Today's News

  • Support for arts benefits community

    Hanging on a wall in the back of Picture Perfect is a self portrait of the late artist Bea Sisson wearing an evening gown. Time has taken its toll on the large oil painting done in the 1950s. But the beauty and talent are evident even through the curling oil flakes.

    Sisson was a Lancaster resident who inspired many local artists with her talent and creativity.

    We thought of Sisson the other day when two Lancaster residents were awarded state honors for their work with the arts.

  • Swinney swell in leading Tigers back

    Seems no matter who coaches the Clemson Tigers’ football team or their status – interim or full-time – he can do no wrong when it comes to the rivalry clash with old foe South Carolina.

    Saturday afternoon was about as good as it gets for Clemson as the Tigers clawed the Gamecocks 31-14. The convincing 17-point win was orchestrated by then interim Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

  • Buford sports new, familiar look

    The Buford Yellow Jackets’ basketball program sports a new and familiar look for the 2008-09 season.

    Coach Jeff Moyer, who led the Jackets to an 8-16 mark, returns for his second season, while the Lady Jackets, 3-20 last winter, are guided by new coach T.J. Armbrust.

    Moyer said his team is molding into shape.

  • Council doesn't care about small business

    I am a business owner in the town of Kershaw and would like to voice my opinion on this vote of the blue law. First of all, it’s not forever. It’s only four weekends. Christmas is the heart of retail shopping season and a lot of business owners depend on this part of the season to bring up already soft sales (myself included).

    To have the pastors of these churches say people shouldn’t shop, but go to church, is unfair. Their stake is as big as the business owners. They are afraid to lose money. Remember, less people in church, less money in the plate.

  • Shoppers swarm stores for Black Friday

    Bargain hunters woke up early Friday morning hoping to find great deals at stores throughout the area.  

    Called “Black Friday” by retailers because that’s the day many stores see a surge of business that puts  them “in the black,” Lancaster residents were out in full force searching for hard-to-find items at low prices.

    Chris Tipton, store manager at Wal-Mart in Lancaster, said the crowds kept him and his employees busy throughout the day.

  • Long ready for first term

    Deborah Long has gone back to school.

    In preparation for her first term as the state House District 45 representative, and armed with a 4-inch notebook crammed full of duties, expectations and House rules, Long, a Republican, traveled to Columbia last week for her “freshman orientation.”

    “It’s just like going back to school with all the papers and pencils. I felt like all I needed was to bring a bag lunch and an apple for the teacher,” Long said.

  • Police reports – Nov. 30, 2008

     According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    – Someone stole a 2006 Honda XR 100 dirt bike from a Gingercake Road yard between Nov. 19 and Nov. 20.

    The dirt bike is valued at $1,000, the report said.

    – Someone stole a Husqvarna chain saw, a Poulin chain saw, a Digger Mannis tiller and a Husky air tank between Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 from a Friars Ct. home.

    The stolen items are valued at $2,200, the report said.

  • Trojans halt LHS hopes


    Robert Howey


    ROCK HILL – Black Friday had a much different meaning for the 2008 Lancaster Bruins’ football season.

  • KARE sees spike in requests

    KERSHAW – The last several months have looked just like an entire year in 2005 at the Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, or KARE.

    That’s because the assistance agency has seen great increases in the number of people in the southern part of Lancaster County who’ve turned to the organization for help.

    KARE operates a low-cost clothing room, gives emergency rent and utilities assistance and hands out food to people who have either a Kershaw or Heath Springs address.

    The organization is now in its 26th year.