Today's News

  • Lady Cats scratch Lady Vols from playoffs

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers’ valiant rally fell short in a 53-52 loss to Blacksburg in the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at AJ on Friday night.

    The seventh-ranked Lady Vols, who trailed by as many as 15 – 41-26 – early in the final period, rallied only to fall shy in the one-point loss.

  • Razorbacks hold off IL Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday night.

    The Warriors, who started slow, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” said ILHS coach Nate Smith. “Walhalla is a good basketball, but we battled them to the end.

  • Brown to play for Crusaders

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football player Hunter Brown is joining AJ teammate Dalton McKittrick at North Greenville.

    Brown, as a walk-on football player, will play for the Crusaders next season.

    “I will play for the time I am there, but my goal is to be a preacher, Brown said.

    Hunter, four-year starter, was a key player for the Volunteers during his high school football career.

  • Late Models look for banner season in 2018

    Lancaster Motor Speedway fans, on Facebook, or any other social media, have likely noticed the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway schedule is packed with late model features every single Saturday night for the 2018 season.

    Track fans and drivers are buzzing about the late model races on tap at LMS.

    The late model races are highlighted by the ever-popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series with two races.

    Dates for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series are March 17 and Sept. 1.

  • USC Lancaster Lancers win series over Dolphins

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team captured a weekend series at Brunswick Community College to improve their record to 2-3 on the 2018 season.

    The Lancers, led by first-year head coach Nick Calhoun, won the series with Brunswick Community College, 2-1.

    The Lancers won twice Saturday, prevailing 13-7 and 7-1.

    Brunswick CC avoided a sweep with an 8-6 win Sunday at the Dolphins’ field in Bolivia, N.C.

  • Enlightening month in India

    Haley Williams, a dance teacher at McDonald Green Elementary, has a new creative and contemplative passion – yoga – and she has begun teaching evening lessons after a month’s training in India.
    Williams, 20, holds yoga classes at 5 and 6 p.m. every Tuesday at I2A Fitness, 724 S. Main St., Lancaster.
    She started doing yoga nearly three years ago after injuring both hamstrings during a dance program. She says yoga helped her to lengthen muscles, relax tightness and release a lot of stress.

  • Serving up soul

    There were long lines for lunch Tuesday as USC Lancaster hosted its eighth-annual Soul Food Cook-Off, a fundraiser for the Thelathia Barnes Bailey Textbook Scholarship.
    Bailey, founder of the event and TRIO director at USC Lancaster, passed away in 2016.

    The winners at this year’s event included:
    ◆ Founders Federal Credit Union – Best Main Dish, for grilled chicken wrapped in bacon. Comporium’s fried catfish and tartar sauce was second.

  • Truck hits hydrant, shuts down courthouse

    The Lancaster County Courthouse was shut down for most of Tuesday afternoon after a large commercial truck hit a fire hydrant on Catawba Street and cut off the building’s water supply.
    According to Police Chief Scott Grant, the truck turned too sharply from West Meeting Street onto Catawba Street, came over the curb and knocked down the hydrant.

  • Kershaw town council denies $25K KCPC request

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Community Park Council on Monday asked the town council for $25,000 to secure an equal grant for the playground-replacement project at Stevens Park, but the council turned down the request.
    The $25,000 would have won KCPC a matching amount from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, a big step toward the community group’s $375,000 goal.
    “We just don’t have it,” Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman told anxious KCPC board members after council discussed the matter behind closed doors for more than an hour.

  • Lancaster, it’s time for your close-up!

    Lancaster and one of its corporate anchors will bask in some heartwarming national TV exposure Saturday morning, as the “Lucky Dog” episode taped here last fall is broadcast on CBS.
    Nutramax Laboratories, sponsor of the Emmy-winning program, will hold an invitation-only watch party at the Springs House during the 10 a.m. airing. Guests will include company executives, local officials and animal-rescue groups.