Today's News

  • Tri-County coaches honor four county football players

    RICHBURG – Four county prep football players – one from Lancaster and three Indian Land players – reaped top honors at the week two meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
    Lancaster High School junior running back Ant Foster along with Indian Land High’s Ethan Burdette, Jacob Williams and Mason Mullis were honored during the meeting.

  • Lady Warriors open with two volleyball wins

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors varsity volleyball team had a strong opening week. The season began the last week of August with two wins, one in region play and one non-region win.
    On Aug. 24, the Lady Warriors defeated Lewisville High School, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-17).
    On Aug. 27, the ILHS girls defeated Region IV-AA rival Cheraw High School, 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17).
    The ILHS team is competing in Region IV-AA  again this season, along with Andrew  Jackson, Buford, Central, Cheraw, Chesterfield and North Central high schools.

  • Teams on the road Friday

    A week ago, it was the host role, but the cleat is on the other foot this week – week three in the Lancaster County high school football season.  All four county teams will have the road map as part of the scouting report this week.
    All teams travel, but not too far for the 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.
    Lancaster, for the second time in three weeks, will travel to a Class AA foe, this week Central High School of Pageland.
    AJ, seeking its first win, travels to Great Falls, which also stands 0-2 on the season.

  • Bailes takes Clash for first super speedway checkers

    Ross Bailes of Clover, has many feature wins at Lancaster Super Speedway, be it in a crate late model, a limited late model, but now he is a super late model winner.
    Bailes scored his first “super speedway” win with his No. 87 Bailes Construction entry after scoring a lap 11-lead over Rock Hill driver Ben Watkins, the Carolina Clash series point leader.
    Watkins, who along with Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, N.C., each lowered the previous track record of 18.422 seconds set by Jared Landers in March 2012.

  • Duvall wins River Wars race at LSS

    Mitchell Duvall won the highly anticipated River Wars race for the Deal 1 SECA Crate Sportsman main event Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Ricky Greene and “Mr. Excitement,” Travis Payne, were the front row, and when the green flag fell, it was Payne, Green, Mitchel Duvall and Trey Tarlton battling for the lead entering turn one.
    Exiting turn two, Payne led, while Duvall was on his back bumper.

  • Bridgehampton sidewalk issue erupts again

    INDIAN LAND – A dispute between neighbors over a sidewalk in the Bridgehampton neighborhood in Indian Land flared up again with the start of the new school year, this time resulting in allegations of trespassing and harassment between the landowners and parents walking their children to school.
    The issue first made headlines in December 2014 when Norwalk Lane residents complained to Carolina Gateway about one couple’s efforts to keep children and their families from using the sidewalk to walk to nearby Harrisburg Elementary.

  • City revises employee policy

    You don’t have to tell Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chuck Small, the bigger the truck, the bigger the repair bill.
    He recently encountered it when a damaged mirror had to be replaced on a fire engine.
    “The mirror was $1,200,” Small said. “You’re talking about opening a door and scratching a mirror.”

  • Celebrate Van Wyck festival this Saturday

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News

    VAN WYCK – With a top band, car show, delicious barbecue, shopping and plenty for the kids to do, the Celebrate Van Wyck festival is the place to be Saturday, Sept. 12.
    Cleo White and the Identity Band, blending gospel, bluegrass and rock with a whole lot of energy, will play throughout the day as the festival brings together the community and surrounding towns.

  • KARE fair offers info on local agencies

    KERSHAW – Whether it’s help searching for a job or taking care of a disabled loved one, a Kershaw crisis assistance group hopes a new informational fair will get the word out about a variety of support agencies available in the tri-county area, with some fun thrown in for good measure.

  • Starnes to step down

    KERSHAW – Kershaw will be getting more than a new mayor in January 2016.
    After Wayne Rhodes recently announced he was dropping out of the November 2015 mayor’s race, the town’s administrator is following suit.
    Tony Starnes has told town leaders Dec. 31, 2015, will be his last day on the job.
    Starnes said he told council at a special meeting held Aug. 27.
    “I think some of them knew and some of them didn’t,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.”