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Today's News

  • Accident injures two adults, infant

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Two adults and an infant were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a single-car accident on J.B. Denton Road, south of Lancaster.
    Injured in the accident were 20-year-old Lancaster residents Jena Marie Brown and Michael McCorkle, and a 3-month-old child whose identity was withheld by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Highway Patrol Sgt. Bryan McDougald said the accident happened about 9:25 a.m. when Brown, driving her green 1998 Ford Escort toward Lancaster, drove off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

  • Ozone stars open state tourney play Saturday

     

       

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone district champions will open state tournament play Saturday in Sumter when the LDB stars play Sumter American at Patriots Park at 12:30 p.m.

  • P-31 juniors fall short in state play

     

       

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team hoped for better in the state tournament, but it didn’t happen.

  • NDRA GM Performance Late Models headline LMS action

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will look to match the weather Saturday night with a red-hot racing card at the half-mile oval.

  • Neff to sign with Giants

     

       

    University of South Carolina junior pitcher Steven Neff will bypass his remaining eligibility with the Gamecocks to sign a contract with the San Francisco Giants.

  • Mobley is right choice for USC trustees

    What might have been a possible negative result with the election of Greg Gregory to the S.C. Senate has become a real positive for Lancaster County.
    Last spring when Gregory was elected to the state senate, Lancaster County was able to hold its long link to the coveted seat in the state Legislature.
    At the same time, Gregory, with his return to the state Senate, had to yield his post on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

  • Dream Team Foundation says thanks for support

    The Dream Team Foundation is a registered 501C3 nonprofit organization in Lancaster. Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities through a variety of activities. We were formed in 2007 and will begin our fifth season in September.
    Our program is a free program for any Lancaster County youth between the ages of 6-21 who have any form of mental or physical disability. Our program is funded by donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

  • Time to reform pension system

    While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the state retirement system is among the most important challenges facing state government.
     State employees have 6.5 percent deducted from their paychecks to go toward their retirement benefits, and their employers contribute an even higher 9.68 percent toward those benefits. Employees expect the pension system to remain healthy so benefits will be there when they retire.

  • Back to school for Economic Development 101

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    With the crowd taking notes and raising their hands to ask questions, the scene could almost be confused with a college class. 

    Even the name of the meeting, which took place July 13 in Lancaster County Council chambers, sounded like something out of a course catalog – Economic Development 101.

  • 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.