Today's News

  • Mulvaney projected to win third term

    Reece Murphy


    U.S. House District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney appears poised to head back to Washington, D.C.

    As of The Lancaster News’ deadline Tuesday night, the Republican Mulvaney was projected to win a third term in Congress over challenger Tom Adams of Fort Mill with all but 16 South Carolina counties reporting.

    According to the S.C. Elections Commission’s unofficial results, Mulvaney held a clear lead at 10:30 p.m. with 73,858 votes, or 61.5 percent of total votes.

  • Haley in second term, including county win

    Robert Howey


    Republican S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has won a second term, including a 60 percent victory in Lancaster County with 12,082 votes, with Vincent Sheheen coming in second at 38.1 percent with 7,668 votes.

    In the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Henry McMaster won at 64.76 percent with 12,899 votes. Democrat Bakari Sellers came in second at 35.17 percent with 7,005 votes.

  • Yow takes District 53 seat for Spring Hill

    Laura Caskey


    Cheraw native Richie Yow (R) took the open S.C. House District 53 seat on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the Spring Hill precinct.

    Yow faced Chesterfield Town Council member Amy Brown (D) to fill the seat held for the last 10 years by Rep. Ted Vick (D).

    In Lancaster County, Yow received 432 votes to Brown's 162.

    The Spring Hill precinct, located in the Buford community, is the only S.C. House District 53 box in Lancaster County. The district mostly covers Chesterfield County.

  • Tarlton solid in Monster Mash V8


    Trey Tarlton was the lone Lancaster Super Speedway driver to go across the South Carolina and North Carolina boarder on to Harris Speedway in North Carolina for the annual Monster Mash V8 Nationals over the weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

  • Jackets, Colts win rec football crowns


    The Buford Child Development Jackets captured the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football championship with a 16-6 win at Indian Land’s Warrior Stadium on Monday, Nov. 3.

    The David Blackwell Law Colts took the mites division championship.

  • Coaches salute county grid quintet


    RICHBURG – Five Lancaster County prep football players were honored for their play in week 10 of the 2014 season at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Monday, Nov. 3.

  • County duo in playoffs


    The “second season” – the S.C. High school playoffs – opens with two county teams set to battle in the postseason on Friday, Nov. 7.

    Lancaster will be at home to face Chapman in the opening round of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs.

  • Final results for Lancaster County

     Final results with all Lancaster County precincts reporting:

  • Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday

    Registered voters will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges our democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent us in our government – on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    Voters will help choose our next U.S. senators, U.S. House representatives, S.C. governor and other statewide seats.

    Locally, they will help choose school board members, a probate judge, the 6th Circuit solicitor and County Council members. See today’s news pages for a list of the races on ballots in Lancaster County.

  • President’s policies have made U.S. vulnerable

    This election year is important for one reason. The party that wins will supposedly either stop the Obama admnistration policies or continue them.