Today's News

  • LHS young club for 2011 soccer season

    The 2011 Lancaster High boys soccer is completely different from the 2010 team.

  • Speedway's open practice Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting open practice for all divisions Saturday.

    Gates open at noon, with practice from 2-6 p.m. Free concessions will be available at the track.

  • Sutton leads strong junior showing in Pee Wee tourney

    Lancaster junior golfers had a strong showing at the recent Pee Wee Championships in Greenwood.

    Emily Cox, Baylee Evans, Brady Hinkle and Anthony “T” Sutton competed with golfers from around the state in a SCJGA Premiere weekend event.

  • Spring break returns

    It’s official: Spring break is back on for the full school week of April 18-22 for Lancaster County students and their families.

    Earlier this year, county school officials co-opted Monday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 19 as make up days for classes missed due to dangerous road conditions during the snowy week of Jan. 11-14.

    County schools already made up two of the four days in February and March.

  • Rhodes still mayor of Kershaw

    KERSHAW - Wayne Rhodes will serve as Kershaw’s mayor for at least another four years.

    Rhodes defeated Donald McMaster in Tuesday’s mayor’s race, in which Rhodes received 209 votes (79 percent) compared to 56 for McMaster, who ran as a write-in candidate. 

    Rhodes is thankful for the victory and said the outcome affirms that the residents are happy with the direction the town is headed. 

  • Clinton Elementary overcoming challenges

    Lancaster County School Board members got the chance to hear about some of the good things going on at Lancaster’s Clinton Elementary School from Principal Rachel Ray and Assistant Principal Shirnetha Stinson during Tuesday’s meeting. 

    The school, with about 400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, faces unique challenges among county schools, yet managed to make significant gains in performance this year.

  • Request for help still great in Lancaster County

    The official unemployment rate in Lancaster County for January was 14.6 percent.  

  • Help available at several county agencies

    Listed below are groups that offer regular assistance. It is not comprehensive, as more groups are rising to the occasion to meet community needs. 

    Many churches and other groups offer case by case assistance, periodic or seasonal help. For more information, call the 2-1-1 hotline.

  • Man sentenced for possessing firearm

    A Lancaster County man was recently sentenced to more than six years in prison on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

    Brandon O’Neil Broach, 30, of Lancaster County, received a six-and-a-half-year sentence in federal court in Columbia. 

    U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie also sentenced Broach to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Foundation awards $912,000 in grants

    From Release

    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards. Twelve organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $912,257.