Today's News

  • Man gets 50 years

    Latora Hood said her fiance, Jermaine Richardson, had a map of where he wanted his life to go.

    Richardson, 21, known as Baldy to friends and family, was trying to get into art school and “could draw anything you put in front of him,” Hood said.

    He and Hood lived at Pardue Street Apartments, but Richardson wanted them to move away from there, so the couple bought a house in 2006 near the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Bruin boosters get boost for Blue-Gold Santa

    The inaugural Lancaster Bruins Booster Club Blue and Gold Santa made Christmas last year quite merry for some less fortunate local families.

    The 2010 community event will be that and more come Dec. 11 when the LHS boosters’ 2010 Blue and Gold Santa is held in the school’s cafeteria.

    The Bruins Boosters, who partnered with Founders Federal Credit Union, raised $10,000 at a fundraiser last Friday night at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Classic battles tonight

    Andrew Jackson interim head football coach David Moore said it best, “after tonight, the bullets are live.”

    The seventh annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will be the final time coaches can take a look at their respective teams under live, game-like situations without the final score figuring in the win-loss column.

    The Classic, set for Lancaster Memorial Stadium, features four game-type scrimmages starting at 6 p.m.

  • Bauer hands out fans to local senior citizens

    Joe Morris smiled as he turned the large blue and white fan box around in his hands.

    Morris, a retired postal employee from Lancaster, was one of more than 30 area seniors who received a free 20-inch Galaxy box fan from Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer on Thursday morning.

    The program at the Prime Time for Seniors Center in Lancaster was part of Bauer’s Fan the Heat 2010 initiative.

    “It’s really nice,” Morris said. “You couldn’t have enough fans this summer, especially for those who are in need.”

  • Three officials complete government skills course

    Kathy Sistare has one word to describe the government program she recently graduated from – tremendous.

    Sistare, along with fellow Lancaster County Council members Cotton Cole and Larry McCullough, recently graduated from a government-skills training program sponsored by the S.C. Association of Counties. Over the last 18 months, the three council members attended 27 hours of classes to earn their first level of certification.

  • Boy, 5, let off at wrong bus stop

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County School District has implemented a new policy after a kindergartner got off at the wrong bus stop and later straddled U.S. 521 in Indian Land on Tuesday afternoon.

    The boy, 5, was riding the school bus home from Indian Land Elementary School and was supposed to get off at the Hanover Crossing subdivision off U.S. 521, said Bryan Vaughn, the district’s director of safety and transportation.

  • Mayor receives Palmetto award

    Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw knew he’d be speaking before a crowd Tuesday morning, but he had no idea it would be for two reasons.

    Shaw was stunned – and brought to tears – when he was honored with the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor for service. The accolade was given at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community event.

    Shaw said he had no clue he was receiving the award, smiling as his eyes began to well.

  • Starnes wins the Pure Street

    The scattered rain showers throughout Lancaster County did not stop the action at the Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    NDRA Crate Late Model

    David Yandle and Chris Fite were in the front row of the NDRA Crate Late Model main event. Fite, an up and coming young driver in the NDRA Crate Late Model Division at Lancaster Speedway, won a lot of fans Saturday with his heat race win over Brandy Baker.

  • Blackmon-Brace final candidate to enter mayor's race

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace has made her bid for mayor official.

    The two-term councilwoman who has signs promoting her run for mayor up for months filed at the County Administration Building early Monday morning, just hours before the filing period ended.

    Blackmon-Brace is one of four people vying for the mayor’s seat, which is non-partisan.

    The other candidates are Donnie Birchfield, incumbent Joe Shaw and Mary Helen Yarborough.

    Election Day is Nov. 2.

    A second run

  • Lancaster County ACT scores increase in ’10

    The Lancaster County School District improved slightly on its overall performance from last year on the ACT college-entrance exam.

    The American College Testing Program released scores last week.

    The district’s 2010 high school seniors posted an average composite score of 18.0 on the test’s 36-point scale. The district’s score in 2009 was 17.9.

    ACT considers a change of three-tenths of a point to be statistically significant. One-tenth of an ACT point is comparable to four points on the SAT.