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Today's News

  • Big Thursday scholarships make impact on education

    Big Thursday of Lancaster Inc. brings together area University of South Carolina and Clemson supporters.
    When they leave, as strange as it may seem, both groups of backers are likely sporting smiles – toothy grins worth of a good day.
    The Big Thursday Scholarship Committee has produced plenty of big smiles over the last few years.
    The committee works to help county students who attend the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Clemson University.

  • Democratic propaganda is running amok in U.S.

    In his March 8 guest column, “Please don’t believe in everything the GOP says,” Tony Boswell attacks a previous guest column by Franklin Whittlesey, largely by leveling several accusations against Republicans.

  • Bruins honor winter stars

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School stars of the hoop, mat and cheer took center stage for the final time at the annual Bruins’ winter sports awards Wednesday night.
    The event, held in the school’s auditorium, was sponsored by the Lancaster Bruins Booster Club.
    LHS basketball star Sindarius Thornwell, regarded as the top junior player in the Palmetto State, led the hoops honorees.

  • Bruins sweep Volunteers in prep soccer

    Staff Reports
    KERSHAW –  The 15th ranked Lancaster High School girls soccer team stayed unbeaten on the season at 8-0, posting a 10-0 road win over Andrew Jackson at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.
    The Lady Bruins’ win, their seventh shutout in eighth matches, gave Lancaster a sweep after the LHS boys edged the Vols, 2-1.
    In the opener, Lancaster forged a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.

  • USCL Lancers sweep Junior Red Wolves

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team celebrated its first-ever national ranking with a sweep of the Newberry College junior varsity on Thursday at the Lancaster High School field.
    The 13th-ranked Lancers, 20-3, have posted 12 straight wins.
    USCL topped the Junior Wolves, 7-2, 7-3 in the sweep. Earlier this season, the Lancers split a twin bill with the NC jayvees.
    The Lancers laced 11 hits in posting the five-run win in the opener.

  • Judge denies McIlwain bond

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The Lancaster man accused of killing a former Major League Baseball player will remain behind bars, at least for now.
    Judge Brooks Goldsmith denied bond Thursday afternoon for Derrick McIlwain, 37, 1441, Tripp Lane, who’s been charged with murder in the Feb. 7 shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr.

  • Newsroom staff wins 11 SCPA awards

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway newsroom staff won 11 S.C. Press Association awards this year, including a second place for General Excellence.
    The awards were distributed at the annual SCPA meeting held over the weekend at Folly Beach.
    Also, Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News publisher, was elected president of the SCPA during the meeting.

  • Man walks away from plane crash

    Denyse Clark and Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – A Rock Hill man flagged down a ride to Lancaster minutes after crash landing a small plane near Richburg on Thursday.
    About 3:25 p.m., a caller to 911 reported she witnessed a plane hit the ground near Mount Ararat Road, near the Circle S Ranch off S.C. 9. Moments later, officials confirmed the crash and initially reported the plane was unmanned.

  • City moves forward with Brooklyn work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Work continues on the multi-phase effort to revitalize Lancaster’s Brooklyn Avenue area.
    At its Tuesday meeting, City Council unanimously accepted a bid to place a soil cap over a portion of the city’s property on 15th Street. The cap will “cover some environmental concerns” identified during an assessment of the property, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.

  • Holt to run for county council

    Jerry Holt campaign
    Indian Land resident Jerry Holt has announced his candidacy for a seat on Lancaster County Council representing the newly created District 7 in the northern Panhandle.
    Holt is a former mayor and served as a municipal council member for 12 years in New Jersey before buying a home in Indian Land’s BridgeMill development in 2009.