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Today's News

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.

  • Knights’ Louis Clyburn yields coaching duties

    BOONETOWN –  North Central High School is looking for a new head football coach to guide the Knights program.

    Louis Clyburn, who has led the Knights football team for eight seasons, has resigned as the NCHS head coach.

  • News’ best of 2016

    The Lancaster News, in a salute to the year’s best, presents its annual awards highlighting top athletes, coaches and teams for 2016.

    The Lancaster News 2016 honors for the athlete of the year are shared by four state champion performers – Buford High School wrestler Dakota Barton, Buford High track athlete John Elliott, Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman and Andrew Jackson High golfer Emily Cox.

  • Column: Keep S.C. schools safe; Guns for all

    The coming year could go down as historic in South Carolina – the year we finally get serious about having a safe state, protecting our citizens and ensuring our liberties.
    And if we do, much of the credit will go to Rep. Steven Long, R- Boiling Springs, and Rep. Russell Fry, R-Myrtle Beach. They have introduced legislation to allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry their gun in K-12 schools and on college campuses. These men are true patriots.

  • Pope hangs up robe

    Jaqueline “Jackie” M. Pope, the first female chief magistrate in Lancaster County history, wore her Judge’s robe for the last time Friday.
    “It has been an honor and a privilege to do this,” said Pope, who is retiring after more than 20 years of service.
    A Winthrop graduate, she worked in the school system 17 years before becoming a part-time magistrate for the town of Kershaw in November 1995.

  • Police Blotter: Jan. 1, 2017

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

  • $600 stolen in Subway burglary

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a Christmas night burglary at Subway No. 2 on S.C. 9 Bypass West in which $600 cash was stolen.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to Subway just after 8 p.m. when the alarm sounded.
    The store closed at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and was closed for Christmas Day.
    Police found the drive-through window pried open and visible footprints on the counter of the drive-through window, as well as multiple fingerprints.  

  • Half-pound of pot in pocket leads to arrest

    A Lancaster woman stopped Dec. 23 for a traffic violation now faces a serious drug charge for having a half-pound of pot in a coat pocket.
    Summer Renee Copeland, 23, 2114 Ross Cauthen Road, was arrested for driving under suspension, a seatbelt violation and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

  • Christmas basket short of $10k goal

    The last donations for the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Christmas Basket are in with a grand total of $8,465.25, short of the $10,000 goal.
    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, the nonprofit that’s spearheaded the project since 2008, received two donations this week.

  • Driver crashes into house, flees, leaves mess

    There is a gaping 28-square-foot hole in the back wall of 530 Miller Street.
    Local florist Linda McCray, who rents the neat 2-bedroom brick home to her nephew, knows how it got there. She just doesn’t know who did it.
    Someone drove a car into the foundation of the Southside community home on Christmas Eve.
    Then, they drove away, leaving an empty gin bottle and discarded beer bottle on the ground, along with a mess for McCray to deal with.