Today's News

  • AJ Volunteers drop pair in finale at Lee Central

    BISHOPVILLE A tough basketball season came to a close Thursday for the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    AJ, on the road for its Conference IV-AA regular-season finale, dropped a pair of losses to the host Lee Central Stallions.

    The Lady Vols, who went winless in region play, dropped a 49-20 setback to the LC Lady Stallions in the opener.

    The nightcap was closer, but the Stallions avenged an earlier loss to the Vols, who compiled a 1-9 mark in league play, with a 75-66 win.

  • South girls cap 14-0 season downing Rucker; Rams net revenge win to end 13-1 campaign

    The South Middle School girls completed a second straight unbeaten season, and the A.R. Rucker boys capped a sterling 13-1 campaign with a sweet revenge win Thursday.

    Lancaster area middle school rivals A.R. Rucker and South each had something to cheer about in the season-ending doubleheader at the packed Lancaster High School gym.

    The Lady Mustangs put the finishing touches on a banner 14-0 season with a 36-24 win over the rival Lady Rams in the opener.

  • Coming down the mountain

    As the resident “house band” at the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., it’s estimated that the Kingdom Heirs sing to more than 2 million people each year – more than any other Southern gospel group.

    They put on multiple performances each day from March through October.

    When that ends, there is Christmas show that runs through Jan.1. And it’s been that way since 1986.

    That only gives the Kingdom Heirs about eight weeks a year to get out on the road.

  • Bruins seek to rebound for region crown

    Lancaster dropped a pair of Region IV-AAAA basketball losses to Blythewood on Tuesday night, but the news wasn’t all bad for the Bruins on departing the Midlands.

    The LHS boys, who dropped their second loss in three region games, learned that Ridge View, which downed the No. 10 Bruins 81-64 last Friday night at RVHS to forge a tie for the region lead, also lost on Tuesday night.

    South Pointe notched a 72-68 win over the Ridge View Blazers to keep the teams tied at the top of region play.

  • Warriors net senior night hoops sweep

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School basketball senior night was one for the Warriors to savor on Thursday.

    The IL teams completed a season’s hoops sweep of the rival Buford Yellow Jackets.

    The Lady Warriors rolled to a 78-40 victory and the IL boys capped the notable night with a 62-55 win over the Jackets.

    Each game followed a similar trend for the winning Warriors. The IL teams took control in the third quarter to take command on the way to victory.

  • Citadel signs IL's Seigler

    INDIAN LAND A high school media center is supposed to be one of the quietest places on campus during the school day, but for a brief, special moment that changed Friday afternoon at Indian Land High School.

    Just after ILHS senior offensive lineman Sam Seigler signed to play football at The Citadel, an admiring group of students and teachers applauded the moment.

  • Breaking News Winter storm forecast forces officials to cancel games

    The forecast for a winter storm forced Lancaster County School District officials to cancel two high school basketball games scheduled for Friday night.

    The Lancaster-Spring Valley Region IV-AAAA game scheduled for the Lancaster High School gym was postponed late Friday morning when Spring Valley High School officials contacted LHS and said they would be unable to travel after Richland County School officials canceled all after-school activities.

  • $2,500 reward offered for information in Cole's murder

    The Lancaster man who was one of the last people to see Deborah Cole alive still has $2,500 in reward money to offer for information about her death.

    The Lancaster News ran an article last week about the July 9, 2000, death of Cole. The case, which hasn’t been solved, was featured in the newspaper’s ongoing series focusing on cold cases.

    Franklin James said he was Cole’s boyfriend at the time of her death. He said he dropped Cole off at a friend’s house in the Midway area shortly after midnight on July 9 and never saw her again.

  • Choose faith over fear, says speaker

    Dawn Smith Jordan offered the crowd at the ninth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation scholarship dinner a choice – to embrace faith or fear.

    “What are you going to choose? To have faith or fall apart?” Jordan asked the crowd of more than 200 people at Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room on Tuesday. “Know that some good will come out of bad times.”

  • Breaking News Police apprehend, charge man in Jan. 16 murder

    A suspect wanted for a Jan. 16 murder at a Lancaster night club was arrested Friday afternoon.

    The Lancaster Police Department arrested Demarcus Lewis Davis, 20, about 3:45 p.m., Capt. Harlean Howard said. Davis was found hiding in a closet at 703 Pardue St.

    Davis has been charged with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill and two counts of possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime.