Today's News

  • Buford’s Upstate champ

    Buford High School volleyball coach Taylor Roberts had an early inkling about the Lady Jackets’ Class AA Upper State championship volleyball win over Landrum.
    BHS, 21-2, launched the 3-0 victory – its fourth consecutive playoff court sweep – with a business-like 25-20 victory over the LHS Lady Cardinals, and Roberts was confident what the Buford girls could achieve Tuesday night, Nov. 10.
    “That first set was vital,” Roberts said. “We came in and got up. They proved to themselves they could do it.

  • Man faces molestation charge

    A Lancaster man was arrested this week for the sexual abuse of a child.
    Michael Stephen Mobley, 36, of 1948 Sunny Lane, was arrested Monday, Nov. 9, by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 11, according to the incident report.
    Mobley’s arrest followed an investigation that began Oct. 24 after the victim, whom he knew, told family members about the incident.

  • Nutramax to expand, create 125 new jobs

    Nutramax Laboratories has purchased the former U.S. Textile Corp. women’s hosiery plant off S.C. 903 and intends to move its warehousing operation to the site, a $15 million project that will create 125 new jobs.
    While a formal announcement won’t be made until January, Kristen Blanchard, vice president of external corporate affairs for Nutramax, informed Lancaster City Council about the company’s plans at its Tuesday, Nov. 10, meeting.

  • Emails reveal lawsuit, threat of another

    One day before Lancaster County Council defunded the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., agency President Keith Tunnell accused county leaders and employees of saying he had used his position for improper financial gain.
    In an email to County Administrator Steve Willis and Council Chairman Bob Bundy on Aug. 9, Tunnell expressed concern that they and “others connected with county government” were alleging he had “profited personally” in exchange for promoting incentives for local companies, among them Haile Gold Mine.

  • Amazing Journey performance Sunday

    What do a German, Hungarian and Brazilian have in common? If you said, “a love of music,” you’d be right, but you’d be missing the story behind the answer.
    On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, members of the Greenville Symphony Ensemble invite you to join them as they weave a musical journey from Germany, to Brazil, to the United States, and learn some of the real-life stories behind the musical travel.

  • IL’s Sizemore third in AA state field

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors cross country team posted a landmark effort at the S.C. High School League state championship meet in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 7.
    The Lady Warriors recorded their highest finish ever – fourth overall – for the IL girls team at the Class AA girls state meet.
    Seventh-grader Lauren Sizemore led the Indian Land High girls with a third-place overall effort in a time of 20:08.
    Sizemore’s effort, with a 6:29 pace, earned her Class AA all-state honors.

  • Trio focusing on Friday

    Three Lancaster County high school football teams are looking to the “second season.”
    Lancaster, Buford and Indian Land are focusing on the high school football playoffs, which open Friday, Nov. 13.
    All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.
    Lancaster, the lone county team in the host role, will face 6-4 Wren High of Piedmont in Memorial Stadium.
    Buford and Indian Land will be on the road for opening round play.  BHS treks to Abbeville for a first-round game in the Class AA Upper State Div. II playoffs.

  • LHS’s Collins, Foster, Watts garner Tri-County honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster High School swept the Division II season honors at the final meeting of the 2015 Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Bruins’ second-year head coach Bobby Collins earned the Div. II Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

  • Sumter Speedway hosts Topless Turkey Day race

    Sumter Speedway in Sumter will host the the Topless Turkey Day race Saturday night, Nov. 14.
    This popular race has become one of the biggest draws in South Carolina racing.
    Drivers, from across the state, including Lancaster campaigners, look forward to attending and competing in this race each season.
    Divisions running include  the Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,000 to win (Limiteds, 525 and Crates combined).

  • Sun City salutes World War II vets

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    It was a day of triumph and celebration as about 300 people – family, friends and members of the Indian Land community – gathered at the nearly completed Lodge, a new amenity center in Sun City Carolina Lakes, to pay a special tribute to the community’s World War II veterans.
    The Oct. 6 ceremony and dedication of the display to honor all Sun City Carolina Lakes veterans was two years in the making.