Today's News

  • Governor's School choir strikes chord with Sara Parker

    The cantus chamber choir and brass quintet from the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities won’t have much trouble finding First Presbyterian Church next Tuesday.

    One of its members knows exactly where the church is.

    Former Andrew Jackson High School student Sara Parker is now a senior at the Governor’s School in Greenville.

    “This is a big trip for us,” said Dr. David Rhyne, who is the choral instructor there.

  • City fires detective after complaint

    A Lancaster Police Department detective has filed a grievance with the city of Lancaster to appeal his termination.

    Sgt. Pat Parsons has been fired from the police department, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. The firing comes in the wake of a complaint filed against him by Angela Thompson, who said Parsons harassed her son about a stolen mo-ped and assaulted him on Jan. 31.

  • Cold case files: Victim' families long for answers, closure

    Mothers and fathers. Prostitutes. A fast-food worker. Teenagers. A drunk-driving victim.

    Black and white, old and young.

    Over the last five weeks, The Lancaster News has brought readers the stories of 14 people who were murdered or went missing since 1977. They all have some things in common.

    They long for answers and peace of mind.

    If their loved ones went missing, they want to know what happened to them. If their loved ones were killed, they want to know why they died and who did it. If foul play was involved, they also want justice.

  • Is call-center training working?

    Keith Tunnell hopes several call-center companies will eventually set up shop in Lancaster County.

    But as he works to bring those businesses to the area, there’s still one obstacle he says the county needs to address – training local workers for those types of jobs.

  • No classroom for error

    Good food is more than a smidgen of this and a pinch of that.

    Good food is about doing things the right way in a clean kitchen, washing your hands and not taking unhealthy shortcuts.

    Not only have 26 Lancaster High students been learning how to cook from scratch this year in the culinary arts class, they’ve also been learning why you don’t scratch while you cook through a 12-hour nationally accredited ServSafe Food Safety certification course.

  • Lady Bruins win 2nd straight Cyclone Cup

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins made it two straight winning the Cyclone Cup at the Chester Soccer Tournament for the second consecutive season.

    LHS downed Westside of Anderson for the title. LHS also posted wins over Union and York.

    In the title match, LHS faced a Westside team, which had scored 20-plus goals in its previous two matches.

    The match was tightly played with both teams refusing to allow any scoring opportunities at midfield.

    In the 20-minute mark of the first half, Beth Tomlin scored on a rebound to put the Lady Bruins ahead.

  • USCL splits with SMC

    The USCL Lancers split a pair of games with junior college baseball power Spartanburg Methodist in NJCAA Region X play on Sunday.

    USCL downed SMC 4-2 in the opener, but fell in the nightcap, 11-8.

    In the opener, Michael Cobb led the offense with two hits and drove in a run. Taylor Johnson belted a two-run home run and David Stone smashed a solo homer.

  • County Rec all-stars launch district hopes

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14-under boys Central District basketball tournament tonight and Saturday. All games will be played at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    The Springdale Recreation Complex is located on South Plantation Road.

    Play tonight begins at 6:30 p.m., with Lancaster taking on North Springs.The second game will be Forrest Lake vs. Eastover. The winners advance to Saturday and face Caughman Road and City of Columbia. Saturday games tip off at 10:30 a.m. and noon, with the championship to be held at 2:30 p.m.

  • Indian Land's Jones claims A-AA 140-pound state crown

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School wrestling coach Mike Kersey ranks Warriors’ senior 140-pound wrestler Trevor Jones as one of the “most coachable” athletes he’s ever coached.

    Kersey, noting Jones’ Class A-AA state wrestling championship, said Jones’ ability to stick to the game plan was the reason he captured IL’s first state wrestling crown in five seasons.

  • Blackmon pleased with 'Gameday at Doomsday'

    The second “Gameday at Doomsday” high school baseball jamboree was again a hit.

    The event, hosted by Lancaster High School, featured a host of contests to highlight diamond talent at the LHS field, “Doomsday Corner.”

    Lewisville, which defeated Fort Mill in its four-inning mini-game, had two winners. Chris Skidmore won the home run contest with five in a tie-breaker.

    Skidmore and Andrew Jackson’s Dylan McKittrick were tied at four-each before Skidmore hit the first homer in the tie-breaker.