Today's News

  • County water, sewer district wins state award

    MYRTLE BEACH – The South Carolina Rural Water Association named the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) as its Wastewater Collection System of the Year at its 34th Technical Conference and Exhibit Show on Sept. 23.
    Brad Powers, president of the South Carolina Rural Water Association board, presented the award at the association’s annual banquet,

  • Fire conference pulls in $61,000

    An annual fire chiefs conference was a boon for Lancaster County, with more than $61,000 generated in sales among several local businesses.
    The results of this year’s S.C. Fire Chiefs Association conference, held Oct. 13 through 16 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, were presented to County Council on Tuesday night.
    The annual conference, usually held in larger cities in the state, gives chiefs statewide a chance to come together for training, education and exposure to new fire service-related products.

  • AJ, IL bands to compete for state title Saturday

    Two of the county’s high school marching bands will have a chance to capture the top prize this weekend.
    The bands at Andrew Jackson High School and Indian Land High School are competing at the  2A state championships Saturday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.  
    The berths came after AJHS and ILHS placed fifth and sixth, respectively, last weekend at Upper State preliminaries at Boiling Spring High School in Spartanburg. The top six bands advanced to the state finals.

  • Absentee voting runs high

    Absentee voting in Lancaster County seems to be following a statewide trend.
    As of noon Thursday afternoon, 3,052 absentee ballots had been requested in Lancaster County, according to officials with the county’s election commission.
    “For a mid-term election, it’s high,” said Cassie Stump, the county’s voter registration director.
    More than 4,000 residents voted absentee in 2008. Voter turnout is typically higher in years featuring a presidential election, Stump said.

  • Lady Vols rally, advance in playoffs

    Andrew Jackson used its comeback attack to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State volleyball tournament on Wednesday night in the Lady Vols’ gym.

  • Brice kicks his way to ultimate football honor


    As the 1989 Lancaster High School football team prepared to play for a state championship, remnants of Hurricane Hugo lingered around Lancaster County. For a few months that fall, Lancaster County turned to football.

  • Pauling is pleased with Bruins' run

    On a brisk Saturday morning last week, over 100 Lancaster residents came out to Memorial Stadium for the first annual Run with the Bruins 5K run/walk.

  • Childhood memories

    Childhood memories mean a lot to David and Tammy Funderburk.
    That concept is what the Funderburks focused on when landscaping their yard at 610 W. Shiloh Unity Road.
    They are hoping that vision goes a long way in helping their children, Holly, 28, and Rod, 21, and grandchildren, Gunnar, Drake and Alyson, build some special memories, too.   
    They had no idea their efforts would get them recognized in the local community.
    The Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs selected the Funderburks’ yard as  Yard of the Month for October.

  • Alzheimer's car show surpasses $2,000 goal

    White Oak Manor raised $2,896 for the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association during the Cruise-In for Alzheimer’s and Walk-a-thon on Oct. 17.
    Alison Graves, White Oak actiivities director, had made a pact that if supporters could raise $2,000 before 7 p.m., she would allow her head to be shaved.  
    By 6 p.m., supporters had raised a little more than $2,200.
    “So yes, I’m bald,” Graves said..

  • Red Ventures incentives haven’t created local jobs

    I would like to respond to the article, “Red Ventures not hiring locals?,” in the Aug. 20 edition of The Lancaster News. The article mentioned that Red Ventures’ move would bring 1,000 new jobs to the Lancaster area. And now, one year later, with the countywide unemployment rate still about 15 percent, we learn that only 27 jobs have been awarded to local residents.