Today's News

  • SLED investigates Pageland Police Department

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Services

    – The S.C. Law Enforcement Division confirmed Monday afternoon that it had received a request from the town of Pageland to investigate its police chief, Larry Brown.
    “We got it today from the town of Pageland,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said of the request, which is to “investigate allegations involving the town’s chief of police.”
    He could not comment further.

  • Auditors give city high marks

    The city of Lancaster has been given high marks for its financial oversight by the accounting firm that audits its books.
    Steve Johnson, of Blair, Bohle and Whitsitt, discussed the 2014-15 fiscal audit with city council at its Oct. 27 meeting.
    “The results are a clean opinion on all financial statements for the city of Lancaster,” Johnson said. “No compliance reports were found.”
    However, Johnson said the latest audit reflects a major change with the implementation of GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) Statement 68.

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.

    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.

    Dorman had 160 total votes to Russell’s 128 votes.

    Poole, an at large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

    Political newcomer Gail Rogora also defeated Russell for the District 1 seat on Kershaw Town Council. Rogora had 73 votes to Russell’s 46.

  • Flood advisory issued for county until midnight Monday

    COLUMBIA – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Lancaster County until midnight, Monday, Nov. 2.
    A flood advisory is issued when flooding isn’t expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, weather conditions may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution isn’t used, it could lead to situations that threaten life or property.

  • Willie finishes rest of story

    At the end of my Sept. 27 column I told you I would tell you the rest of the story about Slick Willie from our 1999 visit.

    I left you at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 26, 1999, when I was talking with Lib Smith, Slick Willie’s sister. Lib was calling from Piedmont Medical to inform me of Slick Willie’s condition and to inquire about our Oct. 23 visit and to see if I could fill in the blanks on the strange happenings that landed Slick Willie in the hospital.

  • Jackets rally to top Pride

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford got back in the win column with a 28-21 win over Carolina Pride of Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 30.

    The win halted a two-game skid and gave Buford a 6-4 overall record on the season. Carolina Pride, a faith-based team of home school and private school players, battled the Yellow Jackets in Buford’s final game of the regular season.

    Buford’s defense, a big part of the Jacket’s successful season, stood tall again.

  • Centurions’ charge seizes victory

    Robert Howey


    Call it the nightmare on Stadium Street.

    Broome, down 23-14 with less than two minutes to play, stormed back to take a 29-26 overtime win over the stunned Bruins on Friday, Oct. 30 – Halloween eve – at Memorial Stadium.

    LHS senior kicker Trevor Latham drilled a 35-yard field goal with 1:56 to play to give the No. 9 Bruins a 23-14 lead.

    From that point, the never-say-die Centurions, with a ghost of a chance to win, rallied to take the three-point comeback win in overtime.

  • Massey-led Warriors deck Vols

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – It was senior night for the Indian Land Warriors and they hosted their second straight county rival, the Andrew Jackson Volunteers.

    Thanks to the running of Lee Massey and three defensive scores the Warriors were able to hold off a game Volunteer team late for a 48-27 win.

    Early on Andrew Jackson used the running of Heath Gandy, and Indian Land mistakes, to take a 13-6 lead.

  • Lancaster girls rally to advance

    Staff Reports

    Region III-AAA champion Lancaster rallied to notch a 3-2 comeback win over Wren in the opening round of the Class AAA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the LHS gym.

    The Lady Bruins prevailed in a seesaw match in opening round play.

    Lancaster, down 2-1, rallied to take the match in a decisive fifth game with a convincing 15-7 game five win.

    The teams split the opening two games before Wren won a marathon game three, 34-32.

  • Mistletoe Market

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Those who start their Christmas shopping early this year will also be helping children with disabilities work to strengthen themselves.
    This year’s Lancaster Women’s Club Mistletoe Market will support Horse N Around, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program in Lancaster that works to improve the well-being of children and adults with a range of challenges, said market chair Shonda Carlton.