Today's News

  • Hawks hold off Lancaster

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins liked the Bruins’ fight, but not the final result.

    In a game, which hinged on the final snap, Westwood held on to hold off LHS, 36-29 in the Region III-AAAA football opener at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    “Our guys played hard for four quarters and battled to the end, but we didn’t finish in a tough loss,” Collins said. “I hurt for our players because they put it on the line.”

  • Jackets rebound, sting Cavs

    BUFORD - Buford got back on the winning track, defeating the Franklin Christian Cavaliers 26-6 at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-1 and ranked ninth in Class AA, survived the Cavaliers’ charge and fought through sluggish play to secure the 20-point win.

    The enthusiasm of homecoming night helped fuel the Yellow Jackets’ fast start.  The Cavaliers received the opening kickoff, but on their third play from scrimmage Cavs quarterback Dee Hardin was intercepted by Buford’s Dwayne Bufford at FC’s 39.

  • 16th Street shooting victim dies, 3 charged

    Three people have been charged in the homicide of Joel Todd McLemore, who was shot last Wednesday on 16th Street and died three days later.
    McLemore, a 29-year-old Lancaster native, was flown directly to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he died from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy has been scheduled for today.

  • LHS swimmers cap home slate with sweep

    The unbeaten Lancaster High swim team capped its home schedule with a sweep of Richland Northeast, Hartsville and the Governor’s School on Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LHS swimmers, men and women, combined to down RNE, 237-91, Hartsville, 252-25 and the Governor’s School, 233-57.

    In the women’s meet, the LHS swimmers topped RNE, 128-38, Hartsville, 128-20 and the Governor’s School, 109-46.

    The LHS men downed RNE, 109-53, Hartsville, 124-5, and the Governor’s School, 124-11.

  • Coaches guided Heath Springs to state title

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    Editor’s note: Following is from an interview with Mike Couch, Vic Truesdale and Chucky Williams about the coaches who guided Heath Springs to the 1967 Class C state championship. The three players served as captains of the 1967 Blue Devils football team.

    We want to tell you about our coaches as we knew them and how they led us.

  • Rucker Rams roll to stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams improved to 3-0 with a 42-18 win over Buford Middle School on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Rams had plenty of stars in the game, with J.P. Cunningham tallying two touchdowns, including a 60-yard kickoff return. He also had a pair of two-point conversion runs.

    Brice Harris scored a touchdown and had four 2-point conversion runs.

    Rucker defensive back Jamias Duncan returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Grayson Kirk added a 10-yard touchdown run.

  • League’s realignment to impact county schools

    The S.C. High School League’s realignment, which begins with the 2018-19 school year, will impact Lancaster County’s four high schools.

    The new biannual realignment, based on school enrollment, will again feature five classifications.

    All county schools will continue in their present regions set by the SCHSL, the state’s governing body of interscholastic competition.

  • Column: Volvo project shows pitfalls of job-luring tax incentives

    Since it secured the Volvo manufacturing plant in July 2015, the state has been celebrating its achievement with promises of stellar economic growth and thousands of jobs for the Berkeley County area.
    A spokesman for Berkeley County was asked if taxpayers would be feeling any effects from Berkeley’s multimillion-dollar investment. He responded, “I think the effect they’re going to feel is a lot of jobs coming to Berkeley County.”

  • Column: ‘Fake news’ is out there, but not from journalists

    Fake news. It’s a phrase that became the most memorable takeaway from the 2016 election and the political hangover that still resonates today.
    It should come as no surprise that Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed the 2016 word of the year to be “post-truth,” an appropriate adjective for an era in which some news consumers are less concerned with whether or not something is true than they are with how it makes them feel.

  • Teaching the kids at Discovery School about newspapers

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I juggle a big metal plate and a bag full of newspaper-related things in my hands on a Friday morning.
    I walk into Discovery School, trying to carry it all in one trip.
    The school will start its own newspaper soon.
    And I’ve been asked to talk with fourth and fifth graders about what’s newsworthy, how the paper works.