Today's News

  • Jury finds Sam Parker guilty

     Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    CHESTERFIELD – Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was found guilty on all eight counts against him and will serve at least two years in prison.

    “Today is a sad day in my life,” Parker said, in addressing the Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford and the court. 

    “I respect the verdict…I apologize to Chesterfield County and what I put this county through.”

  • Women charged with tax fraud

     Christopher Sardelli


    Two Lancaster women are facing a multi-count indictment, and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, in a federal tax fraud case. 

  • Alleged flasher turns himself in

     Christopher Sardelli


    A Lancaster man was arrested Friday, April 18, for indecent exposure at a Lancaster convenience store. 

    The arrest came less than 24 hours after police released a series of surveillance photos in the hopes of finding a serial flasher, though its unknown if the cases are related. 

  • Woman arrested for driving a mobile meth lab

     Christopher Sardelli


    In what has become a recurring trend in recent months, a Lancaster woman was arrested April 9 on meth-related charges after police discovered a trunkful of meth ingredients in her car. 

  • Resident input sought to shape new sales tax ballot question

     Reece Murphy


    If you had a say in what capital needs projects Lancaster County taxpayers should fund over the next several years, what would it be?

    That’s the basic question the Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will be asking residents during a public comment period April 24 to May 30 to help determine future uses, if any, for the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Council considers election change

     Michele Roberts 

    For The Lancaster News

    HEATH SPRINGS – The  Heath Springs Town Council met Tuesday night, April 15 and discussed a variety of issues, including the possibility of moving town elections from July to November, as well as lawn care and maintenance for the town.

  • LHS alumni hoops games score big

     Robert Howey


    The first Lancaster High School alumni basketball game was a slam dunk.

    The event, held Saturday, April 12 in the Lancaster High School gym, included three games – a women’s game along with two men’s contests.

  • Pitt sweeps USCL at home Friday

     Staff Reports

    Friday, April 18 was not a good day for the University of South Carolina Lancaster  baseball team.

    The Lancers dropped both ends of a NJCAA Region X twin bill to visiting Pitt Community College at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers, coming off three losses in four game with Region X foe Florence-Darlington Tech last weekend, were hoping for better results in their return home.

    The two losses dropped the Lancers to 30-17 overall, 14-9 in Region X play.

  • AJ’s solid links season

     Jordan Ribelin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High golfers drove to their 14th straight victory of the season Thursday evening, April 10 as Andrew Jackson defeated Great Falls and Cheraw.

    The Vols shot a 167, while Cheraw carded a 187 and Great Falls had a 214.

    Andrew Jackson’s Logan Sowell and Great Falls’ Josh Payseur were co-medalists with a score of even par 36.

  • Wells a winner at Buford High

    Tripp Watts, the interim Buford High School head football coach, has some big shoes to fill.

    Watts, from now to the end of the 2014 BHS football season, will learn a great deal, but he knows now following coach Mike Wells is no easy task.

    Watts, tabbed as the Jackets’ interim head coach after Wells announced April 10 he was yielding his coaching duties to become the school’s full-time athletics director, is doing more than replacing a big guy.