Today's News

  • Lady Warriors playing tougher schedule to boost soccer hopes

    Indian Land High School girls soccer  coach Mark Bonda’s move to play a “beefed up” schedule has been a boost for the IL booters this season.

    Bonda, who has guided the Lady Warriors to a 7-3 record in his sixth season at Indian Land High School, said his move for a tougher schedule was twofold.

  • Neal hurls Vols to 5-0 win over Jackets



     Andrew Jackson rebounded in Region IV-AA play, blanking county and region baseball foe Buford, 5-0 on Friday, March 29 at the Vols field.

  • Unbeaten Jackets prevail

    Buford High pushed its soccer mark to 8-0 on the season, topping Region IV-AA and county rival Andrew Jackson, 2-1 on Thursday, March 28 at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

  • Valid reasons law-abiding citizens should own guns

    Like most of America, I am saddened with the recent school shootings across America. Loss of life is never good, and we can only wonder how those who commit such atrocities can do so.

  • Military News

    Coleman finishes basic training

  • From thorns to flowers: March Yard of the Month

    Back in April 2007 when Mike and Mashalle Bailesfirst purchased their home at 930 Sherwood Circle, they realized the house and yard needed a little attention. With the windows of the house almost covered in overgrown hollies, English ivy and the thorny spikes of ileagnes throughout the yard, the Bailes had to make a few choices.

    Many of the shrubs were removed and replaced with slower growing lower maintenance varieties such as nandina.

  • Alcohol to be sold at Red Rose Festival

    Alcohol options will be expanded for adult patrons of this year’s Red Rose Festival.

    On Tuesday, March 26, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a request from Support Services Director Teresa Meeks to allow beer and wine sales at the two-day festival May 17 and 18 in downtown Lancaster.

    2012 was the first year the Red Rose Festival featured alcohol. Just beer was available, though.

    In late 2011, council revised an existing city ordinance to allow beer and wine to be sold at city-sponsored functions.

  • Gleason still in jail

    The man accused of killing his girlfriend’s daughter remains behind bars.

    Last week, Phillip Bryan Gleason was given a $150,000 surety bond during a hearing at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Gleason is charged with homicide by child abuse in the March 5 death of 5-year-old Soren Victoria Chilson.

    According to reports, he was home alone with the girl, who was later unresponsive and died shortly afterward from head injuries. She suffered several body bruises, as well.

  • Eleven Lancaster County schools earn Palmetto Awards

    Eleven Lancaster County schools earned prestigious Palmetto Awards from the S.C. Department of Education this week for their outstanding performance.

    Now in its 12th year, the annual Palmetto Gold and Silver awards recognize schools for academic achievement and high rates of improvement.

    The awards are granted in two categories, general performance and closing the achievement gap, both based on data from the S.C. Department of Education's annual school report cards.

  • Council considers farmers market change

    Lancaster County officials are hoping a new crop of people can help grow the county’s farmers market. 

    With a drop in volunteers willing to serve on the county’s Farmers Market Commission, coupled with the need for someone to manage day-to-day activities at the Pageland Highway market, Lancaster County Council discussed a proposal to shift responsibility for the market during its March 25 meeting.