Today's News

  • Biosecurity measures protect S.C. farms, food and people

    Tom Hallman

    Clemson University

    NEWBERRY – Cleanliness, it’s said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives – untold numbers, in fact.

    On farms and in food processing and handling facilities, this kind of cleanliness is more than just washing your hands. It’s full-fledged biosecurity, and it’s changing the way farmers involved in animal agriculture work.

  • Woolford Extreme 4 winner

    The Lancaster Super Speedway wait was worth it.

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials had a long wait during a rainstorm from about 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. On the radar, it was the only Carolinas rain storm that night, so LSS owner Doug McManus waited it out and the main events were a draw and run, skipping the heat races.

    - The night’s final race was the Extreme 4 non-winners race and Keith Woolford dominated the race in posting his first win.

  • Hinson’s late pick seals AJ win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

  • Buford turns back Warriors

    BUFORD – Buford High fourth-year football coach Tripp Watts has been focused on seeing the Jackets turnaround their turnover troubles from last season.

    Watts, looking back over the 2016 season, said the BHS giveaways played a major role in the Jackets’ 3-8 finish.

    So in the Jackets’ opener with rival Indian Land, Watts saw BHS once again lose the turnover battle, but not the game.

  • Jackets charge back, top Warriors, 34-31

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – If it was not clear before Friday night, Buford versus Indian Land is Lancaster County's best football rivalry.

    The latest game was typical of the series: intense, with a number of emotional and momentum swings, and thanks to the turnovers and penalties, it felt longer than a “Lord of the Rings” movie.

  • Column: False choices limit the path to real change

    Neil Robinson is a man who should be listened to.
    He is an eminent Charleston attorney with a prestigious statewide law firm. He is respected by his peers and community. With his head full of white hair, his well-tailored suits and his air of quiet confidence, he has a distinguished and slightly imposing bearing.
    But none of this is why we should all listen to him.

  • County may lease office space in IL

    Panhandle residents might get some sort of satellite county government offices in the not-so-distant future.
    Lancaster County Council directed staff Monday night to flesh out the concept of leasing office space in Indian Land.
    “From a customer-service standpoint, it’s something we need to do, but we are under financial constraints,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.  

  • Kershaw man gets 10 years for drug dealing

    Daniel Ali Thompson, who faced a slew of drug charges from a 2013 arrest and last year’s massive Operation Fall Harvest roundup, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a plea agreement that dismissed all but five of the most serious older charges against him.
    Arrested in April, Thompson, 31, formerly of 195 Pine Ridge Drive in Kershaw, was among the last suspects nabbed in last year’s major drug operation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Fall Harvest.

  • Tinkering with stormwater ordinance sets off Carnes

    It didn’t take Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes long Monday night to vent his frustration over the proposed stormwater ordinance that would add $75 to the tax bills of Panhandle homeowners.
    Before the third and final reading on the ordinance, council members were presented a number of changes to the proposal, but had no time to study the 30-page document.
    An indignant Carnes immediately made a motion to postpone the final reading of the controversial ordinance until Sept. 11. The public hearing was held as scheduled Monday.

  • Public meeting on IL post office Thursday night

    The U.S. Postal Service is holding a public meeting on a newly proposed – and long-awaited – Indian Land post office.
    The meeting to gather public input and answer residents’ questions about the project is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at York Technical College’s Indian Land Center, 1245 Rosemont Drive off S.C. 160 (Fort Mill Highway).
    USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said USPS is considering a property across from the college on Rosemont Drive as a potential location for the proposed 13,000-square-foot, full-service post office.