Today's News

  • Time to find alternatives for courthouse

    The Russians didn’t just invade Georgia – they cruised on up the interstate and seemed to have settled in Lancaster.

    After the terrible courthouse fire and troubling solicitor’s office blaze we read in The Lancaster News about SLED agents sniffing around trying to get people to inform on their neighbors and Steve Willis trying to get $12,000 so his mother might think about turning him in for the crime.

    But the important question that seems to have been brush-broomed away is the original issue of a new courthouse.

  • Pelham makes second bid for school board seat

    The race is on for the Lancaster County school board District 4 seat, as the Rev. AnThony Pelham places a second bid on the spot held for two terms by University of South Carolina at Lancaster professor Peter Barry.

    Pelham, 39, has been pastoring at Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church for nine years. He said a desire to see the school system improve is what has motivated him to run for the seat a second time.

  • Breaking News Friday sports events rescheduled

    All Lancaster County high school football games scheduled for Friday have been rescheduled for Thursday with the expected impact of severe weather with the passing of Hurricane Hanna.

    The Thursday schedule:

    Buford at Andrew Jackson, 7 p.m.

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  • Barry faces opposition as he seeks third school board term

    District 4 incumbent Peter Barry is facing some opposition in this year's election for his seat on the Lancaster County school board.

    Barry, 67, who has served two terms on the board, is being challenged by AnThony Pelham. Barry's focus, though, is on what he hopes to help the school board accomplish during the next term if re-elected.

  • Breaking News Local teen dies in I-77 pileup

    Details are limited regarding an accident on Interstate 77 that claimed the life of a Lancaster County teen Monday.

    Jorge Lopez, 17, died on the scene following a five-vehicle wreck about 9:30 p.m. in Rock Hill, said York County interim Coroner Sabrina Gast.

    The accident happened at the 82.5-mile marker on the northbound side of I-77, according to Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He didn't say what vehicles were involved or what caused the wreck.

  • Garris Jewelers relocates store

    Garris Jewelers, a true example of a hometown business, has moved to a new location in Lancaster Square.

    Now at 965 N. Main St., Garris Jewelers occupies the space that formerly housed Friedman's Jewelers.

    Jerry Garris, former owner of the business and now a consultant since retiring in 2005, said the decision to move was based on location, traffic and the way public trends have changed.

    "We want to be as convenient and accessible as possible to our customers," he said. "This location in Lancaster Square is a more-trafficked area now than where we were before."

  • Options for building courthouse more like blackmail

    I agree with Dave Zolgman’s column “New courthouse doesn’t need to be $33M palace.” Why not renovate the old Winn Dixie? Is the old Badcock Furniture Store vacant? These are two possibilities. We don’t need a pretty building for our court system to function. How many rooms and what sizes do they need to be? Considering the high cost of gas, the increased cost of food/goods as a result of the high gas prices, the loss of jobs, and those living on a fixed income, we don’t need to spend a penny more than is necessary to run the court system.

  • Vols, Jackets play Thursday

    County pride will again be the stakes as week two in the 2008 high school football season unfolds.Host Andrew Jackson and Buford will be battling for county bragging rights in a clash which will be played a day earlier due to the forecast of severe weather with the arrival of Hurricane Hanna in the Piedmont.Andrew Jackson High School athletic director Dale Reeves made the announcement early Tuesday afternoon when the game was reset for Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Hanna not expected to bring much rain to Lancaster County

    The track for Tropical Storm Hanna has moved east, and Lancaster County should see little rain or wind from the storm.

    An earlier track showed the storm moving right over Lancaster County about 2 a.m. Saturday.

    The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch at 5 a.m. Thursday for areas just north of Edisto Beach, stretching 250 miles northeast to Surf City, N.C.

    A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours.