Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Night of the Living Arts

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will have its Day of the Dead Tequila, Taco Fest and Fun Walk at 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Check-in for the walk begins at 3 p.m. at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.

    Early bird registration is $15 and ends today. Walk registration also includes entry to the after party, which begins at 6 p.m. and includes a margarita cash bar, chips and salsa and taco vendor.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Barbecue chicken sale today

    Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, will have a barbecue chicken plate sale at 11 a.m. today. Plates are $8 and include a half hickory-smoked barbecued chicken, potato salad, slaw and roll. Eat in or take out. For deliveries of five or more, call (803) 286-4999.

    Joy Night service today

  • News Briefs

    IL Democratic Club to meet

     The Indian Land Democratic Club meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Indian Land High School, 8063 River Road, Indian Land. Guest speaker is Ramonda Brown, a national board certified teacher in literacy EMC. This is the last monthly meeting for this year. 

  • Column: Mulvaney lacks empathy required of leaders

    I have often played Monday morning quarterback after seeing one of my favorite teams lose a game when a coach calls a play I disagree with or watching a quarterback make an errant throw. I make these criticisms with an unmistakable certainty that the outcome would have been different if only I would have been the decision-maker instead of the other person.