Today's News

  • Franceschelli catches on


    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Austin Franceschelli is making the most of his senior season.

    At the same time, the 5-9, 160-pounder will tell you he wishes the Bruins’ record – 2-7, 0-5 – was better.

  • IL’s McCord in N/S game on Dec. 14


    Indian Land High School will have its share of representation in the annual North-South All-Star football game next month in Myrtle Beach.

    IL head coach Mike Mayer, a North assistant coach, will be joined by Warriors’ senior wide receiver Manny McCord.

  • Whitesides sparks seniors to LHS powder puff victory


    Frances Whitesides turned in a stellar effort to spark the seniors – LHS class of 2014 – to a 56-14 win over the juniors in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Memorial Stadium.

  • USCL gets more state dollars

    Due to a static funding formula used by the S.C. Assembly to fund higher education, University of South Carolina Lancaster’s funding has not kept up with that of other regional campuses on a per-pupil basis.
    The Lancaster legislative delegation, including Reps. Deborah Long and Mandy Powers-Norrell and Sens. Greg Gregory and Vincent Sheheen, was able to secure a 26 percent increase in state funding for USCL in the 2013-14 budget.
    Legislators were assisted in this effort by Lancaster resident and USC board of trustees member Hugh Mobley.

  • Doster’s work in Raleigh exhibit

    Local artist Bob Doster will participate in the ANYTHING GOES 2013 exhibit opening today, Nov. 1, at Litmus Gallery & Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, N.C.
    Doster, a metal sculptor and owner of Doster’s Backstreet Studio in downtown Lancaster, has received numerous awards for his work, including South Carolina’s highest artistic honor, the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.
    Attendees at today’s opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will vote for the People’s Choice Award.

  • Missing Charlotte woman found dead in Indian Land

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy found the body of a missing Charlotte woman in a pond south of Indian Land late Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, after stopping to investigate a car parked beside Charlotte Highway.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the woman as Sharon D. Clifton, 61, reported missing by family members several days earlier.
    Clifton, Morris said, died of self-inflicted wounds after parking her car at the nearby entrance to an overgrown, wooded lane off Charlotte Highway about two-tenths of a mile south of Charles Pettus Road.

  • Have fun, be safe this Halloween

    Halloween – the annual fall fun and fright night – is set for Thursday in our community.
    It’s a special time of year when youngsters take to the streets in their neighborhood for trick-or-treating.
    Like any holiday, it should be a night of fun for all.
    We urge those who plan to hit the streets to take a little time to note safety measures for the few hours they are out and about.
    The night should be fun, and it usually is, but take a moment and review some key safety points to prevent disaster and possible tragedy.

  • State safeguards our tax dollars on multiple levels

    Accusations of embezzlement make headlines all too often these days. And while stealing money is not limited to the public sector – even some church administrators and little league coaches have been accused of stealing – it seems to strike a deeper nerve when it involves taxpayer dollars.
    Yet, from small town governments to large state agencies, the alleged theft of public funds never seems to be absent from the news for very long.

  • Congressmen question Sebelius about healthcare.gov failures

    From Release
    U.S. Reps. Mick Mulvaney, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz sent this letter requesting information regarding the failures of healthcare.gov to Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kathleen Sebelius.

    Dear Secretary Sebelius:
    You have made a number of curious statements during your career in public life. Time and space do not allow for a full inventory.

  • Council nixes agribusiness center

    Small business owners who were lining up to use Lancaster County’s Agribusiness Development Center will have to find new places to mix their sauces or package foods after county officials shut down the program Monday night, Oct. 28.