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Today's News

  • Sweet season

     The state’s 2011 peach crop is shaping up as answered prayer.

    “It’s excellent,” said Dr. Desmond Layne, a horticulture professor at Clemson University and a state fruit specialist. “The crop is very juicy with good size, good volume and an excellent quality.

  • HOPE needs a lifeline

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    Volunteers are the lifeline of Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster, and they’re putting out a call for help. More new clients mean more volunteers are needed to meet the growing needs of the community.

  • City unveils its recycling program

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    “Going green” will soon center on the color blue.
    For the first time, the city of Lancaster will offer a recycling program for its residents. City officials have just begun getting the word out, hoping to get as many participants as possible. The inaugural curbside collection date is set for Sept. 15.

  • Foxhole Landfill still a concern for residents

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The plans may be on hold, but Joe Ramsey wants Lancaster County officials to remain cautious about a proposal to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill.
    Concerned about the environmental impact a sanitary landfill could have in the Panhandle, the longtime Indian Land resident spoke at Lancaster County Council’s July 11 meeting, educating council about the landfill process and urging them to put some pressure on Mecklenburg County officials.

  • Council questions stalled development

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council had plenty of questions for the representative of a stalled housing development last week.
    Planned for an area split between Lancaster and Kershaw counties, the proposed Liberty Hill Farms Development was to provide a number of riverfront homes when it was approved in March 2008.

  • ‘Charlotte’s Web’ comes to life on USCL’s stage

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The beloved children’s story “Charlotte’s Web” is coming to life in Lancaster this week.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County brings the play to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium stage July 21-24.     

  • Bulldogs undefeated so far

    Jane Alford

    cgnews@thelancasternews.com

    The Carolina Bulldogs, a minor league football team owned by Matt Carnes of Indian Land, is on top of its game this season. 

    The team, which includes several Indian Land players, is undefeated at 4-0.

    Carolina Bulldogs 

    at top of dogpile

    In the Gridiron Developmental Football Game of the Week on  July 9, the 11th-ranked Carolina Bulldogs faced the 10th-ranked Asheville Grizzlies at Joe Collins Stadium in Chester.

  • Spittle captures Vintage Special

    There was plenty of racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night. 

    Super Street: Heat Race Winners: Brandy Baker and Ed Watkins

  • Two charged with murder in Saturday shooting

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting death of a Lancaster man early Saturday.
    The Lancaster Police Department has charged both Junior Lee Kiker Jr., 29, 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, and Samantha Diane Humphries, 29, 708 Sumter St., with murder.
    Investigators learned that Humphries and Kiker conspired to rob David Brazzell at his home at 307 Rutledge St., according to a police department press release issued Monday.

  • Library system applies brakes to bookmobile

    The end of an era is coming for the Lancaster County Library system with the discontinuance of its bookmobile program.
    Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band said the program will wind down traditional service by the end of July, the victim of changing times.
    “It’s just not a very good resource any more,” Band said. “Times have changed and the bookmobile is more like a horse and buggy.”