Today's News

  • Council members, Tunnell debate construction of LCEDC building

    A tense mood and concerns about negativity weighed heavily on a debate earlier this month between county officials about plans for a new economic development building. 

    Words such as “misunderstanding” and “negative tone” were brought up at Lancaster County Council’s meeting  June 10 during a discussion about the next step for constructing a new home for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Local student accepted at Governor’s School

    A former Lancaster High School student has been accepted as a student at the prestigious S.C. Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics in Hartsville.

    Brooke Christensen, 16, is one of only 122 rising juniors in the state accepted at the residential academy for academically gifted students.

    Brooke, the daughter of Hallie and Lon Christensen of Lancaster, said she decided to apply for the school almost on a lark after years of hearing both her parents and teachers suggest she apply.

  • Employee raises in 2013-14 Kershaw budget

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw employees will see more money in their paychecks.

    On Monday, June 17, Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed final reading of the town’s $3.5 million budget for 2013-14, which includes a 3 percent across-the-board raise for town employees. Town Administrator Bryan Pettit said those salary hikes cost about $25,000 – increasing the budget by about 5.7 percent from 2012-13.

    While the town’s 17 employees will get paid more, town residents will pay more in property taxes.

  • Daddy came to my rescue that memorable day

    As  hard as I tried, I couldn’t free myself from the vines and honeysuckle along the barbed wire fence bordering Westside Cemetery.

  • Mangum seeks 6th straight street win



    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to action Saturday, June 22 with a couple of notable streaks.

  • Makos top Kershaw to even record

    The Lancaster Makos evened their summer swim season record at 2-2 after an incomplete meet against Kershaw’s Stingrays on Thursday.

    The two teams were unable to complete the meet due to the weather, but both teams decided to call the meet and keep the score of 113-89.

  • Tigers take win over Camden

    The Lancaster Tigers topped Camden, 334-240 in a recreation swim meet at Camden on Saturday, June 15.

    The Tigers were led by Simon Wright, Charlee Brooke Henry, Samuel Page and Lauren Spencer who had four firsts apiece in the team’s 94-point victory.

  • Juniors rebound, sweep



    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 juniors baseball team rebounded on the road Wednesday, June 19 when they posted a doubleheader sweep of Clover Blue Post 38.

  • League champions saluted

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission recently saluted its 2013 champions for Little League Baseball.

  • Howey column: The impact of a teenage pregnancy can last lifetime

    Those of us who have seen the movie “Riding in Cars with Boys” are aware of the hardships teenager mothers face.
    In the movie, Drew Barrymore’s character, Beverly D’Onofrio, was forced to put her aspirations of attending New York University and becoming a writer on hold after getting pregnant in high school.