Today's News

  • Don’t forget to go vote in primary

    On Tuesday, June 12, registered voters across the state will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in their government.
    In Lancaster County, there are only two races on the ballot – Republicans vying for the Lancaster County Council District 3 seat and the newly created District 7 seat in Indian Land.

  • You learn something new every day

    I don’t have a clue as to who Ray LeBlond is (or was for that matter), but he said something I can identify with.
    LeBlond is credited with the quotation, “You learn something every day if you pay attention.”
    So true, so true.
    Take this little jewel of knowledge I stumbled across this past weekend. After buying a bag of ice, I read the label. At the bottom of the bag, it said, “made from filtered water.”

  • IL teen among best writers in nation

    Reece Murphy
    Leah Lierz of Indian Land had a great week recently.
    Not only did Lierz graduate May 25 from the state’s most prestigious arts high school, the Governor’s School in Greenville, the following Friday, June 1, she was recognized as one of the best young writers in the country during a ceremony at New York’s Carnegie Hall, no less – and two days before her 18th birthday.
    As a National Gold Medal winner of the Scholastic Art & Writing Award, Lierz received a $10,000 scholarship.

  • P-31 juniors jolt York, 7-2



    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, after a slow start, is starting to come on.

  • Tigers go to 2-0 with win over Makos




  • Banks' words worth heeding



    As bulldozers rumbled in the background at the Municipal Justice Center late Friday morning laying the needed groundwork for an expanded parking lot, Gene Banks was doing similar work with a group of Lancaster youth at nearby Municipal Park.

  • Polk paces CPTC in Battle of the Border track meet



    Rekia Polk paced the Columbus Parker Track Club in a ninth-place finish out of 27 teams at the Battle of the Border youth track meet in Spartanburg.

  • Smoking ban, budget top issues for council

    Christopher Sardelli
    The annual budget process and a proposed countywide smoking ban will keep Lancaster County Council busy at its meeting Monday night, June 11.
    Council will hold a public hearing, followed by a vote on second reading, of the county’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
    The fiscal year begins July 1 and ending June 30, 2013.
    Council is currently considering several additions to a budget which is at least $1.65 million out of kilter.

  • Primary Day information

    u Antioch – Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster (District 3)
    u Belair II – Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land (District 7)
    • Camp Creek – Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster (District 3)
    • Dwight – Buford High School, 4290 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster (District 3)
    • Hyde Park – Hyde Park Baptist Church Recreation Building, 1898 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster (District 3)

  • Contractor exposed to sodium hydroxide at Catawba plant

    Jesef Williams
    CATAWBA – A third-party contractor for Resolute Forest Products was exposed Thursday, June 7, to the same chemical that left four plant workers hospitalized last month.
    Debbie Johnston, a spokeswoman for Resolute Forest Products, said an outside contractor came in direct contact with sodium hydroxide as he was transferring the chemical from a tanker truck to a holding tank.