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Today's News

  • Legislative response to court’s decision

    S.C. Supreme Court has determined the state must provide students in eight impoverished schools districts with an opportunity to receive a “minimally adequate education.” A close look at the court’s controversial decision offers a guide to how legislators ought to respond.

  • S.C. Republicans have an attitude

    When I was a school boy, there was a kid down the street named Rodney who had an “attitude problem,” or at least that’s what the adults called it. To me and my friends, Rodney was just a jerk.

    He had a big chip on his shoulder and was always complaining that others were taking advantage of him or whining about things not being fair to him. Rodney didn’t have any friends, and our parents pretty much forced us to include Rodney in our activities.

  • Man threatens to stab his wife to death

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man was arrested the day before Thanksgiving after he threatened to kill his wife and struck one of his children, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Pedro Luna Mendoza, 31, of the 400 block of Riley Circle, was arrested Nov. 26 for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and unlawful neglect of a child.

  • Officers capture larceny suspects

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Two men who briefly got away with shoplifting more than $2,000 in merchandise from the Indian Land Walmart were nabbed later in the evening when they pressed their luck and tried again at a Walmart in Charlotte.

    Williams Zachary Stallings, 22, and Christopher Otman, 25, both of Matthews, N.C., both face charges in Lancaster County of grand larceny, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • ‘Most exciting’

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Bands, floats, dancers and famous personalities were featured in the 2014 Lancaster Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 13, in the city’s historic downtown.

    The grand marshal for this holiday event was a hometown heroine and the parade itself was “topnotch,” said Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for See Lancaster, S.C.

  • Learning how to feed homeless

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Homeless Food Order Simulator held Thursday, Dec. 18, at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, showed volunteers what foods to give homeless individuals who have no ability to wash, cook or even heat their food.

    The experience for the volunteers, many of them members of the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), was eye-opening, they said.

  • LSS sets Crook Memorial race

     

    The 2015 racing season is still months away for Lancaster Super Speedway but the LSS staff has been busy this offseason scheduling races for the new racing season.

  • Rucker teams stay unbeaten with sweep

     

    The A.R. Rucker Middle School Rams remained unbeaten on the basketball season with a sweep of Lewisville Middle School on Monday, Dec. 15.

    The Rucker boys posted a 56-29 win and the Lady Rams rolled to a 37-2 victory over the LMS girls.

  • Braves ignite to down Warriors for region split

     

    Indian Land High School’s boys basketball team opened the 2014-15 Region IV-AA schedule with a first, and for the IL boys, they’re hoping it won’t last.

  • Lady Bruins surge to stay unbeaten

     

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rolled on to remain unbeaten on the basketball season, but the LHS boys were plagued by cold shooting in a non-region home split with Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    The LHS girls, 9-0, ignited in the second half to notch a 58-42 home win over the Lady Falcons.