• Officers: Shooting suspect kills himself

    The Lancaster Police Department released more information on the circumstances of a manhunt in the city limts Saturday, May 3, in which the suspect, Sammy Lee Baskins Jr, shot and seriously injured his daughter and her grandmother in separate shootings before killing himself. 

  • Summit focuses on helping teens

    Kayland Hagwood

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 150 teens and adults entered University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on a red carpet on the night March 28. Paparazzi were cheering and taking pictures and Power 98’s mid-day on-air personality Adrien “Vonyetta” Lake greeted them.

    It was all for the first VIP Teen Summit, an event to promote alcohol and drug awareness among youth, Lake said.

  • USCL hosts book signing for Claud

     University of South Carolina Lancaster

    Medford Library at the University of South Carolina Lancaster will host author Mary Ann Medford Claud as she signs and reads from her  new novel, “The Dancin’ Man” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.

    A Lancaster native and daughter of WIlliam Medford, for whom the library is named, Claud now lives in Tryon, N.C., with her husband, Olin Sansbury.

  • County hashes out agreement

     Reece Murphy 


    and Chris Sardelli


    Just because Lancaster County Council passed a measure to allow Mattamy Homes to build more than 800 houses on the 622-plus acres TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road doesn’t mean it’s a done deal.

  • Faile: Mayer’s actions at traffic stop gave deputy little choice

    When it comes to the officer-involved shooting death of 55-year-old Ingrid Mayer on April 24, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said Deputy Glenn Reams had little choice.

  • Kershaw set to change election

    KERSHAW – After talking with county election officials, leaders for the town of Kershaw will start the process to move its municipal elections from March to November in odd-numbered years. 

  • Global player groundwork

    Despite the exhausting 26-hour journey to China he embarked upon earlier this month, Larry McCullough was upbeat about the positive impact the trip could make on Lancaster County’s long-term economy. 

  • Robbery suspect arrested here

    A man wanted in North Carolina for a robbery charge was arrested after local deputies found him in a Lancaster home earlier this month. 

  • Panhandle residents talk capital project sales tax

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners met with Indian Land residents Tuesday evening, April 29, for the second of five public hearings to help determine future uses for the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Soccer dad: Warriors' onion fundraiser stinks

     The father of an Indian Land High School soccer player said the team’s annual fundraiser unfairly pressures students into participating and gives the appearance of a “pay-to-play” program.

    But the team’s coach denies punishing students for not selling and says the allegation is a misrepresentation of the team’s fundraiser and the result of a poorly written fundraising letter.