Today's News

  • Estridge turns back Jerry Holt challenge

    Denyse Clark


    The Lancaster County probate judge seat, the only countywide race in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, was a hotly contested race.

    Incumbent Democratic Lancaster County Probate Judge Sandra Estridge faced blistering opposition from Republican challenger Jerry Holt, a Lancaster County planning commissioner and member of the Indian Land Action Council.

  • Joe Shaw faithful showcase support at city precincts

    Denyse Clark


    It was one of the most watched races of the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election as Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw defended his 32-year seat against Anthony Elder, also a candidate for the District 1 City Council seat.

    Shaw claimed victory over Elder in unofficial election results with a total of 1,228 or 65 percent of the vote to Elder’s 653 votes including the absentee votes for both.

  • Honeycutt holds serve in District 4

    Christopher Sardelli


    Larry Honeycutt celebrated with family and friends late Tuesday night as he was projected to win his third term in office.

    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission at about 10 p.m., Honeycutt, the incumbent Democrat, was projected to win Lancaster County Council’s District 4 seat with 1,692 votes, or 52.55 percent of the vote. His Republican challenger John Hess trailed with 1,528 votes, or 47.45 percent.

  • McCorkle, Brooks win school board

    Reece Murphy


    Incumbent Don McCorkle will serve another term on the Lancaster County school board, representing the new northern Panhandle District 7 seat, while political newcomer James Brooks of Van Wyck took an extremely close race for District 1.

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  • Mulvaney projected to win third term

    Reece Murphy


    U.S. House District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney appears poised to head back to Washington, D.C.

    As of The Lancaster News’ deadline Tuesday night, the Republican Mulvaney was projected to win a third term in Congress over challenger Tom Adams of Fort Mill with all but 16 South Carolina counties reporting.

    According to the S.C. Elections Commission’s unofficial results, Mulvaney held a clear lead at 10:30 p.m. with 73,858 votes, or 61.5 percent of total votes.

  • Haley in second term, including county win

    Robert Howey


    Republican S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has won a second term, including a 60 percent victory in Lancaster County with 12,082 votes, with Vincent Sheheen coming in second at 38.1 percent with 7,668 votes.

    In the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Henry McMaster won at 64.76 percent with 12,899 votes. Democrat Bakari Sellers came in second at 35.17 percent with 7,005 votes.

  • Yow takes District 53 seat for Spring Hill

    Laura Caskey


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

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

    In Lancaster County, Yow received 432 votes to Brown's 162.

    The Spring Hill precinct, located in the Buford community, is the only S.C. House District 53 box in Lancaster County. The district mostly covers Chesterfield County.

  • Tarlton solid in Monster Mash V8


    Trey Tarlton was the lone Lancaster Super Speedway driver to go across the South Carolina and North Carolina boarder on to Harris Speedway in North Carolina for the annual Monster Mash V8 Nationals over the weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

  • Jackets, Colts win rec football crowns


    The Buford Child Development Jackets captured the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football championship with a 16-6 win at Indian Land’s Warrior Stadium on Monday, Nov. 3.

    The David Blackwell Law Colts took the mites division championship.

  • Coaches salute county grid quintet


    RICHBURG – Five Lancaster County prep football players were honored for their play in week 10 of the 2014 season at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Monday, Nov. 3.