Today's News

  • Dissecting politics in Buford class

    Buford High School seniors register to vote in their government classes, but not before teacher Wes James educates them on the issues.
    About a third of his 71 students will be eligible to vote in their first election Nov. 8. If the presidential race was decided by them alone, Donald Trump would win with more than 70 percent of the vote. The blue tally marks on the dry-erase board show Trump with 51 votes, Hillary Clinton with 9 and 11 for neither.

  • Mail delays could affect absentee votes, officials warn

    If you’re planning to use the mail to vote absentee in the Nov. 8 general election, do it as soon as possible, Lancaster County elections officials said Thursday.
    Hurricane Matthew and the U.S. Postal Service being closed Monday for Columbus Day have caused mail delays. As of Thursday, the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office  had not received any completed absentee ballots by mail.

  • Candidate forums Oct. 20 and 24

    Candidates in the Nov. 8 general election will be attending two upcoming forums in Lancaster County to give voters the opportunity to ask questions and hear their responses.
    Carolina Gateway newspaper and the Indian Land Action Council are sponsoring the Before You Vote 2016 Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at CrossRidge, 3000 WorldReach Drive, Indian Land.

  • Zerbini circus in town this weekend

    The circus is coming to Lancaster tonight and Saturday at the American Legion Post 31 grounds, 823 S. Main St.
    The 90-minute show will feature jugglers, high-flying acrobats, clowns, trampoline and trapeze artists and lots of family fun. Ponies, camels and the Zerbini family dogs will also display their talents under the big top. Camel and pony rides will be available for an additional fee an hour before show time.
    “We’re a family-owned circus offering clean, family fun,” said Paul Jones, Zerbini Family Circus spokesperson.

  • 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.