Today's News

  • Football Food Faceoff

    Note: All recipes are available in .pdf format at the end of the story.

    Super Bowl Sunday is a week away, but it’s not too early to put together a game plan for that all-important game-day menu.
    It’s one of the two days each year when food, fellowship and football collide, which gives credence to the notion that football is indeed America’s favorite sport.  
    Only Thanksgiving surpasses Super Bowl Sunday in food consumption, according to the USDA.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 31, 2016

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    Shoplifters at Walmart in Indian Land are not unusual, though sometimes what they steal can be, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    One such case happened the evening of Jan. 10 when two men who may have been trying to cash in on a New Year’s resolution black market walked into the store and stole more than four dozen boxes of smoking-cessation aids.

  • Council OKs using $2.3M for radios, courthouse

    A slew of courthouse upgrades, as well as a new public safety radio system, will receive almost $2.3 million in funding thanks to a surplus of revenue in the county’s courthouse sales-tax account.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously voted Monday, Jan. 25, to fund the items using money remaining from a one-cent sales tax. Voters approved the tax in 2008 to help repay bonds used to build the county’s new courthouse, though the county finished paying off those bonds last June.

  • 20-year teacher accused of theft

    A 20-year veteran teacher with the Lancaster County School District has been charged with stealing money raised by students and staff last year for the American Cancer Society.
    Yvonne Johnson Oswald, 48, of 2213 White Pine Court, Lancaster, was arrested on one count of breach of trust, a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail or both.

  • Why Fancy Pokket hasn’t opened

    Setbacks with financing, construction and certificates of occupancy are all hurdles Fancy Pokket President Mike Timani has faced during the past few years, though he hopes the delays to opening his new facility are almost over.
    Responding to concerns about the lag in opening Fancy Pokket’s 57,000-square-foot baking plant in the Lancaster County Air-Rail Park off S.C. 9, Timani said Friday, Jan. 29, he’s faced a perfect storm of obstacles.

  • 2 charged in triple murder

    Two Lancaster men have been arrested in the shooting deaths of three Lancaster men in southwest Charlotte last month, and authorities say the killings were drug-related.
    According to a relative of one of the victims, the suspects grew up with the victims in Lancaster.
    Antonio Lafloyd Robinson, 34, of 1467 Lynwood Drive and Jovon Raymar Twitty, 34, of 4211 Sienna Lane, were arrested Thursday, Jan. 28, on three counts of murder each.

  • Warriors rip Rams in region sweep

    Indian Land rolled in a Region IV-AA sweep of Chesterfield High on Jan. 26 in the Warriors gym.
    The Lady Warriors opened the twin wins with a 61-39 victory and the Warriors closed it out with an 83-61 win.
    The IL girls, 11-3, 7-1, opened the game with a 20-6 first period lead on the way to a 34-13 halftime edge on the Lady Rams.
    Nia Pressley paced the Lady Warriors with 20 points, 15 in the first half.
    Kate Komorous hit 16, eight in each half.

  • Jackets notch two wins over Knights

    Buford, back to the hardwood since a Jan. 15 game with Indian Land, made the most of the home court with two Region IV-AA wins over North Central on Jan. 26.
    The BHS boys posted a 69-57 win after the Lady Jackets, in a stellar effort, rolled to an 80-39 win over the Lady Knights.
    Buford, in the nightcap, built an early lead and held on against what BHS coach Raheem Waller called “an improving North Central team.”

  • Vols cruise in sweep of Eagles

    PAGELAND – Andrew Jackson took a Region IV-AA road trip to Pageland and it resulted in a big night for the orange-clad visitors at Central High School.
    AJ posted a league sweep of the Eagles to stay unbeaten in region play for the boys and girls teams.
    u In the girls’ game, the Lady Eagles were not able to score at all and trailed AJ, 15-0 at the end of the first quarter.  The Lady Vols did most of their scoring off steals, unforced turnovers and easy lay-ins.

  • LHS Bruins claw Centurions twice

    The Lancaster Bruins, between the Region III-AAA varsity twin bill with Broome High School, presented banners in recognition of the recent LHS region champions – volleyball, girls basketball and boys and girls swimming.
    The Bruins, in both ends of the home doubleheader Wednesday night, boosted their hopes of adding future banners for possible league titles for the 2015-16 basketball season.
    The Lancaster High teams, with a sweep of Broome, stayed unbeaten in region play with two wins over the visiting Centurions.