Today's News

  • Get into the game for your sports fans

    Whether your gift recipient plays, watches or both, there are several local businesses that make sports shopping a win-win.
    Gameday Sports and Awards, located at 953 N. Main St., Lancaster, offers sports uniforms, equipment and gifts, with a big selection of University of South Carolina Gamecock and Clemson University Tiger merchandise. Popular items include T-shirts, coolers and wallets, which are $25. Car tags are $20 and up. Team knit hats start at $12.

  • Give experiences, rather than stuff

    For that person in your life who does not need any more stuff, try an experiential gift this year.
    Ranging from tickets to a show or sporting event to a trip to the spa or a weekend away, experience gifts usually rate high on the happiness scale because they create good memories.
    Paula Thames, 75, treated her husband at Christmas to 12 rounds of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land before the golf-loving couple moved to Sun City  Carolina Lakes and became members.

  • Great guns and gifts for outdoorsmen (and women)

    If you are on-target, a gun could be the No. 1 gift for the outdoor-lover in your life.
    A hot spot at the holidays is Van Wyck Sporting Goods, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road in Van Wyck. The store carries a large selection of rifles and handguns as well as the Uncle Henry line of knives.
    “A lot of people want to upgrade their guns and scopes, and it makes for a great Christmas gift,” said Tommy Foster, who manages the store with his brother, Roger.

  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas, lean your ear this way...

    Toys from the movies “Star Wars,” “Frozen,” “Minions” and “Jurassic World” are covering the shelves at local stores and are projected favorites for kids this year.
    It’s the most wonderful time of year for retailers as holiday spending is expected to reach a new average high of $805.65 per person on food items, decorations, gifts and more, up from $802.45 in 2014, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

  • Car rear-ends school bus, five students transported to SMH as a safety precaution

    Five Buford-area students were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital early Monday, Nov. 23, to be checked out after their school bus was struck by a car after the bus driver turned into the car's pathway.
    The wreck happened about 7:40 a.m. near the intersection of North Rocky River and Cannery roads. School bus No. 57 was headed south and turning left onto Cannery Road when it was hit by a northbound motorist in a Honda sedan who then veered into the southbound lane of North Rocky River Road and struck a pickup head-on.

  • North American Studies Center celebrates third anniversary

    Peering at a collection of intricately carved wooden “eagle dancers,” Dr. Will Goins soaked in the significance of the Native American Studies Center on Nov. 20.
    As chief of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina, Goins joined dozens of people to honor Native American culture and celebrate the third anniversary of the center. The University of South Carolina Lancaster opened the center on Main Street in 2012.

  • Council reveals $3 million project

    After months of using a code name, county officials have finally revealed the identity of an electronics manufacturer that plans to invest $3.1 million in Lancaster County and create 100 full-time jobs.
    Once known only as “Project Seating,” the company was unveiled as 3i Products Inc. during the Nov. 9 meeting of Lancaster County Council.
    As part of its agreement with the county, 3i Products has committed to invest in its new location on a 15.58-acre parcel at 3888 Chester Highway (S.C. 9 Bypass), near the Chester County border.

  • Heath Springs’ new water lines in place

    HEATH SPRINGS – Phase V, the last stage of water-line upgrades for the town of Heath Springs, has been completed.
    Now, it’s just a matter of getting the water flowing.
    In the next few days or weeks, problems with low water pressure and discolored water should be resolved.
    Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes updated town council on Phase V at its Nov. 17 meeting.

  • City police treat Hughes Street house fire as ‘suspicious’

    Fire severely damaged a small duplex home within earshot of the Municipal Justice Center early Nov. 20, and authorities are treating the blaze as suspicious, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant.
    Grant said the department’s special operations division and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arson investigation unit are looking into the fire at 205 S. Hughes St.

  • Indian Land man charged with having sex with minor

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Indian Land man for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
    Manuel Andress Delgado, 4029 Brookchase Blvd., is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 14 to 16 years old.
    The incident report said the girl’s father called deputies Oct. 27 after his daughter told him and her mother she’d recently had consensual sex with Delgado.