Today's News

  • Making left-hand turns gets easier at local intersection

    Toby Shute is glad that one particular junction in Lancaster now has a turning signal. Every day there was a disaster waiting to happen, he said.

    The Lancaster resident said he dodged nearly 20 separate vehicle collisions while at the S.C. 9 Bypass and Clinton Avenue intersection. McDonald's, Hardee's and CVS pharmacy are at the intersection.

  • $8 M upgrade almost complete at wastewater treatment plant

    The city of Lancaster's wastewater treatment plant upgrade, a nearly $8 million project intended to improve the quality of treated water released into the Catawba River, is nearly complete.

    The expected completion date is July 14. That's within the prescribed time frame, and the project is within budget, said Mack McDonald, wastewater treatment plant director.

    The city has about $40,000 remaining in a contingency fund for change orders. McDonald said that's excellent for a $7.85 million project.

  • A new gold rush in Kershaw?

    KERSHAW – A Nevada-based company has struck gold at the historic Haile Gold Mine in Kershaw.

    The firm says the site has great potential to produce gold in the years to come.

    "It is a darn good mine – a very good property," said Kenneth Brunk, chief operating officer of Romarco Minerals Inc., which has been drilling at the site, about three miles north of Kershaw, since December.

    "This is a world-class gold mine. Don't let anyone tell you any different," Brunk said.

  • DHEC: City shouldn't have dumped at site

    The city didn't get a permit to dump leaves at the old Lancaster Plant site, as it apparently did for about a year.

    Frances Pittman, who lives on the south end of the once mighty Springs Industries plant, found the pile of leaves the city left on the site annoying. It smelled and was a haven for snakes and rats, she said.

    Earlier this month, the pile stood about 25 feet tall and stretched about 50 yards. A stench also pervaded the pile's surroundings.

    But that was a good day, said Pittman's caretaker, Tim Steele.

  • Individuals have right to personalize license plates

    The state of South Carolina recently proposed to produce for sale through the DMV vehicle license plates depicting a Christian symbol and the words “I believe.” It was immediately criticized and attacked by atheists for violation of the “separation of church and state” provision. These attackers fall into the same category as the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 because we do not believe as they do; as a matter of fact, the terrorists at least profess a belief in a supreme being.

  • Committee gets a first-hand look at the needs for new courthouse facilities

    It took about 45 minutes Wednesday to convince Keith Deese that Lancaster County needs a new courthouse.

    Deese is a member of the county's capital projects sales tax committee.

    The committee is charged with developing a ballot question for a proposed bond referendum in which voters will decide whether to approve a 1 penny sales tax to fund a new courthouse and possibly other county building projects.

  • God never segregated; people did

    Lately the topic has come up in church about people making racial comments and slurs. The very people making these comments about different races are the same people who hold positions in our church.eeee

    They influence young children, teens and other adults. Since racism is so prevalent around here, I don’t think they realize how what they say is affecting the Christian religion.eeee

  • National League 8 stars rally to capture AA series city title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball National League AA all-stars bounced back in the rubber game to capture the 8-year-old city championship on Tuesday night at Wylie Park field five.The NL stars rallied for an exciting 12-11 win over the American League AA all-stars in decisive game three.The best-of-three series opened Saturday when the NL stars took a 15-10 victory, but the determined American League stars sent the series to a third game with a solid 19-9 win over the Nationals on Monday night.In the seesaw game, the AL stars tallied four in the fifth innin

  • School employees to get pay raise

    Nearly all Lancaster County school employees – not just its teachers – will get a raise for the 2008-09 school year.

    The pay increases are part of the school district's $78 million budget that the school board approved Tuesday night. The vote was 5-2, with board members Margaret Gamble and Don McCorkle voting against it.

    Last month, the school board saw an unbalanced budget that had teachers as the only district employees getting a raise.

  • Newberry signs Massey

    Lancaster High School football star Taniel Massey returned to his alma mater Thursday to do something for his future.Massey, in the distant future, has aspirations of returning to LHS one day to be the Bruins’ football coach.In order to do so, he needs to have a college education, which was the purpose of his return to LHS.Massey, a four-year starter for the Bruins, will continue his education and football career at Newberry College after signing with the South Atlantic School.“My goal is to come back here and coach the Bruins,&rd