Today's News

  • Deadline for prioritized funding set

    The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for S.C., Ann English, announced the first sign up deadline for priority assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Oct. 19.

    There will be a second deadline of Feb. 15.

    Lancaster District Conservationist Ann Christie says, “Landowners and farmers interested in the program should contact me immediately.

  • Look Who's Cooking 2012; Autism Speaks

    Laura Caskey

    Low country boil, macaroni and cheese and cold peach soup.

    Tuesday, Sept. 25, The Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Course played host to chefs and attendees joined for the sole purpose of finding a cure for autism.

    Held annually since 2006 on the last Tuesday of September, the Look Who’s Cooking benefit unites the community to fund more research for a disorder that affects one in every 88 children.

  • Preserving Catawba Indian history

    Jesef Williams
    Dr. Stephen Criswell glanced over a desk, quickly stepped into an adjoining room and came back with two coveted audio tapes.

    The cassettes contained oral histories in the form of interviews with Native American tribes in the Carolinas. Hours of conversations have been recorded over the years.
    Most of the interviews have since been taken from cassette and digitized for better preservation.

  • Economic development tops council meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    A new funding formula and personnel questions were the chief topics as Lancaster County Council discussed economic development at its Sept. 24 meeting.
    The discussion began with a proposal from the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. designed to generate funds for a variety of economic development activities.

  • Brook Drive road project to cost more

    Jesef Williams
    More money is needed to continue work on the Brook Drive improvement project near the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Sept. 25, meeting to approve two change orders, which add a combined $49,793 to the project cost. Crews are performing road and sewer work to make the area more accommodating for planned college student housing in coming years.

  • Churches join hands for Missions Day on Oct. 6

    Jesef Williams
    Faith-based groups and others in the community are being called to roll up their sleeves on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the betterment of the community.
    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, droves of local residents are expected to take part in what’s been labeled as National Missions Day – a time to give energy, time and resources to help those in need.
    The function, which is in its inaugural year, will be held at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 821 Kershaw Camden Highway in Lancaster.

  • Man in fair condition following accident on Pageland Highway

    Reece Murphy
    A Lancaster man is in fair condition following a dramatic automobile accident Friday that left his car overturned in the middle of Pageland Highway.
    The accident happened about 12:10 p.m. on the east side of the S.C. 9 bypass just outside the Lancaster city limits, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said

  • Handcuffed man breaks window, jumps from moving patrol car

    Christopher Sardelli
    Deputies chased and rearrested a Lancaster man after he kicked out a passenger window and escaped from a moving patrol car Sunday, Sept. 23.
    After a short foot chase, Michael Lloyd Knight, 34, 3461 Fair Meadow Drive, was arrested and charged with unlawful escape, malicious injury to property over $2,000, resisting arrest and simple possession of marijuana, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • A.R. Rucker unveils new credit union/store

    Reece Murphy
    It’s a fairly-well accepted fact that some lessons are learned best through experience.
    Take working for a living, for example. Nothing beats on-the-job training.
    Saving money is something you learn through doing or not at all.
    At A.R. Rucker Middle School, educators are helping student learn both lessons first hand with the help of Founders Federal Credit Union and its No Small Change program.

  • Jackets hold off Vols, 34-27

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – Buford held on for a happy homecoming Friday night at Jackets Stadium.
    The Jackets built an early lead and stayed on top for a 34-27 win over county rival Andrew Jackson in the Region IV-AA football opener for both clubs.
    Buford, up 17-0 at the half, saw AJ rally late, but a clutch Autry Blackmon fumble recovery foiled a last-ditch AJ threat to seal the Jackets’ exciting homecoming victory.