Today's News

  • City, county to study joint trash disposal

    Lancaster City Council will study whether transferring garbage to a landfill for Lancaster County will be beneficial to both the city and county.

    City Council unanimously voted Dec. 11 to pay half the cost of an engineering study to see if it's workable for the city to collect county trash at its Lynwood Drive transfer station and then haul to a Lee County landfill. The county will pay half of the cost of the $15,000 study.

  • McCarter guns Lady Jackets to first win

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets gave BHS coach Michelle Vestal a reason to smile after the BHS girls notched their first win Thursday in the Sonic Classic at Cheraw High School.

    The Lady Jackets ignited in the final period behind Buford High ace Brittany McCarter, who tallied 29 points.

    McCarter netted 21 second-half points to power the Lady Jackets to a 35-26 win over Lamar in the opening day of the holiday tournament.

    McCarter hit 16 of her 21 points in the final eight minutes, with six coming at the foul line.

  • Officers on look out for drunk drivers

    Local law enforcement agencies will be on the hunt for drunk drivers through the New Year's holiday.

    The S.C. Highway Patrol kicked off its Sober or Slammer campaign last weekend, said Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson. The goal of the campaign is to get drunk drivers off the roads.

    Johnson said more than 50 percent of traffic deaths on South Carolina highways are alcohol-related. The state has one of the top rates for alcohol-related traffic deaths in the nation.

  • Last of Springs manufacturing workers seek benefits

    It was the Wednesday before Christmas and the last of Springs Global manufacturing workers in South Carolina were signing up for unemployment benefits.

    The 11 employees seemed upbeat and ready to start a new chapter in their lives at the S.C. Employment Commission transition center, located at the nearly vacated Springs Grace Complex, which once employed 2,500.

  • Firemen hope holiday fireworks won't fuel brush fires

    For some, festive holidays and family fun go hand in hand with fireworks. But when the 2007 drought is figured in, local firefighters hope that enjoying fireworks this year won't have brush fires burning out of hand.

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, many reporting stations in the parched Carolinas are experiencing their driest year on record, which dates back to the 1880s. Right now, the Piedmont has experienced an almost 17-inch precipitation deficit for the year.

  • Christmas Basket tally tops $7,000

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund has raised more than $7,000 since the campaign began Nov. 19.

    The drive, sponsored by the local American Red Cross, provides $25 food vouchers to families in need of support. Recipients can use the vouchers at local grocery stores.

    Christian Services, the Lancaster County Department of Social Services and the Lancaster County Council on Aging identify the families in need.

  • Warriors honor fall stars

    INDIAN LAND- Indian Land High fall sports stars were honored for their season of brilliant play Wednesday night.

    The Warriors' fall sports stars took center stage at the annual awards night.

    IL athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and girls' tennis were honored in the Warriors' gym.

    Football standouts Chad Carlton and Keyadd Miller reaped top honors for the 1-9 team.

    Carlton, a versatile performer, was named the Offensive MVP, while Miller earned the Defensive MVP.

    Carlton, a sophomore, garnered All-Conference III-A honors.

  • Woman, 87, in serious condition after running car into house

    An 87-year-old Lancaster woman was involved in an unusual one-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning after she placed mail in the outside post office drop box.

    Virginia Flowers was leaving the Lancaster Post Office about 9:30 a.m. in her 1991 Chevrolet Corsica. She crossed Leroy Street to First Palmetto Savings Bank.

    She drove through the bank's parking lot, over the wall separating the sidewalk and landed in the middle of Main Street. She then drove into a house across the street, according to Anthony James, who witnessed the accident.

  • Heath Springs counil acted on bad info?

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man appealed to Town Council on Tuesday night to cast another vote for his rezoning request.

    Last month, the Heath Springs council denied Howard Martin Jr.'s request for a zoning change from R-15 classification to R-30. The zoning change would allow him to place a mobile home on the part of his property that lies within the town. Part of his property is outside the town.

  • LHS girls win to gain region split

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a pivotal fourth-period run to down York 50-43 in Region III-AAAA play.

    The LHS girls' win gave the Bruins a split of the league twin bill.

    York rallied in the second half for the 53-51 win in the boys' game.

    In the opener, Lancaster, which held the lead for the bulk of the first half, saw York charge to forge a 32-30 advantage in the third period.

    The Lady Cougars were down 25-20 at the break before the Lady Bruins got rolling.

    A 12-5 York run to open the third quarter gave the Lady Cougars a 32-30 edge.