Today's News

  • Parker, Dabney, Buck likely win school seats

    Incumbents Bobby Parker in District 3 and Janice Dabney in District 5 appeared to win re-election to the Lancaster County school board Tuesday, to be joined by District 7 newcomer Ken Buck.
    Buck, winning his first public office, likely defeated opponent Chris Campbell in the contest for the District 7 seat. Buck received 2,625 votes, 55 percent of the total. Campbell got 2,087 votes, 44 percent.
    There was a technical problem with counting the paper absentee ballots at the Lancaster County elections office. Those totals were not available at press time.

  • Studebaker wins probate judge battle

    Republican Dee Studebaker outdistanced Democrat Crystal Johnson on Tuesday to win the race for Lancaster County probate judge.
    Studebaker got 18,686 votes, 59.53 percent of the total. Johnson received 12,686, or 40.41 percent.
    “I’m excited,” said Studebaker, who joined other Republicans at Mike Williams Builders in Lancaster late Tuesday. “I’m thankful for all of the supporters and hardworking volunteers.”

  • IL man dies in house fire

    An Indian Land man died in a house fire on Camp Cox Circle early Sunday morning.

    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said Harold Kenneth Miller Jr., 51, died from carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal injuries.

    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, there were three adults in the house when the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Sunday, but Miller never made it out.

    There were no working smoke alarms in the home, Rogers said. One of the family members woke to the smell of smoke and alerted the other two of the fire.

  • Election Day thunderstorms predicted


    Bring an umbrella or put on poncho if you’re going out to vote, because severe thunderstorms could be rolling in Tuesday afternoon, bringing wind and rain to Lancaster County.

  • USCL reaching out for more partnerships with community

    From release
    USC Lancaster has formed its first Town-Gown Advisory Council, in an effort to encourage more partnerships with the community and create collaborative opportunities.

  • Lancaster County trio honored by TCFCA

    RICHBURG – Three Lancaster County prep football standouts were honored at the week 10 meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday.
    The country trio included Andrew Jackson High School’s Ty Elder and Eli Mackey along with Jacob Cato of Lancaster High School.

  • Palmetto State 50 set for Nov. 17

    Lancaster Motor Speedway co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn have released full details on one of the biggest races in the history of Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    On Nov. 17, Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the Palmetto State 50, the headlining race for the night will be the Southern All-Stars Super Late Model Series paying $10,000 to win.
    Fans can expect to see some of the best Carolinas Late Model drivers, as well as those from across the Southeast, to come to the big half-mile track dirt track.

  • Junior Vols rally for 30-20 win over NCHS

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Volunteers, locked in a 20-all tie at halftime, ignited in the second half to post a 30-20 win over rival North Central on Thursday night.
    The game was canceled earlier this season due to weather-related concerns and reset to cap the 2018 AJ junior varsity football campaign.

  • Rally for the Cure Golf honors winners

    The Edgewater Golf Club’s seventh annual Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament honored a host of golfers at the tournament Oct. 20. The men’s team of Robert Bradley, Harold Cook, Steve Threatt and Larry Snyder shot 17 under to take the win.
    The ladies team of Joanne Reeves, Martha Blackman, Phyllis Brown and Nancy Morris prevailed with a three under.
    The mixed team of Eric and Margaret Pierce and Duane and Rita Kohari shot 11 under for the win.
    The closest-to-the-pin winners were Steven Threatt and Rita Kohari.

  • Sports Talk: No surprise McManus was top-notch coach

    Lancaster native Harold McManus had a long and distinguished career in high school coaching, and many of those early seeds were planted when McManus made a name for himself as a Lancaster Blue Hurricane basketball and baseball star.
    McManus is remembered here today following his passing earlier this fall.
    “He was always directing things, like a coach on the floor,” said former teammate Gerald Parker, who played with McManus on top-notch basketball teams at LHS under former coach Tom Hendrix.