Today's News

  • Revisiting the Panhandle's House of Horrors

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Strange disappearances, tall tales and skeletons buried for years.
    The story of Milt Chaney and his infamous tavern near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) has been passed down through Lancaster generations for decades.
    Many believe Chaney, who was arrested and hanged for stealing a slave, secretly murdered the guests who went missing after spending a night at his inn.

  • Deputies: Drugs everywhere in man’s apartment

    A Lancaster man rounded up by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office during last week’s Operation Silent Sweep was arrested at his home across the street from Brooklyn Springs Elementary School with crack cocaine and other drugs scattered in open view around his apartment.

  • KCPH hosts Nature & Art Day on Saturday

    KERSHAW – For those who haven’t seen recent improvements and additions at Stevens Park, this Saturday, Oct. 31, is the perfect opportunity to do that and enjoy a little family fun to boot.
    Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) is hosting its first-ever Nature & Art Day at the 13-acre park, at 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.
    “We have lots going on at the event from 10 (a.m) to 4 p.m,” said Beverly Timmons, KCPC general coordinator.

  • Council holds pat on landscaping requests

    HEATH SPRINGS – After discussing three landscaping matters in executive session during a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, members of Heath Springs Town Council took action on two of them.
    Council voted unanimously not to sow winter rye grass on public property and not to pay landscaper Darren Sowell an additional $1,472 for 184 bales of pine straw he placed in the town early this year.

  • Council to discuss unbuilt condos, townhouses with Pulte

    Should the county be compensated for lost tax revenue from several agreed upon, but still unbuilt, condominiums and townhouses inside Indian Land’s massive Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood?
    That question was at the heart of a debate among Lancaster County Council members on Monday, Oct. 26, as they discussed how to proceed with the neighborhood’s developer, Georgia-based Pulte Group.  

  • LCEDC board member upset audit not on council agenda

    Though he only had three minutes to speak to Lancaster County Council during its meeting Monday night, Oct. 26, John Baker made the most of every second.
    As the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s board vice-chairman, Baker was upset his organization’s latest audit wasn’t included on council’s agenda for discussion. And without a designated time to present the audit in full, Baker decided to claim his allotted three minutes of speaking time during the citizen comments portion of the meeting.

  • We have made a ‘covenant with death’

    Bruce Miller’s recent article, “U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants,” was excellent.

    I would like to add to his piece with additional information to explain this dire situation that we face.

    The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State butchers are annihilating Christian and other communities. Putin is sending arms to Assad, while we are arming the enemies of Assad.

  • Bruins' Johnson, Jackets' Catledge in North-South game

    A pair of Lancaster County high school football standouts have been selected for the 68th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 12.

    The North team includes Lancaster High School offensive lineman Lewis Johnson and Buford High School's Chris Catledge.

    In addition to football, Johnson also plays basketball for the Bruins, while Catledge plays on the Jackets' baseball team.

    The game will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

    The South won the 2014 game, rallying for a 23-18 win.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets host playoff openers

    Three county high school volleyball teams will open their playoff hopes this week, including a pair of region champions.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, will launch its postseason hopes at home as the Lady Jackets will host Fairfield Central today at 6.
    Andrew Jackson, the third-place team in Region IV-AA, will visit Region runner-up Mid-Carolina of Prosperity to open its Class AA Upstate playoff hopes.
    Lancaster, the Region III-AAA champion for the second straight season, will be at home to face Wren High on Thursday, Oct. 29.

  • Watkins wins Clash points title, rookie honor

    The 2015 racing season was one to dream about for “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Ben Watkins.
    Watkins started the racing season in a Super Late Model for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series for the first time.
    This season was Watkins first full year racing a Super Late Model car. In previous seasons, Watkins had raced Lancaster Super Speedway, I-77 Speedway and Carolina Speedway in the Crate Sportsman and the Cherokee Speedway in Limited Late Models.
    Early on, Watkins enjoyed success with some finishes up front.