Today's News

  • Fast start fuels Warriors over Jackets

    INDIAN LAND – Momentum can be a tricky thing in sports.
    Can a good performance one week, or a big comeback carry over to the next? In Indian Land High’s case it certainly appears as if it did.
    After twice rallying from 14 down last week in a 28-21 overtime road win over North Central, Indian Land took that momentum and ran out to a 21-0 lead against rival Buford on Friday, Oct. 25.
    The Warriors were able to keep it going thanks to an opportunistic defense  and the running of Lee Massey to defeat  the Yellow Jackets 48-21.  

  • Late surge sparks Bruins

    Lancaster came on late, and the fast-finishing Bruins proved to be the hit of LHS homecoming 2015 at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 23.
    The ninth-ranked Bruins, 8-1, 3-1, struck for a pair of touchdowns in the final 1:08 to lift LHS to an exciting 33-22 win over Union County in a Region III-AAA thriller.
    Lancaster, down 16-0 at the half, steadily fought back to post the 11-point win with a touchdown from the defense and offense in the final 68 seconds.

  • Council interested in DLB expansion talks

    Lancaster County leaders have given an official nod to establishing talks with York County representatives about the possibility of connecting the two areas via an extension of Dave Lyle Boulevard.
    During its Oct. 12 meeting, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Council Chairman Bob Bundy to consult with York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell regarding a possible partnership on the long-discussed road project.

  • Heath Springs to split court cost with Kershaw

    HEATH SPRINGS – The towns of Heath Springs and Kershaw are following the city of Lancaster’s lead on addressing a state directive, but will join forces to do so.
    Recent legislation passed by the S.C. General Assembly now requires the state’s towns and cities to foot the bill for defendants who can’t pay for their own defense in municipal courts.

  • The new guy in town

    The Lancaster News and its sister papers at Landmark S.C. are proud to announce their new editor Brian Melton, a veteran newspaperman and Lancaster native.
    Melton replaces outgoing editor Barbara Rutledge who is retiring after 27 years with Lancaster County’s newspaper of record.
    Like Rutledge, Melton will serve as editor of The Lancaster News and regional editor of Landmark S.C. sister newspapers Carolina Gateway, Chester News & Reporter and Pageland Progressive.
    His first day on the job is Nov. 2.

  • ‘Operation Silent Sweep’ results in 45 arrests

    A yearlong undercover drug investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Silent Sweep resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects and the seizure of more than a pound of drugs, several weapons and thousands of dollars in cash.
    Speaking during a press conference Friday, Oct. 23, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said investigators wrapped up Operation Silent Sweep Thursday with a countywide roundup of suspects.

  • Serving up safety

    When most people think about earning a perfect score, their minds immediately turn to student report cards or SAT results, but what about when it involves a school’s food handling procedures?
    For cafeteria workers at 17 schools throughout the Lancaster County School District, a perfect score is exactly what they earned during a recent series of cafeteria and kitchen inspections by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

  • Reform road system, then talk revenue

    If more money were the answer to the state’s infrastructure woes, the topic would hardly be worth debating. The real trouble with South Carolina’s roads, though, isn’t a lack of money.

    It’s a lack – indeed, a total lack – of citizen control or influence on road funding.How do we know more money won’t produce better roads?

  • Papers teach students about their community

    Students in Heather McManus’ kindergartner class at Indian Land Middle School are learning about their community through the Newspapers in Education program.

    Every week her students look forward to getting the Carolina Gateway, a sister paper to The Lancaster News.

    What is Newspapers in Education?

    Newspapers in Education Program is an international program, dating back to 1795, dedicated to improving literacy and the quality of education by supplying newspapers to teachers that they use within their classroom/curriculum.

  • Parker tops in bodybuilding field

    A field of 14 bodybuilders competed in the first NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Championship at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17.
    Octavious Parker took the overall title, and Maceo Thompson was named meet runner-up.
    Parker received a pro card, which allows him to advance to the professional level of bodybuilding competition.
    The competitors came from across the area, and even one from Ohio, to claim a coveted trophy. Thompson, Michael Duncan, and Kyle Montgomery are from Lancaster.