Today's News

  • LHS honors winter stars

    Lancaster High School winter sports stars had their final shining moments Thursday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Bruins’ athletes in basketball, wrestling and cheerleading were honored at the annual LHS winter sports awards night sponsored by the school’s athletic booster club.

    The Lancaster High School boys’ basketball team, which finished 12-13 and earned a Class AAAA Upper State bid, drew its share of recognition.

    Senior forward Jonathan McGriff, who averaged 8.7 rebounds a game, was named the LHS boys basketball MVP.

  • AJ places two in strength meet

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers had two athletes place in the top 10 in their respective weight divisions at the state strength meet at White Knoll High School on Saturday.

    AJ juniors Julius Catoe and Kody Faulkenberry were each top 10 finishers at the meet which drew statewide competitors.

    Catoe competed in the unlimited class, while Faulkenberry was in the 230-pound class.

    Catoe qualified for the state, winning the region title in his weight class. Faulkenberry was third in his weight class at the region meet.

  • Westgate Exxon store robbed

    A West Meeting Street gas station was robbed Wednesday night, almost two months to the day after another robbery attempt was made there.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, a man came into Westgate Exxon about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and leaned on the counter. The man told the clerk to give him all the money, “right quick,” the report said.

    The clerk said she had just made a deposit and there was not much money in the register.

  • Bruins-Gators game notes, quotes

    Directions: From Lancaster, take S.C. South 200 to I-77 South. Take I-77 South to Columbia and follow to I-26 East. Take I-26 East and follow toward Charleston. Watch for Exit 205 B toward Goose Creek, actually U.S. 78. Follow U.S. 78 which passes Charleston Southern University on the left and continue straight. Continue on S.C. 78 to a sign which says U.S. 52 to Goose Creek. It wraps around, but takes you toward Goose Creek. Stay straight for a mile until you get to Red Bank Road. Turn right and go a couple of miles to the school. Stadium is on campus.

  • Warriors rally, top Jackets

    Indian Land scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-6 win over Buford on Tuesday at IL.

    Tyler Watkins, who went the distance, was the winner, striking out eight and walking one. He scattered 12 hits.

    Watkins had two hits, drove in two runs and scored three runs. Alex Rodriguez had three hits, including a double. Trevor Jones had two hits and drove in a run for IL, 3-5, 3-3.

  • LHS’s Thompson makes plays

    It’s no secret the Lancaster High School defense has been a major factor in the playoff-bound Bruins’ 8-3 season.

    Senior linebacker Dawan Thompson has played a key role in the LHS stop unit’s sound play.

    Through 11 games, Thompson, a North-South All-Star game selection, has racked up 95 tackles, seven sacks, a caused fumble and a fumble recovery, which went for a touchdown in the Bruins’ 9-0 homecoming win over Ridge View.

  • Sometimes, the prize egg slips out of reach

    I stood in the living room of Granny Summers’ house early one Easter Sunday afternoon with my thoughts running wild. The window shades were pulled down and the front door was shut tight. 

    After a covered-dish, resurrection day dinner that included just about any and everything that Granny, Momma and my five aunts could dream up, I was daydreaming until Aunt Judy’s voice brought me back into reality.

  • Council OKs See Lancaster plan

    Lancaster County Council has approved its portion of See Lancaster’s reorganization plan.

    See Lancaster, which promotes tourism in the county, had requested that council allow it to move its welcome center into the Lancaster County Courthouse after the building is renovated.

    This was the latest step in a series of restructuring moves to retool See Lancaster’s aim, while also splitting oversight of the group between the city of Lancaster and the county.

  • UW seeks participants for community garden

    The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking participants for its community garden at the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department, 260 Plantation Road.  

    Garden sites will be provided free for participants to grow their own produce.  

    Applications are available at the following locations:

    - HOPE in Lancaster, 721 E. Arch St.

    - Christian Services, 101 S. White St.

    - Lancaster Workforce Center, 705 N White St.

    - Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department

  • Man burned, loses everything in fire

    A Lancaster man is recovering after being burned in a fire at his home Saturday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Rich Hill, Pleasant Hill and Elgin volunteer fire departments were called to a fire at South Potter Road home about 6:30 p.m.