Today's News

  • School bells will ring tomorrow

    It’s hard to believe summer is nearly over for local schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, on Monday morning, about 12,000 Lancaster County students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to their classrooms.

    This week, school administrators and teachers are making last-minute preparations for the 2014-15 school year. Their planning and preparation welcomed the students back at recent drop-ins and open houses.

  • USCL provides an ‘educational awakening’

    Late last year, the University of South Carolina Lancaster archivist posted on the USCL Facebook page a 1963 clipping from The Lancaster News.

    Mrs. T.W. Boyce urged the citizens of Lancaster to support the continued growth of the four-year-old extension of USCL by donating money for the construction of Hubbard Hall.

  • County welcome center moves across the street

     Denyse Clark


    The Lancaster County Welcome Center has relocated from the ground floor of the county’s historic courthouse across the street to the Lancaster County Administration Building lobby, 101 N. Main St.

    Angie Estridge, receptionist for the county administration building, is now the first point of contact for welcome center visitors.

  • Candidate filing for 2014 ends

     Gregory A. Summers


    Another phase in the 2014 election cycle ended at noon Friday, Aug. 15, when candidate filing wrapped up for four Lancaster City Council seats, four Lancaster County school board seats and the Cane Creek Watershed Board.

    Filing in the nonpartisan (no political party affiliation) races, which started Aug. 1, had some last-day activity with two candidates coming in to file, said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson.

  • Orientation gives some students early start on 2014-15 school year


    Denyse Clark


    Bells will ring for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 18, and throughout the county, students will re-enter and enter for the first time elementary, middle and high schools in the Lancaster County School District.

  • County yet to close on new LCEDC building

     Christopher Sardelli


    Flipping his office calendar to the second week of August, Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell fully expected to be moved into his new headquarters by now.

  • Scores dip on standardized tests

     Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County student performance on the 2014 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and High School Assessment Program (HSAP) decreased slightly overall, though results varied widely among the tests individual subject areas.

    Lancaster County School District results largely mirror results statewide, according to South Carolina Department of Education data released last week.

  • Bruins edge Bearcats, 7-6

     Robert Howey


    CHESTER – Lancaster made its share of big plays on both sides of the ball to post a 7-6 win over Class AAAA foe Rock Hill High School in the Chester County High School Jamboree at Chester High School on Friday, Aug. 15.

    The biggest play of the night for the Bruins came on LHS’s third possession after Rock Hill had snapped a scoreless draw for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead.

  • Vols, Jackets fall short in Camden

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – Andrew Jackson spotted Lee Central 13 quick first-quarter points before falling 19-12 in the 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at  Zemp Stadium in Camden.

    The scrappy Volunteers drove to the Stallions nine-yard line before dropping three potential game-winning touchdowns with a little over three minutes left in the second and final quarter.

  • Mayer pleased with Warriors’ effort in home scrimmage

     Staff Reports

    Indian Land High football coach Mike Mayer said the Warriors continue to make strides in their preseason play.

    Mayer said he was encouraged by the Warriors’ effort in their third scrimmage at the IL Reservation on Thursday, Aug. 14 when IL faced Airport High.

    “I was very pleased,” he said. “I felt our defense played extremely well. Our enthusiasm and intensity were great.”