Today's News

  • Returnees give LHS strong hope for volleyball season

    Hopes are high for the Lancaster Lady Bruins volleyball team this season.
    LHS, 15-8 overall last fall, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State third round. The Lady Bruins were 9-1 in winning the region title, their first league title in 25 seasons.
    “All of our varsity players from last year returned,” LHS coach Betsy O’Shields said. “We lost zero seniors last season and have everyone back.  We also have two additions to the team this year that have been in our program at the junior varsity level.

  • Teams host Friday night

    Lancaster County teams will have the home-field edge Friday night, Sept. 4 for week two in the high school football season.
    All county teams will be in the host role Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night road wins, will have their home openers.
    Lancaster will host Richland Northeast, while Indian Land will have the welcome mat out for Blacksburg High of Cherokee County.
    Buford will be home to face 0-2 Great Falls and AJ will be in Volunteer Stadium for the second straight week as the Vols host McBee.

  • Living a dream

    Kelly Lessard
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Michael Anderson has been on mission since he was a senior in high school.
    That is when, Anderson said, he “got saved” and God birthed within him “a desire to be on mission, really, everywhere I am.”

  • Bridge along Kershaw road closed for repair

    A deteriorating bridge over Hanging Rock Creek near Kershaw was closed to motorists late last month as S.C. Department of Transportation engineers determine options for repairing the structure.
    With its support pilings degrading, the bridge along a portion of Three C’s Road was closed to through traffic on Aug. 25, said Perry Crocker, S.C. DOT assistant district 4 maintenance manager. The bridge is located about 2.3 miles south of the town of Kershaw and is parallel to Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • Henry Harris Road improvements begin

    INDIAN LAND – Long-awaited improvements to Indian Land’s Henry Harris Road began Monday.
    The project is one of several county road projects paid for wholly or in part by the new Lancaster County capital project sales tax, expected to begin in coming weeks.
    S.C. Department of Transportation resident engineer Ken Wilson said crews with Granite Construction of Cornelius, N.C., began work Monday, Aug. 31, on the $1,486,000 project, starting at the intersection of Henry Harris and Marvin roads.

  • County moves forward on street renaming

    In February, when Chris Nunnery announced the county would be changing or modifying some streets with similar-sounding names in the interest of public safety, he said it would be a slow, deliberate and sometimes controversial process.
    And that’s just what it has been, said Nunnery, who is the county public safety communications director.

  • County looks to enhance fire service

    County officials formally accepted a grant last week that could stem the tide of shrinking volunteer firefighter numbers in Lancaster County.
    On Aug. 24, Lancaster County Council unanimously accepted a $1 million-plus federal grant to help recruit and retain local volunteer firefighters.
    The grant acceptance comes about a month after members of Lancaster County Fire Rescue learned in late July the county had been awarded the $1,048,905 four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Rubio stumps in Sun City

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Excited and enthusiastic crowds began arriving early Thursday morning, Aug. 27, on the back lawn of the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes to get a spot to see and hear U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for president.  
    Rubio’s popularity rose significantly following his performance during the Aug. 6 Fox News debates, with many calling him the winner of the main event.    

  • City makes offer in administrator's job

    After meeting behind closed doors for about seven hours Saturday, Aug. 29, members of Lancaster City Council came into open session and agreed to make a conditional offer for the administrator’s position to Steven James “Flip” Hutfles.  
    According to a press release issued by the municipality Monday, Aug. 31, Hutfles is the city administrator of Fredonia, Kan.
    The vote was unanimous.

  • Physicals cornerstone of healthy school year

    There are many things that must be done before sending your child back to school. In addition to buying new clothes and stocking your child’s backpack with the right supplies, make sure she or he has an annual physical and the proper immunizations to start the new school year on a healthy foundation.