Today's News

  • Fatal wreck reported Saturday

    Staff Reports

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal collision that took place Saturday morning.

    A 19-year-old Kershaw resident was killed in an accident at 10:12 a.m. on North Taxahaw Road near U.S. 601, which is in the Charlesboro community of Lancaster County.

    The teen, driving a 1998 Honda, swerved off of the road and struck a utility pole. He was wearing a seat belt.

    No further details were available at press time Saturday. 

  • Lady Warriors roll, host GHS Indians

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors blanked Pendleton to advance to a Class AA Upper State semifinal clash with Gilbert on Monday night.

    The 17-4 Lady Warriors rolled over the PHS Lady Bulldogs, 3-0 – 25-15, 25-14 and 25-18 on Wednesday night at the ILHS gym.

  • Fall Flavors

    Heirloom pumpkins, mums, autumn wreaths, flags and pillows add special touches that greet the season at the home of Frank and Corinne Brackett, located at 714 Plantation Road.  

    These special touches and the natural beauty of the landscaping prompted the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs to choose the Bracketts for the October Yard of the Month. Selected by Betsy Folks and Sheila Roberts of The Lancaster Garden Club, the Brackett yard is loaded with perfect fall flavors.

  • Why hasn’t our congressman supported American Jobs Act?

    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney should have the courage to put politics aside for the sake of the small business owners, firefighters, police officers, engineers, construction workers, educators and the unemployed in South Carolina. Support the American Jobs Act.
    The American Jobs Act is made up of ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans.
    The economic impact for this state is huge:
    u In South Carolina, 80,000 small business firms will receive a payroll tax cut.

  • Don’t compare OWS to the tea party

    For weeks I’ve watched as the media has compared the recent Occupy Wall Street protests to the tea party rallies that began in early 2009. Those comparisons leave me scratching my head.
    First, let’s dispense with the obvious: I’m a conservative Republican, and I have much more in common with tea party folks than I do the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

  • City takes politics out of grant funding

    Jesef Williams
    Major adjustments are coming to the city of Lancaster’s hospitality tax grant process – again.
    City Council voted Tuesday to adopt three key changes to the system that awards area groups money to fund services and events designed to foster tourism.
    Teresa Meeks, the city’s support services director, said a committee met earlier this month to discuss the process. Their three key suggestions were to:

  • School bands wrap up season

    Reece Murphy
    With their seasons winding down, two Lancaster County high school marching bands are heading to the state championship Saturday.
    While two others didn’t qualify for this year’s championship, their band directors say the season was still successful.
    Andrew Jackson
    High School

  • District exit exam results improve

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County School District saw an increase in the number of students who passed the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) test last school year.
    The HSAP is a state-mandated exit exam that focuses on English language arts and math.
    Passing the test is a requirement for graduation. Data from it is used to determine South Carolina school districts’ and schools’ Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

  • Unexplained events abound in county

    Ellen Robinson
    For The Lancaster News
    Editor’s note: It’s almost Halloween – the time of the year when there is a greater focus on tales of the strange and unexplained. Kershaw resident Ellen Robinson has compiled several tales of the unusual paranormal phenomena emanating from the southern end of Lancaster County.
    Flat Creek:
    Gregory’s Graveyard
    Gregory’s Graveyard, a private 300-year-old family graveyard, is located in far eastern Lancaster County. Some of the graves date back to the late 1600s to early 1700s.

  • South Carolina gearing up for annual flu season

    DHEC Press Release
    October marks the beginning of Senior Vaccination Season. From now until March, people of all ages are susceptible to influenza. Data by Flu.gov shows that each year about 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized and an average of 23,600 people die of seasonal flu-related causes.
    As high as 90 percent of the deaths occur in people age 65 and older. Most of these deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine.