Today's News

  • County finance department wins award for 11th time

    It’s been 11 years and 11 wins for the county’s finance department.

    Veronica Thompson, who has served as the county’s finance director for the last nine years, has helped the county win its 11th straight award for its comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR.

    Thompson and her finance department are in charge of compiling the report, which recently won its 11th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officer’s Association.

  • Veteran educator picked as new KES principal

    KERSHAW – A veteran of the Lancaster County School District will become the new principal at Kershaw Elementary School.

    On Tuesday, the school board unanimously approved the recommendation of Dr. Annette Melton, who’s been in the district for 27 years.

    Melton replaces Dr. Jennifer Etheridge, who’s leaving Kershaw Elementary to take a position at Winthrop University. Melton will assume the principalship July 1.

  • P-31 offense paces wins

    After scoring one run in a 9-1 road loss to Pineville on Monday, Lancaster Post 31 senior team coach Tyler Anderson said he knew he had to make a switch to ignite the offense.

    Anderson has opted for live batting practice instead of the team taking its cuts in the batting cage.

    The result was 34 runs and a pair of wins in League V play over two nights.

    Lancaster clubbed Chester Post 27 18-6 on Wednesday night after drubbing Clover Post 38, 16-11 on Tuesday at Eggleton Field.

  • Banks fall short in quest for Open bid

    Trevor Banks’ hopes of earning a bid to the 2010 U.S. Open fell shy at the Settindown Creek Golf Club in Roswell, Ga., on Monday.

    Banks, a University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer, shot a 158 (78-80) over 36 holes to place 15th in the 28-player field.

    Only two golfers advanced from the Settindown Creek Golf Club field to play the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Cal., June 17-20.

  • Two local women face arson charges

    Two Lancaster women were arrested on arson charges on Tuesday after one of the women’s boyfriend’s car was set on fire.

    Adrianna Regina Dawkins, 20, of 311 N. Catawba St., and Jessica Chavonne Portee, 21, of 603 Chesterfield Ave., have each been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with third-degree arson and malicious injury to property over $2,000.

    Capt. Harlean Howard said Dawkins confided in a family friend about the arson incident, and she came to the police department on Tuesday morning with the friend to talk to police about it.

  • Etters paces junior golfers in Chester tourney opener

    Chester golfer Jeremy Etters made the most of playing on his home course, shooting a par 72 to win the boys 13-14 age division in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opener on Monday at the Chester Golf Club.

    The Chester tournament opened the chapter’s 16th season of play.

  • County Little League all-stars open district tournament play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreations inaugural Little League program opened  District Coach Pitch play Thursday night at Runde Field in Tega Cay.

    Lancaster National faced Tega Cay/Fort Mill Red at 6 p.m. and Lancaster American launched play at 8  when it met Tega Cay/ Fort Mill Gold.

    Tega Cay/Fort Mill Gray had the bye. The five-team double elimination district is scheduled to continue through Saturday.

  • Sweltering in the sun

    Quincy Peagler doesn’t need a thermometer to tell him how hot it’s been this week. He can judge the heat based on how many T-shirts he wears a day.

    “It’s not unusual to wear at least two shirts a day out here,” said Peagler, an electrician working on the county’s new courthouse construction on Wednesday. “Today was a two T-shirt day, but yesterday, that was definitely a three T-shirt day.”

  • Breakfast Rotary Club raises $25,420 for charities

    On April 22, the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club held its first live and silent auction and raised $25,420 to help support charities benefiting Lancaster County residents. The auction had winning bidders choosing charities to receive their contributions.

    Some of the charities receiving funds from Rotary Night include:

    • American Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter

    • Christian Services

    • Educational Foundation of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster

    • Family Promise of Lancaster

    • HOPE in Lancaster

  • Swimmers make winning waves in opener

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its season with a resounding win over Camden on Tuesday night at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Sharks rolled over Camden 483-85.

    Logan Phillips, Coulter Jackson and Jory Pettit paced the LCST with four wins each. Lauren Spencer, Makenzie Henry, Grayson Young, Jonathan Wade, Jonah Faile and Charlee Brooke Henry each had three wins.

    Abbi Denyer, Georgia Moore and Kailee Glover posted two wins each.

    The LCST visits Camden on Saturday at 8 a.m. Lancaster hosts Chester on Tuesday.