Today's News

  • Who’s in charge at Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department?

    INDIAN LAND – The question of who’s in charge at a fire department usually has a simple answer – the fire chief.

  • Despite sporadic rain, county in Stage 1 drought

    While parts of the region saw sporadic rainfall, including some heavy showers Monday, July 20, it’s doing little to recharge rivers and lakes and help crops burning up in the fields from a lack of rain.

  • Limited Late Models set for Saturday run


    Lancaster Super Speedway had another rain out for the 2015 racing season Saturday, July 18 at the half-mile track.

    LSS officials, with the weather cancelation, are gearing up for a big race this weekend.

  • Post 31 faces Florence in state tournament opener


    Lancaster Post 31, fresh off earning a bid to the state tournament in Sumter, will open play Saturday, July 25 when Lancaster will face top-seeded Florence Post 1 at 4 p.m. in Sumter’s Riley Park.

    Lancaster, 14-12, is the lone team from S.C. Upper State Legion baseball League V to earn a state berth.

  • Dixie all-stars stay alive


    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, won in dramatic fashion to keep alive their state title hopes on Monday night, July 21 in the Dixie Youth AAA state tournament at Nettles Park in Clemson.

    The Lancaster Class AAA stars eliminated host Clemson, 8-6 in an exciting win to stay in contention.

  • Parents, citizens, students deserve the whole truth

    I have often shared with my students and church members that telling a half truth is the same as telling a whole lie. Reason being is that in most cases half of the truth that is not being told is the most important information needed in making an appropriate assessment of the situation.

    The same can be said regarding a recent article in The Lancaster News entitled “Three Schools to Swap Principals.”

  • Richburg FD answers 12 calls July 10-13

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    RICHBURG – The emergency responders of the Richburg Fire Department were kept busy the weekend of July 10-12, answering calls including fires at a collision between a motorcycle and a car and a structure fire.

    The professional manner in which the firefighters responded left Richburg Fire Chief John Agee feeling proud of his crew, he said.

    “I’m really proud of everyone at the fire station,” Agee said. “I love every one of them.”

  • Harried July 4 call for officer

    Nancy Persons

    Landmark News Services

    GREAT FALLS – The July 4 holiday quickly turned unnerving for a Great Falls Police officer when he was dispatched to an assault call on Seaboard Street.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Maj. Scott Case was dispatched after a juvenile called 911 and said he was inside a house where his mother had been assaulted.

    Upon arrival, Case saw the suspect running out of the door and into the yard, wearing minimal clothing, upper body armor and carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle.

  • Council supports Richburg Fire Department for grant

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    RICHBURG – Chester County Council voted to support the Richburg Fire Department’s application for a $50,000 USDA grant to aid the department in preparing for the future.

    Richburg Fire Chief John Agee appeared before council at its recent meeting and asked for its support as the department applies for the grant.

  • Local Habitat breaks ground on 15th house

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County broke ground on its 15th home at 1123 Ten Oaks Drive on July 14. For the local Habitat, which is celebrating its 25th year, this is the first home to be built outside of the city limits. Wells Fargo’s donation made the groundbreaking a reality.

    This is the first four-bedroom home and the first home built to handicap (ADA) standards. It is also the first home to be built in almost 20 years using the Habitat model, instead of a partnership.