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Today's News

  • Holiday Tour of Homes

    A trio of beautifully decorated country homes in the Rich Hill community of Heath Springs will sparkle in the yuletide spotlight Sunday during the Lancaster Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

    For Jodi and Joey Franklin, the luminous shades come from rooms lined with Santas and rich earth tones inside their Dean Lane home.

    The Franklins’ neighbors Leslie and Dixon Parker let their holiday spirit glow with child-centered, you’re-allowed-to-touch décor.

  • Drivers shine, records fall at Antioch races Saturday

    The Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., drew a record crowd in the grandstands and a record car count for the Thanksgiving Thunder and Phillip Knight Memorial race last weekend.
    It was a cold weekend for racing, but once the racing action got rolling the fans were excited with the massive car counts.
    In my dad’s race, the Phillip Knight Memorial race, Timbo Mangum and Chris Fincher were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, Mangum and Fincher battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Thornwell honored as SEC Player of the Week

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former LHS Bruins hoops star who now plays for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, earned the SEC Player of the Week award after leading the Gamecocks to wins over nationally ranked Michigan and Syracuse last week.
    The 6-foot-5 USC senior guard averaged 18.5 points and eight rebounds in the two wins while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor.  He also had four assists and two steals in the wins over No. 25 Michigan and No. 18 Syracuse last week.

  • ILHS begins process of hiring coach

    Indian Land High School officials are looking to have a new head football coach in place by the end of January.
    “We want to give the new coach ample time to have an off-season conditioning period and make preparations for the upcoming season, including spring practice,” ILHS principal David Shamble said.
    Shamble said since the job came open with the resignation of Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer, he has received 30-plus applications.

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Column: Ag Department pays millions to advertising firm

    Why does South Carolina’s agriculture industry get its own taxpayer-supported ad campaign?
    The Certified SC Grown program, run by the S.C. Department of Agriculture, is “the most comprehensive resource for locally sourced SC produce, specialty crops and products” – so says its website. In short, it’s a state-sponsored advertising campaign for S.C. farmers and agricultural producers.
    It was started in 2007, and it shows no sign of slowing down or shrinking.

  • Column: Yearning for old Christmas spirit

    Christmas is supposed to be about Christ and spending time with family, not stressing about how the Christmas tree is not so perfect and how everything needs to be just right on the tree or all of the decorations throughout the house.
    It makes me sad when there are so many people stressing over what to get someone.

  • A.R. Rucker celebrates its readers with tailgate party

    A.R. Rucker Middle School students gathered in the library on Monday for a tailgate party to celebrate 75 students who have read six books this semester and a teacher who won $500 through the state’s “Read Your Way to the Big Game” contest.

    Students, dressed in Clemson and University of South Carolina gear, enjoyed nachos, cupcakes and the game of corn hole.

  • Lady Vols win Lewisville tourney

    Staff Reports

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers swept to a pair of wins to capture the Lewisville preseason girls basketball tournament crown Tuesday at the LHS gym.

    AJ, coming off a 17-4 season, wrapped up the title with a 56-31 win over Class A foe Great Falls.

    AJ opened the tournament with a 52-29 win over North Central on Monday.