Today's News

  • Two wounded in Waffle House shooting

    Two men were wounded after shooting broke out among several people in the parking lot of Waffle House on S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said the department was called to the restaurant at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy, as investigators have received little cooperation from witnesses or the victims, Howard said.

    Investigators do know that two men were shot, and they were both taken to Springs Memorial Hospital by personal vehicles, Howard said.

  • Not forgotten

    A debt of gratitude is owed to 198 soldiers whose names are etched in bronze on the war memorial at Lancaster's Memorial Park, said Ernest Stroud.

    Stroud, a Korean Conflict veteran and publicty chairman for DAV Chapter ???, said Lancaster's war dead gave their all to protect a way of life that we now enjoy.

    And its been that way since April 6, 1917 when the United States entered World War I. Stroud said since in the last 93 years, more than 620,000 of America's sons and daughters have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. 

  • IL Walmart to open Aug. 18

    INDIAN LAND – A prototype Walmart store is almost ready to open in Indian Land.

    Shoppers are getting ready for the new store, located off U.S. 521 just before the state line, to open its doors on Aug. 18. Store manager John Clevenger said Walmart will begin moving into the 180,000-square-foot building on July 12, stocking shelves and readying for the grand opening.

    This will be one of Walmart’s new prototype stores, which will feature a new logo, a more natural outdoor color and a revamped in-store design.

  • Locals, visitors gather for heritage expo event

    Dr. Rubye Johnson moved away from Lancaster more than 40 years ago, but still maintains close ties to the city.

    Johnson, who taught English at the former Barr Street High School, said she’s concerned about the community’s future and wants to see the youth move in a positive direction.

    To reach that aim, you have to know yourself – and that everything else stems from that, she said.

  • Bruins spring game reset for Monday

    The Lancaster Bruins' football team will be hoping to dodge a forecast of late-afternoon showers Monday in hopes of getting in their annual spring football game at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, capping 10 days of spring practice, will hold their spring game at 5 p.m. Monday. The game was originally set for Friday, but late afternoon rain postponed the game to Monday.

    The game is open to the public and there's no admission.

  • Unity in Community to go on without county funds

    An annual festival will have to go on without the help of county funding.

    County Council recently said no to supporting the county’s 14th Annual Unity in the Community festival. Sponsored by nonprofit group the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, the festival is gearing up for its event on June 26, but still needs $2,500 in funding for administrative costs.

  • Rain plagues P-31 baseball schedule

    Mother Nature is holding the upper hand on Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball play.

    Rain has played havoc with the recent P-31 schedule.

    Lancaster opened the senior team season with a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17 at Eggleton Field last Thursday, but since then, the rain has kept the P-31 teams off the field.

    The Lancaster Legion baseball program, which is in its 67th season of play, was scheduled to host its showcase game last Friday night, but a late-afternoon rain shower washed out the action.

  • County Council says no to tougher false alarm fines

    County officials have decided not to increase the fines imposed on residents and businesses for  false fire alarms in the county.

    In April, County Council discussed charging more for fines, but has instead settled on an ordinance that clarifies the county’s position on false alarms and when someone can be fined. Council unanimously approved the ordinance last week.

  • Strickler wins Open Wheel Modified race

    The Open Wheel Modified division returned to Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night, with Kyle  Strickler securing the big win.

    With the front row of Strickler and Hank Edwards,the fans were on their feet.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Strickler powering to the lead, with Edwards on his bumper. Strickler and Edwards put distance between them and the rest of the field. The man on the move was rear starter Rob McLaughlin.

  • Warriors' Sweatt signs to play at Newberry

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior soccer player Patrick Sweatt said he knows he will have to step up his game for the next level, and he’s ready to meet the challenge.

    “Playing in college is going to be a new challenge,” Sweatt said. “It’s something I’ll need to be prepared for because it’s coming up quick.”

    The college soccer season features play in the fall as opposed to spring for the high school season.