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Today's News

  • 79-year-old dies after car hits her outside her home

    A Lancaster woman was fatally struck by a car while crossing Memorial Park Road to get to her mailbox Thursday afternoon.
    Johnnie Mae Hinson, 79, was airlifted directly to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where she later died from her injuries, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese.
    Ke’von Drakeford, 17, of Heath Springs hit Hinson about 3 p.m. when she stepped in front of his 2000 Chevy Impala, according to Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne.

  • IL post office in the works

    Indian Land may finally be getting its own post office.
    The U.S. Postal Service last week notified Lancaster County officials that plans are under way for a “new retail and delivery services facility project” in the fast-growing community of more than 20,000 residents.
    County council Chairman Steve Harper received a letter from USPS real estate specialist Michael K. Bullard, saying a possible site has been selected and a public meeting about the plan will be held this month.

  • Former publisher David Ernest dies at 65

    David Ernest, who guided The Lancaster News as publisher for a decade, died Friday in Columbia after a two-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was 65.
    Ernest came to the paper as publisher in 1992 from Florida, where he was advertising manager at a sister newspaper, the daily Citrus County Chronicle.
    Susan Rowell, publisher of The Lancaster News, said it was a pleasure to work with Ernest during his 10 years at the paper.

  • 2 motorcycles collide in Elgin

    Two motorcycles collided Thursday evening in the Elgin community, killing one of the riders and seriously injuring the other.
    Fred “Butch” Newton Jr., 48, of Lancaster, died at the scene on Providence Road at Knotty Pines Drive. Justin Ellis, 32, of Lancaster, was transported by EMS to Carolinas Medical Center. He was in serious condition at press time.

  • Vols fall to Lions

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped their 2017 opening football game, falling to the Lewisville Lions, 30-6 on Friday night in Richburg.

    Lewisville forged a 16-3 lead in the first half on the way to the 24-point win.

    The Lions were led by Quentin Sanders, who accounted for 260 yards and four touchdowns. Sanders had seven catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown and passed 31 yards for a touchdown.

  • Bruins win over Warriors

    BUFORD – If one didn’t know different, they might have doubted the final score after seeing the post-game reaction from opposing coaches in the Lancaster-Indian Land clash at Buford High’s Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    The Bruins, in their second meeting ever with their rivals from the county Panhandle, prevailed in a 21-7 victory over the Warriors.

    The game was played at the BHS field due to construction delays at Lancaster Memorial Stadium with the installation of the FieldTurf.

  • Bruins win over Warriors

    Bruins build 21-0 halftime lead on the way to 21-7 win over Indian Land.

  • Vols fall to Lions

    Lewisville built a 16-3 lead on the way to a 30-6 win over Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

  • Vols fall to Lions

    Lewisville forged a 16-3 lead on Andrew Jackson on the way to a 30-6 win.

    Avery Funderburk kicked a pair of field goals for the Vols.

  • Bruins win over Warriors

    Lancaster builds 21-0 halftime lead and holds on to down Warriors, 21-7