Today's News

  • Assault leads to multiple charges

    A rowdy night of drinking led to the arrest of a Lancaster man Wednesday night, July 1, and the arrest of his victim in another incident at the same home only minutes later.

  • State parks launch food drive

    COLUMBIA – State Parks in the Palmetto State are partnering with the S.C. Food Bank Association in a 5-month long food drive to help fill pantries and feed the hungry.

  • P-31 splits with P-124

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Post 31 opened American Legion Baseball playoffs with a twin bill Monday night at Harvey Eggleton Field. Lancaster, the League V runner-up, hosted Walhalla Post 124. The first game of the best 3 out of 5 series was scheduled for 7 p.m. To save on travel and expenses, both teams agreed to play two games Monday with the first game starting at 5 p.m.

    The two teams split the wins with Lancaster falling to 4-2 in game one and rebounding in the second game 6-1.

  • Spittle makes it three wins in a row

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway celebrated July 4th with fireworks and racing action on Saturday.

    In the U.S. Bonding Vintage Division, the front row was Ben Helms and Mike Helms. When the green flag fell, it was Ben Helms, Mike Helms, Kenneth Deese and Marty Spittle battling for the lead entering turn one.

  • Can we afford not to act now on IL schools?

    In recent months, the Indian Land area continues to hear about new and exciting changes coming to our area and how Lancaster County has been named the fastest-growing county in the state. Growth, growth and more growth – all of which is positive for Indian Land area residents and the entire county, if done correctly.

    The sheriff’s office is looking at adding a special fee district to help support the growth in the area and Lancaster County Council has implemented new overlays to help develop Indian Land with some zoning control.

  • Sheriff’s fee for IL moves forward

    An effort to gauge public interest in a proposed Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office special tax district in Indian Land is moving forward with a town hall meeting set for later this month and a petition to get the non-binding question on a ballot.

  • Senate passes bill to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds

    COLUMBIA – A new chapter of the state’s history was written Monday, July 6, when the State Senate voted 36-3 in its third reading on a bill to remove the Confederate flag from State Capitol grounds. 

  • LACH gets its own look

    The Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH) has a new logo that was garnered by an appeal on social media, said Melanie Outlaw, LACH chairwoman.

  • IL precincts to improve our voting process

    Last year, Lancaster County was named the fastest growing county in South Carolina. One of the challenges growth brings is keeping up with the increasing number of voters so voting in elections is simple, easy and fast.

    To help keep up with these changes, a bi-partisan effort by our county’s legislators has created new precincts and voting locations for Lancaster County voters, for which they should be congratulated.

  • Council should hang its head in shame

    Being in animal rescue is not an easy thing to do. Not easy on the pocketbook, or on your emotions. Seeing what we see day in and day out takes its toll on all of us.

    Add in seeing healthy, sweet adoptable pets being euthanized at our county shelter, mainly due to lack of room, is heart breaking when it can so easily be fixed.