Today's News

  • Lady Vols charge, topple Knights

    Andrew Jackson rallied from a 2-0 deficit to net a stirring  3-2 win over North Central on Tuesday at the AJ gym.
    North Central opened with a 25-20 win and the Lady Knights took a 26-24 win to take a 2-0 edge in the match.
    “The match, as usual, was a battle from start to finish,” AJ coach John Verdugo said.
    “What’s interesting is that losing the second game didn’t dampen our girls’ spirit, but just the opposite,” Verdugo said. “A fire and sense of determination came out. My girls just got pumped.

  • Hinson leads by example

    KERSHAW – You won’t get a lot of verbal “rah, rah” from Andrew Jackson High School senior tight end Seth Hinson, but Volunteers’ second-year head coach C.J. Frye said what the AJ captain does speaks volumes.
    “Seth is not a big talker,” Frye said of the Vols’ three-year tight end starter. “He leads by example.
    “What you like is that he shows up and does his job,” said Frye. “Seth is going to do what he’s supposed to do.”

  • Slide into fun this Saturday

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News

  • ‘Daddy’s Dyin’ and sparks are flyin’ for Texas family

    From release

  • Column: Black people often treated like a cancer on America

    Editor’s note: Malik Mackey grew up in Lancaster. He is a 2015 graduate of Lancaster High School and a former class president. He is a sophomore political science major at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

    I get so tired of turning on the news and feeling as though my blackness is a handicap that is hindering America. As if we’re a cancer that is killing this country.

  • Column: We need political reconciliation

    Editor’s note: Rudy Barnes Jr. will be on our Nov. 8 ballot as a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, representing the American Party of South Carolina. According to his website, Barnes practices law in Little Mountain, near Newberry. He graduated from The Citadel and has a master’s in public administration and a law degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a retired United Methodist minister and a retired Army colonel who once served on the Columbia City Council.

  • Column: S.C. exempts more sales tax than it collects

    In the most recent year for which data is available, a review by The Nerve has found, S.C. state government collected $2.4 billion in sales tax revenue – but exempted a full $3 billion.
    That’s the opposite of what one would expect to find. In most forms of taxes, only a few items are exempt, and in a typical year a typical state would take in far more than it would exempt. It’s a simple matter of government needing revenue: Lawmakers are reluctant to dole out too many exemptions since that means less revenue.

  • Prison walls don’t stop phone threats

    A Lancaster man serving prison time on drug charges has been accused of  texting threats to another man using an illegal cell phone, a sheriff’s office incident report said.
    Derrick Antonio McIlwain, 30, made headlines in March 2011 after Lancaster police officers pulled him over for loud music and later found crack cocaine in his car.
    McIlwain was convicted of trafficking cocaine in early 2013 and sentenced to eight years. He is incarcerated at the Turbeville Correctional Institute (TCI) in Turbeville.

  • Heath Springs buying new phones for town hall

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy new phone equipment outright for town hall  rather than leasing it.
    The cost of the new phone system from Comporium Communications is $1,945.  Town Administrator Tony Starnes said buying the system made more sense than leasing it for $81.80 a month, which works out to $982 a year. If the equipment lasts more than two years – and Starnes said it might last eight or 10 – buying will end up saving money.

  • Almost back to normal at Lancaster gas pumps

    The local gas crunch caused by an Alabama pipeline leak is almost over, but not quite.
    Officials with Colonial Pipeline said late Wednesday that crews had wrapped up work on a bypass around the leak on pipeline 1 in Shelby County, Ala., and removed plugging devices from both sides of the leak.
    Company officials said though the fuel was flowing again, it might take several days for the fuel supply chain to return to normal on the major pipeline, which moves gasoline, diesel and jet fuel through the Carolinas from Texas to New Jersey.