Today's News

  • Candidate Column: Newton: Here's my agenda

    It has almost been a year now since I decided to run for the State House District 45 seat. Running for the S.C. House has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life. Getting out to talk with people about their dreams and aspirations for Lancaster County and South Carolina is something I will always cherish and it’s something I look forward to doing more of should you elect me as your next state representative.
    Better roads

  • Column: We must see past political parties

    I have watched both presidential debates, listened each
    day to CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
    As a pastor who was created by God to be African-American, I have become utterly disgusted as well as enlightened by this presidential election process. It has shown the ignorance, brokenness, hypocrisy and unresolved issues of race relations in our country and unfortunately in my city. It has shown the power of media to “spin” facts and confuse voters.

  • AJ's Cox Class AAA-AA-A state medalist

    Andrew Jackson High School senior golfer Emily Cox won the combined Class A-AA-AAA girls individual state golf championship at the Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn on Tuesday.
    Cox, a Class AA all-state golfer as a junior, defeated Peyton Gillespie from Christ Church School of Greenville with an eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

  • Column: Charter school makes learning fun, exciting

    From the beginning, you know this school is different.
    Young children bound out of the cars with excitement and run to hug the principal. He greets each student by name, and then they scamper inside laughing and excited.
    Inside, the walls are crowded with lots of kids’ art work, pictures of students receiving awards and inspirational quotes from people like Steve Jobs. Pennants from the teachers’ colleges hang outside every classroom door.

  • Candidate Column: Harris cites her track record of getting good things done

    I would like to thank the kind people of District 3 for allowing me to serve as your representative on the Lancaster City Council.
    I’m seeking re-election to my second term in office as your councilwoman. I have worked tirelessly to address some of the people’s needs in the community.
    First, the Gay Street basketball courts had been in need of serious repairs. The adults and children had been playing on the same concrete that was used to fill the former pool located on the site.

  • Knights sweep AJ for volleyball crown

    BUFORD – North Central notched the sweep for the Region IV-AA volleyball crown, but it wasn’t easy.

    The Lady Knights, the region runner-up last season, posted three straight close wins over Andrew Jackson to take the title and the top seed in the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs from the region.

  • Bulldogs bite Warriors in 55-23 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – Indian Land traveled to Camden for an important region game for both teams Friday night.

    The story ended up being the same for Indian Land as it has been in all their losses: missed tackles and untimely turnovers. That and the Bulldogs speed enabled Camden to break open a 27-17 game in the third quarter for 55-23 win at Camden’s Zemp Stadium.

  • Eagles hold on, edge Jackets

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – A strong second-half effort by the Buford Yellow Jackets wasn’t enough to secure a homecoming victory as the visiting Central Eagles held on for a 27-25 Region IV-AA football win Friday night at BHS.

    The Eagles, which held a commanding 21-6 halftime lead, saw their premature victory slowly slip away in the second half. 

  • Big plays boost York over LHS

    A pivotal bang-bang sequence just before the half shot a big hole in Lancaster’s hopes for a happy homecoming Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Lancaster, on the way to a 35-24 loss to the surging York Cougars, trailed all night, but just before half, in lightning-bolt fashion, the Bruins ignited for 10 points to seemingly get back in the game.

    Lancaster, down 21-7 at one point, was able to pull close as Jacob Cato drilled a 29-yard field goal with 35.6 seconds to play in the half.

  • Vols corral Stallions, 35-12

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers kept their winning streak going as they defeated the then-undefeated Lee Central High School Stallions at Bishopville on Friday night.

    AJ senior Dalton Haven was the standout player accumulating 209 yards of offense on 29 carries.