Today's News

  • New Year, New Me

    Local churches gathered to hold the “New Year, New Me 2016” celebration at Alpha Life Church on New Year’s Eve. Churches and organizations participating in the event were The Hope Center, of Lancaster, Harvest Ministries of  Rock Hill, Church of God of Prophecy of Gloverville, Church of God of Prophecy of Darlington, Fountain of Life Worship Center of Greenwood, Lynnwood Methodist Church of Lancaster, My Hope, the Billy Graham Association and the American Red Cross.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 6, 2016

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    ◆ Ladre Eddie, 422 Normandy Road, was charged Dec. 15, 2015, with third-degree assault and battery.
    According to the report, Eddie and the victim were arguing about a cell phone. This escalated into a fight, and she struck the victim several times. She told officers the victim tried to hit her and she defended herself. The report said she also told police the cuts on the victim’s face, neck and forearm were from a prior incident.

  • Kershaw man shot, no arrest made

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Kershaw Jan. 3.
    Deputies were dispatched about 10 p.m. to 605 E. Marion St., where they found a 29-year-old man on the front porch with a single gunshot wound, according to a sheriff’s office statement.
    The man was conscious and alert and spoke with deputies before being airlifted to a hospital.
    No arrest had been made in the shooting as of Monday afternoon.
    Sheriff’s officials did not release any further information in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.

  • Water, sewer projects top towns’ agendas

    Infrastructure is the top issue the county’s three municipalities will be addressing during the first quarter of 2016.
    For the city of Lancaster, it’s the time-sensitive EPA consent order the municipality was placed under in 2013 regarding its wastewater collection system.
    Issued by EPA, a consent order is a negotiated agreement that obligates parties to make specific improvements within a certain time period.

  • Avondale inching toward approval

    Looking out the window of his Indian Land home, Drew Rhodes has concerns about the proposed Avondale neighborhood, which could eventually begin construction across the street from him.
    With less than a week to go before Lancaster County Council considers second reading of three ordinances tied to the 189-acre mixed-use development, located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads, Rhodes remains “vehemently opposed” to Avondale.

  • IL group wants entire Panhandle

    A group of residents championing Indian Land incorporation has begun presenting its case to fellow Panhandle residents and gathering signatures to get the question on a ballot.
    Formed in February, Voters for a Town of Indian Land took up, reworked and recently relaunched an earlier stalled effort by Indian Land Voice begun in 2012.
    The nonprofit group is made up of seven core members, each of whom brings a range of experience and expertise to the cause.

  • GOP candidates visit SC

    If you’re interested in seeing some of 2016’s GOP presidential candidates, you have two chances this week.
    ◆ Donald Trump will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Winthrop University Coliseum, 1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill. Doors open at 5 p.m. To register and receive a free ticket, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/donald-j-trump-in-rock-hill-sc-tickets-20149255967.

  • Duped in December

    December’s unseasonably warm weather tricked these star magnolia trees into blooming a bit early. The trees usually bloom in March. Arborists aren’t sure if these and other trees blooming out of season will produce more flowers in the spring. Cinthia Milner, garden coach and blog writer at BB Barns and Garden Center in Asheville, N.C., says, “the best answer is simply, we’ll just have to wait and see. All good gardeners know that.”

  • Warriors cap play with win over Cavs

    Indian Land High School boys basketball coach Nate Smith likely had a happy New Year.
    The Warriors’ veteran hoops coach was tired after a busy holiday tournament season on the hardwood, but also pleased with his IL squad, which started the 2015-16 campaign at 0-5, but is now 5-7 after a 5-2 finish to the 2015 portion of the squad’s schedule.
    The Warriors put the finishing touches on their 2015 play with a 53-45 win over Cuthbertson High School for fifth place in the Service Plumbing Holiday Classic at Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., on Dec. 30.

  • News honors 2015’s best

    Two star athletes, who rank among the state’s best in their respective sports, are The Lancaster News’ 2015 Athletes of the Year.
    Andrew Jackson High senior star golfer Logan Sowell earned the honor for male sports, while Lancaster High School senior basketball ace Malia Rivers reaped the honor for female sports.
    Rivers led the Lancaster High girls to a 27-0 record and the Class AAA state championship and along the way reaped her share of hardwood laurels.