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Today's News

  • A celebration of sacrifice

    KERSHAW – The S.C. Highway Patrol has not forgotten the ultimate sacrifice of one of their own.

    Monday, Feb. 4, marked 74 years since Patrolman Walter T. Bell was killed in a head-on collision in the town of Kershaw.

    The Camden resident had been assigned to license-inspection duty in Lancaster County that day in 1939 – a Saturday – and was on his way home when he was instantly killed in an accident.

    He was 36 years old.

  • Bus driver claims intimidation by parent

    Tensions between a Lancaster County School District school bus driver and a student’s father led to accusations of intimidation against the father, but no charges.

    According to the Feb. 3, incident report, a bus driver dropping children off at a stop near Elm Street and Blue Lane called the Lancaster County School District bus depot to report a man “sitting on the sidewalk with a long gun across his lap.”

  • National Girl Scout Cookie Day is today

    Today, Feb. 8, has been proclaimed National Girl Scout Cookie Day.

    All 112 councils across the country are celebrating the world’s largest girl-led business. The venture brings in a yearly revenue of $790 million and sells to 50 million cookie fans.

    All the revenue earned from cookie activities – every penny after paying the baker – stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale.

  • Lady Bruins win, aid playoff hopes

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins continued their late-season surge for a Class AAAA  postseason with a Region III-AAAA road win over York.

    The LHS girls, locked in a 22-all tie at the half, ignited to notch a 58-33 win over York.

  • Warriors net region championship; Lady Vols stay in hunt for league title

    The Indian Land Warriors clinched the Region IV-AA boys basketball championship with a solid 95-78 win over the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the AJ gym.

    The AJ girls, in their quest for the region crown, kept pace with a lopsided 78-38 victory over the IL Lady Warriors in the opener.

  • State signs Cunningham

     

       

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior football standout William Cunningham is going to the Dogs, and it’s all on the upside.

  • Lady Lancers drop pair

    The USC Lancaster Lady Lancers softball team dropped two losses to the Columbia College junior varsity in games on Friday, Feb. 1.

    In the opener, Columbia College rolled to a 15-6 win over USCL as Kayla Lloyd took the loss. Lloyd, in four frames, allowed 10 hits, 15 runs – seven earned, a walk and fanned two.

  • Lancers top Limestone for first baseball win

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster notched its first baseball win of the 2013 season, taking a 13-2 win over the Limestone junior varsity on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Gaffney.

  • Clearing the way

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Site preparation has begun on the location of the future Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park.
    In December, Lancaster County Council and Lancaster City Council met on four separate occasions to see that a new business park be established in Lancaster County. The 101-acre park is located on S.C. 9 just east of the Chester County line.
    This park is unique in that it is located across the highway from the county airport and will be served by the Lancaster and Chester Railway. 

  • New library long overdue

    The library building in downtown Lancaster has fallen on hard times. It’s a familiar landmark, where many folks grew up doing their homework and coming to story times.
    It is the headquarters that feeds our proud new facility in Indian Land and a thriving little branch in Kershaw.
    The library is 42 years old. Most of the furniture is vintage 1970. Shabby would be a kind way to describe the carpet and the overall appearance of the interior spaces.