Today's News

  • Woodcarving dedicated to former LHS softball player

    Michael Blaine, a world known chainsaw wood carver, will leave his mark on the Lancaster High School softball field this season.

    Blaine will carve a 7-foot-tall Bruin Bear at the field from Feb. 28 to March 1.

    The final product will be unveiled March 8.

    The wooded Bruin Bear will be a permanent fixture at the LHS field for seasons to come.

  • Steen named head coach at Great Falls

    By Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – Great Falls High School didn’t have to look very long for a new football coach, because they didn’t have to look very far.

  • County trio nets all-state honors

    A trio of Lancaster County high school basketball standouts has been selected for all-state honors.

    The talented threesome includes a pair of Andrew Jackson High School hoops aces – Lady Volunteers’ center Alexxus Sowell and Vols’ junior star Dontarius James.

    Indian Land High School’s Nia Pressley, a senior standout, has been selected for the Class AAA girls all-state basketball team.

  • Editor's Column: Wait, sir! Read this before you burn the paper

    In more than a quarter century of newspaper work, I’ve received my share of vile phone messages. Last week I got a doozy.
    It even tops the voice mail I got a few months ago from some guy who threatened to cut off my head and burn my body. I filed a police report on that one, so that if I turned up headless, the cops would have a logical place to start the investigation.
    Here’s the latest message. There’s a bit of rough language, but I dashed out the objectionable words.

  • Greenville halts Lady Bruins’ hopes

    Lancaster High was bidding to be the spoiler in the Class AAAA Upper State girls basketball playoffs, but Greenville was able to hold on for a 63-50 win over the Lady Bruins on Tuesday night at GHS’s Slick Moore gym.
    Lancaster, recovering from a slow start, rallied to close the gap to four, 40-36, with a period to play.
    Greenville opened with a 16-8 edge and pushed the lead to 28-16 at the half.

  • AJ rolls in playoff openers

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dominated each of their first Class AA Upper State playoff games in the AJ gym on Tuesday night.
    The Volunteers faced off against the Abbeville Panthers teams during the first round of playoffs.
    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols, 16-7, beat the Abbeville girls 56-29.
    The Volunteers won their game with the Panthers, posting a 61-36 victory.
    The Lady Vols dominated the first half of the game, outscoring the Panthers by 21, 27-6 at the break.

  • Lancers launch new streak with sweep of Limestone jayvee team

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team has started a new streak.
    After having a nine-game winning streak snapped in a 6-0 home loss to Brunswick Community College (N.C.) Sunday, USCL rebounded to notch a pair of home wins over the Limestone College junior varsity baseball team Wednesday.
    The Lancers, 11-1, prevailed 8-4 and 13-5 at the Lancaster High School baseball field.
    In the four-run win in the opener, the Lancers had eight hits, with Nick Cicci leading the way with three, including two solo home runs, and a pair of RBIs.

  • County wrestlers in individual tourneys

    Lancaster County high school wrestling teams will launch their hopes for individual state wrestling championships this weekend at different locations throughout the state. Following is a breakdown for each school.
    ILHS has 14 in   Upstate field
    Indian Land, 22-6 on the season, has 14 wrestlers who have qualified for the Class AAA Upper State tournament in Camden on Friday.
    Chad Milasauskas, 34-0, leads the Warriors as the top seed in the 126-pound class.
    Indian Land has a pair of second seeds in Kyle Daley (145) and Wesley Johnson (152).

  • Column: Honoring Rep. Neal for a life of service

    We were saddened to hear about the passing of state Rep. Joe Neal of Hopkins.
    First elected to the S.C. House in 1992, Rep. Neal represented District 70 in Richland and Sumter counties. He also served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Chester.

  • Column: County tax deadline is almost here

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2016 tax books, which takes place on March 16.
    This is a key step in the annual budgeting process for our county government, as it allows those who serve on county council, the school board and the town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2017-18 budgets.