.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Vandals return to school bus lot

    One or more vandals broke windows on five cars in the Lancaster County School District bus parking lot Dec. 21, one day after six buses were vandalized in the same lot.
    The bus lot is on the home side of Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Each of the five vehicles had one shattered window, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. A cell phone and flashlights were stolen from one vehicle, the report said.
    The car break-ins occurred between 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and was reported at 10:22 p.m.

  • Looking Back at 2016

    Looking Back: Lancaster County
    Chamber honors ‘Mrs. Jackie’
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce honored those who serve others at its annual awards banquet in January 2016.  

  • Column: I hope to be a better neighbor in 2017

    Native Africans who speak the Bantu language have the right idea. One of their most popular proverbs is “A good deed makes for a good neighbor.”
    So does a good pie.
    On Dec. 22, while at home nursing a just-removed ingrown toenail, I combined those two notions by baking four sweet potato pies as Christmas gifts for our closest neighbors. The gesture indeed resulted in multiple smiles.

  • Jerry Cauthen’s body found

    After days of searching for Jerry Roscoe Cauthen, who walked away from a nursing home in Heath Springs last week, his body was found Wednesday morning in a heavily wooded area off Flint Ridge Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Cauthen, 74, died from exposure due to the environment, according to a statement from Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese.
    Cauthen had been missing since Dec. 23, one day after being checked into Heath Springs Residential Care Center, 614 Hart St.

  • SCDOT to close Monticello Road for repairs

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will close Monticello Road to through traffic beginning Jan. 3 to repair a faulty culvert pipe beneath it.

    Monticello Road is in the Elgin community and runs from Bailey Road to South Potter Road. During that time, those who normally use the closed off portion will have to use Doc Garris Road as a detour. Follow Kershaw Camden Highway south, then turn left onto Doc Garris and go 1.18 miles to South Potter Road and turn left again. Go .36 miles and Monticello Road will be on the left.

  • Bruins finish with two wins in Y.C. Winborn tournament

    The Lancaster Bruins, after a tough start to their play in the W.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament in Rock Hill, rebounded to finish on a high note.
    Lancaster capped its three-day holiday hoops tournament play with a 47-33 win over Class AAAA Chapin High School at Rock Hill High School.
    The LHS boys, 7-6 on the season, opened play with a tough 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., on Wednesday, but rebounded for a 66-58 win over Class AAAA Orangeburg-Wilkinson and then wrapped up its tourney play with a 14-point win over Chapin.

  • Jackets, Vols in holiday hardwood play

    The calendar says it’s the yule holiday season, but a host of county hoops teams will be in action during holiday tournament basketball play.
    Andrew Jackson will host two days of holiday tourney action on the hardwood with its annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational at the Vols gym where action is set for Thursday and Friday.
    The Buford boys basketball team will also be involved in holiday basketball play as the Yellow Jackets venture to York Comprehensive High School to play in the Cougar Holiday Tournament.

  • Rams charge to hoops title

    The A.R. Rucker Rams are the toast of the Chestnut Oaks Middle School holiday basketball tournament.
    The unbeaten Rams, 10-0, rolled through the field on the way to the championship in the three-day tournament at the Sumter County middle school on Dec. 22.
    Rucker, led by coach Lamont Elder, captured the tournament crown with a 47-35 win over host Chestnut Oaks Middle School on Thursday afternoon.

  • Column: Lawmakers’ busy agenda squeezes in license tags

    If you left someone off your Christmas list and then they showed up with a gift for you and now you’re trying to find the “misplaced” gift that you had bought for them, here’s an idea.
    How about a “Beach Music” South Carolina license plate?
    What if they don’t like Beach Music? Well, what about NASCAR, or coon hunting, or pets, or sports?
    There are endless possibilities, because our state legislature loves to create new license plates.

  • Column: Another example of how legislature hangs onto power

    It’s the week before Christmas and the last thing on anyone’s mind is a state board whose acronym sounds like something an over-the-counter pill wouldn’t fix. But the STIB, which met a few days ago, should have made headlines.
    The State Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s mission is “to focus greater attention on larger transportation projects, and thereby allow (the state Department of Transportation) to devote resources to other important transportation projects.”