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Today's News

  • City council votes to discontinue its AM traveler’s information station

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    A local radio station that has provided weather information and other updates is now a thing of the past. 

    City Council voted 6-1 at its meeting Tuesday to eliminate the traveler's information station that aired in Lancaster on AM radio. 

    The station, at 1620 AM, was launched in 2004 and provided updates on traffic and road conditions, as well as weather updates and various tidbits. 

  • Bruins deck Trojans

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s gut-check drive gave the Bruins plenty of reasons to hold their heads high with a major Class AAAA football victory Thursday night.

    Bruins’ senior quarterback Shaq Williams capped what LHS coach Bennie McMurray called a “gut-check drive” with a yard plunge to lift LHS to a thrilling 23-21 win over No. 7 Northwestern at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium.

  • Stallions’ late TD foils Jackets’ hopes

    BUFORD – A late Stallions’ charge zapped hopes of a happy Buford High School homecoming Friday night at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.

    The Lee Central Stallions, putting a damper on the Jackets’ hopes early on with a 14-0 lead, used Jamari Wright’s two-yard touchdown run with 12.2 seconds left to cap a 29-22 Conference IV-AA football win.

    The Stallions, 4-4, 1-2, notched their first-ever win over the Jackets, driving 61 yards in 11 plays to tally the decisive touchdown.

  • Eagles use early strikes to defeat IL Warriors

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    PAGELAND – The high-flying Central Eagles soared from the start on their way to a 40-0 Conference IV-AA home football win over Indian Land on Friday night.

    The Eagles, 6-2, 3-0, struck in a hurry in building a 20-0 lead midway the first half.

    Central owned a 26-0 lead at the end of the first period.

  • Braves’ firepower too much for Vols in 48-7 road defeat

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – Cheraw rolled up 407 yards total offense in defeating Andrew Jackson 48-7 on CHS’s homecoming on Friday night.

    The Braves turned two AJ turnovers into touchdowns in the first half en route to a 41-0 halftime lead.

    “We certainly did not help ourselves with the number of mistakes we made tonight,” said AJ coach David Moore. “Cheraw is good enough without us helping them with turnovers.

  • UPDATE: Arrest made in pharmacy robberies

    A multi-county task force arrested a Rock Hill man Friday night in connection with the robbery of an Indian Land pharmacy last weekend, which may be related to a spree of similar robberies across three counties.

    Ronald Carl Sims, 28, of Rock Hill, was arrested after law enforcement agencies from Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties identified him as a suspect in the rash of robberies which have taken place during the last few weeks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release sent Saturday afternoon.

  • Start your sewing machines!

    Drivers revved their machines at the starting line. 

    When the green flag dropped, they were off, sewing wide open. 

    The Ragin’ Cajun, who was on the pole, jumped out to a quick lead, dogged closely by Cannonball, Burn Out Babs and the rest of the pack. 

    Pit crew chiefs with names like Flash and Oil Can scrambled to keep their drivers moving. 

    Race car fans, don’t think you’re losing it if these names aren’t familiar, because this race was not at Lancaster Speedway. 

  • Payne needs facts before spouting his hogwash

    Paging Ryan Payne. Earth to Ryan Payne. Please come in Ryan Payne, who wrote the guest column, “Neal, Legislature got it wrong with Amazon,” in the Sept. 25 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Did you hear that Continental Tire is opening a new plant in Sumter? Yeah, Sumter. They’re going to bring 1,700 jobs and this opening has been praised by the local Tea Party hero, Mick Mulvaney.

  • Two fires to be set at Fire Expo Saturday at Walmart

    “Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it,” said Les Woods, president of the S.C. Fire and Life Safety Education Association (SC FALSE).
    That’s why SC FALSE will intentionally light two fires in front of a live audience at noon Saturday at Walmart, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West, during the 17th annual Fire Safety Expo.

  • Heightened awareness

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Swarms of police officers and investigators surrounded a Lancaster pharmacy early Thursday morning, part of a massive search for an armed robber who has already struck the county twice this week.
    Lancaster police officers were called to Walgreens, located at 1101 S.C. 9 Bypass, just before 9 a.m. after an employee noticed someone matching the description of a man wanted in connection with robberies at Indian Land’s Walmart and Harris Teeter stores this week.