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Today's News

  • Weather service issues storm warning, tornado watch for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County until 5:15 p.m., as well as a tornado watch for the surrounding areas until 9 p.m. today.

    At 4:10 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms extending from Southpark Mall in Charlotte to 13 miles west of Winnsboro, moving northeast at 60 mph. The National Weather Service said those along the warning area could expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and penny-size hail.

    A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.

  • Schools, county cancel activities as storm approaches

    Due to expected severe weather later today, Lancaster County has canceled all recreational programs, and the school district has canceled all after-school activities this afternoon and tonight.
    The Columbia office of the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County just before 4 p.m. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. The weather service issued alerts during a conference call with the county this morning. Two rounds of storms were expected to pass through the area beginning around 1 p.m.

  • Martin - McManus Wedding

     Amelia Margaret Martin of Lugoff, formerly of Manning, and Nicholas Hunter McManus of Lugoff, were married at 5 p.m. March 25, 2017, at Manning United Methodist Church in Manning by the Rev. James Carl Adams of Columbia.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lewis Martin of Manning. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Gamble Jr. of Manning, the late Mr. and Mrs. Stamey Albert Martin of Lancaster and Mr. and Mrs. James Sieber Wellock of Manning.

  • Culp - Pruitt Engagement

     Jeffrey and Maria Culp announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Marie Culp, all of Lancaster, to Matthew Wayne Pruitt of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Rosewood on Country Club in Lancaster.

    Miss Culp is the granddaughter of Marion and Josephine Starnes of Lancaster. She is a 2012 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2016 graduate of USC Lancaster with a bachelor’s in business. She is a teller at Founders Federal Credit Union.

  • McCulloch - Ferguson Engagement

    Jim McCulloch and Donna McCulloch announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla McCulloch, all of Greenville, to Andrew Ferguson of Charlotte.

    The wedding is planned for May 13, 2017 in Greenville.

  • Martin - Jacobs Engagement

     Franklin and Linda Jacobs announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Rachel Jacobs, all of Lancaster, to Kenneth Ronald “Trey” Martin III of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for April 8, 2017 in Lancaster.

  • Smith - Stevenson Engagement

    Richard Smith of Great Falls and Kevin and Lisa Watson of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Brantley Tailor Smith of Lancaster, to Christopher Lawrence Stevenson of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 22 at The Clebourne House in Fort Mill.

  • Column: Glimpsing the radical future of fast food

    Last week, I saw the future of flipping hamburgers – and most every other type of fast food. It was at a restaurant called Eatsa at 1626 K Street in Washington, D.C.
    It was both fascinating and at the same time frightening – for a whole lot of reasons but especially for fast-food workers in South Carolina, and everywhere else for that matter.

  • Buford 4th graders getting into sharks

    The smell of sea life stunned visitors walking into Buford Elementary School on Tuesday.

    Fourth graders lined up in the hall outside a science lab wearing aprons and rubber gloves.

    It was time to dissect sharks.

    Some students plugged their noses to avoid the smell. Other wide-eyed students looked at the 2-foot-long dogfish sharks lined up on the counter.

  • USC’s A’ja Wilson reaps All-America honors

    Gamecocksonline.com

    COLUMBIA – South Carolina junior forward A'ja Wilson added to her list of national accolades Wednesday after being named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America Team. This year marks the second-straight season Wilson has earned a spot on the 10-player list.