Today's News

  • Kershaw OKs overtime for holiday work

    KERSHAW – After an emergency at Thanksgiving, the town of Kershaw has changed its personnel policy so that employees called into work on holidays automatically receive overtime pay for those hours.
    Until now, overtime pay on holidays was not clearly spelled out in the town’s employee handbook.
     “We had one employee complaint about a similar situation on July 4, but I didn’t fully understand it,” said Administrator Mitch Lucas. “This Thanksgiving stuff really opened my eyes.”

  • Meeting on preserving state battlegrounds

    The S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust will hold a public meeting today to discuss the two Revolutionary War sites in Lancaster County – the Battle of the Waxhaws and the Battle of Hanging Rock.
    The 6 p.m. meeting at Buford Recreation Center, 4073 Hurley Walter Road, will provide information and solicit comments, suggestions and recommendations.
    The National Park Service awarded the S.C. Battleground Trust a two-year grant to research the 20 significant American Revolution clashes in the Carolinas and develop precise battlefield maps.

  • Indian Land American Legion Post 250 growing

    From release

    Indian Land American Legion Post 250’s charter is now in.
    The post has been busy the last two months of 2016. It placed 70 flags at cemetery grave sites. It made a pact with the local Boy Scouts to give Eagle Scout awards. It collected food for the needy and donated about 40 toys to Toys for Tots. The post’s January project will be to collect school supplies for local schools.

  • 2017 full of milestones

    Andrew Jackson State Park has a lot to celebrate in 2017.
    It’s a milestone year with the 250th birthdate of the seventh president of the United States, 50th anniversary of the “Boy of the Waxhaws” park sculpture and 20th year of the active Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park group.
    Park officials are working to organize an event each month, with the biggest effort put into Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday celebration March 25. It is dubbed the Golden Sestercentennial.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    MLK breakfast Jan. 14

    The United Citizens Club’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast is 9 a.m. Jan. 14 at the United Citizens Community Center, 672 Hart St., Heath Springs. Keynote speaker is Beatrice Thompson, community engagement specialist, Inner Vision Corp. media personality and former radio and television talk show host.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Cedar Creek anniversary

    Cedar Creek Methodist Church, 3320 J.B. Denton Road, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 2 p.m. Jan. 15. For details, call (803) 283-2371.

    A Time for Restoration Jan. 15

    God’s Holy Temple International Fellowship Ministries, 120 E. Gay St., will hold A Time for Restoration at 4 p.m. Jan. 15. Guest is Apostle Ronnie Nicholson.

  • News Briefs

    City, county offices closed

    Lancaster city and county offices will be closed Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Emergency services such as fire and police will operate as usual.

    Council on Aging to meet Jan. 17

    The Lancaster County Council on Aging Board of Directors meeting is 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road. Call (803) 285-6956, extension 23, if unable to attend.

    Watershed boards to meet Jan. 17

  • LHS honors season’s top volleyball stars

    The Lancaster High School volleyball team recently honored top players for the Lady Bruins’ volleyball season.

    Junior captain Ashley Abbott, the LHS libero, earned a pair of awards for her play during the 2016 season.

    Abbott was named the Lady Bruins Defensive Player of the Year and she was also selected to the all-region volleyball team.

  • Tigers’ Watson repeats as Manning Award winner


    NEW ORLEANS — Deshaun Watson, the All-American quarterback for Clemson University, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Manning Award, presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl to the top quarterback in the nation.

  • 1981 champions reflect on Tigers’ title

    Editor’s note: Four Duke Energy employees who were members of the Tigers’ 1981 national championship team, and their reflections on this week’s game and what the experience meant for them and their careers.

    Jessica Wells

    Illumination Staff Writer