Today's News

  • Wilson is the right choice to lead LCPRC

    Sherry Wilson has been with the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission for only two years, but she’s already made history with her work.

    Wilson, who became the LCPRC director with the retirement of former director Frank Overcash, is the first woman to head the LCPRC.

    Wilson has spent two years with the Lancaster County Rec, serving as the assistant director.

    Now she moves into the top job, leading the county recreation department.

  • Tinderbox

    Wildfire season in South Carolina normally starts in late winter and early spring.
    Given the weather conditions, officials here are keeping a close eye on things, especially after a 15-acre pasture off Pardue Road burned Wednesday about 1 p.m.
    Firefighters from Shiloh-Zion and Camp Creek volunteer fire departments, Lancaster County Fire Service and a S.C. Forestry Commission plow worked for about two hours to bring the blaze under control.

  • Bruins top Indians again



    The Lancaster Bruins have Gaffney’s number on the hardwood this season.

  • LHS's Belk signs with Crusaders



    Lancaster High School football standout Dustin Belk realized a dream Wednesday morning in the LHS conference room.

  • Strong finish gives Jackets split with Vols



  • Warriors, Jackets fall in wrestling playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land saw their postseason wrestling hopes end with first-round losses in the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Wednesday night.

    Indian Land, which was seeded eighth,  built a 30-6 edge, but Emerald rallied with a pivotal 36-6 run to notch the 42-36 comeback win.

  • Candidate forum on Monday

    Jesef Williams
    The public will have a chance to hear the Republican candidates for the open District 16 state Senate seat discuss key issues early next week.  Those five candidates are slated to appear at a special forum that will be held Monday inside the Bradley Building multipurpose room at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m., which will give time for candidates to interact with attendees. The forum will start at 6:30 p.m., said Dean Faile, president of

  • Lancaster woman found dead in Kershaw County

    Staff Reports
    CAMDEN – One of two bodies found Tuesday and Wednesday in Kershaw County is from Lancaster County, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
    The bodies were discovered after Gerry Wayne Geiger’s family called the sheriff’s office asking if officers could check on him because they had not heard from him for several days.

  • Rock Hill man wanted in pistol-whipping assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    A York County man is wanted for assaulting a Lancaster resident with a pistol last weekend.
    Officers are searching for Frederick Vidal Ross, 38, 1654 Nicholson Ave., Rock Hill, in connection with the pistol whipping and robbery of a 14th Street man late Sunday night.
    Detectives with the Lancaster Police Department issued warrants on Ross for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Board of Zoning Appeals meeting canceled

    A county Board of Zoning Appeals meeting planned for Thursday night has been canceled.

    In an email sent Thursday afternoon to the Lancaster County Planning Department and The Lancaster News, among others, representatives from Griffin Brothers Enterprises withdrew their application to expand the existing Mining Road Landfill. A public hearing had been set for the meeting to allow for comments on the expansion to include a Class 3 solid waste landfill.