Today's News

  • Lady Bruins' golfers off to solid start this season

    The Lancaster High School golf team is only in its second season, but the Lady Bruins have already posted more wins than they registered last fall.

    The LHS girls, led by coach Joe McCain, are 4-1 on the season following a second win over Class AAAA foe Hartsville High School this fall.

    The Lady Bruins played five matches last season and compiled a 3-2 record.

    “We’re playing more matches this year, but it’s good to see that we’ve already won more than we did last season,” McCain said.

  • Rucker breaks through in historic win over South

    A.R. Rucker charged back from a 6-0 deficit to post a historic 14-6 football win over Lancaster area middle school rival South on Thursday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Down 6-0, the Rams rallied just before the half after a Jerrell White interception.

    Following the first of two Rams’ picks, Quinshun Evans, on a well-executed trap play, rumbled 55 yards to tie the game. Mario McFadden, who also had a solid defensive game for Rucker, added the go-ahead conversion run to lift Rucker to an 8-6 lead it would never yield.

  • Truesdale's dash lifts LHS

    Lancaster High senior running back Zed Truesdale atoned with a decisive dash to the end zone on Friday night in a 17-7 win over York at Memorial Stadium.

    Truesdale, who posted his third 200-yard plus game this season for 672 rushing yards to date, sealed the unbeaten Bruins’ 10-point win over York at Memorial Stadium.

    Truesdale, who ran for 232 yards in 30 carries and two touchdowns, dashed 46 yards with 3:20 to play to lift LHS to the victory.

  • Vols' man in the middle

    KERSHAW Julius “Juicy” Catoe keeps the Andrew Jackson High School offensive line flowing.

    If the Volunteers’ offensive line clicks, chances are AJ will have its share of success. The Vols’ interior is a senior group, with all five starters in their final season, and the undisputed leader is Catoe.

    A four-year starter, Catoe, in the words of AJ offensive line coach Larry Cox, is the “quarterback of the offensive line.”

  • LHS girls blank IL in tennis

    The Lancaster High School girls tennis team defeated Indian Land 7-0 on Tuesday night at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Lindsey Hegler paced the LHS squad with a 6-0, 6-0 win over her opponent, Hannah Shoemaker.

    The Lancaster High girls launch region play Tuesday when they face South Pointe High School of Rock Hill.

    Lyndsey Hegler (L) def. Hannah Shoemaker (IL) 6-0, 6-0

    Morgan Gardner (L) def. Haley Hunter (IL) 6-0, 6-1

    Sara Hicks (L) def. Hannah Hunter (IL) 4-0, retired

    Sarah Gilreath (L) def. Julia Greiner (IL) 6-4, 6-4

  • Experts disagree on what damaged building

    KERSHAW – One engineer says yes, the other says no.

    That still leaves Kershaw business owner Kevin Robinson with a damaged store front.

    Robinson has a heating and air business on Hampton Street. He told town officials a few months ago that the front of his building was damaged by the town’s Streetscape downtown revitalization project.

    An engineer has since looked at the building.

  • Edenmoor meeting yields no answers

    A small group of Indian Land residents showed up at the vacant Edenmoor Recreation Center parking lot last Wednesday morning expecting answers about the stalled development, but instead left emptyhanded.

  • Who's voting absentee in District 2?

    As absentee votes continue to pour in for the special County Council District 2 election, officials have begun noticing certain trends among voters.

    Cassie Stump, director of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, said there are 17 reasons why an absentee ballot may be requested in South Carolina. In the race between Democrats Charlene McGriff and Blondale Funderburk, certain excuses have become more prevalent than others, Stump said.

    The most common excuses in this race: A person is disabled or is attending to a disabled person.

  • Steps removed from old courthouse found at site

    The front of the Lancaster County Courthouse looks a little naked.

    The courthouse, built in 1828, was damaged by a fire set by an arsonist on Aug. 4, 2008, and is undergoing restoration.

    Workers have removed the steps of the courthouse last week. The steps will be recreated in granite just like the old stairs, but will be less steep and more safe, architect Jody Munnerlyn said.

    The old steps have been taken to a secure location. Some of the materials will be reused for the new steps, if possible, County Administrator Steve Willis said.

  • Groups to distribute food, personal care items

    On Sept. 19, food and personal care items will be distributed to residents of Lancaster and Chester counties.

    The distribution will start at 9 a.m. that day at the Springs Global Grace Complex parking area at 119 Grace Ave., Lancaster.

    This aid is made possible through the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, sponsored by Feed the Children of Oklahoma City, Okla., in conjunction with HOPE in Lancaster and Star Touring and Riding Association, Lancaster Chapter 396.