Today's News

  • City moves ahead to condemn home

    Members of Lancaster City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, Sept. 8, to allocate and set aside $12,000 to begin condemnation process on a home at 212 W. Meeting St.
    Mitch Norrell, city attorney, said on June 25, the public works department found a major issue while routinely smoke-testing sewer lines on the parcel. There is a sewer line under the edge of the house that has a storm water drain line directly on top of a sewer line.
    The storm drain, Norrell said, runs from the courthouse parking lot at the corner of Catawba and Dunlap streets.

  • Auto theft, burglary total more than $69k

    The theft of a pickup truck and a break-in at a home on Cane Mill Road late last month resulted in the loss of more than $69,000 worth of items.
    The first incident under investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office involved the theft of a pickup truck from Burns Ford in Lancaster.
    Burns Ford employees told the reporting deputy a Hispanic male driving a white BMW 750LI, who identified himself as “Scott,” had stopped by the dealership to check out the top-of-the-line Sterling gray metallic pickup valued at $29,990 on Aug. 21.

  • DASH for CA$H

    Students at Harrisburg Elementary School in Indian Land are on track to raise $50,000 during a Boosterthon event, which the PTO plans to use to buy library books and Chromebook computers for the school’s fourth and fifth-grade classes.During the Boosterthon, students run laps and earn a dollar amount per lap pledged by their family and friends.

  • Local Patriot Day events

    The following Patriot Day events will be held in Lancaster County:
    ◆ Buford Middle School will hold a 9/11 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym to honor local heroes and service men and women. The school band, chorus and JROTC will perform. Guest speaker is Manning Kimmel. A parade will follow the ceremony. The community is invited to attend and dress in patriotic colors.

  • Lancaster no better than Rhode Island

    Well, Lancaster County council members Charlene McGriff and Larry Honeycutt, you got your wish – Keith Tunnell is gone.

  • Don’t criticize Iran deal without an alternative

    In response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s column, “Iran renews Hamas support,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, again I read another complaint against the deal with Iran without an alternative.

    Iran was renewing its support of Hamas prior to the signing of the deal.

    This renewal of relations between Iran and Hamas was a result of Hamas withdrawing support of the rebels fighting Assad in Syria.

  • Tri-County coaches honor four county football players

    RICHBURG – Four county prep football players – one from Lancaster and three Indian Land players – reaped top honors at the week two meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
    Lancaster High School junior running back Ant Foster along with Indian Land High’s Ethan Burdette, Jacob Williams and Mason Mullis were honored during the meeting.

  • Lady Warriors open with two volleyball wins

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors varsity volleyball team had a strong opening week. The season began the last week of August with two wins, one in region play and one non-region win.
    On Aug. 24, the Lady Warriors defeated Lewisville High School, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-17).
    On Aug. 27, the ILHS girls defeated Region IV-AA rival Cheraw High School, 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17).
    The ILHS team is competing in Region IV-AA  again this season, along with Andrew  Jackson, Buford, Central, Cheraw, Chesterfield and North Central high schools.

  • Teams on the road Friday

    A week ago, it was the host role, but the cleat is on the other foot this week – week three in the Lancaster County high school football season.  All four county teams will have the road map as part of the scouting report this week.
    All teams travel, but not too far for the 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.
    Lancaster, for the second time in three weeks, will travel to a Class AA foe, this week Central High School of Pageland.
    AJ, seeking its first win, travels to Great Falls, which also stands 0-2 on the season.

  • Bailes takes Clash for first super speedway checkers

    Ross Bailes of Clover, has many feature wins at Lancaster Super Speedway, be it in a crate late model, a limited late model, but now he is a super late model winner.
    Bailes scored his first “super speedway” win with his No. 87 Bailes Construction entry after scoring a lap 11-lead over Rock Hill driver Ben Watkins, the Carolina Clash series point leader.
    Watkins, who along with Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, N.C., each lowered the previous track record of 18.422 seconds set by Jared Landers in March 2012.