecque, a data specialist from the Charlotte Regional Census Center, presented the county with two plaques recognizing it for spreading the word about the census. The awards were given at last week’s County Council meeting.

  • USCL campus a little more crowded this semester

    Demarcus Thompson is a little concerned about how well he’ll do in his introductory Spanish course this semester.

    It’s been more than five years since the University of South Carolina at Lancaster student took a foreign language, and he knows he’ll have to study a lot to be successful.

    Thompson said the class will pose a good challenge.

    “I feel like it’s going to be a learning experience for me,” Thompson said. “I’ll be learning the basics.”

  • Perry to lead Lady Bruins

    The Lancaster High School softball program is under new leadership from a coach familiar with the Lady Bruins.

    Lancaster native Kim Perry, a former LHS softball standout, is the new coach.

    Perry, 38, was selected the new coach after Shawanda George, also a former LHS standout player, announced at the end of the 2009 season she was yielding her diamond duties.

  • Kershaw officials want its residents to clean property

    KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials are talking about ways to make a better first impression to visitors.

    Mayor Wayne Rhodes told other Town Council members Monday night that he had recently met with Lancaster County Economic Development President Keith Tunnell, the Rev. Bryant Fersner and County Councilman Jack Estridge to talk about how to improve economic development for the Kershaw area.

  • Woman accused of leaving children in car while in Walmart

    A 25-year-old woman was charged with child neglect after police found her children alone inside a car at the Lancaster Walmart early Thursday.

    Cherish Jane Lemmons, 25, 2004 E. Park Drive, Lancaster, was also charged with possession of stolen goods and giving false information to police.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers received a call about 12:30 a.m. about two unattended children inside a car.

  • Police reports - Aug. 19, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic stop on S.C. 9 Bypass on Aug. 14.

    Jaimar Teaire Addison, 30, 1022 Shady Lane, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy), driving under the influence and no driver’s license.

    According to the report, an officer stopped Addison because he was driving erratically. Addison failed several field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol, the report said.