Today's News

  • Funds being sought to clean former Lancaster Mill site

    Lancaster County Council is considering the benefits of a grant that could clean up the site of Springs Industries’ former Lancaster Plant.

    Federal brownfields grant funds are being sought from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the county would partner with the city of Lancaster on the project,  County Administrator Steve Willis said.

  • Rex talks to teachers during visit to county

    South Carolina’s top education official visited Lancaster this week to talk about the good and the bad about the state’s public schools.

    Dr. Jim Rex, the state’s superintendent of education, was the keynote speaker Monday as Lancaster County School District teachers had a professional-development training day. Rex spoke twice – first to elementary teachers and then to secondary teachers.

  • Dollar Tree, Sally Beauty Supply broken in

    A safe was stolen from the Dollar Tree store at University Square after burglars apparently broke a large hole in the wall of the building.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, a sales clerk arrived at the Dollar Tree store about 8 a.m. Tuesday and found the store had been burglarized. The incident happened some time between 9:45 p.m. Monday and when the sales clerk arrived at the store on Tuesday.

    An officer found that the counter inside the store had been destroyed and the store safe had been stolen, the report said.

  • Official: Red Ventures is 'legit'

    A new company announces plans to come to town, with a promise to create 1,000 jobs.

    The governor and state Secretary of Commerce praise the company for its potential additions to the local economy. And residents’ hopes are raised about the promised new employment opportunities.

    This may be reminiscent of Tuesday’s announcement that Internet marketing and sales company Red Ventures is moving to Lancaster County, but it was actually the scene seven years ago when a company named FrontDoor announced its plans to locate in Lancaster County.

  • Organizers pleased with crowd, reception to barbecue festival

    KERSHAW – Hog Jam organizers say the fourth-annual festival honoring barbecue was a success.

    Organizer Joyce Adams said the town was pleasantly surprised by the 3,500 or so people who turned out for Friday night’s fun.

    “It was just phenomenal the people that were there,” Adams said. “We had great food, great fun and great entertainment.”

  • Lions garner Tri-County football accolades after win over Warriors

    Lewisville High School garnered two awards at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    The Lions posted a 22-15 win over Indian Land at IL’s Reservation for their first Conference III-A win under coach Marvin Burke.

    Timmy McCullough earned the Division II Defensive Player of the Week Award, while Jeremy Green was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Lancaster High earns Sportsmanship Award

    Lancaster High School principal Dr. Joe Keenan has a basic philosophy when it comes to sportsmanship.

    “We try to treat people the way we would want to be treated,” Keenan said.

    His approach in interscholastic competition has drawn attention to help LHS gain recognition.

    LHS, a member of Class AAAA Region IV, has won a S.C. High School League Sportsmanship Award for the second time in three years.

    The Bruins were nominated for the award from their region.

  • Stakes high for BHS, IL

    County pride won’t be the only incentive when host Buford and Indian Land tangle Friday night.

    The Jackets and Warriors each need a win to boost their Class A Upper State playoff hopes.

    Buford, 4-4, 3-2, needs a win to help it toward a runner-up finish in region play.

    Indian Land, 3-5, 1-3, is in hopes of a win to buoy its postseason hopes.

    The game, which is part of the county’s oldest prep football rivalry, marks the second clash this season. Indian Land opened the season with a 14-7 win over the Jackets.

  • 101 Years

    There’s only one candle on Lallage Jones’ birthday cake. Since Lallage is celebrating her 101st birthday today, she’s entitled to as many or as few candles as she wants.

    And Lallage, a retired educator and “preacher’s wife,” hasn’t lost her sense of humor about reaching the milestone.

    Born Oct. 11, 1908, she had one early birthday celebration with family and friends during this week’s Golden Age Group luncheon at First United Methodist Church.

  • Autumn's fullest flavor

    These days, consumers are trying to stretch every dollar as far as possible.

    But if you have thoughts of partially reusing in the kitchen what you scoop from a Halloween jack-o’-lantern this year, you may be disappointed by the results.


    Pumpkins intended for carving don’t taste good; they are only meant as  decorations for ghosts and goblins.