Today's News

  • Dialogue needed about landfill

    Something smells – literally – about the proposed changes for the Mineral Mining Road Landfill. If you’ve followed this issue you know Griffin Brothers Enterprises is seeking a zoning change from R-45, rural residential/agricultural, to I-1, light industrial, to allow the construction and debris landfill to become a regional sanitary landfill.
    Waste Management is the company seeking to build the landfill that will accept household trash from North Carolina and South Carolina.

  • AJ's Rollings earns honors



    The start of the 2011 high school baseball season is just over a month away and the Andrew Jackson High team is armed for the campaign.

  • IL Warriors, Jackets post tourney crowns



    Buford and Indian Land each captured individual championships in the Conference IV-AA wrestling tournament held Saturday at ILHS.

  • AJ's Jackson honored with Old Spice Award



    Tremaine Jackson’s comeback season for the Andrew Jackson High School football team has earned a nomination as an Old Spice Player of the Year.

  • DHEC addresses landfill

    Christopher Sardelli
    Crowded around a long conference table on Monday morning, a small group of concerned citizens, a number of Lancaster County Council members and even a few political candidates discussed the county’s newest dirty word – landfill.

  • Man beaten in head

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was injured late Sunday night after he was struck in the head during an attack.
    Officers are searching for suspects in the assault of a 14th Street resident who was pistol-whipped, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man’s roommate told officers the victim left to pay someone he owed money to, somewhere in the area of North Market Street, only blocks from the man’s home.

  • Prank phone call serious matter

    Reece Murphy
    Imagine this scenario: It’s 4:15 a.m. and all is quiet. The phone rings, rousing you from a solid sleep. On the other end of the line is a S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper named Smith bearing bad news – you have an unnamed family member at Springs Memorial Hospital and you need to get there fast.
    You jump up, dress, call and wake your 70-year-old mother so she can come with you because you can’t do it alone. You leave your family at home to wait on more news.

  • York Tech of Kershaw gets computers

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – A recently received federal grant has already reaped benefits for folks  like Bobby Stevens.
    About once a week, the Kershaw resident visits that town’s branch of the Lancaster County Library to look for jobs.
    Most of those searches are done on the Internet, which Stevens has become quite fond of.
    Now he speaks of how nice it is to browse on newer computers.

  • Lancaster County Council reverses change in landfill buffers

    Lancaster County Council approved first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night which reverses a change in the county’s codes relating to required buffers between homes and solid waste landfills.
    The ordinance, which was a last-minute addition to council’s agenda, amends the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to change landfill buffers from 1,000 feet to 1 mile. Under the county’s new requirement, landfills would not be allowed within 1 mile of residences and structures such as daycares and schools.

  • Deputies shoot, kill man

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County deputies shot and killed a man Monday evening during a confrontation at a Lynwood Drive car wash.
    Deputy Coroner Karla Deese identified the victim as George Randall “Randy” Bowers, 56, of Lancaster.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the shooting happened about 7:26 p.m. after deputies arrived at 2070 Lynwood Drive in Lancaster, the site of New Look Car Care car wash, in response to a call about a suspicious person.