Today's News

  • Speedway’s final 2016 points race slated Saturday night

    As the 2016 Lancaster Super Speedway season winds to a close with only a handful of races left at the big half-mile track, LSS hosts its final points race Saturday.
    Divisions running include the Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4. The Montgomery Towing Super Stock and U.S. Bonding Vintage Division are the only divisions that can be decided on the points battle Saturday night.
    Top five in LSS points:

  • Swimmers cap senior night with win over Ridge View

    The Lancaster High School swim team highlighted the annual LHS senior night with a 283-36 win over Ridge View on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.
    The LHS girls won, 148-14 and the LHS boys posted a 135-22 victory.
    The 7-1 Bruins, who have won seven straight, honored their seniors – captain Lauren Spencer, captain Matthew Rogers and Will Funderburk.
    Each swimmer was honored with a special collage of action swim photos.
    Spencer, Alaina Houghtaling, Samuel Page, Makenzy Mills and Jacques Caravaca each posted two wins.

  • Lady Vols charge, topple Knights

    Andrew Jackson rallied from a 2-0 deficit to net a stirring  3-2 win over North Central on Tuesday at the AJ gym.
    North Central opened with a 25-20 win and the Lady Knights took a 26-24 win to take a 2-0 edge in the match.
    “The match, as usual, was a battle from start to finish,” AJ coach John Verdugo said.
    “What’s interesting is that losing the second game didn’t dampen our girls’ spirit, but just the opposite,” Verdugo said. “A fire and sense of determination came out. My girls just got pumped.

  • Hinson leads by example

    KERSHAW – You won’t get a lot of verbal “rah, rah” from Andrew Jackson High School senior tight end Seth Hinson, but Volunteers’ second-year head coach C.J. Frye said what the AJ captain does speaks volumes.
    “Seth is not a big talker,” Frye said of the Vols’ three-year tight end starter. “He leads by example.
    “What you like is that he shows up and does his job,” said Frye. “Seth is going to do what he’s supposed to do.”

  • Slide into fun this Saturday

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News

  • ‘Daddy’s Dyin’ and sparks are flyin’ for Texas family

    From release

  • Column: Black people often treated like a cancer on America

    Editor’s note: Malik Mackey grew up in Lancaster. He is a 2015 graduate of Lancaster High School and a former class president. He is a sophomore political science major at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

    I get so tired of turning on the news and feeling as though my blackness is a handicap that is hindering America. As if we’re a cancer that is killing this country.

  • Column: We need political reconciliation

    Editor’s note: Rudy Barnes Jr. will be on our Nov. 8 ballot as a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, representing the American Party of South Carolina. According to his website, Barnes practices law in Little Mountain, near Newberry. He graduated from The Citadel and has a master’s in public administration and a law degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a retired United Methodist minister and a retired Army colonel who once served on the Columbia City Council.

  • Column: S.C. exempts more sales tax than it collects

    In the most recent year for which data is available, a review by The Nerve has found, S.C. state government collected $2.4 billion in sales tax revenue – but exempted a full $3 billion.
    That’s the opposite of what one would expect to find. In most forms of taxes, only a few items are exempt, and in a typical year a typical state would take in far more than it would exempt. It’s a simple matter of government needing revenue: Lawmakers are reluctant to dole out too many exemptions since that means less revenue.

  • Prison walls don’t stop phone threats

    A Lancaster man serving prison time on drug charges has been accused of  texting threats to another man using an illegal cell phone, a sheriff’s office incident report said.
    Derrick Antonio McIlwain, 30, made headlines in March 2011 after Lancaster police officers pulled him over for loud music and later found crack cocaine in his car.
    McIlwain was convicted of trafficking cocaine in early 2013 and sentenced to eight years. He is incarcerated at the Turbeville Correctional Institute (TCI) in Turbeville.