Today's News

  • LMS hosting Heintz Brothers Performance

     The Heintz Brothers Performance Special, with extra money in all divisions, takes center stage at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    With good weather expected, LMS kicks off its season with some great racing action in all divisions.

  • 4 Star Auction has bright start



    The inaugural 4 Star Athletic Auction proved to be a bright moment for the athletic programs at the four Lancaster County high schools.

  • Bruins ignite, down Vols



    The Lancaster Bruins used a late power surge to post a 10-3 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.

  • Suspect sought in Evans Drive shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    Investigators are searching for a suspect who may be involved in a shooting that injured a Lancaster man last weekend.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were called Sunday, March 25, to a home in the 2000 block of Evans Drive about a reported shooting, according to a sheriff's office press release.
    When they arrived, they spoke with a 28-year-old man who said he was inside his home when he heard gunshots, the release said. The man also reported he was shot in his hip and hand.

  • USCL Lancers impressive in fourth season of baseball

    The 2012 University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball season has been one of glowing proportions on the diamond.
    The Lancers, who are in their fourth year of play in National Junior College Athletic Association Region X, are having a landmark campaign.
    The Lancers started off strong, winning eight straight games to open the season.
    It was obvious coach Steve Williams’ team was going to be a force to reckon with this season.
    Any doubting Thomases about the prowess of the royal blue and gold soon saw how strong the Lancers were.

  • SLED investigates EMS employee

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has initiated the investigation of a Lancaster County EMS employee.

    In a brief statement issued Tuesday afternoon, SLED spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson confirmed a tip The Lancaster News received earlier in the day, but refused to release any specifics.

    “We have an investigation in Lancaster involving an EMS worker,” Richardson said. “The investigation is continuing and it would be inappropriate to discuss any details.”

  • Few leads in double murder on Midway

    There are few leads, but plenty of rumors, in the investigation of two shooting deaths outside a Lancaster nightclub on Friday, March 23.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said investigators have very little information to go on in the murders of Jonathan Duvall Reid, 25, and Azor Lee Cloud, 30.

    Both were found shot outside the “The Café” nightclub on Old Landsford Road in Lancaster just before 11 p.m.

  • Old Hickory's history comes to life

    Lancaster County commemorated the life of its most famous son Saturday, March 24, at the annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration.

    Held at Andrew Jackson State Park, the event drew hundreds of visitors for an experience that not only honored the seventh U.S. president’s life, but the era in which he was born.

  • Heath Springs council discusses security package for Town Hall

    HEATH SPRINGS – Most of the talk at town council’s March 20 meeting centered on protection for Town Hall – whether it’s from insects or burglars.

    Council voted unanimously that evening to accept a bid from Rollins Pest Control of Jefferson.

    For $1,500, the company will install termite bait traps at the recently renovated Town Hall on Duncan Street. And for $485, the company will perform once-a-year monitoring and servicing.

  • Unemployment rate for Lancaster County remains at 12.7 percent

    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January, while the state’s rate fell slightly during that time span, according to figures released earlier this month by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

    The January rates didn’t appear until March because of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual benchmarking and revision process.