Today's News

  • Proposal a win-win situation for county

    Local governments are considering an option to contract with Tax Management Associates to recoup tax dollars owed by residents who are improperly claiming tax credits and exemptions on property taxes.
    The city of Lancaster, town of Kershaw and Lancaster County Council recently heard a presentation about the program.
    Tax Management Associates conducts tax audits to catch residents improperly paying 4 percent taxes on homes listed as a primary residence; residents improperly claiming a homestead exemption; and businesses not paying their taxes properly.

  • America is a better place because of men like Murray

    As Americans, we’re blessed to live in the greatest nation in the world. But all too often we tend to take for granted the heroes among us who fought and sacrificed to protect us, our ideals, and our freedom.
    Col. Charles P. Murray Jr. was one such hero. In fact, he showed us the true meaning of the word “hero.”
    We lost a great South Carolinian on Aug. 12, when Col. Murray passed away. I was fortunate to have known Chuck as a friend for many years.

  • Define hawkers, peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli
    Who exactly are peddlers and hawkers?
    That was one of many questions spawned last week as Lancaster County Council discussed a change to a county code involving transient merchants.
    With an uptick in the number of roadside vendors selling wares throughout the county, particularly in the Panhandle area, council has taken an interest in revising an old and unused code governing peddlers and hawkers.  

  • Spreading the love of disc golf

    Jesef Williams
    Steve Lambert believes disc golf can become the next “big thing” in Lancaster County.
    Lambert has been playing the sport since the 1970s. He’s competed in 26 states and has even been to Europe twice to play in tournaments. However, his focus these days is exposing locals to the sport.

  • County-owned properties on agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    A stretch of land near the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. A building formerly used by Founders Federal Credit Union. Several acres sitting in a flood plain.
    These pieces of property, as well as several others, were the topic of conversation last week as Lancaster County Council debated what to do with several vacant and unused county-owned parcels of land.

  • ‘We’re here to help Lancaster’

    Jesef Williams
    A series of attractive white gowns hang from a rack against the wall inside a building on Main Street in Lancaster.
    Not far from those dresses are more clothes, a number of games, home accessories and several other items you might pay a pretty price for in a department store. But here, you could walk out with a bag full of items for $5 or less.

  • Last hurrah of summer

    For many, Labor Day signals the last great grilling get-together of the summer months.

    According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, almost 44 percent of Americans shut down their grills after Labor Day and all but quit cooking outdoors during the fall and winter months.

    The last grilling hurrah can also be used as a learning experience when it comes to cooking in the great outdoors.

  • Baker returns to victory lane in Super Street race

    Brandy Baker won the Super Street main in racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  • AJ repeats as preseason volleyball tourney champs



    Andrew Jackson swept to top showings in the Lancaster County volleyball jamboree tournament on Saturday in the Lancaster High gym.

  • Lancers open with OT win

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lady Lancers captured their first Region X win Sunday, downing Wake Technical Community College 3-2 in overtime in Cary, N.C.