Today's News

  • Man found passed out in front of school

     Gregory A. Summers


    A Lancaster man faces two alcohol-related charges after he allegedly passed out behind the wheel while waiting in a car rider line at a county elementary school on Wednesday, March 26, to pick up a child.

    Michael Douglas Hammond, 35, 1285 West Shore Drive, was charged with public drunkeness and an open container violation, according to a Lancaster Sheriff’s Office incident report, 

  • Moped driver dies from injuries

     Christopher Sardelli


    A Lancaster man died from his injuries after he was struck by a car while riding his moped through a city intersection on March 17. 

    Calvin McIlwain, 60, was first taken to Springs Memorial Hospital and later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries, though he later died on March 24, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Lancers sweep Junior Wolves

     The University of South Carolina Lancaster moved its baseball record to 23-10 with a road sweep of the Newberry Junior Wolves on Wednesday, March 26.

     The Lancers capped the twin bill with a 15-0 win over the Junior Wolves.

  • Warriors' White to play at Greenville Prep


    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior football player Terrel White plans to take advantage of his second chance.

  • Vols booters blank Jackets

     Andrew Jackson won a soccer battle for county and Region IV-AA pride, posting a 2-0 win over Buford at Jackets Stadium on Thursday, March 27.

    The Volunteers’ first goal came on a Zach Arioli tally off an assist by John Ware. AJ’s second goal was on a free kick by sophomore McKenzie Denkins.

  • Plyler-Hinson Wedding

    Alison Maree Plyler and Michael Jay Hinson were married Dec. 14, 2013, at Unity ARP Church in Lancaster.

  • Pittman-Evans Wedding

    Albrey Leigh Pittman and Braeden Patrick Evans were married Aug. 3, 2013, at The Ivy Place by the Rev. Wayne Dickson.
    The bride is the daughter of Dell Pittman and Steve and Crystal Hinson, all of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Joey and Sherry Hensley and of Wayne and Karen Craig, all of Lancaster. She is a 2009 graduate of Lancaster High School and works for Advance America as a customer service representative.

  • Starnes-Adams Engagement

    Jack and Jackie Starnes of Kershaw announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Starnes, to Jordan Adams, both of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 26, 2014, at Old McCaskills Farm in Rembert.
    Miss Starnes is the granddaughter of Mary Starnes and the late James F. Starnes and of the late Jack and Lois Driggers. She is a 2006 graduate of Pensacola Christian School and a 2008 graduate of LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology. She works as a cosmetologist.

  • Ferguson-Payne Engagement

    Sheila and Dale Starnes and Russell and Jennifer Ferguson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Ferguson, to Travis Cory Payne, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. June 6, 2014.
    Miss Ferguson is the granddaughter of Rex and Bobbie Faile and of Barbara Ferguson and the late Wendell Ferguson. She is a 2006 graduate of Buford High School and works at Faulkner Animal Hospital.

  • Transparency a key to quality government

    Each year, the week that includes March 16 is designated as “Sunshine Week.”

    It’s a time to remind government officials about the laws that govern them, laws that require meetings to be held in the open and public records to be made available to citizens. Sunshine Week aims to advance the idea that government works best when the sun is permitted to shine in.