Today's News

  • Don

    I find it interesting that in the Dec. 30 edition of The Lancaster News is an article that informs the public about the taping of a show on Congress' accomplishments in 2007 by U.S. Rep. David Price of North Carolina and U.S. Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina and then another article by Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson telling the reader not to trust Congress on solving the nation's energy woes.

  • Truesdale, Harris place in Bearcat tournament

    Lancaster High School wrestler Casey Truesdale and Indian Land High wrestler Thomas Harris each placed in the 26th annual Bearcat Classic at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.

    Truesdale, the LHS heavyweight, was the runner-up in his weight class, while Harris finished third in his weight class.

    "Casey has shown a lot of progress and this tournament reflects that," Lancaster High School coach Sam Robinson said. "He did well in the tournament. You can count on Casey and he responded with a big day.

    "I'm proud of him," Robinson said.

  • Kanawha CEO retires

    Stan Johnson has bid farewell to the company where he spent half of his career in the insurance industry.

    Johnson, 64, stepped down at the end of 2007 as chief executive officer and president of Kanawha Insurance after 22 years.

    "It has been an interesting career," he said from his nearly empty office in downtown Lancaster, where Kanawha has been headquartered since 1958.

    "My significant accomplishment is that the company continues, has grown and is still in downtown Lancaster," Johnson said. "We also have a good future with Humana."

  • Readers can access Gateway online

    The Carolina Gateway is online at www.thelancasternews.com in a temporary form until the Gateway's new Web site is completed this year.

    Carolina Gateway readers will be able to download an Adobe PDF file or view the site in Acrobat Reader.

    Users of The Lancaster News' Web site may now use an archive search on the site. An application is on the site as a beta test.

    Readers will be able to search the archives for any story published after Oct 17, 2007. A more extensive archive of stories and obituaries from The Lancaster News is planned for later.

  • Eagles soar by Vols in sweep

    KERSHAW - Central of Pageland used fourth-period charges to notch a sweep of Andrew Jackson in the Volunteers' Conference VIII-AA basketball opener on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Eagles scored the game's final five points to notch a 51-48 win. In the boys' game, Central finished strong to take a 56-42 victory over the Vols.

    CHS took a 38-28 lead into the final period and outscored the Vols 18-14 for the 56-42 win.

    "We didn't play well on offense and missed a lot of easy shots," AJ coach Dale Reeves said. "Central's defense had something to do with that.

  • Healthy Woman marks first anniversary

    Healthy women all over Lancaster will be celebrating a milestone Thursday.

    Healthy Woman, Springs Memorial Hospital's resource program targeted for women, by women, is celebrating its one year anniversary this week. The celebration will be held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    "This inaugural year has been unbelievable," said Ashley Shannon, director of marketing and community relations at Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Mussel still a cramp to development

    County Council will take a vote Monday night on a new zoning district designed to protect an endangered mussel.

    County officials have been meeting with developers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work on an overlay zoning district to protect the Carolina heelsplitter. The proposed overlay district would only affect property in the Six Mile Creek basin in Indian Land.

    A small number of heelsplitters were found in the creek in early 2006. Since then, officials have been grappling with how to deal with the federally protected species in a high-growth area.

  • Mulvaney to serve on Judiciary Committee

    The 2008 Legislative Session begins this week, and it is shaping up to be a busy year for District 45 Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

    "Last year, I asked our leadership to give me as much as they thought I could handle, and evidently they took me seriously," Mulvaney said.

    Last month, House Speaker Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston and Dorchester counties) placed Mulvaney on the Judiciary Committee.

    Mulvaney sees it as an opportunity, and one that has strong ties to the past in his district.

  • Lions roar in wins over Buford

    Buford sputtered in its final tune-up for the Conference VIII-AA basketball schedule.

    The host Jackets dropped a pair of home games to Class A foe Lewisville High School on Thursday night.

    The Lady Jackets, plagued by second-period lapse, fell to the Lady Lions 51-43.

    The nightcap was a nightmare for the BHS boys, who dropped a 63-31 loss to the Lions.

    Lewisville opened a 30-12 lead at the half and cruised to the win in the boys' contest.

    The Lions held a 51-19 spread at the end of three periods.

  • Solid finish nets LHS sweep

    This time instead of being close, the Lancaster Bruins closed out the win.

    The LHS boys, who had been close in a couple of recent Region III-AAAA basketball games only to fall short, rose to the occasion Friday night at home.

    The Bruins capped a sweet league sweep with a 59-48 win over Rock Hill.

    The LHS boys' 11-point win coupled with the Lady Bruins' 67-50 victory gave host Lancaster the region sweep.