Today's News

  • Kershaw gets $1 million check

    KERSHAW – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) presented a $1 million check to Kershaw officials Wednesday, July 22, for infrastructure projects at Haile Gold Mine.
    The two combined grants were given from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), Sheheen said.    
    “That is the only place South Carolina can receive funds for help in rural South Carolina,“ he said.
    Sheheen said Kershaw deserved the financial assistance, which helps rural communities invest in water, wastewater and storm water improvements.

  • Post 31 falls to Florence

    Lancaster Post 31 dropped its opening game in the 2015 S.C. American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday, July 25.

    Florence topped Lancaster, 12-0 in the 4 p.m. game at Sumter's Riley Park.

    Florence Post 1 scored two runs each in the opening two innings for a 4-0 edge and broke open the game with eight runs in the fourth.

    Lancaster will seek to stay alive as it faces Greenwood in an elimination game at 9 a.m. Sunday.

    James Gardner had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense.

  • Three shot in Lancaster drive-by shooting

    Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lancaster early Saturday morning and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The shooting happened about 12:41 a.m. in the 200 block of Louise Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.

    See the complete story in The Lancaster News on Sunday, July 26.


  • S.C. education: Buckets, fires and computers

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” said the Irish poet William Butler Yeats.

    In South Carolina, we are spending far too much time trying to fill pails (often with holes in them) and not nearly enough time lighting fires. But the good news is that there is no better fire starter for young minds (or old ones for that matter) than a computer connected to the Internet.

    And therein lies a great hope for our state – and there are real reasons to be encouraged.

  • Stinson will return to Brooklyn Springs as new principal

    School district officials revealed Tuesday night, July 21, the final piece of a principal swap between three county elementary schools. 

  • Foundation releases 2015 Kids Count of child well-being

    In Kids Count, the latest comparison of child well-being in the United States, The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked South Carolina as 42nd among the states in overall child well-being. 

  • Police chief warns of PCH phone scam

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Harlean Carter wants residents to be aware of a local scam from someone posing as a representative of Publishers Clearing House.

  • Sowell requests exclusive right to supply town of Heath Springs with pine straw

    HEATH SPRINGS – More than a dozen local residents attended the Heath Springs Town Council meeting Tuesday, July 21 in support of Darren Sowell, owner of Sowell’s Lawn Care.

  • Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension into Lancaster County?

    An analysis by Winthrop University released Monday, July 20, says construction of the Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension (DLBE) from York County into Lancaster County would draw thousands of jobs to the area in the next 25 years and generate billions in economic output each year.

  • Limited Late Models returning to LSS for Saturday night race


    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature the return of the Limited Late Models, with some of the area’s top Limited Late Models and 525’s drivers expected to be at the half-mile dirt oval on Saturday, July 25.

    Heintz Performance has put up a tire and wheel bonus for the race.