Today's News

  • Warriors edge Braves, 26-21

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – If Friday night’s Region IV-AA game between Cheraw and Indian Land was a movie, then the Braves and Warriors definitely saved the biggest drama for the third act.
    Indian Land’s 26-21 win was proof that region play really is the start of a new season.

  • Jackets hold off Vols, 24-20

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford opened Class AA Region IV-AA football play with a hard-fought 24-20 donnybrook over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday, Sept. 18 at BHS.
    Jackets’ second-year coach Tripp Watts was relieved after the win.
    “This was a dogfight that rivalry games should be like,” said Watts. “Give Coach Frye and his AJ team credit as they kept coming and fighting. They really battle.”

  • Bruins deck Dogs, 21-7

    Lancaster High’s ground and air forces along with a ball-hawking defense got it done again as the Bruins, with their best start in six seasons, downed Camden, 21-7 at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 18.
    LHS, 4-0 for the first time since 2009, had key contributions on the way to the 14-point win over the 1-3 Bulldogs.
    A year ago, Camden halted a 3-0 LHS start with a 14-0 home win, with scores on both sides of the ball.
    In the 2015 rematch, Lancaster, rated 12th in the latest Class AAA state poll, made sure it wasn’t a road repeat.

  • AJ Middle blanks Buford Middle, 16-0

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers stayed unbeaten on the football season with a 16-0 home win over rival Buford Middle School on Thursday, Sept.  17.
    Chas DeBruhl, the AJMS Offensive Player of the Game, scored from 15 yards out on a zone read keeper.
    DeBruhl hit Braden Phillips on the conversion to give the Vols an 8-0 edge.
    Will Burton scored on a 10-yard run for a 14-0 AJMS lead. O.J. White tallied on the two-point conversion for the Vols’ 16-0 edge.

  • ‘Dispel the gossip’

    With the Panhandle’s housing market in full swing and its schools rapidly filling to capacity, do Lancaster County school district officials have a plan in place to address issues such as overcrowding?
    That was just one of the questions on Pam Mulvaney’s mind as she and several other concerned Indian Land parents showed up en masse during Lancaster County School Board’s meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 15.

  • Municipal bodies, LCEDC respond to FOIA requests

    City, county and economic development officials have all acknowledged receiving a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by The Lancaster News on Sept. 9, though no records have yet to be released.

  • More street lights needed to keep walking students safe

    Local business owner Melissa Horton pokes a little fun at herself with the title of “self appointed crime watch president of Meeting Street.”
    But when it comes to keeping children safe, the owner of Unique Hair Design and Unique Hair Design The School said it’s no laughing matter.
    Horton has launched a one-woman campaign to shed a little more early morning light on the area near Clinton Elementary School. She wants to see some additional streetlights placed on East Meeting Street and near the school.

  • Three fall victim to phone scams

    Three Lancaster County men lost as much as $3,640 between them in separate phone scams earlier this month.
    The victims fell for the scams just days after Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile warned residents to be aware of a bogus jury duty scam and to never send money or personal information to anyone over the phone.
    IRS scam
    The first incident occurred on Aug. 31 when two men who said they represented the IRS tricked a 21-year-old Heath Springs man into sending them money to resolve a “miscalculation with his taxes.”

  • Motor home burns in parking lot

    Firefighters are often credited with saying “given the circumstances, it could’ve been a lot worse.”
    That was especially true Thursday, Sept. 17, when a burning motor home was parked near the gas pumps at a convenience store.
    “Thankfully, no one was hurt,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Steven Blackwell of the Thursday afternoon fire in front of Primus Mini Mart. “This one could’ve definitely been worse.”

  • Public invited to UDO rewrite meetings

    A multitude of zoning changes are coming to Lancaster County and local planning officials are hoping a series of community meetings will help keep the public informed.
    County Planning Director Penelope G. Karagounis unveiled the four-meeting schedule this week, part of the county’s next step in a yearlong effort to rewrite its Unified Development Ordinance.