Today's News

  • Kershaw drops plan to buy old Springs Mill site

    KERSHAW – There won’t be any buyer’s remorse by Kershaw Town Council when it comes to purchasing the old Springs Mills property bordered by Hampton and Matson streets.
    That’s because it’s backing out of the proposed purchase.
    After meeting behind closed doors for a briefing at its Monday, Oct. 19, meeting, council came into open section and voted unanimously not to pursue buying the 9.1-acre tract on the north side of the town limits.

  • City opts for early payoff

    Members of Lancaster City Council approved first reading of a measure at their Oct. 13 meeting, to double up on two debts to build up cash reserves for another pressing issue that must be dealt with.
    Without a single word, council unanimously voted to spend $330,000 to pay off loans early that funded 2010 improvements to the solid waste transfer station and its share of construction costs of the University of South Carolina Lancaster Native American Studies Center (NASC) on South Main Street.

  • Protecting the flock

    The only bloodstains to have a prominent place in Christian houses of worship in Lancaster County should belong on nail-scarred images of the son of God, and local law enforcement is working hard to keep it that way.

  • Missing woman found in Matthews

    UPDATE: Mrs. Leach was found in Matthews shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, Oct. 27.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing woman with severe dementia who was last seen in Indian Land.

  • Another wake-up call for S.C.

    Proterra is a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles. In 2011, we were excited when Proterra announced it was moving its corporate headquarters and manufacturing to South Carolina.

    Proterra announcements last week should also have been exciting news for South Carolina.

    “The U.S. is in the midst of a complete reinvention of how we transport people and cargo,” said Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO.

  • Homelessness in U.S. impacts all of us

    Hard to imagine, but dogs of olden days did not live the high life they do today. Historically, living a dog’s life meant begging for food, sleeping on the ground, and fighting for territory.

    Dog food, as we know it, would have been laughable then, as only the garbage considered worthless to humans went to the dogs.

    This may sound horrible, but we have many homeless in America – in South Carolina – people who are living like dogs in 2015. Why?

  • Seniors notch win in LHS powder puff game

    The Lancaster High School seniors captured the title in the annual LHS powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
    Hayden Thorne, who plays volleyball, basketball and soccer for the LHS Lady Bruins, sparked the seniors’ 21-point victory.
    Thorne opened the scoring with a nine-yard scoring run. In the second period, the LHS seniors extended their lead to 14-0 as Thorne hit Peyton Patterson on a nine-yard touchdown pass.
    The seniors’ third touchdown was set up by a Kayla Bailey interception.

  • Bailey tops Run with the Bruins field

    Buford High School track and football coach Jareth Bailey ran a 19:33 to win the sixth annual Run with the Bruins 5K at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17.
    The race featured a beautiful, sunny morning at the 48-year-old arena.
    Runners and walkers, young and old, came out for what has become a fall tradition in Lancaster.
    Isaac Williams posted a 19:57 to place second and former LHS cross country runner Ellison Hagins had a 19:59 to finish third in the field of 150 runners.

  • Haire-Harris team for member-member tourney win

    The team of James Haire and Richard Harris posted a net 56 to win the member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    Haire and Harris posted a narrow win over the duo of Jason Knight and Tim Smith, who registered a net 57.2 to place second in the first flight.
    The tournament, which featured 22 teams, was originally set for earlier this summer, but was moved to draw more teams and for cooler weather.

  • Rams roll by Vols, 48-21

    CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield converted three Andrew Jackson turnovers into touchdowns to pull away from the Volunteers,  48-21 on Rams’ senior night in Chesterfield on Friday, Oct. 23.
    “Chesterfield is really fast and makes it difficult to match up their speed,” AJ coach C.J. Frye said. “Of course, we did not help ourselves with turnovers and costly penalties at crucial times.