Today's News

  • School district passes the test

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County School District scored 86.9 for an overall grade B under the state’s new method of reporting progress toward federal education accountability standards.
    The new letter-grade system is a key component of the state’s recent flexibility request from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

  • Candidates file for City Council, school board

    Jesef Williams
    The list of candidates looking to run for City Council and local school board seats is taking shape.
    As of noon Friday, Aug. 3, three people have filed to run for Lancaster City Council and three have filed for Lancaster County school board, according to Voter Registration Director Mary Ann Hudson.  
    For City Council, incumbent Sara Eddins has filed again for District 6. Two people have filed for District 4 – incumbent Tamara Green Garris and Jean Sabrina Cureton.

  • No timetable for Kershaw skatepark

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Skateboarders will have to wait a while before they can descend on a planned skatepark in the town of Kershaw.
    On Thursday, Aug. 2, Beverly Timmons of the Kershaw Community Park Council said that group has taken possession of ramps and other skatepark equipment that had been sitting at Indian Land’s Walnut Creek residential development, formerly known as Edenmoor.

  • Terry leads LJGA play in Small tourney

    Matthew Terry shot an even par 144 (73-71) to capture the boys 15-18 win in the Roy Small Junior Championship and the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association age division title.

    Terry, a Central High School of Pageland golfer, also earned the chapter’s Player of the Year Award.

  • Coaches see grid progress



    Robert Howey


  • Darlings go 1-2 in Series play



    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars went 1-2 in the World Series in Georgetown.

  • Car accident injures three

    Christopher Sardelli
    Three people were injured early Tuesday morning, July 31, when the car they were traveling in crashed head-on into a tree just south of Van Wyck.
    The driver, Lakissha C. Hamilton, 27, 3635 Wheels of Peace Drive, was later cited by troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol for driving too fast for conditions, said SCHP Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

  • Deputies probe Saturday morning shooting


  • Scammers targeting seniors

    Every year, our office receives numerous requests from seniors who are concerned about a suspicious caller, unusual activity, or a bogus offer. In fact, earlier this year, a caller reportedly paid a contactor more than $100,000 to build a house. The contractor finished the foundation and framed the structure, but never completed any other work. The senior called the Office on Aging for help, which intervened to advocate on the senior’s behalf through legal assistance to settle the case in full.

  • Tax holiday allows odd mix of ‘back-to-school’ items

    By now you’ve no doubt heard of South Carolina’s annual back-to-school tradition called the Sales Tax Holiday.
    Now in its 13th year, the first weekend in August event has become the time for savings-conscientious parents to stock up on all their children’s back-to-school needs from crayons to corsets.
    Locally, the sales-and-use tax holiday means a savings of 8 cents per dollar ... Wait a minute. Corsets?
    Yes, corsets. You didn’t read that wrong. Garter belts and garters, too. And corset laces.