Today's News

  • Ussery column: Mama fed us snake eggs in 1962

    First, a disclaimer: If you aren’t 65 or older, don’t read this. If you haven’t been exposed to farm life in the 1950s and ’60s, don’t read this. If it has been so long since you have been on the farm that you stand at the wrong end of the horse to get your information, don’t read this. If you don’t understand what you just read, don’t read this.

  • Columbia City Ballet takes center stage at LHS

    Monday, Nov. 24, was a long day for Columbia City Ballet principal dancer Claire McCaa and the 29 other members of the professional company.
    They left the state capital before dawn for the annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School auditorium.
    “We left about 6:45 (a.m.) she said. “It wasn’t light yet.”

  • Education briefs 11-30-14

    Douglas has perfect attendance last year
    Ya’Dynasty Douglas had perfect attendance during her fourth-grade year at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School during the school’s 2013-14 year.
    Howey named to president’s list
    Anna Weeks Howey was named to the 2014 spring president’s list at Winthrop University for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average at the university. She is majoring in physical education and will graduate in December 2014.

  • Strong finish for Warrior band

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School band finished its marching season with what ILHS band director Matt Willis called the “program’s crowning achievement over the past decade.”  
    On Oct. 25, the Warrior marching band placed fourth at the S.C. Band Directors Association’s 2A state finals with its “So, This is Earth...” show.
    “This was the band’s highest finish at state finals in a decade,” Willis said.

  • Noble column: Governor should travel more; it’s good for state’s economy

    Gov. Nikki Haley is on an 11-day trip to India. There are some who are grumbling, calling her trip just another post-election junket by a politician.
    I disagree. I’m glad she taking the trip and, in fact, I think she should make more international trips — a lot more. Several months ago in this space, I even criticized her for having not already gone to India.

  • Kershaw man hurt after hitting parked truck

    KERSHAW – An accident at South Matson Street (U.S. 521) and West Pine and West Sumter streets about 11:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, injured one driver and damaged two unoccupied vehicles.

  • Deputies probe vehicle shooting mystery

    INDIAN LAND – No victims have yet come forward after a motorist witnessed a man shoot into a car along a road in broad daylight last week. 

  • City Council approves water tank rehabilitation plan

    A multi-year plan to rehabilitate and maintain three water storage tanks in Lancaster’s city limits was recently approved by city officials. 

  • Batteries included

    The guys at Plum Quick Motors are back – faster than ever and gaining a world  audience for the eye-popping speed they’ve squeezed out of their newest golf cart, Bandit.

  • LSS honors track’s 2014 points champs, top drivers


    Lancaster Super Speedway honored its top performers for the 2014 dirt track racing season at the LSS’s annual year-end banquet to salute the points champions and top 5 in points along with other awards.