Today's News

  • Heath Springs considers curfew

    HEATH SPRINGS - Heath Springs Town Council is considering a curfew for anyone 16 and under.

    Vincent Webb, a Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy whose duties are to police the town, spoke to Town Council on Tuesday about recent incidents where youngsters were spotted in town in the early morning hours without adult supervision.

    Webb mentioned an incident where three males, all 17 and 18, and five girls, some of whom were just 13, were spotted on Clyde Street at 3 a.m. in early November.

    "I would like to see a curfew in place where I can do a little bit more," Webb said.

  • Where Lancaster County residents vote in the presidential primaries

    Some polling places consolidated

    You may be one of the Lancaster County residents who won't vote in your usual polling place for the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries. The county combined several precincts because it did not get enough money from the state to open all precincts.

    The polling places that have been combined and where you'll vote are:

    - Antioch and Hyde Park - Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1898 Flat Creek Road

    - Belair and Belair II - Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land

  • Snow storm causes few problems, except school delays - Photo gallery included!

    If they were up late enough, school children probably rejoiced Wednesday night as sparkling snowflakes fell outside their windows, most certainly meaning a snow day off at home for Thursday.

    But alas, they only got a two-hour delay Thursday.

    It also resulted in a two-hour delay for school on Friday.

    The district announced Friday's two-hour delay late Thursday.

    But schools, government and businesses hardly missed a beat after Lancaster County's first winter storm of the season faded softly into the night.

  • Be ready to cope with winter weather

    The famous Benjamin Franklin quote "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" certainly applies to dealing with cold-weather conditions.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to cope with icy roads, power failures and weather-related health problems is to prepare your home and car in advance of extremely cold weather.

  • Hepp's win lands Olympic Trials bid

    Megan Hepp captured her first-ever marathon win in the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte on Dec. 8, but it was her time that really gave her a thrill.

    Hepp, a clinical dietitian at Springs Memorial Hospital, completed the 26.2-mile race in 2:45:10 hours, which earned her a chance to qualify for the women's marathon Olympic Trials this spring.

    By finishing under 2:47 hours, Hepp is qualified to compete in the elite women's marathon in Boston.

  • BREAKING NEWS! Lancaster County Schools - 2 Hour Delay!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008: Lancaster County Schools under 2 hour delay due to winter weather and snow.

    For more information, click here

  • Community raises funds to help sick friend

    After a week under heavy sedation, the first thing Amy Saylors said was, "I've got to pay my bills."

    Saylors had been hospitalized with a case of pneumonia so severe that doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina did not have a name for it. They said she was lucky to be alive.

    It was New Year's Day when Saylors became so sick that an ambulance had to transport her from Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster more than three hours south to MUSC in Charleston.

  • Newspaper will continue to inform

    Barbara Rutledge's column, "Community journalism remains focus," in the Jan. 11 edition of The Lancaster News just about said it all about the heart and soul of our community newspaper.

    Having been fortunate to work with the news staff on a part-time basis for a few years, I want to add my few cents to the dialogue.

    The Lancaster News began informing the citizens of Lancaster nine years before the War Between the States or the Civil War, according to one's perspective.

  • Solid effort keys Lady Vols in win over GFHS

    KERSHAW - The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers produced a solid showing in posting a 54-44 basketball win over Great Falls on Saturday night in the AJ gym.

    The Lady Vols' win gave AJ a split of the league twin bill. Great Falls notched a tough 52-44 win in the nightcap.

    AJ girls coach Dennis Farmer said the Lady Vols had their "best overall performance of the season" in taking the 10-point comeback win.

  • Help Patrol make highways safer

    The statistics are in and the S.C. Highway Patrol is taking notice. In 2007, traffic fatalities were up in the county and across the state.

    County numbers had 17 people die in fatalities as opposed to 10 in 2006. Statewide, the figures showed that 1,071 drivers lost their lives in 2007, up 43 from the previous year. South Carolina ranks among the highest in the nation in terms of number of traffic deaths and serious accidents per number of vehicles on the road.

    Several factors led to the increase here.