Today's News

  • Jones qualifies for Hershey state meet

    Staff Reports

    Herbert Jones III of Lancaster has qualified to compete in the Hershey Track and Field state meet.

    Hershey has sponsored track and field for the last 34 years, giving young athletes ages 9-14 the chance to compete in running, jumping and throwing.

    On April 30, Jones competed unattached at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia at the Hershey Central District meet.

    Jones advanced to state, placing second in the 1600-meter run and third in the 800-meter run.

  • Graduation: Andrew Jackson High School

    KERSHAW – The gymnasium erupted in loud cheers after all the graduates crossed the stage Friday afternoon at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    As is common policy during commencement ceremonies, the crowd was asked not to make noise when an individual student’s name was called. So that meant hundreds of family members and friends had to wait to let their loved one hear their level of love and pride on this special day. 

  • Graduation: Buford High School

    Buford High School’s Class of 2011 might be the smallest graduating class of Lancaster County’s four high schools, but it celebrated in a big way during this year’s commencement exercises Friday.

    Wearing the school’s traditional maroon and gold, the school’s 116 graduating seniors, and the hundreds of families and friends there to celebrate with them, held their tongues for the most part until the last diploma was awarded.

    Then the school’s gymnasium erupted.

  • Graduation: Indian Land High School

    INDIAN LAND – A fanfare of “Pomp and Circumstances” and cheering filled the air as the 134 members of Indian Land High School’s Class of 2011 marched into the school’s gymnasium Friday for the last official act of their high school careers – graduation.

    This year’s class was the first to complete all four years of school together in the new Indian Land High School building, Principal Kathy Faris said during her welcome. 

  • Graduation: Lancaster High School

    Heavy rains didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 2011 graduating class of Lancaster High School.

    Graduation ceremonies were moved from Memorial Stadium to the Lancaster High gym after torrential rains fell in the area Friday evening.

    “No rain is going to stop us,” graduate Richie Harper said. “It’s just water.  The Class of 2011 wont melt.”  

    The 327 Lancaster High graduates faced their final high school ceremony with mixed emotions.  

  • Weedy package leads to arrest

    A package caused quite a commotion when it arrived at the Lancaster post office  Thursday, but local authorities were ready for it.

    As part of a joint operation between the Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Service, a Lancaster man was arrested Thursday after he accepted a package that was mailed to him containing 15.7 ounces of marijuana. 

  • Two face attempted murder

    Authorities have arrested two people and are searching for one more from an April shooting that wounded a Heath Springs man. 

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release, a Rock Hill woman and a Charlotte man were arrested separately over the last month in connection with an April 20 incident in which a man was shot after interrupting an apparent burglary.

  • Friends remember Mathis for his work with pageants, real estate

    News of C.B. Mathis’ death dampened the mood for many around town last week and likely had the same effect among the dozens of lives he touched across the nation. 

    A Lancaster native, Mathis co-owned and operated a real estate company, but may be remembered more for his formal-wear business and the work he did in the world of pageantry as a result. 

    Mathis died Wednesday at age 66. His funeral was Friday at Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster. 

  • SWAT hits biker hangout

    Staff reports

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team raided the Hells Angels MC South Carolina Nomads clubhouse on Doby’s Bridge Road in Indian Land on Thursday evening, though sheriff’s officials are remaining tight-lipped as to why.

    Maj. David Belk with the sheriff’s office offered few details regarding the incident, except to say the sheriff’s SWAT team conducted the operation at the request of the Rock Hill Police Department. 

  • Red Cross vacates office

    Although its staff will soon be leaving its Woodland Drive office, the local American Red Cross wants Lancaster County residents to know that none of its services will be affected. 

    Rebecca Melton, executive director for the Red Cross’ Upper Palmetto Chapter, said last week that the Lancaster Red Cross has chosen not to renew its lease at 106-C Woodland Drive, where it’s been housed the last three years. The lease expires at the end of this month.