Today's News

  • In with the new

    Gregory A. Summers



    As former Lancaster Fire Department member Hazel Cauthen stared at the city’s new high-tech Engine 4 parked inside Station 2 on Hubbard Drive, all he could do was shake his head and smile.

  • Bed race Saturday

    By Terri Ferguson Smith


    Beds will again race down Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 8, as part of a fundraiser for the United Way.

    It’s the return of the annual bed parade and race for the United Way of Lancaster County, according to Melanie Outlaw, executive director.

  • Indian Land VFW named All American

    Indian Land VFW Post 12136

    After only one full year of operation, Indian Land Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12136 not only took top honors in South Carolina, but also earned All American recognition from the national VFW.

    The Indian Land post, chartered Feb. 22, 2014, began full operations July 1, 2014.

    It now boasts a 100 members, along with an active Ladies Auxiliary.

    The post garnered All State honors, the highest award a VFW post can receive at the S.C. VFW state convention June 6.

  • Shriner poker run Saturday

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls-Kershaw Shrine Club will hold a poker run, “Rollin’ on the River,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Boats and bikes are welcome.

    Participants will pick up their cards at Creekside at Beaver Creek, Clear Water Cove Marina, Colonel Creek Boat Landing, 97 Kickstand, Wateree Creek at the mouth/red bank (boat on the water) and Dutchman Creek Marina.

  • Realignment puts LHS, IL in new classes

    The historic S.C. High School League’s realignment, which will begin with the 2016-17 school term, has the biggest impact on Lancaster and Indian Land high schools.
    The LHS Bruins, with the League’s first-ever five-class plan, will compete in Class AAAA, while Indian Land is moving to Class AAA in an all-new region.
    Lancaster, which competes in the Class AAA ranks under the present four-class system implemented with the 2014-15 school term after playing in Class AAAA,  will play in Region III-AAAA starting with the 2016-17 school year.

  • LGC to crown new champ

    The Lancaster Golf Club will crown a new champion for 2015 Sunday afternoon.
    Defending club champion Brady Hinkle, a Lancaster High School golf ace and a junior star, will be unable to play as he has a commitment to play in a prestigious junior tournament this weekend.
    “I’m sure Brady would be right there in the run for the club title, but he has a previous commitment to play in another junior tournament,” Lancaster Golf Club pro Phil Small said. “We wish him the best of luck with his event.”

  • Cut through smoke screen to solve U.S. problems

    The totalitarian socialist left in America – the Democrat Party – has created a major smoke screen with the Confederate flag here in South Carolina.

    They have diverted our attention from some real problems in America. These ignored problems are actually grotesque failures of Democrat interventionism in our lives.

    The welfare state has decimated the poorest families in America. The big welfare state is a creation of the Democrats in 1965. When the family is destroyed, the state becomes the caregiver.

  • Faulty motorcycle starts shop fire

    Gregory A. Summers


    In his years as a firefighter and captain for Lancaster Fire Department, Gonzie Mackey saw his share of house fires.

    But a late afternoon blaze on Monday, Aug. 3, hit close to home; really close to home.

    The workshop behind the retired firefighter’s residence on Glenwood Avenue was heavily damaged when an ill-running motorcycle parked inside of it started a fire.

  • Fourth suspect charged in armed robberies

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – The Pageland Police Department has made another arrest in the armed robbery of convenience stores in three Carolina counties.

    Yamilez Matos, 19, of Wingate, N.C., is now facing multiple charges.

    She is charged with armed robbery in connection to the July 7 hold-up of Kountry Korner on South Van Lingo Mungo Boulevard in Pageland.

  • Tax-free holiday Aug. 7-9

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    For parents trying to cope with high back-to-school expenses, some relief is on the way.

    From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, to midnight Sunday, Aug. 9, they can buy school supplies and some household items without having to pay state sales tax. In Lancaster County, that is a savings of 8 percent.

    Exempt or sales tax free items include:

    u Clothing and clothing accessories, including, hats, scarves, hosiery and handbags, and footwear