Today's News

  • Officers investigate shooting

    Sheriff’s investigators were looking into a shooting Thursday afternoon on North Corner Road.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said Carlos McCune, 39, of 3928 N. Corner Road, was shot with a shotgun in the stomach and leg about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Faile said the incident was preceded by a fight in Union County, N.C., between McCune and his brother, Todd.

    The shooting happened after McCune headed home. He was shot at a neighboring home.

  • County adult educators care about students

    I would like to let everyone in Lancaster County know that we do have some of the nicest and most wonderful folks in our town.

    The teachers of the adult education classes are so caring and they devote their time to help others. We are fortunate to have such devoted people.

    They always seem to have the time for each student there.

    They listen to you either about work or everyday life. They are not just there for the teaching. They go far beyond their ability to help each and every one.

  • LJGA trio paces chapter to state runner-up finish

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association garnered a second-place team finish in the annual state all-star tournament last weekend at the Pickens Country Club.

    “This was our best overall finish as a team in our 15-year history,” said Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom. “We had some outstanding play and I was really proud of the overall effort. Our chapter is right up there with the best in the state.”

    Greenville won the overall team championship.

  • Vols, Bruins notch wins

    BUFORD Andrew Jackson and Lancaster each were shutout winners to highlight action in the sixth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    The Volunteers of first-year head coach Elmer Bench posted a 7-0 win over Class AAAA Fort Mill and the Bruins followed with a 21-0 victory over county foe Indian Land.

    Host Buford forged an early 7-0 lead on No. 1 ranked Central of Pageland, but the Eagles rallied for 16 unanswered points in a 16-7 comeback win.

  • It's time to get serious about health care reform

    Contrary to what State Sen. Mick Mulvaney’s article said last week, not every federal program has led to socialism or even socialized medicine.

    For more than 60 years, presidents in our country (starting with President Harry Truman) have tried to enact a federal health care plan that would cover everyone and not exclude anyone for a  pre-existing condition. Over those 60 years, Republicans in Congress and their supporting lobby interests have succeeded in killing all such plans.

  • Pet owners should be responsible

    Choices: We make them everyday. Most, we make without giving a thought to how these choices will affect our neighbors. Being a responsible pet owner, as well as a good neighbor, however, takes effort and thought. Case in point: Keeping your pet (dog) in your yard.

    Outdoor activities are enjoyed by numerous people in my neighborhood. On any given evening, you may see a couple jogging, a father and son bike riding or others walking their dogs.

  • Media doesn’t reveal true story about plane trips

    In my first race for Congress a local reporter in Myrtle Beach had taken a few words from an interview and used them in a different context to paint a picture that was far from what I believed. When I confronted him on taking my words out of context his simple reply was, “Life is out of context.”

  • Rivalries launch season

    As one county coach put it this week, the Lancaster County high school football season, opens with a bang.

    “It’s a lot like NASCAR in that they have Daytona to start the season, the ‘Super Bowl of racing,’ each year,” said Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer. “With two county rivalry games to open the season, there’s a ton of interest on the games Friday, much like our own Super Bowl, but in two different locations.”

  • State parks featured in coffee table book

    After several days on the road, the Beautiful Places van arrived in Lancaster County on Friday.

    Adorned with color photographs of state park scenes from throughout South Carolina, the van is on tour to publicize a new book published by the S.C. State Park Service. Titled “Beautiful Places: The Timeless Beauty of South Carolina State Parks,” the 140-page hardcover coffee table book features photos and history from parks across the state, including Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster County and Landsford Canal State Park in Chester and Lancaster counties.

  • Officers arrest two for growing marijuana

    County drug officers arrested two do-it-yourself pot growers on Tuesday.

    The State Law Enforcement Division flew its helicopter over Lancaster County on Tuessday, looking for clandestine pot gardens.

    They struck green on Shiloh Unity Road, finding a plot of 187, 8-feet-tall marijuana plants behind the home of Bundy Plyler, 547 Shiloh Unity Road.