Today's News

  • County schedules strategic planning session

    From the outside, it may appear a little early to begin the 2016-17 budget process a scant quarter into the current fiscal year.
    However, that’s not the case in local county government.
    Lancaster County Council has scheduled a strategic planning session for today, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3. The Friday session is 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

  • Avondale development has share of differing opinions

    County fire officials, worried about the maximum occupancy inside Lancaster County Council chambers Monday night, Sept. 28, passed out a series of yellow numbered tickets as droves of people crammed into the room, most who were there to offer either support or opposition to the proposed Avondale development in Indian Land.

  • LPD arrests two for Crenco robbery

    The Lancaster Police Department, with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Lancaster man and woman for robbing the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, and is looking for a second male accomplice.
    Kenny Blackmon Jr., 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, and Shakendria Sheoka Wright, 22, of 1576 Maplewood Ave., were arrested Thursday, Oct. 1.

  • Weekend brings more rainy days

    When it comes to the where and when Hurricane Joaquin could possibly come ashore in the United States, there are lots of ifs in figuring the storm’s path.
    Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Joaquin to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
    Computer models have it making landfall somewhere between North Carolina and the Delmarva Peninsula, which is portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

  • Poll shows residents support Legislature’s decision on flag

    According to the latest Winthrop University poll, two thirds of South Carolinians polled believe the state’s General Assembly made the right decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse in Columbia in July.
    Results of the survey were released Wednesday, Sept. 30.

  • High School football games moved to tonight

    Local school officials have moved all four county football games to today, Oct. 1, due to inclement weather in the weekend forecast associated Hurricane Joaquin.
    Kickoff for Lancaster High School’s game with Chester High School is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Buford High School’s home game with Cheraw High School is 7:30 p.m. tonight at Yellow Jackets stadium, which is across from the high school on Tabernacle Road.

  • LHS Bruins lose big fan

    I’ve been around the Lancaster High School basketball for years and I don’t think LHS hoops has had a bigger fan than Dejuan Thornwell.

    Seems like when the ball was tipped off for a Bruins’ game, boys or girls, home or away, Dajuan was nearby. You would also likely find him at a junior varsity game on the hardwood.

    Dajuan and his family have been on many folks’ minds and in their prayers following his recent death.

  • LSS's 2015 final points race Saturday

    Rain washed out racing action Saturday, Sept. 26, and the race has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3.
    The race is the final points race for the 2015 LSS season.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.

  • Evans all-tourney in WSCGA Junior Foundation event

    Baylee Evans, representing Lancaster High School as an individual golfer this season, earned a spot on the elite All High School Team to cap play in the fourth annual High School Invitational hosted by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Women’s S.C. Golf Association.
    Evans, a LHS sophomore, shot a 148 (77-71) over two days to place fourth among the top five individuals at the tournament held at The Sanctuary at Cat Island in Beaufort.
    The five lowest individual scorers and ties comprised the All-High School team, and each received an engraved award.

  • Coaches honor county quartet for week 5 play

    Four Lancaster County high school football players received top honors at the week five meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Two Lancaster High School players and a pair of Indian Land players were spotlighted during voting for the Division II awards for the participating Class A, AA and AAA schools.
    Lancaster, which improved to 5-0 with a 42-12 home win over Lewisville High School, was paced by senior offensive lineman Graham Banks and senior defensive back DeMonte Bell.