Today's News

  • Six Matson Street oak trees to come down

    KERSHAW – Peg Bryson knows that six of the 100-year-old-plus historic oak trees on Matson Street are coming down, including the two in front of her home to make room for a much-needed six-inch water line.
    But she doesn’t have to like it and she doesn’t
    Between what Bryson calls more of a recent “butchering” instead of a trimming by a power line tree crew and the news the trees must go, Bryson is heartbroken over the issue.
    “I understand it, but it’s making me sick,” she said.

  • Arrests made in Kershaw theft cases

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Lancaster men, one a convicted thief not long out of jail, and a pair of juveniles last week in separate larceny and burglary cases in Kershaw.
    The cases are two quick successes during what has been a particularly busy late summer rash of the crimes at homes and businesses across the county.  

  • Community rallies for Habitat

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 29 was another great success.

    We want to thank the community for such strong support. Because of you, this event netted more than $11,000 toward local Habitat construction projects, which will help provide more decent, affordable homes for income-qualified families in Lancaster County.

  • Ruptured pipe cuts off water to Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Parts of Boantown were bone dry for several hours Thursday, Sept. 17, after a 10-inch water line leading into town ruptured.
    Town administrator Tony Starnes said town hall phones started ringing just after 3 p.m. Thursday with water customers reporting the issue.
    “Either we don’t have any water or any water pressure,” he said at the time. “Right now, we aren’t really sure.”
    The town gets its water from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

  • LHS swimmers roll in senior night victory

    The Lancaster High School swim team highlighted LHS senior swim night with a sweep at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday, Sept. 27.
    The Bruins rolled over Hartsville, 251-32; Governor’s School, 239-57; and Ridge View 257-57.
    In the breakdown, the LHS girls topped Ridge View, 127-26; Hartsville, 127-6; and the Governor’s School, 120-30.
    The Bruins roared over Ridge View, 130-31; Hartsville, 124-26; and the Governor’s School, 119-27.

  • Jackets hold off Vols, 24-20

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford opened Class AA Region IV-AA football play with a hard-fought 24-20 donnybrook over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday, Sept. 18 at BHS.
    Jackets’ second-year coach Tripp Watts was relieved after the win.
    “This was a dogfight that rivalry games should be like,” said Watts. “Give Coach Frye and his AJ team credit as they kept coming and fighting. They really battle.”

  • Bruins deck Dogs, 21-7

    Lancaster High’s ground and air forces along with a ball-hawking defense got it done again as the Bruins, with their best start in six seasons, downed Camden, 21-7 at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 18.
    LHS, 4-0 for the first time since 2009, had key contributions on the way to the 14-point win over the 1-3 Bulldogs.
    A year ago, Camden halted a 3-0 LHS start with a 14-0 home win, with scores on both sides of the ball.
    In the 2015 rematch, Lancaster, rated 12th in the latest Class AAA state poll, made sure it wasn’t a road repeat.

  • AJ Middle blanks Buford Middle, 16-0

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers stayed unbeaten on the football season with a 16-0 home win over rival Buford Middle School on Thursday, Sept.  17.
    Chas DeBruhl, the AJMS Offensive Player of the Game, scored from 15 yards out on a zone read keeper.
    DeBruhl hit Braden Phillips on the conversion to give the Vols an 8-0 edge.
    Will Burton scored on a 10-yard run for a 14-0 AJMS lead. O.J. White tallied on the two-point conversion for the Vols’ 16-0 edge.

  • Warriors edge Braves, 26-21

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – If Friday night’s Region IV-AA game between Cheraw and Indian Land was a movie, then the Braves and Warriors definitely saved the biggest drama for the third act.
    Indian Land’s 26-21 win was proof that region play really is the start of a new season.

  • Municipal bodies, LCEDC respond to FOIA requests

    City, county and economic development officials have all acknowledged receiving a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by The Lancaster News on Sept. 9, though no records have yet to be released.