Today's News

  • Christmas tree crop weathers drought

    When the members of Boy Scout Troop 180 headed out to Honeycutt's Tree Farm in West Jefferson, N.C., on Nov. 21, scoutmaster Larry Cauthen said he didn't know what to expect.

    In light of this year's drought, Cauthen said he wasn't sure what kind of shape the Fraser fir trees that the troop sells at its Christmas tree lot would be in.

    But what they found was a wide selection of mature, robust trees.

    The key word, Cauthen said, is mature.

  • Bruins sweep L-E to stay unbeaten

    The Lancaster Bruins, in different ways, stayed unbeaten with a hoops road sweep of Class AA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night.

    LHS, which swept county foe AJ in its opener Nov. 27, downed the Demons, with the girls taking a 62-36 win and the Bruins taking a 63-61 victory.

    The Bruins' Casey Catoe hit three of four free throws down the stretch to lift LHS to its second straight narrow win.

    Bruins' guard Shurdell Wright led the win, hitting 19 points, 11 in the final period.

    L-E held a 23-20 lead at the break, but Lancaster rallied in the second half.

  • Lady Vols win for home split

    KERHSAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers used a strong third period to notch their first win this season, a 39-28 victory over Class A foe Lewisville.The AJ girls’ win gave the Volunteers a split with the visiting Lions on Tuesday night.The Lady Vols of coach Dennis Farmer held a 16-15 lead at the break, but ignited in the third period to build on their advantage, 27-21.“We did a good job of picking up our intensity in the second half,” Farmer said.

  • Fuzzy Mabel specializes in yarns

    Cynthia Robinson's yarn shop has a unique name – Fuzzy Mabel.

    It's named after her two dogs, and she hopes its downtown Lancaster location will become a popular destination for people who like to work with yarns.

    "Yarn shops often become a local 'hangout' for customers who will come and bring their knitting to work on in the shop just for the enjoyment of the atmosphere and the companionship of people who like the same things," she said. "I hope that Fuzzy Mabel will become that kind of place for Lancaster."

    Robinson opened the shop here in mid-October.

  • Lancaster needs a humane society

    The volunteers for the proposed Humane Society in Lancaster are not rich. They are just big hearted and smart.

    The purpose of the organization is to help people become better pet owners as well as save as many animals as possible.

    Finding a way to give people low cost spay and neutering to cut down on unwanted litters is very important and can be done.

    I had my last shelter rescue spayed and all her shots for $57.50 thanks to B.J. and Krista finding a way.

  • Shovels turn for Indian Land library

    When Indian Land was a rural community, and its population was sparse, few people there probably thought much about having their own community library.

  • Lancaster now 17th largest county

    Lancaster County is the 17th largest county in the state, according to revised Census estimates.

    Lancaster County appealed the 2006 estimated county population, which was 63,628 and showed a .9 percent growth rate. The county building and zoning department and assessor's office put in a lot of work to prove the estimate wrong, said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.

    "The estimated growth was just impossible," Willis said.

    Lancaster County has seen a major influx of newcomers in the last several years, most of whom are moving to Indian Land.

  • 2,000 have phone problems

    If you had trouble trying to place calls Monday, you weren't the only one.

    Some Lancaster County and Fort Lawn residents weren't able to place calls from their land-line phones. About 2,000 lines were affected Monday, said Glenn McFadden, Comporium Communications' executive vice president of operations.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported that some residents were unable to make 911 calls because of the problem.

    The problem was directly related to line upgrades and network rearrangements Comporium did early Saturday morning, McFadden said.

  • Kershaw residents oppose proposal to reroute 18-wheelers to Matson Street

    KERSHAW – Kershaw's Matson Street residents don't like plans to permanently re-route tractor-trailer traffic on their street, and they let Kershaw Town Council hear about it Monday night.

    An ordinance that proposed to permanently re-route 18-wheelers from Hampton Street to Matson Street was up for final approval, but many residents came to the meeting to express their objections.

  • Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    With the Christmas season upon us, I would like to ask the citizens of South Carolina to consider giving themselves a gift with some lasting value. Unlike a purchased gift from a retailer, this gift is free. It is the gift of your right to vote.

    On Jan. 19, South Carolina will hold primary elections. I urge all citizens of South Carolina to consider Ron Paul as your choice for nominee in the Republican Primary.