Today's News

  • Gregory co-sponsors school bill

    State Sen. Greg Gregory of Lancaster County is a co-sponsor of a new school choice bill that mirrors a similar bill approved by House Republicans last year, that later died in the Senate.

    S.279 is the latest in a series of such bills over the past decade. Supporters say such bills would offer parents more say in their children’s educations, though critics maintain the bills would take money away from public education.

    “It’s a bill that’s been around for a number of sessions, but we’ve never had much success in advancing it,”

  • Kershaw election set for Tuesday

    KERSHAW – Kershaw residents will head to the polls Tuesday, March 12, to decide the look of Town Council for the next few years.

    Three seats are up for election this year – District 3, District 4 and an At-Large seat.

    Jody Connell, Charles Stroud and William “Bill” Walters II are vying for District 3. Harvey Truesdale is running unopposed in District 4 while Eddie Coates faces no opposition as he seeks a second term for his At-Large seat.

  • Lancaster County man in critical condition

    A Lancaster man was seriously injured and charged with DUI in a single car accident Friday afternoon.

    The accident occurred around 4:17 p.m. when Kevin H. Cole, 39, ran off the road on a long curve near the Kershaw County line about 5.2 miles south of Cedar Creek Crossroads.  

    Cole’s 1986 cream-colored Cadillac DeVille traveled over the edge of five-foot embankment, plowed through approximately 150 feet of muddy ground, before coming to a rest on its passenger side when it struck and knocked over a tree.

  • Fewer youth behind bars

    There’s apparently been a major decline in the number of young people behind bars.

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a nationwide children’s advocacy group, released data late last month that highlights incarceration rates among people younger than 21. The study took the numbers from a single day in 1997 for the nation and compared those to a single day in 2010.

    The same was done for each state and the District of Columbia. The rate per 100,000 youth was used to compute the figures.

  • A good stretch of the legs

    When thoughts drift to the rolling hills of Ireland, most people conjure up images of fields of four-leaf clovers, magical leprechauns and dazzling rainbows.

    For newlyweds Doug and Christy Barnes, who celebrated New Year’s Day in the region of Moyard on the western coast of Ireland, one out of three isn’t bad.

  • Blackmon-Baus Wedding

    Brandy Lataine Blackmon and Michael Robert Baus were married May 12, 2012 at Sonlight Church of the Nazerene in Lancaster.
    The bride is the daughter of Foster and Mary Blackmon Jr. of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of the late Wallace and Louise Barber and of the late Foster and Lessie Blackmon. She is a 1999 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and is a shift supervisor at Rite Aid in Kershaw.

  • USCL posts sweep of Columbia College jayvee team



    The University of South Carolina Lady Lancers softball team swept a non-region twin bill from the Columbia College junior varsity, winning 7-4 and 12-4.

  • Flying Fleet signs AJ's Kennington


    KERSHAW – Like sister, like brother.

    Add another Kennington to the Conference Carolinas soccer landscape.

  • Bruins claw FM Jackets

    Lancaster High senior pitcher Jordan Brock hurled a no-hitter to spark the host Bruins to a 6-0 Region III-AAAA win over Fort Mill at Doomsday Corner on Friday, March 15.

    Brock, who was mobbed by his LHS teammates after posting the gem, notched 11 strikeouts and no walks. He did hit two batters.

  • Chappell-Moseley Wedding

    Christan Leigh Chappell and James Darrelle Moseley II were married Nov. 17, 2012, at Andrew Jackson State Park by Cathy Balcome.
    The bride is the daughter of Leigh and Rayford Chappell, both of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School and is a licensed cosmetologist at The Hairport Salon in Lancaster.
    The groom is the son of Cathy Tarlton and James Moseley, both of Lancaster. He attended Lancaster High School and works for Asplund Tree Company.
    Maid of honor was Stephanie Dixon of Lancaster.