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Today's News

  • BHS’s Griffin goes all out

    BUFORD – When Buford High School defensive coordinator Jimmy Clyburn compiled the latest Jackets’ tackling points, it came as no surprise BHS senior linebacker Tucker Griffin ranks among the team leaders.
    Griffin, a second-year member of the BHS varsity football team, has 85 points on the season, two behind junior standout linebacker Noah Vincent’s 87.
    Griffin, on the season, has 23 first hits, 22 assists, two tackles for loss, a sack and two caused fumbles.

  • Column: S.C. visitor analyzes why we’re wary of outsiders, government

    Scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote, “To see ourselves as others see us! It would from many a blunder free us.”
    Here’s a letter I received from a reader in 
Somerville, Mass. He asked me not to use his name.
    Dear Mr. Noble:

  • Column: Psych 101 garbage?! Oh, let me differ, sir

    Ronald Hopkins’ letter in Wednesday’s Lancaster News was in criticism of Phil Noble’s previous column concerning South Carolina state government being corrupt. His points may have been well taken except for one with which I must take issue: He asked, “Where did that garbage come from… psychology 101?”

  • 3-vehicle wreck kills woman, 69

    A three-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 in eastern Lancaster County killed a Pageland woman, injured a Kershaw woman and closed the highway for at least four hours Wednesday.
    Norma Jean Plyler Moree, 69, of Pageland died in the accident, which occurred near Earnhardt Lane about 4 miles east of Buford Crossroads, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Miller said Moree was following a tractor trailer west on S.C. 9 at 10:24 a.m. in a 2011 Toyota Camry when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a 2002 GMC pickup traveling east.

  • Main Street! 5:15 a.m.! Be there!

    Lancaster’s F3 Nation workout group for men has expanded its Saturday daybreak workouts to Wednesdays on Main Street, and a women's group might be coming soon.
    Wednesday morning's turnout was 18, including five new to F3. They met in the Lancaster County Administrative Building parking lot at 5:15 a.m. for an hour-long workout.
    Jamie Jones, from F3 Rock Hill, led the workouts up and down Main Street. Jones, known as Apache to his F3 brothers, said the turnout exceeded his expectations.

  • City services at the touch of a smartphone app

    Need to pay your Lancaster utility bill, report a mammoth pothole, apply for a city job or scope out festival details?
    There’s now an app for that.
    City IT director Jarvis Driggers presented the Red Rose City’s new mobile app at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
    “This is a living and breathing app,” Driggers said. “This app’s going to change. It’s going to change daily, weekly and monthly, and it’s going to change to the events and what’s going on in the city at the time.”

  • VFDs snag $116K grant for high-tech radio gear

    Three Lancaster County volunteer fire departments have received a $116,005 federal grant to purchase radios compatible with the county’s new Radio System Project.
    The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will go to the McDonald Green, Bell Town and Gooches fire departments.
    The grant money will buy 11 mobile 800 megahertz radios for trucks and 26 portable radios, or walkie-talkies, for the three fire departments, said Darren Player, the county’s director of emergency management and fire service.

  • Small drops out of school board race

    Lorenzo Small, a candidate for the District 2 Lancaster County school board seat, withdrew from the race Thursday, citing personal reasons.
     “I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way for me to serve the Lancaster community is solely focused on the role as pastor for Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church,” Small said. “My wife and I are currently heavily involved here in Lancaster County schools, especially Clinton Elementary, and we will continue to offer our services to the Lancaster County School District.”

  • Pageland Highway wreck kills woman, injures two, closes road

    A three-vehicle accident on Pageland Highway claimed the life of a Pageland woman, injured another from Kershaw and closed part of the highway for several hours.
    Norma Plyler Moree, 69, of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland, was killed in the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Moree was following a tractor-trailer west on Pageland Highway at 10:24 a.m. when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a pickup traveling east.

  • Pageland woman dies in S.C. 9 wreck

    Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) remained closed at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday as officials investigated a fatal automobile accident this morning near Earnhardt Road.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 10:24 a.m.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said the accident killed 69-year-old Norma Plyler Moree of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.