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Today's News

  • Lancaster man dies in Chester jail

    A Lancaster man, Charles Thomas Minors, was found dead in a cell at the Chester County Detention Center after being arrested for DUI on Sunday.

  • Flood watch issued for county

    Rainy weather in the upcoming days has prompted the National Weather Service in Columbia to issue a flash flood watch until Thursday morning for 18 of the state’s central counties including Lancaster.
    A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
    Other counties in the watch area include Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

  • Weekend Recap: May 23, 2017

    A Lancaster man, Charles Thomas Minors, was found dead in a cell at the Chester County Detention Center after being arrested for DUI on Sunday.

    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, he was brought to the detention center by the S.C. Highway Patrol at 5:40 p.m. Sunday. The report notes that the man was too intoxicated to be booked at that time and was put into a holding cell to sober up.

  • Proposed county budget contains tax hike, pay raises, 20 new jobs

    The Lancaster County Council will review the proposed 2017-18 budget at its meeting Monday night.
    The new budget includes a slightly higher property tax rate, a 2 percent salary increase for county workers and more money for cyber-security. It addresses public works and public safety in an effort to keep up with the county’s growing population, which is nearing 90,000 people.  

  • Column: Ethics and image: What kind of state are we?

    After World War II, a fierce but civil rivalry developed between Birmingham and Atlanta as to which would become the unofficial “Capital of the South.”
    Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a coal and steel town with much of the ownership of the principal industries being in Pittsburgh and other Northern cities. The city’s symbol was and is a large statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and the forge. In 1950, the city’s population was 326,000.

  • BHS grads enjoy ovation from elementary students

    Buford Elementary students lined the halls Thursday morning as 73 of Buford High’s soon-to-be graduates walked through in their silky maroon caps and gowns.

    Nearly 720 wide-eyed elementary students applauded the seniors.

    “It was wonderful to see them light up,” said Mandi Budd, a BES guidance counselor.

  • Honoring Buford’s fallen

    For years, Buford High School senior Catherine “Cat” Tofts has been reading about the history of Buford’s Massacre.
    Now the JROTC cadet has researched and written about one obscure aspect of it. Her essay on American Revolution soldier Charles Cuffey won a contest sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of Buford Massacre group.
    Cuffey is one of the 216 known soldiers whose names are etched on a bronze plaque that will be dedicated Saturday at the battleground during the annual wreath-laying ceremony.

  • Columbus Parker Track Club opens season with success

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its track season April 29 at Chapman High School in Inman where the team took 38 athletes, ages 6-14.

     Eighteen of the 38 athletes were new to the team and had never competed in track before.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club kicked off its schedule with a team workshop at USC-L where kids learned about etiquette from beauty consultant Melvene McMillon and dental hygiene from Dr. Tracy Durant.

    CPTC results:

  • Warriors missed state title match, but produced success in season

    The Indian Land High boys soccer team missed the state championship match for the first time in five seasons, but the Warriors continued their tradition of soccer success.

    ILHS, which finished 16-4, went 8-0 in Region IV-AAA to notch its 10th straight league title. The Warriors saw their season end with a 2-0 home loss to Seneca.

  • Defense leads in LHS spring game

    In the final athletic event on the natural turf at Lancaster Memorial Stadium, the blue and white teams battled to a scoreless tie in the annual Bruins spring football game Thursday.

    The game, which featured no kicking, had the teams put the ball in play and if no first down was made, the ball went back to the original line of scrimmage.