Today's News

  • Free college application day

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high school seniors had the opportunity to apply to S.C. colleges for free this week during school hours.
    Students could apply to 32 colleges, which included two- and four-year schools. Colleges offer students application fee waivers during the fall through SCCANGO, a campaign to promote a college-going culture.

  • Faile - Threatt Engagement

    Buddy and Donna Faile announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Adair Faile, to Joseph Samuel Threatt, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for June 10, 2017, at First Baptist Church.
    Miss Faile is the granddaughter of Williford and Peggy Faile and William and Judy Roberts, all of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School, and a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is a first grade teacher at Harrisburg Elementary School.

  • McGriff - Harris Engagement

    Shudell and Lillie McGriff of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Lydell McGriff, to Ricky Alex Harris, both of Columbia.
    An October wedding is planned.
    Miss McGriff is the granddaughter of the late A.B. and Hattie Lathan and Betty W. McGriff and the late Selvin McGriff. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School, and earned an associate degree in health science from South University in Columbia. She is office manager for Children & Adult Dental Group in Columbia.

  • Harrell - Croxten Wedding

    Julie LeAnn Harrell and Jerry Anthony Croxton renewed their wedding vows for their five-year anniversary on June 25, 2016, at The Home Place.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Harrell of Lancaster. She is a 2001 graduate of Buford High School.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry N. Croxton of Lancaster. He is a 1984 graduate of Lancaster High School.
    The bride’s parents gave her in marriage.
    The wedding official was Ernest Croxton.
    Maid of honor was Caroline Harrell of Lancaster, daughter of the bride.

  • Warriors garner national soccer honors

    INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School soccer season, which produced a fifth straight Class AA Upper State title and bid to the AA state title match, has been history for five months, but the honors keep coming for the ILHS booters.
    Indian Land High School veteran soccer coach Adam Cole said his team was honored last week with two awards from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America  (NSCAA).
    The Warriors were honored with a national award for the 2016 season, earning the National High School Team Academic Award.

  • NGA Red Rose City Classic set Saturday

    Staff Reports
    The second annual Natural Bodybuilding Show – the NGA Red Rose City Classic – is Oct. 15 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building.
    Former Lancaster High School athlete Kennett Washington, a fitness expert, natural pro bodybuilder and owner of Healing Strength Personal Training in Charlotte, hosts the show.
    Doors open for the general public for prejudging at 10 a.m., with doors to open for the evening show at 5 p.m.

  • Jackets charge by Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – A happy Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts sounded somewhat prophetic as he addressed his elated Jackets on Thursday night after BHS decked the host Chesterfield Rams, 35-25.
    “How many points did I say we needed to score to win this game?” said Watts. “We said 35 and that’s what we did.

  • FAFSA application date moved up

    From release
    Raleigh, N.C. – For students heading or returning to college in fall 2017, the start date for applying for federal and state financial aid has moved up to Oct. 1, 2016. In previous years, students were unable to file for financial aid until the first of the year.

  • Main Street scarecrows vandalized

    Police are looking for the vandal or vandals who damaged 11 scarecrows displayed downtown this week for Crows on Main, an annual Halloween scarecrow competition.
    Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster, said the vandalism happened Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
    “We think it was somebody trying to be funny, but it’s not very funny,” Timmons said. “I think this is the first time it’s ever been this bad.”

  • Traffic citations fall 43% in a year

    The vacancy-plagued Lancaster Police Department has issued just 753 traffic citations in the first three months of its fiscal year, down 43 percent from a year earlier.
    The department has six unfilled positions on its staff of 39 sworn officers. Despite the city’s moves in the past year to raise police salaries and award signing bonuses, the problem persists. The department hasn’t hired a single certified officer in 2016.