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Today's News

  • Meet your Neighbor – Susan Bailey McGaughy

    Name: Susan Bailey McGaughy 

    Age: 43

    Address: Taxahaw Road

    Family: Husband, Chuck, 42; children, Savannah, 16, Ashlyn, 13, and Ian, 9

    Pets: A dog, Lucky, and four cats, Fraidy, Critter, Ozzy and Izzy

    Job: Owner and designer, Ray’s Flowers

    Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church

    Hobbies: Camping, skiing and reading

  • Patient inspires doctor's walk of faith

    Most of the time, the doctor does the talking and the patient does the listening. Some physicians are even apprehensive about dropping their guard to pray with patients.

    However, that’s not the case for cancer specialist Dr. Kashyap Patel of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, or at least not anymore. 

    Now, Patel, the vice chief of staff for Springs Memorial Hospital, does both.

  • USC upends Clemson

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The University of South Carolina, a blend of Gamecocks and USCL Lancers, posted a comeback win in the 10th annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

    The USC team, which included golfers sporting USCL royal blue and USC garnet and black, rallied from a  4.5-1.1 deficit to take the comeback victory, 8.5-6.5

  • North small fry all-stars roll

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North small fry all-stars rolled to a 30-12 opening round win over Fairfield County on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The North small fry all-stars, ages 9-10, snapped a 6-all tie with the first of two Kemarkio Cloud touchdowns to take a 12-6 lead on the way to the 18-point win.

    Dorian Williams’ one-yard run and Williams’ two-point conversion run put Lancaster County North up, 22-6, but Fairfield County answered.

  • Area hoops teams, players net preseason state honors

    A host of area teams garnered hardwood honors at the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association preseason banquet in Columbia on Wednesday.

    Two Lancaster County teams – the Lancaster High School boys and Andrew Jackson High School girls – were ranked in the top five of their respective classifications.

    The Bruins are ranked No. 5 in Class AAAA boys, while the Andrew Jackson High Lady Volunteers are rated No. 3 in Class AA girls.

  • Indian Land Middle School honors fall sports standouts

    From release

    Indian Land Middle School hosted its annual fall sports banquet Nov. 10.

    The event is designed primarily to recognize student-athletes in fall sports at ILMS.

    ILMS principal David McDonald noted the importance of middle school activities and the foundation being one to model character.

  • BHS Jackets upbeat about hoops hopes

    There’s a feeling of hoops optimism in the Buford High School basketball program for the 2011-12 season.

    The BHS boys, who earned a Class AA Upper State postseason bid last winter, return a solid nucleus from last season.

    The Lady Jackets sport a veteran team and are hopeful on improving their record and earning a playoff bid.

    Coach Neil Couch’s second BHS boys team is led by senior post player Marcus Brown, an all-region pick who averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.

  • Palmetto United Fury continues solid soccer play with third straight crown

    Ryan Nelson

    Palmetto United Futbol Club

    The Palmetto United Futbol Club GU12 Fury continued its success in impressive fashion.

    The Fury won  its third straight soccer tournament to bring home the title in the top division of the Capital Area Soccer League Girls Shootout in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 5-6.

    The PUFC Fury, based out of Fort Mill, has team members from the surronding area of Indian Land, Lake Wyllie, Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Clover.

  • Teen arrested in shooting of deputy

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was arrested Friday morning, only hours after he was involved in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy at a local restaurant.

    Rodrick Darnell Caskey, 1781 Baker St., may face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery in the case. 

  • Council OKs industrial park plans still on

    Lancaster County is moving along with plans for two industrial-park agreements with bordering counties. 

    County Council unanimously passed second reading Monday of an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Chester County. 

    As part of the plan, the two counties will share revenue generated through business parks in the respective counties. 

    Nienty-nine percent of taxes collected from AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. in Lancaster will go to Lancaster County, and 1 percent will go to Chester.