Today's News

  • Fort Lawn man charged in Walmart shoplifting

    A Fort Lawn man was arrested Nov. 16 after an anonymous tip identified him as a suspect seen on surveillance video shoplifting with a woman and child at the Indian Land Walmart.
    James Michael Tindell, 45, of 549 Hawthorne Road, Fort Lawn, is charged with shoplifting and petty larceny pending a first appearance.

  • CCA boys have perfect encore for state crown

    The Carolina Christian Academy boys volleyball team produced an excellent encore for the 2015 season.
    The Cougars, as they did last season, repeated the court feat with a perfect season in winning the state title for the second straight season.
    The 2014 CCA boys went 14-0 on the way to the state crown.
    The 2015 Cougars fashioned an 11-0 mark and won the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Division IA state volleyball championship to highlight the school’s 19th year of play.

  • Speedway to host opening of new Mud Bog track Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the grand opening of the LSS’s new Mud Bog track Nov. 21.
    The opening includes the new Lancaster Super Speedway ATV endurance and obstacle 8.8 acre complex and the Lancaster Super Speedway 280-foot Mud Bog competition pit.
    The official opening of the ATV Complex is at 10 a.m.
    The charge is $25 for all-day passes, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The mud bog registration begins at 11 a.m.
    The mud bog area is open to the tire sizes 33- 35, 36-38, 40-42 and 44-46.

  • Small fry stars open with 46-6 in Central District playoffs

    The Lancaster County small fry all stars, ages 9-10, opened Central District play, rolling to a 46-6 win over Kershaw County-Camden on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Chester.
    The Lancaster small fry stars had plenty of contributors in posting the 40-point win over Kershaw County-Camden.
    Zi Moffett paced the Lancaster County stars with three touchdowns to lead the win.
    Kaden Sapp scored a pair of touchdowns and added a two-point conversion.
    Fuller Sims returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown and Kenyon Blair had a 90-yard touchdown run on a sweep.

  • Lady Jackets fall short

    LEXINGTON –  Bishop England, in historic fashion, garnered a national record 16th straight state volleyball championship, but with more effort than it had needed before.
    The 35-9 Lady Bishops did post their familiar sweep – 3-0 – but Upstate upstart Buford High School made the BEHS girls earn another court crown jewel.
    The Lady Bishops, who have a national record 26 state titles, earned another national mark with their 16th straight state volleyball crown.

  • Sideline report on the political game

    The workings of a legislature can appear mysterious to those watching in person or at home. While the minutia of political issues is sometimes described as “inside baseball”, the game more closely resembles a defensive struggle in football. Taking that analogy further, one could characterize the four main issues the S.C. Senate dealt with this year as resulting in a touchdown, a field goal, a punt and an overtime period no one saw coming. Here I’ll break down those issues and tell you my position on each, along with what resulted.

  • Council discusses residency requirement again

    A month after a proposed residency requirement for county department heads stalled, county leaders resurrected the idea during Lancaster County Council’s Nov. 9 meeting.
    Councilman Larry Honeycutt, one of the council members who brought the idea back for consideration, said it should be a major condition of employment that county managers and directors live within the county’s borders.
    “Employees who have an impact on how our tax revenue is spent should be residents of Lancaster County,” Honeycutt contended.

  • Unplanned repairs impact Kershaw budget

    KERSHAW – There are some things you just can’t budget and plan for, no matter how much you’d like to.
    One of them is damage from lightning strikes.
    Kershaw Town Administrator Joe Boyes told town council this week the 2015-16 budget for the Kershaw Recreation Center is out of balance, thanks to Mother Nature.
    The matter came up during the administrator’s monthly financial report at the Nov. 16 town council meeting.

  • Faulkenberry Christmas Basket under way

    The staff of HOPE (Helping Other People in Lancaster) no longer waits until Thanksgiving to start the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket.
    The agency is already taking monetary donations for the annual holiday effort, which buys Christmas meal food boxes for about 300 of the county’s neediest families.

  • Hutfles takes over as city administrator

    The first item on the agenda for new Lancaster city administrator Steven James “Flip” Hutfles is teaching people how to properly pronounce his name.
    “You say it pretty much like it looks. It’s Hutfles (HUT-fless). That’s the reason I always answer the phone, ‘Hello, this is Flip. How can I help you today?’ It’s also why I made sure they included Flip on this,” he said, laughing while he picked up his nameplate.