Today's News

  • Council holds pat on landscaping requests

    HEATH SPRINGS – After discussing three landscaping matters in executive session during a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, members of Heath Springs Town Council took action on two of them.
    Council voted unanimously not to sow winter rye grass on public property and not to pay landscaper Darren Sowell an additional $1,472 for 184 bales of pine straw he placed in the town early this year.

  • Council to discuss unbuilt condos, townhouses with Pulte

    Should the county be compensated for lost tax revenue from several agreed upon, but still unbuilt, condominiums and townhouses inside Indian Land’s massive Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood?
    That question was at the heart of a debate among Lancaster County Council members on Monday, Oct. 26, as they discussed how to proceed with the neighborhood’s developer, Georgia-based Pulte Group.  

  • LCEDC board member upset audit not on council agenda

    Though he only had three minutes to speak to Lancaster County Council during its meeting Monday night, Oct. 26, John Baker made the most of every second.
    As the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s board vice-chairman, Baker was upset his organization’s latest audit wasn’t included on council’s agenda for discussion. And without a designated time to present the audit in full, Baker decided to claim his allotted three minutes of speaking time during the citizen comments portion of the meeting.

  • We have made a ‘covenant with death’

    Bruce Miller’s recent article, “U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants,” was excellent.

    I would like to add to his piece with additional information to explain this dire situation that we face.

    The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State butchers are annihilating Christian and other communities. Putin is sending arms to Assad, while we are arming the enemies of Assad.

  • Bruins' Johnson, Jackets' Catledge in North-South game

    A pair of Lancaster County high school football standouts have been selected for the 68th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 12.

    The North team includes Lancaster High School offensive lineman Lewis Johnson and Buford High School's Chris Catledge.

    In addition to football, Johnson also plays basketball for the Bruins, while Catledge plays on the Jackets' baseball team.

    The game will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

    The South won the 2014 game, rallying for a 23-18 win.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets host playoff openers

    Three county high school volleyball teams will open their playoff hopes this week, including a pair of region champions.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, will launch its postseason hopes at home as the Lady Jackets will host Fairfield Central today at 6.
    Andrew Jackson, the third-place team in Region IV-AA, will visit Region runner-up Mid-Carolina of Prosperity to open its Class AA Upstate playoff hopes.
    Lancaster, the Region III-AAA champion for the second straight season, will be at home to face Wren High on Thursday, Oct. 29.

  • Watkins wins Clash points title, rookie honor

    The 2015 racing season was one to dream about for “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Ben Watkins.
    Watkins started the racing season in a Super Late Model for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series for the first time.
    This season was Watkins first full year racing a Super Late Model car. In previous seasons, Watkins had raced Lancaster Super Speedway, I-77 Speedway and Carolina Speedway in the Crate Sportsman and the Cherokee Speedway in Limited Late Models.
    Early on, Watkins enjoyed success with some finishes up front.

  • Rally for the Cure a success

    True Homes and Lady Egrets fourth annual Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure, at the Edgewater Golf Club, on October 10 raised $7,500.
    The funds will be used to assist with the cure of breast cancer, with funds distributed 75 percent locally and 25 percent nationally.

  • Coaches honor five county players at weekly meeting

    Five Lancaster County football players were honored for their play in week nine during the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg,

  • Playoffs, pride Friday stakes

    Week 10 of the 2015 high school football season is about playoffs and pride.
    Some teams will be playing for postseason seeding, while others will have their focus on team pride as regular-season play winds to a close.
    Lancaster and Indian Land will be seeking to aid their postseason hopes, while AJ and Buford will be seeking to boost their pride and records.
    Lancaster, coming off a 33-22 Region III-AAA homecoming comeback win over Union County, will be at home to face Broome, 3-6, 1-3.