Today's News

  • LHS’s Collins, Foster, Watts garner Tri-County honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster High School swept the Division II season honors at the final meeting of the 2015 Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Bruins’ second-year head coach Bobby Collins earned the Div. II Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

  • Sumter Speedway hosts Topless Turkey Day race

    Sumter Speedway in Sumter will host the the Topless Turkey Day race Saturday night, Nov. 14.
    This popular race has become one of the biggest draws in South Carolina racing.
    Drivers, from across the state, including Lancaster campaigners, look forward to attending and competing in this race each season.
    Divisions running include  the Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,000 to win (Limiteds, 525 and Crates combined).

  • Sun City salutes World War II vets

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    It was a day of triumph and celebration as about 300 people – family, friends and members of the Indian Land community – gathered at the nearly completed Lodge, a new amenity center in Sun City Carolina Lakes, to pay a special tribute to the community’s World War II veterans.
    The Oct. 6 ceremony and dedication of the display to honor all Sun City Carolina Lakes veterans was two years in the making.

  • Guest Column: ‘Hercules’ flies mercy mission in 1966

    This is a story of an airplane, one of three, in my opinion, of the most used aircraft in the U.S. military. The first two are the B-52, called the BUFF, and the DC-3/C-47, the Gooney Bird or “Puff, the Magic Dragon” as it was known during the Vietnam War.  
    My story is about the C-130 “Hercules” and one mission.  

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy

    In honor of our veterans today, I am going to share with you a military-style workout so you can get in great shape and get a taste of a soldier's routine.
    This will give you a small idea of how hard they work for us.  I have been around many veterans in my day, and what I notice about most is no matter whether they are active duty, reserve or retired, they have adopted the habit of still being early birds. Many scientific studies have shown that rising early has lots of health and fitness benefits.

  • Guest Column: Veterans are all around us
  • Guest Column: Honor your own heroes on Veterans Day

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I came to an end and the Armistice with Germany went into effect. From this day forward, Nov, 11 was known as Armistice Day.

  • 'In these 3 days I have lived a lifetime'

    Charles M. Blackwelder’s family found the small tin box in his Indian Land home after the World War II Marine veteran died last March.
    It contained a photo of a Japanese soldier, two books printed in Japanese and a small journal. Each item was stamped “EXAMINED IN THE FIELD – PASSED BY JOINT INTELLIGENCE.”
    The journal’s first seven pages were written in Japanese, but the next 13 were in English with the heading “Dear Diary.”

  • ‘The Strong One’

    KERSHAW – Some military heroes coach youth ball teams, are church ushers and even bag groceries, with few outside their immediate families ever aware of their actions.
    That’s especially true of Vietnam-era veterans who just don’t talk about their service, while their military records remain relatively unknown.
    When it comes to talking about Vietnam, Robert Brasington was like many of his fellow servicemen.

  • LCSO asks for help catching Walmart shoplifters

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a couple with a child who shoplifted several items from Walmart in Indian Land on Oct. 9 and stole the tag from a woman’s SUV.
    According to a release, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she went shopping at the superstore about 3:20 p.m. and returned about 40 minutes later to find the license plate on her Ford Expedition had been stolen.