Today's News

  • Sheriff: Beware of scams

    They pose as charitable organizations, law enforcement officials, loan officers and sweepstakes companies, but it’s possible all they really want to do is steal your money. 

    Scams are on the rise in Lancaster County and authorities want residents to be mindful who they give personal information to, especially as reports of questionable organizations begin to pile up. 

  • Two teen-age girls missing

    Authorities are searching for two missing teenage girls who disappeared within weeks of each other. 

    Lancaster teenagers Melshia Mona Chambers, 15, and Katie Jean McHowell, 16, were both reported missing during the last few weeks, though the cases are unrelated. 

    Chambers was last seen April 11 by her mother Bridgette Chambers. According to a Lancaster Police Department press release, Melshia Chambers left her home at Lancaster’s Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street after a fight with her mother at 5:30 p.m.

  • Police blotter for 4/17

     According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    •  Officers discovered a police car computer was stolen sometime between Feb. 4 and March 15. A maintenance worker was jumping the car’s battery when he noticed the under-hood computer was missing, a report said. Estimated value of the computer is $1,498, plus $98 to reprogram. 

  • School district database hacked

    Personal information about local students and school district employees could have been compromised by hackers who recently accessed passwords on computers used by Lancaster County School District personnel.
    District officials sent employees, students and their parents a letter Tuesday telling them that hackers have captured keystrokes from district computers that are linked to a statewide student and employee database.

  • 'The Veteran in Your Life' essay contest – James Washington Small

    Editor’s note – Each Friday in April, The Lancaster News is publishing the winning essays from “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest sponsored by the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office as part National County Government Month. The theme is “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.” Four winners (elementary school, middle school, high school and grand prize) will be selected and announced throughout the month.

    The Blue Jay of Life

  • Bruins top Cats for bid



    The surging Lancaster Bruins, 7-9, 4-5, earned a bid to the Class AAAA Upper State baseball playoffs after LHS topped Rock Hill 6-4 in Region III-AAAA play Tuesday night.

  • Penegar repeat winner in 5K Race for Literacy



    Lancaster High School senior track and cross county standout Wylie Penegar repeated the feet feat at the second annual 5K Race for Literacy road race on Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Sigmon-Langley team for bass tourney victory

    The duo of Greg Sigmon and Chris Langley captured first-place honors in the third annual Friends of the Lady Jackets bass fishing tournament held Saturday at Fishing Creek Landing.

    Sigmon and Langley teamed for 14.46 pounds to top the 11-boat field.

  • Lancers go 1-3 in home series with F-D Stingers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster captured the final game of a four-game set to go 1-3 with Florence-Darlington Tech in Region X baseball play over the weekend.

    The Lancers took a 6-5 win over the Stingers to earn a split of the twin bill at the Lancaster High School baseball field on Sunday.

  • Our View: New station a credit to community

    April 2 was a red-letter day for the residents of the Pleasant Valley Fire District.
    That’s the day the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the grand opening of its new $2.1 million fire station on Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land.