Today's News

  • Ann Taylor deserves recognition

    Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor recently received a nice surprise.
    Taylor, the Heath Springs mayor since 1990, received the Hettie Ricket Leadership Award last month in North Myrtle Beach.
    The award was presented by the S.C. Community Development Association which honors community development leaders. The group is affiliated with the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
    The Hettie Ricket Leadership Award is named after Hettie Ricket, a Cassatt native from neighboring Kershaw County who worked to get water service for her  community.

  • Cluster development – Not now, maybe never

    One of the major mistakes in development that has led to the difficult situation in Indian Land is the failure to anticipate and provide for the infrastructure required to support that development.
    Developers build houses and houses become homes because people come to live in them. Those people need roads, traffic control, schools, libraries, water and sewers, police and fire protection and EMS and 911 services.

  • Agritourism weekend a huge success

    Cherry Doster
    Special to The Lancaster News

    The reports coming in from the sites who participated in the Ag+ArtTour of Lancaster County show the event was a great success both for the participants and for visitors, many whom toured the sites for the first time.

  • Shining all-stars

    Staff Reports
    The 9-10-year-old Lancaster Dixie Youth American League all-stars won the District 2 AAA/Minors League Championship Wednesday, July 10, at Chester’s Rodman Park in a convincing fashion, downing the Union National League all-stars, 15-0.
    The Lancaster American League all-stars went 5-0 during the tournament. Blayne Small pitched all three innings of the championship game.

  • AA Machine Pitch team to play in regional

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Youth AA Machine Pitch team all-stars were eliminated from the state championship on Tuesday, July 9, in Georgetown after losing two games.
    Game 1
    Play opened in the championship on Saturday, July 6.
    Lancaster lost to Aynor 7-6. Aynor scored seven times in the bottom of the fifth inning to clutch the win.
    Leading hitters were Adam Wright, Carter Nunnery and Landon Peavy.
    Game 2 and 3
    The team won two games on Sunday, July 7, beating Hilton Head, 18-12, and Midland Valley, 16-3.

  • CPTC qualifies 21 for AAU Olympics

    Staff Reports
    The Columbus Parker Track Club qualified 21 athletes to compete at the AAU National Junior Olympics to be held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.
    The club received 55 awards at the qualifying meet in Columbia, with Tyrek Salley leading the way with 35 points and Makaiah Wallace of Indian Land adding 31 points.
    Salley, in the 13-14 boys, won the 3,000-meter race walk and 100 hurdles. He placed third in the discus and was a member of the second-place 4 x 100 relay.

  • Council approves L&C Railroad ordinances

    An ordinance providing tax relief to the Lancaster & Chester Railroad was unanimously approved by Lancaster County Council on Monday, July 8, months after a similar effort failed to gain traction with county officials.
    The agreement was one of two related pieces council considered Monday, though compared to previous meetings, neither item generated any conversation among council.
    First up, council unanimously approved final reading of an amendment to an ordinance that placed the company into a joint industrial and business park status last December.

  • Police Arrrest two at checkpoint

    A tense moment during a traffic checkpoint which included a passenger pulling a revolver from a glove box, ended with the arrest of two people July 3.
    Braydan Shyanne Holloway, 18, of Monroe, and Breante Deon Stevens, 24, 1570 Beacon Road were arrested on a host of drug and firearm charges, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Holloway was charged with possession of a controlled substance and no driver’s license.

  • Authorities investigating vandalism of mailboxes

    What began as one 911 call about a vandalized mailbox eventually involved a string of at least 30 damaged boxes throughout the county between June 25 and 26.
    Both the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department are investigating multiple reports of vandals knocking over or destroying mailboxes in the late night or early morning hours of both days.

  • ‘Food Court Wars’ features Van Wyck’s Jason Vaughan

    A Van Wyck native is making an appearance tonight, July 14, on the Food Network.
    Jason “JV” Vaughan is the owner of the Taco Spot, a Charleston based restaurant with two locations – downtown Charleston and West Ashley.
    Vaughn, a 1996 graduate of Johnson and Wales in Charleston, opened the West Ashley location in 2008.
    “Fresh and local, made to order,” said Vaughn’s cousin, Lori Williams, also a Lancaster native who lives in Pawleys Island.