Today's News

  • Kershaw mayor, two council members, town attorney resign

    KERSHAW –  Kershaw Mayor Tommy Baker and two council members resigned from Town Council on Monday, but they gave no reason for their decision.

    Town’s Attorney Robert “Bob” Davis followed their lead, resigning after Town Council met for its regular April meeting Monday.

    The meeting went on as scheduled, despite the absence of Baker, his mother, Councilwoman Rose Marie Baker, and Councilman Lewis “Jabo” Sims, who also resigned their seats.

    The Bakers and Sims resigned before the meeting and did not attend it.

  • Walgreens to open this summer

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land residents will have another option for picking up prescription drugs and daily essentials when Walgreens pharmacy opens this summer.

    The 14,820-square foot store, located at Jim Wilson Road and Charlotte Highway, is slated to open in the next few months.

    Walgreens’ spokesman Robert Elfinger said construction on the building and work on the interior are almost complete, although there are too many variables, such as weather conditions and remaining site work, to say exactly when the store will open.

  • Mastering language reguires learning curve

    There I was, sitting at a folding table, enjoying a delicious barbecue sandwich, some coleslaw and a pile of baked beans at the recent Elgin Volunteer Fire Department barbecue, when I heard the phrase for the first time.

    “It looks like it’s ’bout to come a cloud,” said my coworker, and our newspaper’s resident wordsmith, Greg Summers.

  • USCL Native American archoves one of a kind

    A lot has been said about why the University of South Carolina at Lancaster should not be closed. As a current student and intern in the school’s Native American studies archive, I would like to add another reason.

  • Produce stands boost local economy

    The S.C. Department of Agriculture is coming to the aid of area farmers looking to sell produce. The department, through its S.C. Certified Program, is giving farmers a boost with farm product stands – produce stands.

    The stands were made available to counties, that meet two criteria set by the S.C. Department of Revenue.

    The county must be considered distressed, with a high unemployment rate and a low per-capita income.

  • Paying for new courthouse a waste of money

    I am writing in regard to the comments that Doug Barfield made about the temporary courthouse. If the temporary courthouse is so secure and much better than the old one then why not leave well enough alone.

    There is no sense in spending $33 million on a new courthouse when the temporary one seems to be serving the same purpose and cost much less than $33 million.

    I think the people of Lancaster have a right to state their opinion on the subject since we, as the people, are going to be paying for the new courthouse.

  • Holding court making progress

    The state of Lancaster County judicial matters has taken a turn for the better.

    Such was not the case late last summer when an arsonist torched the Lancaster County Courthouse and Solicitor Doug Barfield’s adjacent office, a few days later.

    Fire damaged the courtroom on the courthouse’s second floor, making it impossible to hold court.

    Proceedings moved to the Municipal Justice Center and County Council chambers, a true sign that city and county officials can work together for the common good.

  • U.S. House responds to mob mentality

    Several years ago, I made some talks for the S.C. Bar Association foundation in which I supported the concept of the rule of law in this country. I believed then, as I do now, that all of us should adhere to the law as it has been developed through the years, realizing that from time to time it can be amended or expanded to meet new contingencies. This is the way of a civilized nation.

  • Be grateful for donations of any amount

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for the work and the lives saved by our Lancaster volunteer fire departments and local rescue squad. However, about 6 p.m. March 24, a solicitor for the rescue squad came to my door asking for donations in exchange for a family portrait.

  • Birds nest cookies an affordable Easter treat

    The very first Easter baskets were given the appearance of bird nests to include renewal and springtime into the holiday that commemorates Jesus’ resurrection.

    You can use that as a theme to make these kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing Chow Mein Noodle Birds Nest Cookies.