Today's News

  • Schools hosting meetings about after-school safety

    The Lancaster County School District will host an After School Student Safety Forum next week at Indian Land Middle School to discuss topics like bus, internet and latchkey child safety.
    The forum will be 7-8:30 p.m. March 14 in the ILMS gymnasium, and there will be a panel discussion.
    LCSD safety director Bryan Vaughn said the Student Safety Task Force Committee was created following the deaths of three students in the district in the past year. He said the committee decided it was necessary to offer safety forums to parents and guardians of students in the county.

  • An oath to serve and protect

    Lancaster police officers were sworn in during a Wednesday night ceremony and reception at the 15th Street Training Center. Newly-named Police Chief Scott Grant said it was important for the officers’ families to participate in the ceremony. “We gave our officers a legal swearing in when they were hired, but this is a little more fitting and proper,” he said.

  • Lancaster native to lead VA in York

    Retired Army Col. Melinda Vaughn Woodhurst didn’t stay retired.
    In February, York County’s legislative delegation appointed the Lancaster native as that county’s Veterans Affairs director.
    Woodhurst calls it a tailor-made job.
    “I told the folks at the county (York) that I had been in training for this job since I was a 14-year-old freshman at Lancaster High School taking JROTC courses,” she said. “I guess we can say I already have 35 years of experience.”

  • Panel grills Van Wyck on plan for new town

    COLUMBIA – A legislative committee questioned Van Wyck’s incorporation proponents about their plan for 90 minutes Tuesday, but decided nothing and postponed the rest of the hearing until some unspecified future date.
    About 35 Van Wyck residents attended the hearing before the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation, hoping the panel would recommend that the S.C. secretary of state allow the community’s effort to move forward.

  • Bruins rally, top Warriors

    The Lancaster Bruins won an extra-inning slugfest, topping county foe Indian Land, 12-11 at LHS’s Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.

    Sergio Vazquez drilled a RBI-double to score C.J. Brown with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

    Vasquez had two singles, a double and drove in three runs in the Bruins’ 14-hit attack.

  • U.S. flag on left – Right!

    Keer America’s Chinese flag is flying again outside the Indian Land plant after the pole remained bare for a few weeks because the flag was cut down twice in one week.
    Leah Lee, a spokeswoman for the Chinese-owned corporation, said the company wanted to “wait until we are ready” before replacing the flag.
    After waiting three weeks, Lee said the flag was replaced the same way it was flying when it was cut down the second time – in the center of three flagpoles with the American flag to its left if the viewer is facing the building.

  • Racing Report: Track hosts car show, practice

    Lancaster Super Speedway, with Swankyville as host, opens the 2017 racing season with the annual LSS car show and open practice.

    The car show, which begins at 11 a.m. in the LSS grandstand parking lot, has been popular with the LSS drivers, fans and staff members.

    The car show provides the drivers a chance to display their new rides for the upcoming season, and the event also gives fans a chance to talk with and visit their favorite drivers.

  • Sheriff tamps down rumors in killing

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has no evidence that convenience store owner Harnish Patel’s murder was ethnically motivated, but it isn’t taking that possibility off the table.
    Meanwhile, Patel’s widow, Sonal Patel, issued a statement late Thursday thanking the sheriff’s office and the entire Lancaster community for their support.
    “We appreciate all of the love you have shown us,” Patel wrote. “It is with your support along with time that will help us to move forward.”

  • Kershaw Golf Club annual tourney set

    The Kershaw Golf Course will hold its 2017 spring tournament to benefit the golf course March 18.

    Play opens at 10 a.m.

    The registration cost for the four-player captain's choice event is $55 per player, which includes greens fees, carts, two mulligans, a forward tee and lunch.

    First prize is four KGC memberships ($900-$1200 value), or $800 cash.

    The second-place team receives a prize not chosen by the winning team.

  • Roaring tribute: Bruin sculpture dedicated to Jenna Cauthen’s memory

    The newest addition to the Lancaster High School softball program will be a fixture at the field.

    A seven-foot wooded Bruin sculpture, erected adjacent to the Lancaster dugout in memory of late Lady Bruins ace pitcher Jenna Cauthen, was unveiled and dedicated Wednesday night prior to the LHS girls’ home opener with county foe Buford High School.