Today's News

  • Yow column: S.C. House passes bill to fix roads

    On April 15, the S.C. House passed a bill, H. 3579, by an overwhelming vote of 87-20.
    It is designed to address the poor condition of our roads, which is arguably the most pressing problem our state as a whole faces. S.C. House members understand the seriousness of the problem and the House Ways and Means Committee members have worked overtime to create a bill that will, for the first time in decades, get us back on track.
    Care has been taken to reduce the income tax so that, for the average citizen, this will be a revenue-neutral event.

  • No more Sunday beer, wine to go?

    The S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has sent letters to local businesses with on-premise beer and wine permits warning they are not allowed to sell alcohol to go on Sundays under the county’s Sunday alcohol sales referendum.

    Approved by voters during the 2012 general election, Lancaster County’s “Local Option Permit” (LOP) referendum was intended to allow local restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays for consumption by customers on-premise only.

  • Sparks fly at annual LCEDC meeting

    Though it’s meant to highlight the business successes of Lancaster County, complete with guest speakers and shiny awards, the annual Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. luncheon instead turned into a full inquiry by local officials on Tuesday, April 21.

  • City to seek cultural district designation from S.C. Arts Commission

    Cherry Doster, marketing and development manager for See Lancaster SC, said the Red Rose City may soon have another reason for people to visit – a state-recognized downtown cultural district.

  • Heath Springs council discusses road names

    HEATH SPRINGS – When it comes to the issue of fixing duplicate and similar street names in the interest of public safety, Mayor Ann Taylor said she fully understands the inportance of it.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway hosts six divisions Saturday



    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to action Saturday, April 25 as the LSS hosts six divisions of racing at the half-mile oval.

  • Vols blank Jackets booters


    Andrew Jackson posted a 3-0 Region IV-AA soccer win over county rival Buford High School on Tuesday, April 21 at BHS.

    The first half was a defensive struggle with neither team able to score.

  • AJ Lady Vols notch softball title


    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers softball team captured its fourth consecutive Region IV-AA title, downing North Central, 11-1 at the AJ field Wednesday, April 22.

    The 19-6 Lady Vols scored one in the third after Morgan Hendrix doubled and scored as Kinsley Adams singled to left.

  • SCHSL sets move to five classes


    The S.C. High School League, in a landmark move Tuesday, April 21, is going to five classifications for interscholastic competition.

  • Wilt column: County budget has multiple problems

    The Lancaster County Council Administration Committee has completed its work on the 2016 county budget and intends to send the resulting document to the full council for consideration.
    This budget leaves core governmental services vulnerable in a number of areas as follows: