Today's News

  • Official: Red Ventures is 'legit'

    A new company announces plans to come to town, with a promise to create 1,000 jobs.

    The governor and state Secretary of Commerce praise the company for its potential additions to the local economy. And residents’ hopes are raised about the promised new employment opportunities.

    This may be reminiscent of Tuesday’s announcement that Internet marketing and sales company Red Ventures is moving to Lancaster County, but it was actually the scene seven years ago when a company named FrontDoor announced its plans to locate in Lancaster County.

  • Organizers pleased with crowd, reception to barbecue festival

    KERSHAW – Hog Jam organizers say the fourth-annual festival honoring barbecue was a success.

    Organizer Joyce Adams said the town was pleasantly surprised by the 3,500 or so people who turned out for Friday night’s fun.

    “It was just phenomenal the people that were there,” Adams said. “We had great food, great fun and great entertainment.”

  • Lions garner Tri-County football accolades after win over Warriors

    Lewisville High School garnered two awards at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    The Lions posted a 22-15 win over Indian Land at IL’s Reservation for their first Conference III-A win under coach Marvin Burke.

    Timmy McCullough earned the Division II Defensive Player of the Week Award, while Jeremy Green was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Lancaster High earns Sportsmanship Award

    Lancaster High School principal Dr. Joe Keenan has a basic philosophy when it comes to sportsmanship.

    “We try to treat people the way we would want to be treated,” Keenan said.

    His approach in interscholastic competition has drawn attention to help LHS gain recognition.

    LHS, a member of Class AAAA Region IV, has won a S.C. High School League Sportsmanship Award for the second time in three years.

    The Bruins were nominated for the award from their region.

  • Stakes high for BHS, IL

    County pride won’t be the only incentive when host Buford and Indian Land tangle Friday night.

    The Jackets and Warriors each need a win to boost their Class A Upper State playoff hopes.

    Buford, 4-4, 3-2, needs a win to help it toward a runner-up finish in region play.

    Indian Land, 3-5, 1-3, is in hopes of a win to buoy its postseason hopes.

    The game, which is part of the county’s oldest prep football rivalry, marks the second clash this season. Indian Land opened the season with a 14-7 win over the Jackets.

  • 101 Years

    There’s only one candle on Lallage Jones’ birthday cake. Since Lallage is celebrating her 101st birthday today, she’s entitled to as many or as few candles as she wants.

    And Lallage, a retired educator and “preacher’s wife,” hasn’t lost her sense of humor about reaching the milestone.

    Born Oct. 11, 1908, she had one early birthday celebration with family and friends during this week’s Golden Age Group luncheon at First United Methodist Church.

  • Autumn's fullest flavor

    These days, consumers are trying to stretch every dollar as far as possible.

    But if you have thoughts of partially reusing in the kitchen what you scoop from a Halloween jack-o’-lantern this year, you may be disappointed by the results.


    Pumpkins intended for carving don’t taste good; they are only meant as  decorations for ghosts and goblins.

  • Keep those "favorite recipes" coming

    The stack of July 22, 2009, issues of The Lancaster News in the newspaper morgue is getting shorter.

    Just about once a week now, the voice on the other end of the phone makes the same request.

    “I cut out the recipe for that Butter Pecan Pound Cake that has the icing mixed into the batter, but I don’t know what I did with it. Can you tell me how to get another copy of it? That thing is perfect with a cup of coffee.”

    One of my neighbors, Ken McManus, has a similar opinion of the cake.

  • Caps strike early for 49-9 win over Vols

    KERSHAW Even the legends of the past were unable to inspire Andrew Jackson on Friday night as Columbia dominated the Volunteers, 49-9 in Conference IV-AA play.

    AJ, celebrating its 40 years of existence, saluted the former athletes, bands, cheerleaders and homecoming queens of Kershaw, Heath Springs, Hillside and Flat Creek.

    Capitols’ senior quarterback Kevin Davis lit up the Volunteer secondary for 266 yards and six touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver sensation Casey Gladney hauled in nine catches for 124 yards and two scores.

  • Bistro aims to be different

    Robert Starnes got his start as a chef at a car dealership of all places.

    Starnes, one of the three guys in Lancaster’s 3 Guys Bistro and Catering, said he created gourmet meals for customers at a Kia dealership in Gastonia, running a full-service restaurant there.

    “It was hysterical – people loved it,” Starnes said.

    He eventually contracted with Kia of Monroe and Greer and Toyota of Greer.