Today's News

  • Summers takes first Picks crown



    Earlier this week, Greg Summers handed me a photo and asked if I had seen his new mug shot.

    To my surprise it was a squirrel wearing sunglasses and holding a peanut.

  • Stability and motion equally important, Part 2 of 2

    ACL; do those three letters ring a bell?  

    If we look back at the historical and scientific study of the human body, it isn’t normal for 10- to 13-year-olds to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strain or tear.

    However, the reality is this type of injury is becoming more common for today’s young athletes.

    Research shows that a few possible causes could be compensation of over-tightened and imbalanced muscles and various other altered functional movement patterns.

  • Remembering Benjamin

    An unveiling ceremony for a historical maker designating the Old Clyburn Plantation was held Nov. 10 , just in time for Veteran’s Day.

    The site of the old plantation home, located at the corner of Gold Mine Highway (S.C. 601) and Tom Gregory Road in Kershaw, marks the legacy of a family whose history predates the Civil War. The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Melody Clyburn Craig, chair of the Lancaster County Historical Commission. Craig is also the great-granddaughter of Thomas Lorenzo Clyburn, who built the Clyburn Plantation.

  • Take the necessary steps to protect your identity

    Editor’s note: Mandy Powers Norrell, recently elected the S.C. House District 44 representative, has written a columm about the security breach with the S.C. Department of Revenue and how residents can take steps to protect their identity. Following is the first part of her column. The second part will be published in the Friday, Nov. 30, edition.

  • Butt out: County Council passes smoking ordinance by 4-2 margin

    Smokers beware – there’s a new ordinance in town. 

    Following months of heated debates, enforceability concerns and secondhand smoke statistics, Lancaster County Council approved final reading Monday night, Nov. 26, of a countywide smoking ordinance by a vote of 4-2. 

    Councilmen Jack Estridge and Cotton Cole opposed the ordinance, and Larry McCullough was absent from the meeting. 

  • Yow protests results in S.C. House 53 election

    Republican Richie Yow has filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the Nov. 6 election for the S.C. House District 53 seat. 

    Incumbent Democrat Ted Vick won re-election to the seat. Yow and Phil Powell, a petition candidate, ran against Vick.

    District 53 covers all of Chesterfield County and the Spring Hill precinct in eastern Lancaster County.

    Vick won the election by 723 votes, according to the S.C. Election Commission, but Yow claims more than 2,000 ballots were illegally or improperly cast.

  • A life of service

    Some people are remembered for a single accomplishment that defines their life, but Lancaster County educator Mary Best Mackey Robertson will be remembered for how she lived.

    Robertson will go down in Lancaster County memory as one of its most influential residents, a woman whose life and actions had such an impact on so many people, in so many different ways, it can only be summed up with the phrase: She lived to serve others.

    Robertson, 82, died Nov. 21, in Indianapolis after a long battle with cancer. Robertson had lived in Indiana since 2006.

  • Sleek Look – Deputies get a charge from chargers

    At first glance, it looks as if Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Caleb Graffam has borrowed the keys to one of James Bond’s high-tech speedsters.

    Sitting in the driver’s seat, Graffam is quick to point out the digital radar display on his car’s dashboard, the miniature camera system bolted to the inside headliner and the mobile data terminal anchored securely to his right. 

  • Jackie Craine’s mother gets custody of granddaughter


  • Man arrested for robbery

    A brawl that left a man bloodied and beaten ended with the arrest of a Lancaster man on several charges last week. 

    Dequincey Rashad Montgomery, 26, 502 Chesterfield Ave., was arrested Nov. 19, on charges of strong armed robbery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and entering premises after warning, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Officers discovered the assault just after 10 p.m. after responding to a fight in progress at a home in the 1800 block of Pardue Street, at Palmetto Place Apartments.