Today's News

  • Lancers split with Bantams

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team split a four-game series with USC Union at the Lancaster High School baseball field over the weekend.

    The USCU Bantams won the first two games, 6-4 and 7-2 on Friday.

    The Lancers came back for two wins Saturday, rolling 11-5 and 17-1.

    In the 16-run win on Saturday to cap the series, Jared Firmstone led the Lancers with three hits. Bo Owens and Walker McDowell each had two hits, with McDowell ripping a double.

    Josh Evans belted a grand slam and Nick Cicci clubbed a home run.

  • 3-robbery spree ends with arrest

    A woman out on bond in a December armed robbery has been arrested in two similar holdups at Lancaster businesses and is suspected in a third – all committed within minutes of each other Monday night.
    County authorities charged Jessica Luann Medlin Talford, 25, of Liberty Hill, with one count of armed robbery in an incident at Lloyd’s@200 on Monroe Highway and one count of attempted armed robbery in an incident at the Lancaster Inn, 1391 Charlotte Highway.

  • Weeks captures Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models checkers

    Fans and drivers packed the race track at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Everyone was still buzzing about the racing from the first race.

    With all the buzzing still going on, everyone was excited to be back at the big half-mile dirt oval.

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series highlighted the night of racing action.

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models qualified to set up a dash for the top six drivers.

  • Vols rally to top Bruins

    Andrew Jackson came back strong to take a 7-3 win over rival Lancaster High School at the LHS baseball field on Monday night.

    The Vols, down 3-0 after two innings, scored four in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead and added three in the sixth inning to seal the four-run win over the Bruins.

    Brett Percival paced the Volunteers with three hits, including a double and triple, a RBI and scored a run.

    Will Hudson had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a run. William Wrape supplied two hits, a RBI and scored a run.

  • Easter fun at Palmetto Place

    Former residents of Palmetto Place Apartments returned last Sunday to treat a new generation to an Easter egg hunt, games, snow cones and hot dogs.
    Nearly 200 kids scoured the field for eggs between the apartment complex and the picnic shelter Sunday afternoon.
    Some wearing brand new Easter outfits and others in more casual wear squatted and tiptoed to gather eggs hidden in crevices and on top of playground equipment. Older children held the hands of younger children, helping them navigate the new experience.

  • Commentary: Scott, Gowdy examine their friendship, the need for unity

    Editor’s note: Rep. Trey Gowdy, who grew up in an affluent white family, and Sen. Tim Scott, who is black and grew up in a poor, single-parent home, view their friendship as an unlikely one. The S.C. Republican members of Congress appeared Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” to talk about their new book, “Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country.” Here are excerpts of their interview with host Margaret Brennan.


  • Column: Legislators not being transparent on potential conflicts of interest

    Since July 2013, the S.C. Department of Transportation has paid a total of more than $7 million to a concrete company with ties to powerful state Sen. Hugh Leatherman.
    Leatherman, R-Florence and the longtime chairman of the budget-writing Senate Finance Committee, was president of Florence Concrete Products Inc. when he joined the Senate in 1981 and served in that position until 1993.

  • Lancaster man charged in Jack’s robbery

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.

    Tyrone Derell Mingo, 30, of Mint Street, was arrested March 23 at a Rock Street home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.   

  • Holy Harleys

    On this cold, damp Sunday morning, the deep rumble of Harleys on U.S. 521 broke the silence across the Heath Springs countryside.
    Leather-clad bikers pulled off into a field and dismounted, fancy boots engaging kickstands. Standing side-by-side, the five broad-shouldered men looked like an NFL defensive line.

  • Happy Birthday, Andrew Jackson!

    Andrew Jackson State Park celebrated the 251st birthday of its namesake March 24.
    The bash included re-enactors and demonstrations of black-powder rifles as well as handmade crafts from Andrew Jackson’s time period. Here are a few scenes from the event.