Today's News

  • Homecare/Hospice of Lancaster - same services but different structure

    Homecare of Lancaster and Hospice of Lancaster have undergone restructuring at the corporate level, but still provide the same quality service the community has come to expect, say staff members.

    For more than 25 years, Homecare and Hospice had been part of Springs Memorial Hospital, owned by Community Health Systems, based in Tennessee.

    But recently Community Health Systems reorganized and made its homecare and hospice entities free-standing organizations, said Stephanie Gardner, director at Homecare/Hospice of Lancaster.

    The change took effect Jan. 1.

  • S.C. town and county are setting an example


    What do the town of Irmo and the county of Anderson have in common? Both want taxpayers to see how their hard-earned dollars are being spent.

  • Stamp Out Hunger drive to collect food for HOPE

    The United Way of Lancaster County and local letters carriers are gearing up for the 17th annual Stamp Out Hunger drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive.

    Organizers say just a few canned goods from each household would go a long way to make this year’s local effort a success.

    The drive is Saturday, May 9.

    You’re asked to leave a sturdy bag of canned goods and other non-perishable items next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery.

  • Letters to the editor


    Letters to the editor

    Push for K-12 education reform

  • Census workers in the field here

    You may have noticed some people driving up and down residential roads, canvassing neighborhoods and writing down addresses.

    They’re not lost.

    They’re workers compiling preliminary information for the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census.

    There are more than 2,000 employees working on the initial stages of the census in South Carolina, according to the Census Bureau’s Web site.

    Offices were opened in Charleston and Columbia last year to help supervise this initial stage.

  • County gives first approval to new budget

    Despite being out of balance, Lancaster County Council gave first reading approval Monday to the first draft of the county’s 2009-10 budget.

    County Administrator Steve Willis called it a “continuation budget” because it will remain fairly static. This means there will be no pay raises, but also no furloughs or layoffs for county employees.

    In its current form, there is a deficit of almost $350,000 in the $31 million budget.

  • Sheriff's deputy dies in crash in Rock Hill

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster County law enforcement community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

    Sgt. Stacey Roberts of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed into a car in Rock Hill. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on Heckle Boulevard.

    Details about the accident were sketchy late Sunday when officials here learned of Roberts’ death.

    The driver of the car also reportedly died in the accident and a passenger in the car was reportedly taken to the hospital.

  • Wood chips spill in wreck near state line; some residents call for lowered speed limit in area

    INDIAN LAND – No one was hurt when a tractor-trailer loaded with wood chips hit a minivan on S.C. 75 on Wednesday.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Sherice C. Walls, of 818 Snowy Pine Lane, Indian Land, was trying to turn left off of S.C. 75 near the state line when the tractor-trailer hit the back of her 2006 Chrysler van.

  • Kershaw council votes to modify design for new Town Hall

    KERSHAW – The four-member Kershaw Town Council has decided to change the look of its new Town Hall.

    It voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday to modify the plans for the $825,000 building, which is already under construction.

    At its April 6 meeting, council members asked for an outside architect  to look over the plans for the 6,000-square-foot building, now under construction on Hampton Street.

    The foundation for the building has been poured, framing has been done and walls are up.

  • Buford, Erwin elementary schools to hold festivals

    There will be carnival games, raffles and food as two area schools celebrate spring in style this weekend.

    Buford Elementary and Erwin Elementary will hold their respective Spring Fling festivals Saturday.

    Buford Elementary, at 1906 N. Rocky River Road, will have its event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Erwin Elementary, at 1477 Locustwood Ave., will hold its celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.