Today's News

  • West Florence tops NCHS to win Carolina Challenge

    West Florence High School defeated host North Central to win the 11th annual Carolina Challenge high school volleyball tournament at the NCHS Knights’ gym on Saturday afternoon.
    Following pool play, all 12 teams were ranked based on pool play earlier in the day.
    North Central was No. 1 followed by Indian Land, Lugoff-Elgin, West Florence, Governor’s School for Science and Math, Hartsville, Westminster Catawba of Rock Hill and Buford.
    Those were the top eight schools for the gold division.

  • Four county players earn grid honors

    FORT MILL – Four Lancaster County high school football standouts representing three schools earned recognition for their week five play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Two Lancaster High School football players – Fred Reid and Markees Watts – were saluted for the Class AAAAA and AAAA awards.
    AJ’s all-purpose player Dalton “Tex” Haven and Indian Land’s Jeremy Montgomery were honored in the Class AAA, AA and A team awards.

  • Vols host; Bruins, IL travel

    Andrew Jackson is bidding for a happy homecoming, while Lancaster and Indian Land will be seeking road wins to launch region play.
    Week six of the 2016 Lancaster County high school football season has three games on tap with AJ the lone host.
    The Vols, 4-1, 2-0 in region play, will be at home to battle Cheraw.
    Lancaster and Indian Land will have the road map as part of their scouting report with away games to open their respective region play.

  • Column: Why college tuition keeps skyrocketing

    As Benjamin Franklin didn’t quite say, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and university tuition increases.”
    How much has university tuition gone up since 2006? According to data from the Commission on Higher Education, instate tuition at Clemson, the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston has gone up over 48 percent in the last 10 years.

  • Column: Hillary decries street weapons, but she’s lying about them

    In Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton once again made the oft repeated claim of the anti-gun crowd that “we have too many military-style assault weapons on the streets.”
    The problem with this statement is that it is a lie.
    The military does not use semi-automatic firearms on the field of battle.

  • Open enrollment time for many health plans

    It’s that time of the year again when people are allowed to make changes to their health insurance plans for the upcoming year. It’s also that time of year when people stress and procrastinate making these decisions.
    A best practice is to evaluate how your current plan has performed in 2016 and to make changes (if needed) to improve your plan for 2017.

  • Main St. move pays off

    Local restaurateur Howard Witherspoon thinks Lancaster’s Main Street is still the place to do business, which is why he moved there.
    “From Market Street to here, it’s like night and day,” said Witherspoon, who co-owns The Hot Dog King with his wife, Toya. “Even on slow days, it’s 100 percent better.”
    Witherspoon’s move to 220 S. Main St., fueled by word of mouth, has become the talk of the downtown business district. Witherspoon moved to Main Street in mid-June.

  • 116 Dobermans seized, man arrested

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    A Richburg man has been charged with more than 198 counts ranging from ill treatment of animals to violations of rabies-control law.
    Jordan James Johnson, 47, of Richburg, was arrested Friday by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and charged with 116 counts of ill treatment of animals, 81 counts of violating the rabies control law and one bench warrant.
    According to the Chester County Detention Center records, his total bond has been set at $436,225.

  • Big voter-registration efforts under way

    The voter-registration deadline for the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 8, and with absentee voting slated to start Oct. 3, several organizations have joined forces to boost voter registration in Lancaster County.
    Rally In The Park: Your Vote Matters is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Lancaster’s Preston Blackmon Park, (formerly Southside Park), 500 Conner St.
    The rally is jointly sponsored by the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP, the Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Theta Sorority and Iota Theta, and the Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

  • Lancaster civic leader Don Scott, Boy Scout ambassador, dies at 90

    Hazel Taylor found out June 14 just how civic-minded Don Scott was.
    Despite his frail health, Scott, who died Saturday at his home two days after turning 90 years old, showed up to cast a special city council election ballot for her at the voting precinct inside the Church of the Good Shepherd, a church he helped found.
    Scott’s actions moved Taylor to tears that afternoon, and still do. Every vote counts, she said in a voice choking back tears, but when someone goes to that much trouble, it’s never forgotten.