Today's News

  • Furniture, home decor firm hopes to Wow in Fort Lawn

    FORT LAWN – When they walked into the abandoned textile plants and saw all the space, the people who bought it said, “Wow” When people who see it now, with interior walls knocked down to give it more open floor space, with better lighting, the looms gone, replaced by rugs, furniture and home decor items for sale, they are saying, “Wow”

  • Panthers claw Vols in 59-28 win

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    BATESBURG - Batesburg-Leesville scored on its first six possessions plus had a 47-yard pick for a touchdown to roll past Andrew Jackson, 59-28 in a Class AA Upper State opening round playoff game at Batesburg on Friday.

    B-L, 8-3, also forced five AJ turnovers to end the Vols' season at 5-6.

    "They came out of the gate quick and made some plays early," AJ coach Louis Clyburn said. I told our team at the half (down 49-14) to go out and play hard and have fun.

  • Police reports – Nov. 12, 2008

    According to Lancaster  Police Department reports:



  • Sign petition if you want 'Indian Land' on new water tower

    INDIAN LAND – The new water tower in Indian Land may display some school pride if a group of local residents has anything to say about it.  David Freeman and some other Indian Land residents have begun circulating a petition to present to the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District board requesting to paint something other than the company’s “Quality on Tap” logo on the tower. <

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  • Scenario teaches police how to curb underage drinking

    A crowd of underage drinkers clutching cups of alcohol. Stacks of pizza boxes and piles of empty beer cans. Loud music blasting from a boombox.

    That was the scene at a party on Standing Timber Lane in Lancaster before police officers descended on the celebration.

    Partygoers scattered in every direction, but the officers were prepared and quickly herded the group together.

    Officers collected evidence and conducted multiple interviews and breath tests, but this was not a typical party bust.

  • Poking fun of front porch nappers can haunt you later in life

    Growing up, I could never refrain from making glib comments about the things I saw.

    Several years ago, I made what I perceived to be, some cute remarks about Uncle Walter’s frequent snoring bouts in his front porch rocking chair.

    He would sit there with his eyes shut tight, drooping head and wide-open mouth sleeping away.

  • Former Miss S.C. to speak at National Day of Prayer luncheon

    The Lancaster faith community is encouraged to attend the Fifth Annual Lancaster Community Prayer Luncheon on May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Kelly McCorkle Parkison, who served as Miss South Carolina 2002 and participated in the television reality show, “Amazing Race.” 

    In addition to McCorkle Parkison, the service will include prayers offered to God for our families, churches, our government leaders, military and civil servants and our nation said Dr. Bert Welch, Covenant senior pastor.

  • Cathy Hendrick to speak at Douglas

    There aren’t many people around whose lives haven’t been touched in one way or another by cancer. It is no respecter of person, race, creed or income. Take Cathy Hendrick for instance. She could be the “Job” of our generation. Her life was changed forever on Oct.

  • Honor Flight South Carolina affords Maltese, Vincent chance of a lifetime

    When 100 of South Carolina’s World War II veterans fly to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15 to tour the monument placed there in their honor, two Lancaster men will be among them. John Maltese, 86, of Indian Land and L.J. Vincent, 92, of Kershaw were selected for the very first Honor Flight South Carolina. They will visit several landmarks, including the National World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital.  The purpose of the nonprofit Honor Flight South Carolina is to fly veterans like Maltese and Vincent to and from the memorial free of charge.