Today's News

  • Late bucket lifts Smith to 900th career victory at Great Falls High

    Great Falls High, in dramatic fashion, presented legendary Great Falls High School boys basketball coach Johhny Smith his 900th career win on Friday, Feb. 1 in the GFHS gym.

    The Red Devils, facing Chester County Class A rival Lewisville High School, rallied in the game’s final seconds to secure Smith the landmark win.

  • Roscoe caps stellar prep coaching career



    Johnny Roscoe, regarded as a Carolinas high school football coaching icon with state championships in both states, is hanging up his coaching whistle and cap.

  • Belk's hoping Niners strike Super gold


    It has been nearly 40 years since Bill Belk played for the San Francisco 49ers, but he will have his game day focus on his old team late this afternoon in New Orleans.

    “Once a 49er, always a 49er,” said Belk, a Lancaster native who now resides in Columbia.

  • Art & Soul

    Would you like to spend an elegant evening in support of the arts?

    On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host its biggest fundraiser of the year.

    The 18th annual LCCA gala, entitled Art & Soul, promises an evening of dancing with silent and live auctions to support Lancaster County’s art programs. The black-tie-optional event begins at 7 p.m. in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

  • Volunteer, it's good for your health

    Happy New Year, friends and family of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.

    As in previous years, the main theme for many of the articles I’ve read so far in 2013 centers around physical health and activity, happiness, mental well-being and living longer and better.   
    Here are some of the things I’ve learned that relate to all of the above:

  • We now have government without representation

    In 1773, in Boston Harbor, patriots dumped tea into the water in protest over the English tax imposed upon them. This iconic American event put into perspective a principle that would later be reflected in our Constitution — no taxation without representation.

  • Medical options available locally

    There’s a special gold bell inside Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center that cancer patients ring three times upon completing their series of treatments.

    The bell ringing is a celebration for all involved – patients, their families and even the medical staff. 

    It’s a place where hugs and kisses are doled out. Some days smiles fill that room. Some days, it’s tears of joy.

    The plated text below the bell, presented in poem form, sums up the experience.

  • Woman accused of $7,756 food stamps swindle

    Deputies arrested a Lancaster woman Jan. 16 after an investigation into almost $8,000 in defrauded food stamps.

    Janet Renee Helms, 33, 998 Hampton Grace Ave., was arrested on a charge of fraudulent acquisition or use of food stamps, valued at $5,000 or more, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • High winds fuel brush fire

    Firefighters with six different departments responded to a brush fire on Ponderosa Road outside Lancaster on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30.

    Whipped by winds in advance of a large thunderstorm system that crossed the region Wednesday evening, the fire spread rapidly, scorching five to six acres of property on both sides of the road.

  • 911 call of armed man locks down IL schools

    All three Indian Land schools were locked down Tuesday, Jan. 29, after a man was seen near campus carrying what was thought to be a gun, but turned out to be a popular recreational replica.

    Lancaster County School District Safety Director Bryan Vaughn said the incident happened about 2:20 p.m. just as students at Indian Land Elementary School were being dismissed for the day.