Today's News

  • Seven Vols earn region grid honors



    Seven Andrew Jackson High School players have been selected to the Conference IV-AA football team for the 2010 season.

  • North small fry football all-stars fall to Rock Hill

    The Rock Hill Y all-stars halted the postseason football hopes of the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation North small fry  all-stars Thursday night at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium.

    Host Rock Hill scored a touchdown in each half on the way to the 12-0 win over the Lancaster County North small fry stars.

  • Blue-Gray race set for run at Cherokee Speedway today



    The Southern All-Stars East Super Late Model Series will bring another exciting racing season to a close today with the running of the 20th annual Blue-Gray 100.

  • Bruins No. 5 in Class AAAA preseason state basketball poll

    The Lancaster Bruins solid finish and high hopes for the upcoming high school basketball season have earned the LHS boys a No. 5 ranking in the Class AAAA preseason poll.

    The poll, conducted by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, was released earlier this week.

  • Experience is key in Buford basketball hopes this season



    As the Buford Yellow Jackets basketball teams head into Class AA play this season, they have their share of experience.

  • Meteorologist visits ILMS

    Katie Virtue begins each day at 3 a.m., not long after many people have just gone to sleep. She sometimes works evenings and is also on the job many holidays.
    Virtue, a meteorologist for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, said her gig doesn’t have glamorous hours, though the job is fulfilling in many ways.
    She shared work experiences and discussed weather trends and phenomena with students Wednesday at Indian Land Middle School.
    Life of a meteorologist

  • EMS workers file suit over pay

    More than 50 current and past Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services workers are suing the county for overtime pay they say they’re owed.
    In a suit filed in federal district court last month, EMS workers claim the county violated the national Fair Labor Standards Act. The class-action suit claims the county owes EMS employees money for years of unpaid overtime compensation.

  • Woman sentenced for check forgeries

    Brenda Coates will spend the next five years in prison. And when she gets out, she’ll have to pay back the $189,000 she took from an area church.
    Coates, 47, of 223 Youngs Bend Road, Kershaw, (her last-known address) received a five-year prison sentence Friday morning after she pleaded guilty in general sessions court to 64 counts of forgery.

  • Two stores robbed on Friday

    Authorities are investigating two armed robberies that occurred Friday – one in the morning and the other at night.  
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call shortly after 8:30 a.m. about an armed robbery at Discount Beverage on Great Falls Highway.
    Two men – one armed with a knife – entered the store and demanded money from the cashier, Sheriff Barry Faile said.
    The cashier, a woman, gave the men an undisclosed amount of money. The men then fled the store on foot, Faile said.

  • $30M reservoir will help during droughts

    Mark Knight hopes a new water storage project will protect Lancaster County during a water emergency.
    Knight, manager of the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District, is promoting the creation of a new raw water storage reservoir in the county. The reservoir will be built at the site of the Catawba River water treatment plant, as part of a joint venture between the district and Union County, N.C.
    Knight said the district realized the need for more water storage after severe drought conditions affected the area in recent years.