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Today's News

  • Center's snap for Shannon

    BUFORD – Seeing senior Matthew Shannon start on the offensive line this fall will be nothing new for Buford Yellow Jackets’ football fans. Shannon has started each of the past three years.He just won’t be at his former tackle position. He’s moved to center in the middle of the BHS offensive attack.But don’t worry, Yellow Jackets’ faithful.

  • They're baaaaaaack! Fire ant nests add to water woes

    This week’s tremendous rainfall amounts in such a short period of time may bring an unwelcome visitor up to ground level in your yard.If fire ant nests pockmark your lawn in the next few days, it’s to be expected, said Tim Davis, fire ant suppression expert with Clemson University.“Fire ants don’t have a difficult time with flooding and rain at all,” said Davis.

  • Katawba Valley Land Trust hires first executive director

    The Katawba Valley Land Trust has hired its first employee.

    Robert Austin Jenkins of Camden will become the nonprofit group's executive director in early September.

    Chartered in 1992, the land trust has had as its main focus Lancaster and Chester counties. It seeks to protect land through conservation easements, acquisition of property and transfer of some properties to other public or private land management agencies.

    To date, the group has undertaken 53 land transactions, protecting 6,862 acres in five South Carolina counties.

  • Foursome posts three-shot win in Diabetes Clinic golf tournament

    The winning foursome notched a three-shot win to capture the title in the sixth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.The foursome of Scott Helms, Tim Brown, Kyle Wilson and Richard Watson posted a 48.6 to take top honors and the $1,000 prize.The battle for second place was closer as the team of Nick Watson, Justin Hallman, Catherine Small and Garrett Knight carded a 51.5 to take $500. The third-place team was close on their heels with a 51.6.

  • Mother didn’t know boyfriend’s history

    The mother of the 1-month-old allegedly abused by the live-in boyfriend said she had no idea her boyfriend was a sex offender.

    William Joseph Burdick, 27, of 214 S. York St., was charged by the Lancaster Police Department on Tuesday with inflicting great bodily injury upon a child.

    Katie Roddey, mother of Victoria Roddey, said her infant is at Carolinas Medical Center with bleeding on her brain.

  • Langley claims first young guns checkers

    Josh Langley captured his first win in the young guns main event to highlight an action-packed night at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.As soon as the green flag fell, it was Langley jumping to the lead with “Little Looney,” Andrew Blackwood, in second.Langley was determined to take home his first win and did not let any driver get in his way. Langley led lap after lap and took home his first win.

  • State may order court security

    S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal will visit Lancaster County next week to discuss court security with officials.

    County Council voted unanimously Monday night to increase taxes by an unspecified amount to pay for more sheriff's deputies to guard court facilities.

  • Fay makes her way through county and brings lot of rain

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay dumped a deluge of rain on Lancaster County and triggered several tornado warnings Tuesday.

    The county was under a tornado watch until 2 a.m. today, and tornado warnings were issued three times Tuesday afternoon.

    The county was also under a flash flood warning for part of the day.

    According to reports from the National Weather Service, the southern and eastern parts of the county were hit the hardest by the storm, with the tornado warnings issued for those areas.

  • New courthouse doesn't need to be $33M palace

    The fire at our courthouse pressed me to write this in fear that some on council will use this disaster to push a fool’s plan forward.

    Some of our Lancaster County Council members believe they have found a way to pay for a new courthouse. I believe they need to wake up.

    Spending $33 million for a courthouse is fiscally irresponsible. I believe the county could buy an unoccupied building and renovate it for a lot less money.

    The new high school in Indian Land cost far less than they are planning to spend on this project.

  • Dream Team begins its second year

    The Lancaster News wrote on April 15, 2007, that “this promises to be an extraordinary day in the history of Lancaster County sports.”

    The newspaper was referring to the beginning of something that hundreds of local kids have been waiting on.

    They have been waiting on their chance to play ball, their chance to do what every child wants to do but was unable to until now.

    I am speaking of the Lancaster Dream Team.

    The Lancaster Dream Team is the first-ever free sports program for children with mental and/or physical disabilities.