Today's News

  • District 53 voters elect Yow to S.C. House

    By Laura Caskey and Robert Howey

    The Lancaster News staff

    Cheraw native Richie Yow (R) took the open S.C. House District 53 seat on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    Yow faced Chesterfield Town Councilwoman Amy Brown (D) to fill the seat held for the last 10 years by Rep. Ted Vick (D).

    Yow received 4,223 votes to Brown’s 3,019 in the 19 Chesterfield County precincts that encompass District 53.

  • CCA Cougars state champs with 14-0 mark


    The Carolina Christian Academy men’s volleyball team made history this season as the Cougars fashioned a 14-0 record on the way to the state championship of the S.C. Association of Christian Schools, an association of over 70 schools.

  • IL’s Sellers goes all out


    INDIAN LAND – Brandon Sellers is not going to hold back, no matter the situation.

    Sellers, a key contributor on the playoff-bound Indian Land High School football team, is going to go all out.

  • Kids First Dental takes pee wee title


    The Kids First Dental Panthers clinched the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation pee wee youth football championship with a 28-16 win over the Servpro Volunteers on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

  • Man kills wife, himself at Chester Metropolitan

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    CHESTER – An estranged husband killed his wife, then ended his own life in the parking lot of the Chester Metropolitan Water and Sewer District on Thursday afternoon.

    About 3:15 p.m., the city of Chester Police Department received a "shots" fired call. The department, along with the Chester County Sheriff's Office, responded to the scene and found two bodies, one male and one female, in the parking lot.

  • We must find ways to repair our roads

    You’ve probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina’s roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance.

    Policy-makers agree that the issue will be front and center when the Legislature convenes in January. The unanswered question is where to find the billions of dollars needed to fix them – and whether there will be an increase in the gas tax, raising pump prices.

  • Two teenagers inspire and renew my spirit

    In September, I was invited to watch Jaden Mix, a ninth-grader at North Central High School, run in a 3 ½ mile cross country track race at Lancaster High School stadium.

    Once I heard the name Jaden, I dropped everything to cheer him on. Although quiet and reserved, one Sunday, I saw Jaden go to the front of the church with a full congregation and pray a prayer with no reservation.

  • Man sentenced to life in prison for great-grandmother's murder

    Christopher Sardelli


    With his hands visibly trembling, Ronald Mackey carefully turned the pages of a statement he had written about the heavy toll his mother’s murder has taken on his family.

    Standing inside Courtroom A at the Lancaster County Courthouse on Monday morning, Nov. 3, Mackey was one of several family members gathered to hear the outcome of a plea hearing for William Richard Greene, 31, who was arrested for the 2012 murder of his 87-year-old great-grandmother, Verdie Mackey.

  • Van Wyck residents discuss incorporation

    Reece Murphy


    VAN WYCK – If there are two things most residents of Van Wyck agree on, it's an appreciation of the rural appeal of their small unincorporated community, and how the growth explosion in the Panhandle has left it largely undisturbed.

    But with ongoing efforts to develop the TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road, and occasional talk of other potential projects, the community is in the midst of a sometimes polarizing conversation about how to control and deal with future development.

  • Latest HUD data on homelessness a mixed bag

    Denyse Clark


    As the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless moves forward in finding solutions for local homelessness, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently reported homelessness in the nation continues to decrease.

    However, the total number of people experiencing homelessness in South Carolina is up 13.1 percent since 2010.

    HUD’s 2014 annual Homeless Assessment Report said there were more than 578,000 people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2014 in the United States.