Today's News

  • Code: No new porch at Barr Street center

    The front porch roof of the Lancaster Community Center on East Meeting Street near the former Barr Street High School is falling in from age and will be torn down by the end of the year.
    But rebuilding it is still up in the air. And it’s not because its 10-member board isn’t working to line up the money or someone to do the work. All of that is on the back burner for now.
    Blame it on the street, because the front of the building is now too close to the front property line to rebuild the porch, said board Vice Chair Charmaine Stradford.

  • Newcomers pitch change in District 45 House race

    Two young nominees are competing for the S.C. House District 45 seat held by four-term Republican Deborah Long, 60, who opted not to run for a fifth term.
    Both Republican Brandon Newton, 22, and Democrat Tyler Mitchell, 23, aim to bring unity to Lancaster County, which often finds the southern part and the northern Panhandle at odds.
    “The problems of tomorrow cannot be solved with yesterday’s solutions,” Newton said.
    Mitchell views his youth as an asset because it keeps him out of the establishment status quo.  

  • Mulvaney discusses Trump, issues during Facebook Q&A

    Congressman Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday he believes Donald Trump has a better chance of uniting the country than Hillary Clinton should he win the presidential election.
    The comment came during a Facebook forum with voters Tuesday in which Mulvaney answered questions on a range of topics, including several questions about the presidential race.

  • Local drivers have tough run in Charlotte

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers had a tough time at the OneDirt.com World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte over the weekend.
    In the SECA Crate Late Model races, Chris Steele and Travis Steele had a strong showing all weekend at Charlotte, but came up short in making in the A-main.
    Timbo Mangum was the lone Lancaster driver to make the A-main in the SECA Crate Late Model division. Some 28 drivers started the main event and Mangum came home with an 18th-place finish. Some 60 SECA Crate Late Models for the entire weekend competied at Charlotte.

  • Volleyball teams to launch state play

    Three Lancaster County high school volleyball teams will launch their state title hopes in the state playoffs today.
    Teams from Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be at home after placing in the top two in regular-season play which ended last week.
    AJ, which fell to North Central, 3-0 in a special playoff for the region volleyball title last Thursday at Buford, will be at home to face Liberty.
    The AJ-Liberty winner advances to face the Gray Collegiate vs. Christ Church winner on Monday.

  • Former Warriors' star, USC frosh arrested

    South Carolina freshman basketball player Rakym Felder, who played one season of basketball at Indian Land High School, was arrested Sunday and charged with several counts, including assault, resisting arrest and public disorderly conduct.
    Felder, a shooting guard from New York, was jailed before being released Monday.
    A team spokeswoman said USC men’s basketball coach Frank Martin was aware of Felder’s arrest and was gathering more information. In accordance to the USC athletic department policy, Felder is suspended indefinitely.

  • Juniors net win in LHS powder puff football game

    The juniors posted a 28-21 win in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.
    The game is an annual event of LHS homecoming week.
    The juniors opened the scoring as Kiana Howze, who ran for 100 yards, dashed 65 yards for a touchdown.
    Sidney Cauthen and Ashley Abbott also scored in the first half to boost the juniors’ effort in their seven-point win.
    In the second half, Michaela Burton tallied to complete the juniors’ scoring.

  • Foster in North-South

    Three area players, led by Lancaster High School hard-charging running back Ant Foster, have been selected to play in the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach.
    Foster, the 2015 Lancaster County Player of the Year by The Lancaster News, will be joined by North Central High School’s Cedric Cunningham and Lewisville’s Mike Hill.

  • Final full week for regular-season play

    The final full week of play in the 2016 Lancaster County high school football season features all games in the county Friday night.
    Lancaster, 4-4 and capping its regular-season home schedule, hosts 7-1 Ridge View at Memorial Stadium.
    Buford, in its final regular-season home game, battles region and county rival Andrew Jackson, 6-2 after an impressive 35-12 comeback win over seventh-ranked Lee Central in Bishopville last week.
    Indian Land, closing its regular-season home schedule, will face Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    4-H Healthy Lifestyles Club

    The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Club meeting is 4 to 5 p.m. each Thursday for six weeks starting Oct. 27 at the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St., Fort Lawn. 

    The club is for youth in grades 4-12. Participants will learn about healthy eating, cooking and have a cook-off. The cost is $15. To register, call Steve Hucks, Lancaster County 4-H, at (803) 283-3302, extension 0.