Today's News

  • Congrats to ILMS and its principal

    Indian Land Middle School has been in the limelight a lot lately. The school stepped into the national spotlight early last month when its principal, David McDonald, was named the 2013 South Carolina Middle School Principal of the Year.
    A few weeks later, ILMS learned it had been redesignated as a National School to Watch, an honor given to high-performing middle schools.
    So the school has had a lot to celebrate lately and it begins 2013 glowing with deserved pride.

  • What’s next? Taxing sun?

    The Earth and the entire universe is massive, as well as fragile. Each planet that circles our sun has different characteristics; no two are the same. For example, Jupiter is a giant gas planet so huge that 1,100 Earth-size planets could fit inside it. Jupiter, as well as Neptune, emits more energy than it receives.

  • Council selects McCullough chair

    Christopher Sardelli
    One Lancaster County Council member broke ranks Thursday night, Jan. 3, as she opposed the nominations for two of council’s three leadership positions.
    Councilwoman Charlene McGriff cast the lone dissenting vote during council’s organizational meeting, where new and re-elected members take the oath of office and council officers are chosen.
    McGriff opposed the nominations of councilmen Larry McCullough for chairman and Bob Bundy for vice-chairman.

  • State legislative session starts Tuesday

    Reece Murphy
    COLUMBIA – Newly-elected House District 44 Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster took state officials to task Thursday, Jan. 3, for their handling of the aftermath of a massive S.C. Department of Revenue computer breach discovered in October.

  • Cardiac issue may be source of accident

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was pronounced dead at the scene of a pickup truck accident in the New Cut community Friday morning, Jan. 4.
    Curtis Cauthen, 63, may have died from a heart attack as he was driving the truck at about 9 a.m. Near the intersection of Camp Creek and Old Farm roads, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.
    Old Farm Road runs between Shiloh Unity and Camp Creek roads.

  • City Council members take oath

    Jesef Williams
    Lancaster City Hall was so crowded Thursday night, Jan. 3, that more chairs had to be brought in to council chambers to accommodate the influx of guests.
    There, three council members took the oath of office as they begin their four-year terms following successful campaigns in November’s general election.
    The three are returning Councilwomen Sara Eddins and Tamara Green Garris, and newcomer Jackie Harris.
    Lancaster County Magistrate Fred Thomas administered the oath for each councilwoman.

  • Traffic deaths down in county

    Jesef Williams
    Lancaster County saw a significant drop in the number of highway fatalities in 2012 compared to the year before.
    Seven people died in vehicle accidents in Lancaster County from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, according to statistics recently released by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    In 2011, there were 24 deaths in the county. In 2010, there were 11 deaths. The year before that, there were 18.

  • ECU Pirates Hall of Famer Emory dies



    Lancaster native Ed Emory, who produced success as a high school and college football coach, died Thursday, Jan. 3 in Greenville, N.C.

  • Flanders posts rare golf feat



    A regular round of Sunday golf produced some extraordinary play by Lancaster senior golfer George Flanders.

  • Vols lasso Stallions twice



    BISHOPVILLE – The Andrew Jackson High School basketball teams opened the new year with a solid sweep of non-region foe Lee Central High of Bishopville on Friday, Jan. 4.