Today's News

  • Solid effort keys Lady Vols in win over GFHS

    KERSHAW - The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers produced a solid showing in posting a 54-44 basketball win over Great Falls on Saturday night in the AJ gym.

    The Lady Vols' win gave AJ a split of the league twin bill. Great Falls notched a tough 52-44 win in the nightcap.

    AJ girls coach Dennis Farmer said the Lady Vols had their "best overall performance of the season" in taking the 10-point comeback win.

  • Help Patrol make highways safer

    The statistics are in and the S.C. Highway Patrol is taking notice. In 2007, traffic fatalities were up in the county and across the state.

    County numbers had 17 people die in fatalities as opposed to 10 in 2006. Statewide, the figures showed that 1,071 drivers lost their lives in 2007, up 43 from the previous year. South Carolina ranks among the highest in the nation in terms of number of traffic deaths and serious accidents per number of vehicles on the road.

    Several factors led to the increase here.

  • Springs story bittersweet

    He was 53 and had worked there for 27 years.

    "What am I going to do?" he said.

    He said it as if he were thinking out loud more than asking a question.

    The Lancaster News and the S.C. Employment Security Commission were sponsoring a job fair. The irony is the day before the job fair, Springs Global announced its closing of the Grace Complex, where he worked.

  • Community wanting to help Saylors pay medical bills

    After a week under heavy sedation, the first thing Amy Saylors said was, "I've got to pay my bills."

    Saylors had been hospitalized with a case of pneumonia so severe that doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina did not have a name for it. They said she was lucky to be alive.

    It was New Year's day when Saylors became so sick she had to be transported by ambulance from Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster more than three hours south to Charleston to MUSC.

  • Officials keep close eye on winter storm

    Local officials are keeping a close eye on the movements of a winter storm heading toward the state.

    Lancaster County is under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. tonight to 11 a.m. Thursday.

    Wintry precipitation is forecast to develop across the region by late tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow will develop and mix with sleet and rain. There may be a period of light snow after midnight. The weather service said light accumulation is possible, but will be less than an inch.

  • BHS team wins calculus coaster contest

    A roller coaster ride in Ohio was the inspiration behind a winning calculus project.

    Buford High School seniors T.J. Roberts and Taylor Threatt created a roller coaster display called TNT, which was voted the best of all displays presented by calculus students in Lancaster County School District.

  • Use common courtesy in parking lots, on highway

    Do you have pet peeves? I know I do. My two biggest pet peeves are based on the inconsideration of people who leave shopping carts in the middle of the parking lot and people who don't use turn signals.

  • County official says land was rezoned for Rite Aid

    A Charlotte developer got the initial OK at County Council's last meeting to move forward with The Village at Doby's Bridge.

    The proposed development, on U.S. 521 across from the intersection of Doby's Bridge Road, will include retail and office space.

  • 'One of the best, worst jobs'

    With counsel from my family, close confidants and top staff, I have decided not to seek re-election and will retire at the expiration of my current term in January, 2009.

    This was an extremely difficult decision for me because I love law enforcement, the good people of Lancaster County and most of all the men and women I have had the privilege and honor of working with throughout my 30-plus year career.

  • Be aware of new tax laws before you file

    Uncle Sam and the state of South Carolina are knocking at the doors of Lancaster County residents again, looking for their share of taxes from 2007.

    And of course, there are always new things to be aware of in a new tax season.

    Each year, the federal government changes various standard and itemized deduction amounts because of inflationary reasons. New deductions are also added.