Today's News

  • It’s official: Mitch Lucas gets the job

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council unanimously named Mitch Lucas town administrator this week, six months after he stepped into the job on an interim basis when the previous administrator left in a rush.
    This continues Lucas’ long-running service to Kershaw. He was a town council member from 1987-97 and mayor from April 1999 to June 2000. He retired in 2008 as the human resources director for the Lancaster County School District.

  • Air Force commander comes home

    John M. McCain, a Lancaster native and retired Air Force colonel, has been hired as the No. 2 official at the new Lancaster County Economic Development Department.
    He’ll start work Monday as the existing-industry manager, reporting to agency Director Jamie Gilbert, who has been working solo since July.

  • Stray cat tortured, 2 players charged

    Two University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball players were charged with animal mistreatment Thursday after an off-campus incident Sept. 10 that led to the grotesque death of a cat.
    Grant Payton Bodison, of Simpsonville, and Joshua Allen Kiser, of Aiken, both 19, turned themselves in to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators Thursday on one count each of ill treatment of an animal for shooting the cat repeatedly with a BB gun.

  • I cleaned off the blood...it was time to leave

    Editor’s note: Jessica Britton, 29, is a Waxhaw photographer who has shot assignments for The Lancaster News since 2012. She was at ground zero Wednesday night during the worst of Uptown Charlotte’s racial unrest. Seldom has the nation’s attention focused on a place so close to us.

    Jessica Britton
    For The Lancaster News

  • Tri-County coaches salute Warriors’ Teeter

    FORT MILL – Indian Land High School senior Logan Teeter was the lone Lancaster County prep football player to earn recognition at the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

  • Cauthen captures exciting Montgomery Towing Super Stock win

    Veteran driver Matthew Cauthen captured a landmark win in the wild and crazy Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway,
    Cauthen was on the front row with Stevie Totherow,
    At the green flag, Totherow, Cauthen, Artie Brownell and Jason Gulledge battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Cauthen led, while the battle behind him was intense.
    The race for second between Totherow, Brownell, Gulledge and Starkey had the fans cheering as the drivers beat and banged on each other.

  • Lady Vols rolling in prep volleyball play

    The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team improved to 5-1 in region play with four straight wins, including a road victory over region and county rival Buford High School on Sept. 15.
    The Lady Vols topped the defending region champion Lady Jackets, 25-11, 25-14 and 25-21.
    AJ, earlier in the week, downed Lee Central, 3-0 – 25-6, 25-4 and 25-10.

  • Seniors mixed doubles team state champ

    For the second time in three years, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team, age 65-over, has netted a coveted state championship.
    The Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team captured the state championship at the Florence Tennis Center where the tournament was held Sept. 9-12.
    The Lancaster area team, which included five of the 11-team members from Lancaster County, qualified for the state tournament after winning the Mid-Carolina Regional championship.
    The Mid-Carolina Regional League includes Rock Hill, Lancaster, Chester and York.

  • Vols seek to extend streak

    Midseason finds Lancaster County high school football teams dealing with streaks.
    Surging Andrew Jackson, on a three-game win string, hopes to keep it going.
    The three other county teams – Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster – are bidding to see their skids end.
    AJ, 1-0 in region play after a convincing 26-0 road win over rival North Central High School, is hoping to stay unbeaten in the league as the 3-1 Volunteers host Central of Pageland. AJ received votes in balloting for the Class AA top 10 this week.

  • Column: Trump has no requisite experience

    One important reason that Donald Trump is not qualified to hold the office of president of the United States is his lack of experience.
    All 38 men who were elected to the position, as well as the five who were promoted due to the death or resignation of the serving president, had previously held high-ranking public service positions in either the government or military.