Today's News

  • Canceling concerts fails on 3-3 tie vote

    A move to scrap Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series of concerts came close to passing Tuesday night, as city council members fretted over the program’s $150,000 deficit for this fiscal year.
    After an hour-long executive session to discuss the Performing Arts Series, which has generated about $89,000 in revenue this year, council member Linda Blackmon made a motion to discontinue the concerts.
    The vote failed on a 3-3 tie, with Blackmon, Hazel Taylor and Sara Eddins in favor, and Gonzie Mackey, Kenny Hood and Mayor Pro Tem Tamara Green Garris against.

  • Rep. Norrell: Make ‘revenge porn’ illegal

    Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell has introduced legislation to make revenge porn a crime in South Carolina, targeting the latest form of online harassment and breach of privacy.
    The Lancaster Democrat’s bill in the S.C. House would make the crime a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or as much as a year in prison.

  • Suspicious behavior leads to Indian Land drug arrest

    A Charlotte teen was arrested in Indian Land for trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a curious deputy followed a hunch and tailed the teen’s car.
    Justice Blake Mendler, 19, was arrested March 5 in an incident that began shortly before midnight at the Indian Land McDonald’s.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the deputy was patrolling the restaurant parking lot when he saw Mendler’s Ford Focus pulling out and noticed the three passengers in the car watching him as they rode away.

  • Jam-packed weekend

    There will be no shortage of fun things to do in Lancaster this weekend – events to entertain and to benefit the community.
    The second-annual Red Rose Brew Bash kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with a free block party featuring live music, food and Benford Brewing Co.’s Green Irish Honey beer, all hosted by The Craft Stand to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
    Saturday from 2-10 p.m. is when the beer tasting will take place, with over 50 different beers to sample.

  • Tuesday program explores ‘Activism of Native Women’

    From release

    From Native American activism in the Dakota Access Pipeline movement to the exploration of symbolism in contemporary artwork, four female panelists will discuss their roles in modern Native movements during the “Activism of Native Women” symposium this Tuesday.
    The symposium, 2-4 p.m. at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, is part of the Native American Studies Center’s 13th-annual Native American Studies Week. 

  • Beauty queen to 3rd graders: Pick healthy food, exercise

    The North Elementary cafeteria was full of smiling faces Monday as Miss Simpsonville Lauren Long sang, laughed and spread the message of healthy eating and living with a large group of third-grade girls.
    She also spoke at Brooklyn Springs and Erwin elementaries this week.
    Long, 19, has been competing in pageants since she was in middle school in her hometown of Walhalla. She will compete in the Miss South Carolina Pageant on June 30, and if she wins she will compete in the Miss America Pageant.

  • Vols booters top Cheraw, 4-1

    The Andrew Jackson High School boys soccer team upper its record to 7-1 on the season with a 4-1 win over Cheraw on Tuesday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    Mason McKittrick scored two goals to spark AJ to the Region IV-AA win over the Braves.

    Jared Truesdale, off a Rhett Bowers’ assist, scored the Vols’ first goal.

    Bryce Phillips, who had two assists, assisted McKittrick on AJ’s second goal.

    McKittrick was assisted by Luke Faulkenberry on McKittrick’s second tally.

  • Tiger fans savoring Sweet 16 shot

    The Clemson Tigers are charging hard into the NCAA Sweet 16 and CU basketball fans are savoring the hardwood success.

    Former Clemson player Mike Bohonak is elated with the Tigers’ two tourney wins, looking for more.

    “I knew they had a good team, but never expected this,” said Bohonak, who played for the Tigers in the mid-1960s. “I’m a lot more optimistic now than I was before.”

  • Red Hawks edge Bruins in extra innings

    The Lancaster Bruins dropped a 5-3 home baseball loss in nine innings to Westwood High School of Blythewood in Region III-AAAA play at the LHS field on Tuesday night.

    Westwood defeated the Bruins, 1-0 earlier this month.

    Anson Taylor, who worked 2.2 innings in relief, took the loss. He allowed four hits, two walks and a pair of runs. Taylor struck out one.

    Logan Phillips pitched 6.1 innings, yielding eight hits, two walks and three runs. He fanned three.

  • Veterans key in IL softball season

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors softball team has a strong returning cast back from the 2017 team, which finished 18-7 and captured the Region IV-AAA title.

    The Lady Warriors are led by head coach Monica Barfield, who is in her second season leading ILHS softball.

    Barfield, a former ILHS star softball player, returned to the team last season after guiding the Lady Warriors to Class A state softball titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006.