Today's News

  • Ricky Foster's brother searches for answers, closure in'98 case

    It’s been a long 12 years for Willie Foster as he’s tried to piece together what happened to his brother, Ricky, on June 5, 1998.

    Willie Foster remembers working at Springs Industries when a coworker told him a body had been found on Brooklyn Avenue. He didn’t think much of it at first.

    But he knew his brother lived near the area, and they had not spoken in a few days, so he decided to call his grandmother in Heath Springs.

    That’s when he learned that someone from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office had already spoken to her.

  • City votes down Arrowood-area annexation

    A measure that would have brought four parcels of land into the Lancaster city limits failed Tuesday night.

    The majority of City Council members – four – voted against a measure that would have annexed property on the northeastern edge of the Arrowood community, near U.S. 521 behind the Burns Ford dealership, into the city.

    Council members Linda Blackmon-Brace, Tamara Green, Kenny Hood and Gonzie Mackey voted against it.

    Mayor Joe Shaw, Councilwoman Sara Eddins and Councilman John Howard favored the measure.

  • F.A. Clinton was only black man to serve county in state Senate

    Frederick Albert (F.B.) Clinton has been the only black man to serve Lancaster County in the state Senate.

    Born a slave on a plantation on March 1, 1834, Clinton was educated and learned how to run a plantation from the owner of the property, Irvin Clinton. After the Civil War, Clinton was given land from his former master and Clinton continued to amass property. He established himself as a community leader in the Cedar Creek Township.

  • Scouts add Charlie Duke to its local Hall of Fame

    Last fall, volunteers launched a local scouting Hall of Fame to recognize those whose footprints have made a difference to the lives of others by a lifetime devoted to community service.

    One set of those footprints with Lancaster ties was into the lunar surface in  the Descartes Highlands on April 21, 1972.

  • BHS, IL boys fall in playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land were opening round casualties in the Class A Upper State boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

    Buford, the fourth-place team in Conference III-A, fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson 63-44 in Columbia.

    Anthony Williams, Jacob Jamison and Desmond McGriff scored eight points apiece to lead BHS, which fell to 8-16. The Jackets were 5-7 in league play.

    Indian Land, which finished 12-7, 9-3, dropped a 63-59 home loss to Williston-Elko in the Warriors' gym on Tuesday night.

  • Warriors, Jackets fall in first round

    A pair of Conference IV-A teams put the halt on the postseason hardwood hopes for Buford and Indian Land on Tuesday night.

    The Conference III-A runner-up Indian Land team dropped a season-ending 63-59 loss to Williston-Elko, while Buford fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson, 63-44.

    Indian Land fell behind early and never could fully recover in dropping the four-point loss.

    “We had our chances, but we didn’t convert,” IL coach Nate Smith said. “It was a disappointing night for us.”

  • Comeback victory gives Lancers split at Brunswick

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team will take a 3-1 record into their 2010 home opener this weekend.

    The Lancers, in their second season of baseball, are coming off a Sunday afternoon split with Brunswick Community College in Shallotte, N.C.

    USCL dropped an 8-1 loss to the Dolphins in the opener, but rebounded to take the nightcap with an 8-7 win.

    The Lancers opened their season with a sweep of the Limestone junior varsity baseball team on Feb. 8 in Gaffney, 3-1, 7-3.

  • Ferguson, Burt to play for Blue Hose

    Two baseball standouts with Lancaster connections are headed to Presbyterian College to continue their careers.

    Nick Ferguson, who starred with the Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion programs, signed with the Blue Hose during the early signing period last fall.

    Ferguson is joined by Ryan Burt, of Cayce, who is in his second season with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

  • Lady Warriors advance, face Cavs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors used fast starts to launch their 2010 Class A Upper State playoff run in impressive fashion on Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 20-5 first-period edge on the way to a 60-45 win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler to open the Class A Upstate playoffs.

    IL’s 15-point win sends the 16-5 Lady Warriors to face Christ Church, the defending Class A state champion, on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Bruins are co-champions

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was special for more than a fond farewell.

    The fasting-starting Bruins captured a share of the Region IV-AAAA boys championship with a 72-43 win over Spring Valley in the LHS gym on Monday night.

    LHS’s decisive 29-point win gave the 19-5 Bruins the right to wear the Region IV-AAAA regular-season co-champions crown with an 8-2 league record.