Today's News

  • Cauthen served his community

    Dennis Cauthen was trying to help fellow firefighter Randy White find the right word. White was describing how it felt for the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department to be one of several fire departments trying to save the blazing historic Lancaster County Courthouse that early Aug. 4 morning in 2008.
    “Honored,” said Cauthen, fire chief. “We’re honored to have helped the city (of Lancaster) and other departments save the courthouse.”

  • $20 tape recorder will end illegal executive sessions

    I got a call from a school board member recently asking what to do when her board goes into executive session and then talks about things that cannot legally be discussed there.
    “Can I speak out about this without being sanctioned?” she asked.

  • Online learning is a solution for South Carolina public education

    Imagine a public education system able to provide access to high-quality instruction, regardless of where a student lives.
    Imagine schools able to give individualized instruction to potential dropouts. Or course offerings that encourage students to master their studies, instead of simply show up for class.
    In fact, this vision for the state’s public school system already exists; it’s called online learning.

  • That date does live in infamy

    The start of a new school year always has me remembering when and marveling at how quick time flies.

    Gosh, seems it was only yesterday that me and Mama were walking hand in hand down to Chesterfield Avenue Grammar School for my very first day of school.

    By the fall of 1941, I was in Miss Charlotte Jones’ third grade class. 

    Everyday, she had us studying something new. 

  • Out on her own

    Heather Curless has joined the ranks of successful Lancaster natives who are making their mark in the world. 

    She has turned her personal passion into professional success, and is helping others build a healthier, more environmentally friendly world for themselves and their communities. 

    Her retail store and showroom, Greener Stock, (www.greenerstock.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, celebrated its first anniversary in January of this year. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Bobby Morgan

    Name: Bobby Morgan

    Age: 58

    Address: Bailey Road

    Family: Wife, Cheryl, 53; children, Andy Morgan, 31, and Jessica Williams, 27; and two grandchildren, Allana Morgan, 8, and Morgan Williams, 2  

    Pets: A dog, Daisy; two cats, Roscoe and Sassy, and a lot of goats

    Job: Andrew Jackson State Park staff

    Church: Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • Bonus cheers for Volunteers

    The Andrew Jackson High cheerleaders, in addition to the Volunteers’ game-ending 14-0 win over Class A foe McBee High, had a little extra to cheer about Friday night at the eighth annual Founders Kickoff Classic.

  • Nighthawks fall twice in jamboree



    KERSHAW – It’s rare to see veteran high school football coach Johnny Roscoe sport a smile after a loss, much less two defeats, but he donned a few grins following Northern Guilford’s play in the eighth annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Andrew Jackson’s Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

  • Vols, Bruins triumph



    KERSHAW – Lancaster and Andrew Jackson each posted a shutout on each end of the eighth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

  • Bradley’s 67 nets early lead in club championship play

    Lancaster High golfer Dalton Bradley posted a 67 to take the early lead in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Saturday.

    Bradley carded a 32-35 – five-under – to take a two-shot lead over Skip Small, who registered a 70 (33-37).