Today's News

  • Rec stars shoot for titles Monday

    Two Lancaster County Parks and Recreation all-star football teams will bid for Central District championships Monday night in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County Blue stars, ages 10-under, face Rock Hill Parks Recreation and Tourism NFC in the 6:30 p.m. game at Hargett Park.

    Lancaster County Blue downed Rock Hill 6-0 on Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium to stay alive for the district crown.

    In the opening half, Keendarius Truesdale scored on a 55-yard run for the game’s lone score.

  • Birds and beavers and deer, oh my! And in the city, too

    Lancaster has gone to the birds, the beavers and the deer.

    A Woodland Drive woman recently worried that beavers in the creek near her house were going to cut through a large tree next to some power lines. The beavers had gnawed through most of the trunk of the tree, said the woman, who did not want to be named. She was afraid the tree would fall and take the power lines with it.

    "I won't let my grandchildren play in the yard," she said. "It looks like a danger to us."

    After a call to Duke Energy on Nov. 2, the tree came down later that afternoon.

  • USCL students explore unique career

    What is an actuary?

    A few students at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster got the answer to that question and learned it's a well-paying profession a lot of people don't know much about.

    Actuaries are risk-management professionals who analyze the financial and emotional impact of events.

    They evaluate the likelihood of future events, design ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events, and work to decrease the impact of undesirable events that do occur.

  • 'The Boy of the Waxhaws' featured on 2007 ornament

    The manager of Andrew Jackson State Park loves See Lancaster's 2007 Christmas ornament.

    "This is the best one yet," said Kirk Johnston, adding his family has been collecting the See Lancaster ornaments for several years.

    This year's ornament features an emblem of "The Boy of the Waxhaws" statue at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Kirk said that will be "good for the marketing of the park."

    The ornament was the center of attention Thursday night as Alpine Insurance Agency and the Purple Rooster in downtown Lancaster hosted a party to unveil it.

  • Devils rip Trojans for bid

    GREAT FALLS – The Red Devils earned their due Friday night.

    Great Falls, rallying from a 14-all halftime draw, ignited in the pivotal third period to leave no doubt about their Class A Division II state championship intentions.

    The Red Devils, taking control of the game, reeled off 28 second-half points to post a 42-14 win over Ridge Spring-Monetta to earn a berth in the Division II championship game Saturday at noon.

    The 11-2 Red Devils face Lower State champion Blackville-Hilda, which rolled over Class A power Lake View 27-7.

  • Council gives non-pressure washing business a variance

    After being told last month he must stop washing buildings because of drought-related, water-use restrictions, a local man took his case to Lancaster City Council and won.

    Jeff Wilson, owner of Wilson's Roof Cleaning, spoke during the public comment period Tuesday.

    He said the water-use restrictions should not apply to his business because he doesn't use that much water.

    He asked council to overrule Public Works Director Jerry Crockett and City Administrator Helen Sowell's decision to deny his request for a variance from the water-use restrictions.

  • Undercover operations result in 9 arrests

    In three separate undercover operations over the last three weeks, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office drug officers have arrested nine people on 19 charges and have seized almost $60,000 worth of drugs, two pistols and a vehicle.

    In the latest case, a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office investigator went undercover posing as a package delivery man and made a controlled delivery of 25 pounds of marijuana to a waiting man Wednesday, sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said.

  • Red Devils face Hawks for crown

    Great Falls battles Blackville-Hilda High School for the Class A Division II state championship on Saturday at S.C. State’s Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff is at noon. The Red Devils, 11-2, won the Upper State title with a 42-14 victory over Ridge Spring-Monetta. Blackville-Hilda rolled to a 27-7 road win over Lake View to take the Lower State crown. Blackville-Hilda, seeded fourth in the Class A Division II Lower State bracket, opened the playoffs with a 34-8 win over Military Magnet and then beat the Lowcountry’s top seed Cross, 27-0.

  • There's no place like home

    It had been simmering for a few days; I hit a stretch where it seems like I couldn't do anything right. It was one mess right after another.

    I was all of 6 years old, with a whole year of grammar school to look back on.

    Shucks, I was doing my best, but my best just didn't seem to be pleasing anybody.

    I came to the conclusion that nobody loved me anymore.

    That had to be it; I was getting jumped on at the supper table on a right regular basis.

    They wouldn't even let me have a piece of white meat chicken and I was tired of drumsticks.

  • Heath Springs accepts $200,000 grant

    HEATH SPRINGS – The money keeps coming in the form of grants for the town of Heath Springs.

    Mayor Ann Taylor accepted a heavy cardboard cutout depicting a $200,000 check from S.C. Department of Transportation Commission Chairman Bobby Jones on Thursday afternoon.

    The grant will be used to extend sidewalks from Heath Springs Elementary School to the planned Heath Springs Industrial Park on the eastern side of U.S. 521, just north of town limits.