Today's News

  • Blitz nets bid to Southern Championship

    Staff Reports
    The Palmetto Blitz, a 12-under travel softball team, is on a diamond tear this season.
    The Blitz, coached by Katherine Small, Jimmy Abbott and Randy Cauthen, has compiled a 29-2 record, with both losses by one run.
    The team’s success has earned it a bid to the NSA Southern Championship in Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 1.
    The Blitz includes girls from Lancaster and the Andrew Jackson and Buford areas.

  • Skateboarders, officials work together for Kershaw park

    Persistence personified can be found in the group of area youth who have pushed for a skateboard park in Lancaster County.
    The group, led by Dustin Owens and his skateboard-loving followers, have frequented area government council meetings in the past year, pushing for a skateboard park.
    They’ve been to city and county council meetings in hopes of a solution, but it appears they may have found their future hopes at the Kershaw Town Council.

  • Lynch’s comments about county unacceptable

    Larry Honeycutt

  • Events include loads of family fun

    Reece Murphy
    Get ready to show your patriotic colors. The Fourth of July is right around the corner.
    Even though July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year, there will be no humpday slacking in the local celebrations as Lancaster County does it red-, white-and-blue style.
    From parades to parties, fireworks to musical performances, read on for everything you’ll need to know to celebrate a great local Fourth of July right here at home.
    Sun City Carolina Lakes celebrations

  • Deputies arrest repeat offender, once again

    Christopher Sardelli
    A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Lancaster man on a grand larceny charge last week, only months after he was jailed for burglary.  
    John Allen Hill, 32, 1559 Springdale Road, was arrested Thursday, June 28, and charged with possession of burglary tools and grand larceny, third or subsequent property offense, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

  • Heath Springs council adopts budget

    Jesef Williams
     HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs’ budget for 2012-13 is similar to the one adopted a year ago.
    Town Council passed final reading Monday, June 25, of its $1.14 million budget for the new fiscal year, which begins today, July 1, and ends June 30, 2013.
    The vote was 3-0. Council members Mark Bridges and Iva Drakeford were absent.
    The town, which doesn’t collect taxes, operates two main funds – a general fund and a water and sewer fund.

  • Man charged in Morris murder

    A team of local investigators tracked down and arrested a man this week for the recent murder of a Lancaster man in his home.
    Keith Tyrone Robinson Jr., 19, was arrested Thursday, June 28, and charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.
    The charges stem from the murder of 53-year-old Donald E. Morris, who was found dead in his South York Street home on the evening of June 18, the release said.

  • Council moves forward with rezonings near Haile Gold Mine

    Christopher Sardelli
    A plan to rezone multiple residential properties owned by Haile Gold Mine received its first approval this week.
    Lancaster County Council voted 3-0 on Monday, June 25, to approve first reading of an ordinance to rezone 3,081 acres of property located a few miles east of the town of Kershaw, from R-45A rural residential/intense agricultural to I-2 heavy industrial.

  • En los ojos de Dios (in the eyes of god)
  • Dixie Youth AA stars win district title

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars wrapped up the District II championship and a bid to the state tournament with a 7-0 win over tournament host Chester on Thursday night.
    The Lancaster AA stars will open play in the state tournament at Lexington on July 7 at 10 a.m.
    The Lancaster stars, who took the district tournament title in three games, were led by Landon Deese who drilled a triple and scored a run in the championship game.
    Austin Kennington and Jarrett Laney each laced a double. J.R. Cunningham scored two runs.