Today's News

  • Newman sworn in as 6th circuit solicitor

     Christopher Sardelli


    With his hand on a Bible, and his wife and son looking on, Randy Newman took his oath of office Wednesday, Jan. 14, to officially become the newest 6th Circuit solicitor. 

  • Haley unveils budget proposal

     Reece Murphy


    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley released her proposed $6.8 billion 2015-16 executive budget, which includes increased per-student funding, a continuation of last year’s education reforms and a teacher recruitment effort for poor rural school districts.

  • Back-to-back-to-back blazes

     Christopher Sardelli


    A series of three fires across two days had volunteer firefighters busy earlier this week and forced several families out of their homes.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said all three fires caused significant damage to the homes, though no one was injured in any of the blazes.

  • Residents decry ordinance change

     Denyse Clark


    A proposed amended annexation ordinance had vocal protestors lining up to speak at the Tuesday, Jan. 13, meeting of  Lancaster City Council.

    The ordinance 014-10, has a new subsection (C) stating that any area contiguous to city property may be annexed without a public hearing. 

  • Vols drill Rams twice in region hoops play


    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson came on strong in each game to notch a solid Region IV-AA sweep in the Volunteers’ gym on Friday, Jan. 16.

    The Lady Vols, ranked eighth in the latest Class AA girls state poll, rolled to a 65-24 win over the Chesterfield Rams in the varsity opener.

  • Bruins cruise in sweep of Red Devils


    The Lancaster Bruins, since returning to the hardwood to open the 2015 portion of their hoops slate, have played well.

    LHS, squaring its overall mark at 8-8, posted the team’s fourth straight win, including a 3-0 Region III-AAA record.

  • Fast finishes fuel IL sweep


    BUFORD – Indian Land used fast finishes to fuel a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of host Buford High School on Friday, January 16.

    The Warriors, in both games, came on strong to secure tough wins over the rival Yellow Jackets.

  • Taking a look at pool's future is the right move




    The action of the Lancaster County Council to consider a future joint agreement with City Council to keep the Leroy Springs Pool open will have a splashing impact here. The result is far reaching.

  • Obama opens himself up for criticisms

    Anyone who is familiar with my writings/ranting, knows that I have been critical of President Barack Obama.

    I do not apologize for my criticisms, because I feel they are justified. President Obama opens himself up for criticism through his behavior, and more often, his speech.

  • Free speech does not exist in Islam

    I recently saw another “Coexist” bumper sticker. The car had an Obama/Biden sticker, also. The news from France and around the world proves that Muslims do not believe, teach or practice this motto.

    The driver of that car has deceived herself by any attempt to believe that motto. That person has placed herself at a severe disadvantage with the Muslims. She believes something that is not true and will not happen. It is the feeling that matters.