Today's News

  • Poll shows residents support Legislature’s decision on flag

    According to the latest Winthrop University poll, two thirds of South Carolinians polled believe the state’s General Assembly made the right decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse in Columbia in July.
    Results of the survey were released Wednesday, Sept. 30.

  • High School football games moved to tonight

    Local school officials have moved all four county football games to today, Oct. 1, due to inclement weather in the weekend forecast associated Hurricane Joaquin.
    Kickoff for Lancaster High School’s game with Chester High School is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Buford High School’s home game with Cheraw High School is 7:30 p.m. tonight at Yellow Jackets stadium, which is across from the high school on Tabernacle Road.

  • LHS Bruins lose big fan

    I’ve been around the Lancaster High School basketball for years and I don’t think LHS hoops has had a bigger fan than Dejuan Thornwell.

    Seems like when the ball was tipped off for a Bruins’ game, boys or girls, home or away, Dajuan was nearby. You would also likely find him at a junior varsity game on the hardwood.

    Dajuan and his family have been on many folks’ minds and in their prayers following his recent death.

  • LSS's 2015 final points race Saturday

    Rain washed out racing action Saturday, Sept. 26, and the race has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3.
    The race is the final points race for the 2015 LSS season.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.

  • Evans all-tourney in WSCGA Junior Foundation event

    Baylee Evans, representing Lancaster High School as an individual golfer this season, earned a spot on the elite All High School Team to cap play in the fourth annual High School Invitational hosted by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Women’s S.C. Golf Association.
    Evans, a LHS sophomore, shot a 148 (77-71) over two days to place fourth among the top five individuals at the tournament held at The Sanctuary at Cat Island in Beaufort.
    The five lowest individual scorers and ties comprised the All-High School team, and each received an engraved award.

  • Coaches honor county quartet for week 5 play

    Four Lancaster County high school football players received top honors at the week five meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Two Lancaster High School players and a pair of Indian Land players were spotlighted during voting for the Division II awards for the participating Class A, AA and AAA schools.
    Lancaster, which improved to 5-0 with a 42-12 home win over Lewisville High School, was paced by senior offensive lineman Graham Banks and senior defensive back DeMonte Bell.

  • LHS swimmers dominate Hartsville meet

    The unbeaten Lancaster High School girls team and the LHS boys, 14-1, dominated at the Hartsville Invitational in Hartsville on Saturday, Sept. 26.
    The LHS girls, unbeaten for the second straight season, topped the girls field with 176 points.
    The Lady Bruins were  followed by West Florence 141, Wilson High School 78, Governor’s School 77, South Florence 8 and host Hartsville 4.
    In the boys meet, Lancaster rolled up 202 points to win the meet.

  • Region play in full focus

    Lancaster launches the “second season,” while Buford and Indian Land continue region play and AJ steps away from non-league play to highlight week six in county high school play.
    Lancaster, capping a three-game home stretch, will open Region III-AAA as the Bruins host Chester.
    Buford, 2-0 in Region IV-AA play, will seek to keep its spotless league mark intact as the Jackets host Cheraw.
    Indian Land, 4-1, 1-1, hits the road in region play as the Warriors venture to Pageland to face Central High, 1-4, 1-1.

  • Sen. Tim Scott to hold service academy sessions

    From release
    The office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host informational sessions and office hours for high school students interested in attending one of the five service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Coast Guard Academy. 
    The closest sessions will be:
    • Thursday, Oct. 1 – 5-6:30 p.m., city of Rock Hill Operations Center conference room, 757 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill
    • Oct. 15 – 1301 Gervais St., Suite 825, Columbia

  • Giti Tire plant supplier outreach event today

    From release
    RICHBURG – The S.C. Department of Commerce, along with Chester County Economic Development, is hosting a supplier outreach event for the Chester County Giti Tire plant project from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive in Richburg.
    In June 2014, Giti Tire announced it was building a $560 million manufacturing facility, which is expected to create about 1,700 new jobs in Chester County.