Today's News

  • School bands wrap up season

    Reece Murphy
    With their seasons winding down, two Lancaster County high school marching bands are heading to the state championship Saturday.
    While two others didn’t qualify for this year’s championship, their band directors say the season was still successful.
    Andrew Jackson
    High School

  • District exit exam results improve

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County School District saw an increase in the number of students who passed the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) test last school year.
    The HSAP is a state-mandated exit exam that focuses on English language arts and math.
    Passing the test is a requirement for graduation. Data from it is used to determine South Carolina school districts’ and schools’ Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

  • Unexplained events abound in county

    Ellen Robinson
    For The Lancaster News
    Editor’s note: It’s almost Halloween – the time of the year when there is a greater focus on tales of the strange and unexplained. Kershaw resident Ellen Robinson has compiled several tales of the unusual paranormal phenomena emanating from the southern end of Lancaster County.
    Flat Creek:
    Gregory’s Graveyard
    Gregory’s Graveyard, a private 300-year-old family graveyard, is located in far eastern Lancaster County. Some of the graves date back to the late 1600s to early 1700s.

  • South Carolina gearing up for annual flu season

    DHEC Press Release
    October marks the beginning of Senior Vaccination Season. From now until March, people of all ages are susceptible to influenza. Data by Flu.gov shows that each year about 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized and an average of 23,600 people die of seasonal flu-related causes.
    As high as 90 percent of the deaths occur in people age 65 and older. Most of these deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine.

  • GOP women to sponsor presidential info meeting

    Lancaster County Republican Women
    How does one become president of the United States?  
    Dr. Danny Faulkner presents the process and the importance of the voter’s role in the upcoming presidential elections at a meeting of Lancaster County Republican Women.
    Women age 18 and older are invited to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the assembly room on the second floor of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St.

  • Police search for suspect in Willow Oak shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    Leads continue to trickle into the Lancaster Police Department about a shooting in the city last week, and investigators hope one will lead them to the shooter.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said there are still no suspects in the case of a man shot in the chest last week.
    Police responded to the 300 block of Willow Oak Circle shortly after 6:15 p.m. Oct. 18 after multiple calls of gunshots fired and found a 37-year-old man who had been shot one time.

  • Man attacked while driving lawn mower to friend’s house

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was injured after an attack while riding his lawn mower last week.
    The attack happened at about 9:15 p.m. Oct. 17 as the 22-year-old man was riding a lawn mower near the corner of Seaboard Circle and 15th Street in Lancaster, according to a police department incident report.
    Lancaster police officers responded and found the man at an area along 4th Street, where he was already being treated by the county’s Emergency Medical Services.

  • Run with the Bruins draws 125 field



    On a beautiful fall morning, over 125 people gathered at Lancaster Memorial Stadium for the second annual Run with the Bruins.

  • Watts gives Bruins charge



    Lancaster High School running backs coach Lamont Elder describes Bruins’ senior running back Roy Watts as a “true team player.”

  • Vision loss research a window to future

    In an increasingly challenging economic environment that requires enhanced innovation to stimulate economic growth and jobs, federally funded medical research provides a remarkable return on our investment.
    Scientific progress not only creates an industry of well-paying, skilled jobs here in the United States, but fields like vision research are producing breakthroughs that directly benefit millions of Americans and their families.