Today's News

  • Local resident boycotts IL gas stations

    Indian Land residents are paying up to 17 cents more per gallon for gas than folks in Lancaster, Fort Mill (Valero charges $2.44), Rock Hill and even Tega Cay.

    When you ask the business owners at the S.C. 160/U.S. 521 and Marvin Road and Doby’s Bridge intersections why, they say to attract North Carolina customers.

    They don’t reduce prices to equal the other South Carolina communities. They only want to entice the North Carolina folks for profits while fleecing local residents. I would surmise that many of the South Carolina residents do not even know it.

  • Jaylen's family grateful for support

    Jaylen Jackson, my 3-year-old granddaughter, was killed in a tragic way. It has been a little more than a month since she was shot while sitting in her car seat. She touched so many hearts. But I found out there are some rude people in this world who are trying to make a profit off my grandbaby’s death.

  • County finance department wins award for 11th time

    It’s been 11 years and 11 wins for the county’s finance department.

    Veronica Thompson, who has served as the county’s finance director for the last nine years, has helped the county win its 11th straight award for its comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR.

    Thompson and her finance department are in charge of compiling the report, which recently won its 11th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officer’s Association.

  • Veteran educator picked as new KES principal

    KERSHAW – A veteran of the Lancaster County School District will become the new principal at Kershaw Elementary School.

    On Tuesday, the school board unanimously approved the recommendation of Dr. Annette Melton, who’s been in the district for 27 years.

    Melton replaces Dr. Jennifer Etheridge, who’s leaving Kershaw Elementary to take a position at Winthrop University. Melton will assume the principalship July 1.

  • P-31 offense paces wins

    After scoring one run in a 9-1 road loss to Pineville on Monday, Lancaster Post 31 senior team coach Tyler Anderson said he knew he had to make a switch to ignite the offense.

    Anderson has opted for live batting practice instead of the team taking its cuts in the batting cage.

    The result was 34 runs and a pair of wins in League V play over two nights.

    Lancaster clubbed Chester Post 27 18-6 on Wednesday night after drubbing Clover Post 38, 16-11 on Tuesday at Eggleton Field.

  • Banks fall short in quest for Open bid

    Trevor Banks’ hopes of earning a bid to the 2010 U.S. Open fell shy at the Settindown Creek Golf Club in Roswell, Ga., on Monday.

    Banks, a University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer, shot a 158 (78-80) over 36 holes to place 15th in the 28-player field.

    Only two golfers advanced from the Settindown Creek Golf Club field to play the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Cal., June 17-20.

  • Two local women face arson charges

    Two Lancaster women were arrested on arson charges on Tuesday after one of the women’s boyfriend’s car was set on fire.

    Adrianna Regina Dawkins, 20, of 311 N. Catawba St., and Jessica Chavonne Portee, 21, of 603 Chesterfield Ave., have each been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with third-degree arson and malicious injury to property over $2,000.

    Capt. Harlean Howard said Dawkins confided in a family friend about the arson incident, and she came to the police department on Tuesday morning with the friend to talk to police about it.

  • Etters paces junior golfers in Chester tourney opener

    Chester golfer Jeremy Etters made the most of playing on his home course, shooting a par 72 to win the boys 13-14 age division in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opener on Monday at the Chester Golf Club.

    The Chester tournament opened the chapter’s 16th season of play.

  • County Little League all-stars open district tournament play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreations inaugural Little League program opened  District Coach Pitch play Thursday night at Runde Field in Tega Cay.

    Lancaster National faced Tega Cay/Fort Mill Red at 6 p.m. and Lancaster American launched play at 8  when it met Tega Cay/ Fort Mill Gold.

    Tega Cay/Fort Mill Gray had the bye. The five-team double elimination district is scheduled to continue through Saturday.

  • Sweltering in the sun

    Quincy Peagler doesn’t need a thermometer to tell him how hot it’s been this week. He can judge the heat based on how many T-shirts he wears a day.

    “It’s not unusual to wear at least two shirts a day out here,” said Peagler, an electrician working on the county’s new courthouse construction on Wednesday. “Today was a two T-shirt day, but yesterday, that was definitely a three T-shirt day.”