Today's News

  • Column: Case studies on S.C.’s 3 fundamental faults

    Nothing is more infuriating than seeing another news story about the arrogance, incompetence or corruption that characterizes politics as usual in South Carolina. There were three such stories in only the last few weeks.
    What’s most infuriating is that none of this needs to happen and there are a few simple solutions that could prevent many of these problems or fix them once they occur.

  • Nation Ford routs Warriors

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

  • Braves use fast start to down Jackets

    CHERAW – The Buford Yellow Jackets hit the road Friday night for a Region IV-AA clash with the fourth-ranked Cheraw Braves.
    Buford tried to keep pace with the 5-1 Braves, but in the end Cheraw deflected the hard-charging Jackets and secured a 55-30 home win.
    Cheraw quickly flexed their muscle and scored on their first four possessions. The Braves seemed in control with 8:58 left in the second quarter with a 28-0 lead.
    The reeling Jackets were determined to get back in the game before the half.

  • Vols charge to sack Eagles, 20-13

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

  • Bruins ignite, rip Demons

    The Lancaster Bruins got back on track in a big way, clawing Lugoff-Elgin, 32-6 at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
    The 3-2 Bruins built a 12-0 halftime edge and broke open the game in the second half to roll to the 26-point win over the Class AAAA Demons in Lancaster’s final non-region game.
    “Coming off a pair of losses, I thought our guys came out and played with a purpose,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said of the Bruins, who snapped a two-game skid. “I like the way we responded. We were productive on both sides of the ball.

  • Saluting Sims for 20 years of giving

    A crowd of more than 200 gathered Friday night to salute the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s 20 years of grant-making to agencies serving the residents of Lancaster County, Fort Lawn and Great Falls.
    Those grants have totaled more than $50 million to 108 nonprofit and government agencies over the two decades, and the charitable foundation’s $70 million in current assets make it the eighth largest in South Carolina.

  • Mulvaney, Lucas brief chamber members

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney told Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members on Thursday that it’s time for meaningful, common-sense reforms to Social Security to keep the system solvent.
    “This is a hard thing to do politically, because it’s easy to run a political ad… that says Mick Mulvaney wants to take Social Security away from old people,” he said. “But it’s something we have to fix.”

  • Shoplifting suspects collared after K-9 search, foot-chase

    It started with a man running from Lancaster’s Home Depot with three stolen string trimmers and jumping into a getaway car parked between the mulch pallets.
    It ended two hours later after a K-9 search and a police foot-chase through the backyards of nearby Gregwood.
    A Concord, N.C., couple were jailed Sept. 16 after the incident at the Home Depot on S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    Steven Michael Vanderburg, 28, was arrested by Lancaster Police Department officers about two hours after the theft, running through the Gregwood subdivision.

  • Final call: Kershaw oaks coming down

    KERSHAW – There won’t be a last-minute reprieve for the four majestic oak trees at the intersection of East Marion and North Matson streets.
    The trees will be cut down within the next two weeks, said Kershaw Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    The decision to move forward with cutting down the trees came on the tails of a Sept. 8 public hearing on the matter.

  • 30 countries and counting

    Ten years later, Cara Walker can still close her eyes and stroll the dirt streets of Moshi, a Tanzanian city within sight of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    She remembers wandering through shops and open-air markets with no agenda, browsing to learn. Bougainvillea bloomed. Kiswahili music played. Chickens clucked, and babies cried and laughed.
    “Your senses are constantly engaged, if not borderline overwhelmed,” Walker recalls. It was "a surreal and beautiful experience.”