Today's News

  • LHS swimmers dominate Hartsville meet

    The unbeaten Lancaster High School girls team and the LHS boys, 14-1, dominated at the Hartsville Invitational in Hartsville on Saturday, Sept. 26.
    The LHS girls, unbeaten for the second straight season, topped the girls field with 176 points.
    The Lady Bruins were  followed by West Florence 141, Wilson High School 78, Governor’s School 77, South Florence 8 and host Hartsville 4.
    In the boys meet, Lancaster rolled up 202 points to win the meet.

  • Region play in full focus

    Lancaster launches the “second season,” while Buford and Indian Land continue region play and AJ steps away from non-league play to highlight week six in county high school play.
    Lancaster, capping a three-game home stretch, will open Region III-AAA as the Bruins host Chester.
    Buford, 2-0 in Region IV-AA play, will seek to keep its spotless league mark intact as the Jackets host Cheraw.
    Indian Land, 4-1, 1-1, hits the road in region play as the Warriors venture to Pageland to face Central High, 1-4, 1-1.

  • Sen. Tim Scott to hold service academy sessions

    From release
    The office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host informational sessions and office hours for high school students interested in attending one of the five service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Coast Guard Academy. 
    The closest sessions will be:
    • Thursday, Oct. 1 – 5-6:30 p.m., city of Rock Hill Operations Center conference room, 757 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill
    • Oct. 15 – 1301 Gervais St., Suite 825, Columbia

  • Giti Tire plant supplier outreach event today

    From release
    RICHBURG – The S.C. Department of Commerce, along with Chester County Economic Development, is hosting a supplier outreach event for the Chester County Giti Tire plant project from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive in Richburg.
    In June 2014, Giti Tire announced it was building a $560 million manufacturing facility, which is expected to create about 1,700 new jobs in Chester County.

  • Foundation awards $802,608 in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation Inc. has made awards totaling $802,608 to 13 different community organizations through its Responsive Grants Program.
    “These grants were made for diverse purposes, all tied to individual and overall community health,” said foundation president James T. Morton. “Approved grants include projects and programs addressing health, recreation, safety and crisis assistance, among others.”
    The foundation awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • Heath Springs truck accident injures one

    A Sumter man was injured Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, in an accident in Heath Springs between a cargo truck and a log truck.
    The accident happened about 5 a.m. at the intersection of Kershaw Camden Highway (U.S. 521) and New Hope Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Kenneth Dwyer, 46, of Sumter, was driving south on Kershaw Camden Highway in a 1995 Volvo cargo truck when a 2002 Volvo semi pulling a log trailer pulled out in front of him from New Hope Road.

  • City sells surplus property on govdeals website

    When a municipality periodically sells its surplus equipment, there is no telling where it’s going to next. It could be Pennsylvania, Ohio or overseas.
    In 2012, the city of Lancaster sold a backhoe via Internet that went to India.
    “Sure did,” said Larry Burgess, vehicle maintenance supervisor for the city of Lancaster “I know it ended up over there somewhere.”

  • Codenamed projects still under consideration

    As county officials continue the transition to an in-house economic development office, work on several prospective projects continues behind the scenes.
    On Monday, Sept. 28, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis discussed several confidential projects under consideration by county officials, all with their own mysterious code names.

  • Armed robberies under investigation

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department are investigating similar armed robberies at two convenience stores in less than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday.
    Brooklyn Avenue
    The first robbery happened just before noon Monday, Sept. 28, at JR Grocery, 463 E. Brooklyn Ave. just outside the Lancaster city limits.

  • Rock around the block

    Pleasant Dale Baptist Church’s annual block party draws a large crowd.