Today's News

  • Better late than never for these notable signees

    National Signing Day, the day when high school football players can sign with the school of their choice, was over two months ago – Feb. 1.
    I know it’s been some time since those ace recruits inked, but as they say, there’s football season, football recruiting and then spring football.
    Well, we’re in spring football, so here’s a little football recruiting news. This might be a tad old, but then you might have missed it, too.

  • Lady Jackets’ ace Knight signs with SMC

    Robert Howey
    BUFORD – Friday, April 13th was Hannah Knight’s lucky day.
    Knight, a two-sport standout at Buford High School, solidified her future, signing a scholarship to play softball at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg.
    Knight, on St. Patrick’s Day, visited SMC and the trip to the Upstate campus made it easy to decide where she wanted to attend college and play.
    During her visit, Knight worked out with the Lady Pioneers’ team.

  • The unseen calling

    Gregory A. Summers
    The heart of the Lancaster County Law Enforcement Center on Pageland Highway isn’t behind the desk in Sheriff Barry Faile’s office.
    In county law enforcement, Faile’s desk is where the buck stops.
    Its heart and compassion is found in a room with four work stations, 20 computer displays and multiple telephone lines.

  • Search for new Kershaw administrator continues

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw’s soon-to-be open administrator’s position has drawn interest from all parts of the country.
    Tony Starnes, whose last day as administrator is April 30, said Friday morning that the town has received “15 or so” resumes from people looking to succeed him.
    About three or four of those people are in-county, while others are from states including Virginia, Mississippi, Ohio and Wyoming.

  • Bystanders pull attacker from car

    Christopher Sardelli
    A woman was visibly distraught as she spoke to police about an attack that happened inside her car near an apartment complex last weekend.
    Lancaster police officers learned of the attack after being called to the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital just after 1 a.m. April 8, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Just how big is Florida’s python problem?

    Gregory A. Summers
    Ninety percent of the raccoons, rabbits, opossums and bobcats that once freely roamed the Florida Everglades are gone.
    No, they haven’t fallen prey to housing developments, a loss of habitat and the overpopulation of human beings. The Everglades are still there and are still the largest tract of wilderness (1.5 million acres) east of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Passersby stop to help Indian Land woman

    Reece Murphy
    We all depend upon the kindness of strangers from time to time – small acts in a time of need that often go unrecognized for just how important they really are.
    Beula Powell of Indian Land wants to make sure that doesn’t happen in her and her sister’s case, though.
    On Friday, April 6, Powell, 88, called the newspaper to say she wanted to make sure a couple of passersby who helped her 90-year-old sister, Bertha Clark, get the recognition they deserve.

  • Chinese auction fundraiser set for Camp Joy is May 4

    Jesef Williams
    The word is getting out regarding an event that will raise money for a popular and worthwhile camp in the Carolinas.
    A Chinese auction is scheduled for May 4 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road. Proceeds benefit Camp Joy at Bonclarken, a ministry in Flat Rock, N.C., that reaches out to teens and adults with mental disabilities.

  • Man reports assault by group

    Christopher Sardelli
    An argument about a dog resulted in several injuries to a man’s face after a possible group attack earlier this week.
    Lancaster police officers met with a 19-year-old man at about 2 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, as he was being treated for his injuries in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man attempts armed robbery at Palmetto Place apartments

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man reported he was robbed at gunpoint inside a friend’s apartment this week.
    The 28-year-old victim showed up at the Municipal Justice Center on Tuesday, April 10 to report the armed robbery, which happened at the Palmetto Place Apartments, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.