Today's News

  • Try diabetic friendly version of KFC's Double Down

    Since its introduction in mid-April, Kentucky Fried Chicken has sold more than 10 million of its first-ever bun-less chicken sandwich, the KFC Double Down.

    But the one-of-a-kind sandwich, has sparked a nutritional outcry from critics.


    Made with two thick, white meat chicken filets, two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterrey Jack and pepper jack cheese and the “Colonel’s Sauce,” the original version of the Double Down contains 540 calories and 32 grams of fat. By comparison, the grilled version has 460 calories and 23 grams of fat.

  • Fuzzy Zoeller hooks up with Edgewater

    For golf enthusiasts, getting a chance to learn tips from golf pro Fuzzy Zoeller is a dream come true.

    And that’s exactly what Larry Honeycutt had a chance to experience Monday.

    Honeycutt joined more than 160 people for a day of golfing with the former Masters’ winner at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    “This was a fun event for those of us who were there,” said Honeycutt, who represents District 4 on County Council. “Hearing him tell his golf stories, that was great. I’m a golf nut and I had fun there.”

  • Shots fired outside Waffle House

    Nine 9 mm and 14 .40-caliber shell casings.

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports, some people apparently brought their guns to breakfast at the Waffle House on the S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday morning, as at least 23 gunshots, judging by the shell casings collected by police, were fired in the parking lot and the parking lot at the nearby Jameson Inn.

    Officers also found two live 9 mm rounds in the Waffle House parking lot, the reports said.

  • Fake bills circulating in county

    Counterfeit bills are being passed around the city of Lancaster and the county.

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports, customers at McDonald’s on S.C. 9 Bypass tried to pass four counterfeit bills on Friday and Saturday.

    A McDonald’s employee told police that two different customers tried to pass fake $20 and $10 bills Friday. Police took the bills and placed them into evidence.

  • Good manners last a lifetime

    The menu for 22 residents of Lancaster Children’s Home on Wednesday morning was typical breakfast fare; bacon, ham, eggs, grits and toast.

    But toasting milk in stemware set on tables adorned with fresh flowers, burning candles, name cards?

    That’s not a common sight.

    But it was a sight to stem some table manner confusion, said Annette Deese, Children’s Home director.

    See Lancaster SC’s Peggy Little, with a little help, schooled the group, ages 8 to 17, in former dinner etiquette.

  • A Google of a doodle

    Hayden Lee shared his love for music through a recent drawing contest sponsored by Google, the popular Internet search engine.

    Lee, a rising seventh-grader at Andrew Jackson Middle School, was a state finalist in this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest, which was open to kindergarten through 12th grade students across the United States.

    The contest allows a student to put his or her own personal and artistic touch on the Google word logo. Student entries had to be submitted by late March and judging took place in May.

  • Brookchase kids lead can collection drive

    INDIAN LAND – It’s quite a scene.

    Landon Hood fired up the small motorbike at his Brookchase subdivision home and headed out.

    Within minutes, the 9-year-old was joined by his neighbor Joey Alejandro, 12. Joey rode behind Landon, pulling a wagon loaded with used aluminum cans.

    But they weren’t alone for very long.

    Two more friends, Peyton Hood, 11, and Jacob Wilson, 12, showed up with a large garbage bag brimming with more cans. Rounding out the can crew are Pressley Hood, 7, and little Grace Ruple, 4, who tag along to help.

  • Police reports - July 14, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Two men were arrested after an officer observed one of them driving recklessly on Palmetto Street on June 26.

    Tavares Martese Brown, 19, 321 Rutledge St., was charged with reckless driving. Jamarcus Marquis McCloud, 19, 512 Harris St., was charged with second-offense simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The report said an officer saw Brown driving recklessly and followed him. The officer lost sight of the car but found it in Brown’s driveway, the report said.

  • See Lancaster receives 2010 accreditation

    See Lancaster SC has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four-Point Approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.

  • Here's to you, Paul Revere

    My memory is decent, but I just register a blank for Independence Day celebrations when I was a youngster.

    What I mostly remember is everybody mentioning that it was hot as the Fourth of July in our classroom at Chesterfield Grammar School a couple of months before the holiday ever rolled around.

    I was up to speed on old Ben Franklin and George Washington. Paul Revere was a real favorite of mine. If anybody  needed to know about him, all they had to do was ask. Funny thing, though, with school out for the summer, nobody ever did.