Today's News

  • AJ, LHS have hoops split


    KERSHAW – With early-season county hardwood bragging rights on the line, rivals Lancaster and Andrew Jackson each had reason for a hoops boast Friday, Dec. 6 in the AJ gym.

    The Lady Vols garnered a solid win in the varsity opener, downing the Lady Bruins, 53-46.

  • McMurray won, molded men for the game of life



    Scan retiring Lancaster High School football coach Bennie McMurray’s resume and something hits you like a hard-charging blitzing linebacker.

  • Regional and local farmers markets benefit all Americans

    One very important reason for Congress to expedite work toward a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is to continue today’s rapid growth in local and regional marketing opportunities for American agriculture.

    From local farmers markets to regional food hubs, these new opportunities benefit a wide range of Americans from all walks of life.

    They benefit farmers and ranchers who are looking to start selling locally or scale up to regional sales.

  • Infant mortality rate should concern us

    “More babies are dying in SC.” That was the banner headline in the Charleston Post and Courier recently.

    To me, it was both shocking and impossible to ignore. And I would bet most South Carolinians felt the same way. Unfortunately, to many of our state government political leaders, it was just another day at the office.

  • Exercise caution with trees and lights

    Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home’s exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside.

    Though the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can quickly turn tragic if safety is not emphasized when decorating a home. When decorating this holiday season, be sure to employ the following precautions so your holiday season is festive, decorative and safe:

  • 100 years strong

    On Thanksgiving Day, Alex Sims turned 100.


    The Van Wyck man credits his long life to hard, but satisfying work on his 225-acre farm at the corner of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5. He bought the land after two stints in the U.S. military.

    “It doesn’t matter how much money you make if you like what you’re doing. Keep it up,” said Sims, who cut his own winter firewood with an axe until he was 97. “You have to love your life.”

  • McMurray to retire from coaching

    The hall of fame coaching career of Bennie “Coach Mac” McMurray is now in the books. McMurray, a 38-year coaching veteran who coached at four different schools, including his final stop at Lancaster High School, is retiring from coaching.

  • Vincent still on the run

    A Lancaster man remains at large after walking away from a Lancaster County Detention Center work detail Tuesday afternoon.

  • Two arrested on drug possesion, weapon charges

    Though a tip to the location of an escaped inmate didn’t pan out Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, it still led to the arrests of two other men on unrelated weapon and drug charges. 

  • Pistol-packing pre-Black Friday shopper charged for taking gun inside Walmart

    A woman with a gun tucked into her “fanny pack” told local Walmart employees if anyone started anything with her during her pre-Black Friday shopping that she “had something for them,” according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.