Today's News

  • School-safety briefing at Buford High

    The Lancaster County School District will hold a school-safety information session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Buford High School’s library.
    The session, led by Safety Director Bryan Vaughn, is meant to show parents what has been done and what is still in the works for keeping their children safe. It is the third session sponsored by the district, with the first two at Indian Land and North Elementary schools.

  • Heath Springs students pitch detailed upgrades for school

    Heath Springs Elementary School students wowed Lancaster County school board members with a detailed presentation about upgrades they want for their school.
    The first, third and fifth graders, with parents in tow, marched into the district building Feb. 20 to address the board about the proposed renovation and redesign. And they all presented their case with little to no aid from their teachers.

  • Solicitor Newman running for 2nd term

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman on Thursday launched his candidacy for a second term in office.
    The Republican prosecutor, whose circuit includes Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties, made his announcement at the Historic Courthouse in Lancaster.
    “I went through what I said I would do the first time, and I’ll continue to do that,” Newman said. “I’ve done everything that I said that I would do.”

  • City moves to cut cost of upkeep at its parks

    In a cost-cutting move, the city of Lancaster plans to withdraw from the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission, and Kershaw and Heath Springs might not be far behind.
    Lancaster will take back from the county the responsibility for maintaining all of its smaller parks. That will save nearly half of the $98,000 it has been paying the county each year, mostly for grass-mowing services.
    The county will still maintain the large parks in the city – the Springdale Road complex and Buckelew Park.

  • Local students shine at Braille Challenge

    Two Lancaster County students came home victorious and another took second place in his division at the 2018 S.C. Regional Braille Challenge in Columbia.
    The winners were Buford Elementary second-grader Landon Bryson, 7, and homeschooler Jenna Cross, 9. Jenna’s brother Joshua, also 9, was a runner-up at the state competition.
    “I thought I was going to fail,” Landon said. “When I won, I jumped up and down so hard that I hit my hand. But I didn’t cry, because it didn’t hurt.”

  • Column: Why have political powers fought against town of IL?

    Over the last few months, we’ve seen quite a few county politicians and local leaders voice opposition to Indian Land becoming a town.

  • Column: Don’t be fooled by VTIL’s rhetoric

    Don’t let VTIL fool you into incorporating, Indian Land.
    Voters for a Town of Indian Land is trying to pit you and everyone else in Indian Land against the county of Lancaster to get you to vote for incorporation. They’re using terms like Indian Land is the cash cow for Lancaster, and saying Indian Land gets nothing from Lancaster.
    It should be common sense that an area that probably is more densely populated with probably higher home values than any other in the county, will pay more in taxes. That does not make the other areas less deserving.

  • LHS triumphs in tennis

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team opened defense of its region championship, taking a 5-0 win over Ridge View on Thursday.
    Lancaster swept the singles and no doubles were played since RVHS had only six players.

    LHS 5 RVHS 0
    1. Isaac Thomas (L) defeated  Kaleb Phelps (RV), 6-0, 6-1
    2. Connor Palmeri (L) defeated  Logan Coates (RV), 6-3, 6-1
    3. Jacob Hudson (L) defeated  Mark Todd (RV),  6-1, 6-2
    4. Zack Onisick (L) defeated  Daniel Gooding (RV), 6-1, 6-0

  • Yellow Jackets blank Cyclones

    The Buford High School boys varsity opened its soccer season, taking a 3-0 win over Class AAA foe Chester on Monday.
    Senior Nate Purser opened the scoring with a goal off a Jesse Black assist.
    The Jackets controlled the first half tempo, but couldn’t finish opportunities to leave the match at 1-0.
    Early in the second half, Purser scored again on an assist from senior left back Zachary Justice.
    In the 65th minute, BHS senior left wing, Juan Gaspar-Luna scored on a ball crossed into the goal area from senior Ben Rhoton.

  • LMS opener features 2-night show

    The first race of the 2018 season at Lancaster Motor Speedway is fast approaching.
    The new LMS management has decided to make the first race one of the biggest races in years at the half-mile oval.
    The 2018 opener will feature a two-day show, March 16-17.
    On Friday night, March 16, divisions running will be SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Pure Stock V8 $400, Extreme 4 $400 and the Super Stock.
    The SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade will run heats only on Friday night.