Today's News

  • 16-year-old killed in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    An accident Monday morning involving a compact car and a logging tractor claimed the life of a Lancaster High School student and left another man seriously injured.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident happened around 7:22 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about 1 mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    The accident was near the intersection of S.C. 97.

  • Local man suspect in Charlotte robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Charlotte drug store was arrested in Lancaster last weekend.
    Working with detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies helped track down a man who was a person of interest in the robbery of a Ballantyne CVS Pharmacy store.

  • Helping families in need

    Jesef Williams
    Andrina Johnson hit her lowest point in November 2009.
    That’s when the Lancaster native found herself without a place to live. She went to Christian Services for help. That group then referred her to Family Promise of Lancaster County.
    She said her life began to change at that point.

  • Moore named AJ head coach

    Robert Howey
    The interim tag has been removed from Andrew Jackson head football coach David Moore’s title at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    Andrew Jackson High principal Mary Barry announced Monday that Moore will be the Volunteers head football coach.

  • Family Promise members, churches

     Board of Trustees
    * denotes new member
    *Mike Burgess
    Minerva Coker
    Deborah B. Cureton (president)
    * Rick Durant (treasurer)
    Marita Eden (secretary)
    * Wayne Gilliam
    * Ken Hudson
    * Tim Howard
    * Chuck Loughry
    The Rev. Shane Owens (vice president)
    * Kathy White
    Bob L. Williams
    * Rev. Albert Young
    Host congregations
    Christ Episcopal Church
    Covenant Baptist Church
    First Baptist Church (Lancaster)

  • Vols, Warriors swap wins

    KERSHAW – In a make-up game, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land each came out looking good.

    In the Region IV-AA twin bill, the Volunteers and Warriors each posted a win in the AJ gym on Saturday night.

  • BMS's Griffin earns state title



    Buford Middle School’s banner wrestling season reached a new high Saturday afternoon in Lexington.

  • Lancaster High School student killed in early morning accident

    A Lancaster High School student died and a Hickory Grove man seriously injured Monday morning in an accident involving a compact car and a logging tractor.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:25 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about one mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    School officials identified the student as 16-year-old T.J. Looper of Great Falls.

  • Interest stirring in Senate 16 race

    Who would have guessed it? Not us. We had no idea so many people would be interested in the District 16 state Senate seat when it came open after Mick Mulvaney’s election to the 5th District U.S. congressional seat in November.
    But interest it has stirred.
    Seven candidates – five Republicans, a Democrat and a Libertarian – have filed for the post.
    Mulvaney, a Republican businessman from Indian Land, vacated his Senate seat in December as he was preparing to take his seat in Congress. Mulvaney was sworn into office earlier this month.

  • Me and Tiger go "King Rat" hunting

    Sometimes, it is best to avoid discussing certain subjects, however this isn’t one of those times.
    Let’s be honest here, folks never have (and never will) want to discuss rats. It’s not nice to talk about them in refined company.
    Seriously, people will give you a funny look when you mention wharf rats.
    Growing up, we called ’em “wolf rats” cause they were big, mean and usually ran in packs.
    Old homes have always been surrounded by plunder houses, garages, cow barns, buggy sheds and chicken coops.