Today's News

  • County receives census award

    Lancaster County has been recognized for leading the state in participation for the 2010 Census.

    Tricia Cummings-Lecque, a data specialist from the Charlotte Regional Census Center, presented the county with two plaques recognizing it for spreading the word about the census. The awards were given at last week’s County Council meeting.

  • USCL campus a little more crowded this semester

    Demarcus Thompson is a little concerned about how well he’ll do in his introductory Spanish course this semester.

    It’s been more than five years since the University of South Carolina at Lancaster student took a foreign language, and he knows he’ll have to study a lot to be successful.

    Thompson said the class will pose a good challenge.

    “I feel like it’s going to be a learning experience for me,” Thompson said. “I’ll be learning the basics.”

  • Perry to lead Lady Bruins

    The Lancaster High School softball program is under new leadership from a coach familiar with the Lady Bruins.

    Lancaster native Kim Perry, a former LHS softball standout, is the new coach.

    Perry, 38, was selected the new coach after Shawanda George, also a former LHS standout player, announced at the end of the 2009 season she was yielding her diamond duties.

  • Kershaw officials want its residents to clean property

    KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials are talking about ways to make a better first impression to visitors.

    Mayor Wayne Rhodes told other Town Council members Monday night that he had recently met with Lancaster County Economic Development President Keith Tunnell, the Rev. Bryant Fersner and County Councilman Jack Estridge to talk about how to improve economic development for the Kershaw area.

  • Woman accused of leaving children in car while in Walmart

    A 25-year-old woman was charged with child neglect after police found her children alone inside a car at the Lancaster Walmart early Thursday.

    Cherish Jane Lemmons, 25, 2004 E. Park Drive, Lancaster, was also charged with possession of stolen goods and giving false information to police.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers received a call about 12:30 a.m. about two unattended children inside a car.

  • Police reports - Aug. 19, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic stop on S.C. 9 Bypass on Aug. 14.

    Jaimar Teaire Addison, 30, 1022 Shady Lane, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy), driving under the influence and no driver’s license.

    According to the report, an officer stopped Addison because he was driving erratically. Addison failed several field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol, the report said.

  • Popular doctor dies at age 74

    A retired Lancaster physician is being remembered for his caring way with patients and his dedication to his faith.

    Dr. William “Bill” Duke died Saturday at home. He was 74.

    Bill Duke’s family moved often during his youth, but settled in Lancaster in 1945.  

  • 11,400 students return to school

    Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore visited every school in Lancaster County School District on Monday and said the start of the 2010-11 year was “extremely smooth.”

    Moore credits the principals, teachers, students, parents and everyone else who helped prepare for the first day. He said he was impressed to see much instruction taking place already.

    “It didn’t seem to be a lot of bumps in the road,” Moore said. “I’m amazed at how quickly they settle in. It’s almost like they never stopped school.”

  • Contested races form for two school board seats

    There will be a three-man race for the District 1 seat on the Lancaster County school board.

    One-term incumbent Don McCorkle will face fellow Indian Land resident Leland Hughes and Kevin Sexton, a Van Wyck resident, for the seat, which covers the county’s Panhandle area.

    The filing period ended Monday. Election Day is Nov. 2.

    School board seats are non-partisan.

    Leland Hughes

  • The lunchbox dilemma

    The hardest part of getting ready for the first day of school on Monday?

    No, it’s not deciding what to wear.

    The real challenge is coming up with school lunch ideas that are fresh, nutritious and fun. That way, the lunch box isn’t full when they come home Monday afternoon.

    Livening up a school lunch box so that its contents don’t end up in the trash isn’t that hard, according to Clemson University’s Janis Hunter and Katherine Cason.