Today's News

  • Jolly old elf visits Van Wyck early

    VAN WYCK – Occasional showers early Saturday, Dec. 20, did not dampen the Christmas spirit in Van Wyck. Volunteers and firefighters gathered at the community center at 11 a.m. to load and distribute gifts they had prepared for angel tree children and fruit baskets for area seniors. Santa (aka Dennis Straight) arrived in time to help load the gifts and then they were off, with firefighter Chris Madden at the wheel and Santa riding “shotgun.”

  • Chesterfield GOP leaders allege code violations by former House member Denny Neilson

    For 28 years, Denny Neilson served in the S.C. House, losing her seat in 2012 after her old legislative district was redrawn following the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • Lady Jackets rally to down Great Falls


    Buford High’s Lady Jackets were coming off a motivating victory over North Central Thursday night. The Jackets were looking to continue their roll against Class A Great Falls at home Friday night, Dec. 19, in front of an excited home crowd.

  • Impact players bolster all-county defense


    Impact players head The Lancaster News’  2014 all-county defensive team.

  • Star players lead all-county offense


    A trio of the state’s top players highlight The Lancaster News’ 2014 all-county offense.

    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood, Andrew Jackson High record-breaking senior quarterback Kolby Whitley and Indian Land High School senior kicker Shea Rodgers lead the elite squad.

  • Bruins’ duo reaps honors


    The story of the 2014 Lancaster County high school football season was the Lancaster Bruins.

    Two key reasons were first-year Lancaster High School coach Bobby Collins and Bruins’ senior defensive back Will Jackson. Their effort was a vital reason for the LHS success.

  • Missing a few winks yields good feeling



    The thought of being some place at 9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day didn’t actually have me doing back flips, but I agreed and me and my wife, Anne, headed for our church, First Presbyterian, that holiday morning when you can likely get a few extra winks.

  • Man dies in Lyndell Way house fire

    An early morning fire claimed the life of a Lancaster man, early  morning. Tuesday, Dec. 23.

  • A novel idea for budget decisions

    At a recent meeting of the Anderson County legislative delegation, freshman House member Jonathon Hill introduced two resolutions calling on the legislature to – uh – follow the law.

    The first resolution concerned the state’s local government fund. By law, state budget-writers are to allocate 4.5 percent of the previous year’s revenue to local governments as payment for those governments carrying out state services. For six years, however, state lawmakers have reduced the amount by means of one-year provisos.

  • Lawmaker resigns after Nerve’s investigation

    If S.C. Rep. Kris Crawford needs guidance these days from the Bible, he might want to ponder the proverb, “Physician, heal thyself.”

    In 2012, the emergency room doctor and then-state House member was convicted on four misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file state income-tax returns. He received no jail time and was ordered to pay $21,380 in fines and costs.