Today's News

  • A modern medical marvel

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – It has been six months since Ashley Whittle was seriously injured in an industrial accident, and for 24-year-old Whittle, it’s a day she’ll never forget.

    Whittle had worked at Morcon, a manufacturer of paper products, for almost four months when the unexpected happened. She was still in training and her job was to pack and box products made at the facility.

    Whittle’s long, dark hair fell to the middle of her back so she kept it pulled up in a ponytail at work.

  • Music and Performance

    It is a proven fact that children who are exposed to the arts perform at a higher level on standardized academic tests. Further, children and adults who have participated in, studied and/or enjoyed the arts in their lives become more creative thinkers and problemsolvers.

    Music, in particular, affects performance. There are teachers who report that the responsiveness of their classes is greater when (intentionally selected) music is included in their learning

  • LMS hosting Extreme 4 Fest

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the M&M Muffler & Tire Stock 4/Extreme 4 Fest with $500 to win in both the Stock 4 Division and FWD/UCAR Division.

    M&M Muffler & Tire Stock 4/Extreme 4 Fest details:

    Stock 4 is 10 laps with four heat laps.

  • LHS volleyball scrimmage Saturday

    The annual Lancaster High School volleyball scrimmage is Saturday, Aug. 25 in the LHS gym.

    The varsity field includes Andrew Jackson, Buford, Central of Pageland and host Lancaster on court one.

  • Dirt Diamonds shine in play

    The Dirt Diamonds travel softball team went 5-0 and captured the CSA 14U national championship Aug. 11-12 in Florence.

    The Diamonds, in pool play, defeated the Sumter Shockers 5-4 (win Haley Vincent) and Carolina Reign 8-0 (win Haley Vincent).

  • Experience key for Plyler



    BUFORD – Buford High School star defensive player Marcus Brown is no longer part of the Jackets’ football program, but BHS senior offensive right tackle Andrew Plyler still appreciates Brown’s play.

  • 10th Diabetes Educaton Clinic tourney set

    Anniversaries are always important, but achieving the 10th anniversary of a fund-raiser is a record-setting event.

    On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Diabetes Education Clinic will set a new record in Lancaster with its 10th annual captain’s choice golf tournament.

  • One arrested after marijuana grow house bust

    INDIAN LAND – A lengthy investigation led to the bust of a indoor marijuana grow house on Possum Hollow Road Road early Thursday. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies have seized several guns, along with hashish and marijuana with an estimated street value of $100,000.

    So far, one man has been arrested. Check back later for details.


    Contact Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416



  • It’s time to buckle down to school

    The last few weeks have been busy for teachers, students and their families as they scrambled to prepare for the school bells that rang Monday morning.
    Many students and their parents took advantage of the recent sales-tax-free weekend to buy school supplies and clothes. And teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms for the return of students.

  • Kershaw man dies after falling from tree

    A Kershaw man died Saturday evening, Aug. 18, after falling from a tree onto rocks along the Catawba River in the Bell Town community. 

    Robert Nichols, 43, was at Cedar Creek Reservoir’s Stumpy Pond boat landing, with several family members when the accident happened about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

    Nichols was diving about 40 to 50 feet from a tree into the water, Broome said. “As he was climbing the tree, he fell down against some very sharp, jagged rocks,” Broome said.