Today's News

  • I shouldn't have listened to my girl cousin

    This is a Halloween tale, especially for my friend, Bill, in Kershaw. Bill has difficulty seeing these days, but can still picture it in his mind. I’m sure someone will read it to him.

    It was the last of October and the wind was whistling along Chesterfield Avenue.

    Aunt Bess told me that the cold air must have been blowing in from some icy place far away.

  • Comedy show will raise money for disabled veterans

    Members of Lancaster County EMS, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department and the city of Lancaster Fire Department are coming together for a night of fun and comedy to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Lancaster.

    The “Tribute To Veterans – A Variety and Comedy Show” will take place on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Bundy Auditorium at University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Zais’s bag of tricks too scary for education

    This Halloween, I think it would be fitting for State Education Superintendent Mick Zais to dress up as “Mayhem,” the character from those amusingly tragic Allstate commercials.
    The changes Dr. Zais is trying to steamroll through our state’s education standards in a thinly veiled attempt to pave his way to re-election would leave the quality of South Carolina public education badly bruised and battered.

  • Byers a legend in covering S.C. high school sports

    Each year during the S.C. Press Association’s annual meeting, there’s a special time for the necrology report.
    It’s a listing of those in the Palmetto State newspaper industry who have died since the last SCPA meeting.
    I’m sure I’ll get a certain tug on the old heartstrings when I read Barry Byers’ name. That feeling will likely be similar to the one I felt last Friday afternoon – Oct. 18 – when I received word of Barry’s death.

  • Indian Land gun range fires up protestors

    INDIAN LAND – A shooting range under construction down the road from a new elementary school has some area residents up in arms.

  • Planning issues top County Council work session

    Should county officials focus on restricting the types of businesses setting up shop within the county’s borders, or just regulate their appearance?

  • Woman injured in car dragging

    A Lancaster woman was severely injured after she was allegedly dragged by a car Oct. 14, and two women have since been charged in the incident. 

  • City to treat contaminated water in-house

    Thousands of gallons of contaminated water stored in tanks on the streets of downtown Lancaster is heading for the city’s wastewater treatment plant on Lockwood Lane after tests showed the contamination levels were negligible.

  • Duke residential program meeting draws large crowd

    The cafeteria at Clinton Elementary School was packed Oct. 15 with area residents wanting to learn more about Duke Energy’s Residential Neighborhood Program.

  • Mulvaney votes against federal shutdown deal

     After 16 days, the partial government shutdown ended near midnight Oct. 16, when President Barack Obama signed a bill funding the U.S. government through Jan. 15 and raising the country’s debt ceiling through Feb. 7. 

    The Senate-brokered bill passed there, 81-18, and passed in the U.S. House, 285-144.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham voted for the deal, while Sen. Tim Scott voted against it.