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Today's News

  • FOI bills deserves support by House

    A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
    It represents significant progress for open government and would be the first step in improving the state’s Freedom of Information Act since 2003.

  • Unseemly blame-shifting on rising gasoline prices

    One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right, while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.
    And before I go any further, let me acknowledge upfront that this time-honored tradition isn’t specific to either political party.
    But President Barack Obama and his re-election campaign organization have stretched their credibility pretty thin with their recent attempt to pin the blame for rising gas prices on the tea party movement.

  • Pizza delivery driver robbed

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are looking for a group of men who robbed a pizza delivery driver last weekend.
    Officers responded to Domino’s Pizza, at 677 S.C. 9 Bypass, at 10:39 p.m. Sunday about a report of an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Stolen liquor in truck leads to burglar

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A truck bed full of liquor helped deputies link a Lancaster man to a theft from a convenience store last week.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies discovered the connection after responding to a 911 call on property in the 4000 block of JB Denton Road on Feb. 21.

  • Bruins stay unbeaten with 8-5 win over Vols

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins stayed unbeaten in the Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament, taking an 8-5 win over Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night at the Volunteers’ field.

  • Truesdale leads honorees

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – State wrestling champion Rondreas Truesdale led the honorees at the annul Indian Land High School winter sports awards night Wednesday in the ILHS gym.

  • Devils battle Flashes for 10th state title

     

       

    Johnsonville High School coach Harris Avant knows Great Falls is accustomed to making trips to the state basketball finals.

  • Trio invades home, robs family

    A Lancaster family was held at gunpoint and assaulted early Tuesday morning and police are looking for three men who may be involved. 

    Lancaster Police Department officers were called to a home in the 500 block of North White Street at 12:37 a.m. about a possible burglary that happened only minutes before, according to a police department incident report. 

    When police arrived, they knocked several times but no one answered the door, though they heard what sounded like someone crying inside the home. 

  • Asbestos found in Badcock building

     Plans to make Main Street Lancaster the local hub for Native American studies have been delayed with the discovery of asbestos in a key building. 

    City Administrator Helen Sowell on Monday confirmed that asbestos has been detected in the former Badcock furniture store building, 119 S. Main St., that will now serve as the home for University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies program. 

  • Good Samaritan steps up

    The small, red fire extinguisher was still smoking as Stephon Chavis turned it over in his hands Wednesday afternoon. 

    Pulling his baseball hat off to wipe sweat from his brow, Chavis smiled as he recounted how only minutes before he was sprinting across several lanes of traffic clutching that same extinguisher.