Today's News

  • Kershaw council hears park update

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council may install a new gate to allow students from Kershaw Elementary School to access Stevens Park from Ingram Street during daylight hours.
    At its Monday, Sept. 21, meeting, council directed Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes to explore the possibility of having a gate or gates installed.
    The consensus decision came after council heard an update on needs at the park from Kershaw Community Park Council board member Frances Moreland.

  • County plan for new economic development department moves forward

    Plans are moving forward for Lancaster County’s first in-house economic development office.
    Following Lancaster County Council’s decision in August to rescind funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., county officials laid the groundwork for a new internal county department with first nods for two ordinances during council’s Sept. 14 meeting.
    Up first, council approved first reading of an ordinance creating the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development by a vote of 6-1, with Councilman Jack Estridge dissenting.

  • Now is the time

    Lancaster County school board members approved a timeline Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a proposed bond referendum to pay for capital projects at county schools.
    Action on the bond referendum during Tuesday night’s work session comes as the school district wraps up a decade’s worth of improvements at the district’s 22 schools and faces a growing need for more schools in Indian Land.
    Tuesday night’s unanimous vote set in motion a process Lancaster County School District officials hope will result in a public vote on the matter as early as spring.

  • Help solve animal abuse, neglect

    Look closely at the faces of the kittens and of the dog Purdy. These are the faces of innocence, of trusting, of loyalty.

    They are also the faces that represent just a small sample of what we, in rescue, see every day, sometimes more then once each day. Kittens like Milo and Otis, babies at 4 weeks old, were thrown from a moving car on S.C. 200 recently.

    If not for the quick braking of the car behind, they surely would have been crushed under thousands of pounds of the cars weight. That, of course, was the intention all along, wasn’t it?

  • Lady Bruins capture Challenge title

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins were up to the challenge to win the Carolina Challenge high school volleyball tournament at North Central High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    The LHS girls, 14-1 overall, posted a 6-0 record for the day and earned a bid to the gold bracket after winning their pool. The tourney field featured 12 teams.
    The Lady Bruins, on the way to the title, defeated North Central twice, Gilbert, Westminster Catawba, Robert E. Lee and Buford to win the championship.

  • Streaks on the line Friday

    Streaks are the focus of prep football teams in week five play Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land seek to stay unbeaten, while Buford hopes to remain undefeated in region play.
    Andrew Jackson will be shooting to get on track in league action.
    Lancaster, off to its best start since 2009, will be seeking to add another win this week as the ninth-ranked Bruins host Class A foe Lewisville.
    Indian Land, in the second week of region play, hopes to extend its win streak as the Warriors venture to Chesterfield to battle the 4-1 Rams.

  • County duo earns Tri-County honors

    Two Lancaster County prep football players earned recognition at the week four meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
    Lancaster High School’s Tyreese McCree and Indian Land High’s Chris Blakeney were saluted for their play in games played Friday, Sept. 18.
    LHS, rated ninth this week, topped Camden, 21-7 and Indian Land  downed Cheraw High School, 26-21 in its Region IV-AA opener.

  • Banal wins Rowell Memorial race

    Steve Banal captured an exciting $2,000-to-win Barry Rowell Memorial race Saturday, Sept. 19.
    In the SECA Crate Late Model Barry Rowell Memorial main event, the front row had Steve Banal and Hank Taylor.
    Before the race, Manley Chaney led the field of cars under the pace lap in honor of Barry Rowell, Chaney’s father-in-law.
    When the green flag fell, Banal, Taylor, Mangum and Chris Fite battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Exiting turn two, Banal led with a hard-charging Taylor right behind him.

  • Team’s net 47 tops McMackin field

    The three-man team of Andy Davis, Lee Gronkiewicz, Jayson Parker and a reserved space in memory of Chris Wriston teamed to take the net title in the 11th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 18.
    Davis, Parker and Gronkiewicz held the open spot for Wriston, nicknamed “Quarter Cake,” who died last fall.
    The field included 31 teams held in memory of Neil McMackin, who died in a 2004 Charleston bike accident. Tournament proceeds benefit the Neil McMackin Memorial Scholarship Fund.

  • Cecil Clifton beats the odds

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    After a devastating accident, Frances and Cecil Clifton leaned on faith, family, friends, and each other to overcome an unimaginable prognosis.
    On Tuesday, Nov. 25 1993, the couple, both newly-retired from Springs’ bleachery, stopped to visit at Frances’ mother’s house. While outside, Cecil climbed up a pecan tree so that he could shake pecans loose for the ladies to gather up from the ground.