Today's News

  • Cheraw hands BHS first loss

    BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets, after playing a conference game against Lee Central just four days earlier, had no answers for the third-ranked team in the state, falling to the explosive Cheraw Braves, 62-0 on Friday night.

    The loss was Buford’s first of the season.

    Cheraw, 5-1, only held a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter, but you could sense it was only a matter of time before the Braves’ athleticism took over.

  • Eagles top Volunteers in 28-7 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to Region IV-AA rival Central High School of Pageland, 28-7 on Friday night.

    The strong Eagles’ defense blocked the visiting Volunteers, and turnovers sealed the 21-point AJ loss.

    On the Eagles’ first possession, they fumbled and AJ recovered. On fourth down in the drive, AJ kicker Avery Funderburk attempted a field goal from the 25, but it was wide to leave the game scoreless.

  • Bruins claw out 27-24 win

    LUGOFF – The Lancaster Bruins had to hold on by the skin of their claws, but they hung tough in a 27-24 road win over Class AAAA non-region foe Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night at LEHS.

    The 3-3 Demons, who trailed the bulk of the intense, physical contest, rallied to slice the gap to the final three-point margin with a 20-yard Ty House leaping touchdown catch with 2:24 to play.

    Lancaster then came up with an onside kick recovery to seal the narrow win.

  • Pan-Hellenic Council’s Meet and Greek set for Sunday

    Yolandar Knox
    The Pan-Hellenic Council of Lancaster

    The recently formed Pan-Hellenic Council of Lancaster will host a Meet and Greek from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Lancaster Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St., Lancaster.
    The chapters of the Lancaster Council are inviting all inactive members of the Divine Nine Greek-lettered organizations in the surrounding area to join us for networking, food, music and socializing with other local area Greek-lettered members. This is a free event.

  • Library Friends host authors

    Crystal O’Gorman
    Friends of the Del Webb Library

    Friends of the Del Webb Library will host a September Local Carolina Authors Talk featuring authors Marybeth Whalen and Joy Callaway from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

  • Understand your homeowner’s policy

    The devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has reminded us how important it is to understand the fine points of homeowner’s insurance.
    It’s always best to know ahead of time what a contract covers in the event that you may actually need it. Here are some things to be aware of regarding homeowner’s insurance.

  • Fired worker alleges race bias in Gerdau Ameristeel lawsuit

    A former employee at Gerdau Ameristeel’s Lancaster plant is suing the company, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation in his May 2016 firing.
    Dirk Mitchell, a Pageland resident, was employed at the company’s Riverside Road facility for two years. He was hired as an inspector on a production line making railroad spikes, according to the suit, and a dispute over an inspection led to his dismissal.

  • Sheriff gets grant for DUI deputy

    The chances of getting busted are about to go up for drunk drivers in Lancaster County thanks to a sheriff’s office grant from the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    Announced during Monday night’s county council meeting, the $157,116 grant will pay for salary, benefits, a vehicle, uniforms, equipment and training for a third deputy on the sheriff’s office’s DUI Enforcement Team starting Oct. 1.

  • Council votes to lease Indian Land space

    County council unanimously voted Monday to lease space for a satellite county government office in the Panhandle.
    “We wanted to move forward in the Indian Land area for the convenience of the residents,” said council Vice Chair Charlene McGriff, who led Monday’s meeting in the absence of council Chairman Steve Harper.
    The county will sign a letter of intent with the property owner on 2,200 square feet of space at The Commons of Doby’s Bridge. The strip center is at 8451 Charlotte Highway, just past the Gate station on U.S. 521 North.

  • Indian Land accounts for all growth in local schools

    The number of students attending Indian Land schools has increased more than 10 percent since this time last year, while the population of most of the county’s other schools has declined slightly.
    Of the county’s four high schools, only Indian Land High increased its student body from last school year.
    Indian Land’s school growth is driven mostly by the Panhandle’s two elementary schools.