Today's News

  • Police respond to possible shooting on Chesterfield Avenue

     The Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster County EMS responded to a possible shooting along the 700 block of Chesterfield Avenue near 903 Discount Beverage just after 4:15 p.m. Monday. Check back later for updates.    

  • Taking it to the streets

    Jesef Williams
     Danny Terry has been exercising his First Amendment right lately, with Haile Gold Mine Inc. as the target.
    Terry, who lives in the county’s Flat Creek area, is opposed to the operations at the gold mine, located just east of the town of Kershaw. So he’s decided to voice those concerns through peaceful demonstrations.

  • Mackey explains vote on Brook Drive project

    After the March 14 City Council meeting, I received several calls about my vote on the Brook Drive improvement project near the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    I do my best to vote as fairly and honestly as possible. I feel confident in my decisions because I always seek guidance from God, who leads my life.
    The vote to approve the project was 4-3, including my vote. The opposition’s reasoning was that they felt they were betraying the residents of District 4 because Rock Street and Hampton Road also need paving.

  • Sheriff touts accomplishments made at office in last few years

    The past year has marked a transformational period in law enforcement for Lancaster County.
    Three years ago, I set forth an aggressive plan to position the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office among the best in the state. I knew that with the right leadership and lines of accountability we could improve the service delivery to our citizenry, as well as build morale and staff retention within the department.

  • 12-Week Challenge heads into final leg

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their third progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story
    We just finished week seven of the challenge and while I am still so happy I did this, I am realizing why it is called a “challenge” now.

  • ‘Remember When’ has run its course

    It's been fun sharing some of my oldtime adventures with you.  We have walked hand-in-hand along the sidewalks of Lancaster, browsed the store windows along Main Street, scampered for tadpoles in the rain filled pools along the railroad tracks and relived those hot summer nights as we sweltered beneath the covers fearful of the sounds of boogers and other monsters of the night creeping on the stair steps.

  • Clover tops Lady Bruins

    Staff Reports
    Clover won a showdown of top 15 Class AAAA girls soccer teams, taking a 5-0 win over Lancaster at the CHS field on Friday night.
    The No. 8 Lady Blue Eagles’ win knocked the Lancaster High girls from the unbeaten ranks and gave Clover a sweep of the varsity matches.
    The Clover High  boys posted a 3-1 win over the Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
    At Clover, the Lady Blue Eagles forged a 4-0 halftime lead and added a second half goal for the region victory over the No. 13 Lady Bruins.

  • Warriors’ booters set state title as goal

    Robert Howey
    Indian Land High boys soccer coach Adam Cole doesn’t mince words when he discusses the Warriors’ hopes for the 2012 season.
    Cole and the Warriors are hoping to land the school’s first-ever state soccer championship this spring.
    A year ago, Indiand Land  came close, finishing as the Class AA Upper State runner-up to Gilbert High School.
    The Warriors finished 20-5 after falling to the GHS Indians.

  • USCL rolls with sweep of Limestone jayvees

    Staff Reports
    The 13th-ranked University of South Carolina Lancers rolled to a pair of non-region baseball wins, taking two from the Limestone junior varsity in Gaffney on Wednesday.
    The Lancers, 25-4, swept the Junior Saints, 9-3 and 11-2.
    In the six-run win, John McClure, 5-1, was the  winner in four innings of work. He allowed two runs, both earned, three hits, three walks and hit a batter.

  • Buford hopes veterans, newcomers mesh for soccer success this spring

    Staff Reports
    Buford first-year varsity soccer coach John Bundy said the Jackets’ 2012 success will likely hinge on the play of the veteran players and the development of the younger players.
    “Our team has a wide range of players, and will rely heavily on their experience in the program from our seniors down to our two freshmen,” said Bundy.
    The BHS co-captains are senior left center mid Tyler Jenkins and senior keeper Matt Ellis, the MVP last season when the Jackets went 6-11 and earned a playoff berth.