Today's News

  • BHS duo sweeps honors



    The 2012 Lancaster County high school football season belonged to the Buford High School Yellow Jackets.

  • Reecie Pate was a top-notch man



  • Scripture reveals the first Christmas

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem – because he was of the house and lineage of David – to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.

  • House fire in Antioch claims one

    Reece Murphy
    Authorities are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an Antioch man Friday, Dec. 21.
    Meanwhile, family members are grieving a man they described as a kind, loving and giving person.
    Antioch Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Phillip Hall said his men and those from three other departments – Elgin, Camp Creek and city of Lancaster – were dispatched to 889 Potter Road at 12:08 p.m.

  • Judge sentences pharmacy robber

    Christopher Sardelli
    A York County man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison last week, a year after he was arrested for a series of armed robberies in pharmacies across several counties, including Lancaster.
    Ronald Carl Sims, 29, of Rock Hill, was sentenced to 11 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty Thursday, Dec. 20, to charges from a string of robberies in Lancaster and York counties in fall 2011, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Angels among us

    Gregory A. Summers
    It might be winter, but Seth’s Giving Tree continues to flourish.
    The foundation is nourished by Christmas love of an angel tree that unites young people and reaches out to needy families in the Buford community.
    Dubbed Seth’s Hope in honor of the late Seth Muennich, who was tragically killed in September 2011, the angel tree ministered to 53 families and 99 children this Christmas, up from 37 children the previous year.

  • Council approves Brooklyn demolitions

    The county took another step toward revitalizing Lancaster’s Brooklyn neighborhood during its last meeting of the year on Dec. 10.
    During the meeting, Council approved a demolition plan for several Brooklyn properties by a vote of 6-0. Councilman Larry Honeycutt was absent from the vote.
    County Administrator Steve Willis presented to council the original demolition plan for several buildings in the neighborhood, to be funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

  • Wanted man arrested after chase

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Kershaw man, who was wanted by police, remains jailed this week on a long list of charges after he ran from deputies and hid in a stranger’s home.
    Corey Demario Carruthers, 27, 486 Hill St., was arrested Dec. 14 after deputies saw him walking down a Kershaw street and chased after him, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    Carruthers was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

  • Fatality reported in Antioch house fire

    Firefighters and county investigators are on the scene of a house fire in the Antioch Community, near Antioch Volunteer Fire Department, where there is one reported fatality.

  • Roads, budget, security among legislative topics

    A so-so session of the General Assembly concluded in July. Our budget revenues continued to improve, but the Senate’s performance did not.
    Attempts at tax reform never got traction and opponents of government restructuring ran out the clock to spite the governor when the ball was on the one-yard line. Oftentimes in politics personalities trump policies. It was true in Caesar’s time and remains so today. Here’s what happened on some selected issues:
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