Today's News

  • Lady Jackets roll in playoff opener

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford Lady Yellow Jackets made quick work of Fairfield Central to open the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
    BHS swept the Lady Griffins, 3-0 – 25-7,25-7,25-10.
    “The girls played well and are steadily working toward the match on Monday,” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “Communication and leadership are always keys to success.”
    Buford advances to host Liberty High School on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the BHS gym.

  • LHS trio has special role

    A trio of Lancaster High School spring sports athletes is making a special contribution to the 2015 Bruins’ football team.
    The three includes team veteran Trevor Latham along with first-year players Cooper Ledbetter and Corey Lucas who play a major role in the LHS special teams.
    Ledbetter, a baseball player, handles the long snapping, while three-year soccer players Latham and Lucas do the kicking. Latham is the place-kicker, while Lucas does the punting.

  • Jaillette column: Music and art bring healing for children

    There is a change underway in some hospitals around the country where, increasingly, the arts are used as an important healing tool.
    At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, patients receiving art, music or dance therapy have more than tripled since 2010. Nearly 10,000 patients received such treatment in 2014, according to the hospital.
    Nicole Albers, a Children's Hospital art therapist, said it's amazing to work with patients and watch their pain disappear over the course of a therapy session.

  • Revisiting the Panhandle's House of Horrors

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Strange disappearances, tall tales and skeletons buried for years.
    The story of Milt Chaney and his infamous tavern near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) has been passed down through Lancaster generations for decades.
    Many believe Chaney, who was arrested and hanged for stealing a slave, secretly murdered the guests who went missing after spending a night at his inn.

  • Deputies: Drugs everywhere in man’s apartment

    A Lancaster man rounded up by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office during last week’s Operation Silent Sweep was arrested at his home across the street from Brooklyn Springs Elementary School with crack cocaine and other drugs scattered in open view around his apartment.

  • KCPH hosts Nature & Art Day on Saturday

    KERSHAW – For those who haven’t seen recent improvements and additions at Stevens Park, this Saturday, Oct. 31, is the perfect opportunity to do that and enjoy a little family fun to boot.
    Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) is hosting its first-ever Nature & Art Day at the 13-acre park, at 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.
    “We have lots going on at the event from 10 (a.m) to 4 p.m,” said Beverly Timmons, KCPC general coordinator.

  • Council holds pat on landscaping requests

    HEATH SPRINGS – After discussing three landscaping matters in executive session during a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, members of Heath Springs Town Council took action on two of them.
    Council voted unanimously not to sow winter rye grass on public property and not to pay landscaper Darren Sowell an additional $1,472 for 184 bales of pine straw he placed in the town early this year.

  • Council to discuss unbuilt condos, townhouses with Pulte

    Should the county be compensated for lost tax revenue from several agreed upon, but still unbuilt, condominiums and townhouses inside Indian Land’s massive Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood?
    That question was at the heart of a debate among Lancaster County Council members on Monday, Oct. 26, as they discussed how to proceed with the neighborhood’s developer, Georgia-based Pulte Group.  

  • LCEDC board member upset audit not on council agenda

    Though he only had three minutes to speak to Lancaster County Council during its meeting Monday night, Oct. 26, John Baker made the most of every second.
    As the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s board vice-chairman, Baker was upset his organization’s latest audit wasn’t included on council’s agenda for discussion. And without a designated time to present the audit in full, Baker decided to claim his allotted three minutes of speaking time during the citizen comments portion of the meeting.

  • We have made a ‘covenant with death’

    Bruce Miller’s recent article, “U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants,” was excellent.

    I would like to add to his piece with additional information to explain this dire situation that we face.

    The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State butchers are annihilating Christian and other communities. Putin is sending arms to Assad, while we are arming the enemies of Assad.