Today's News

  • Lancaster woman abducted from a convenience store, assaulted and killed

    The woman who was abducted and murdered across two bordering counties Monday was from Lancaster County.
    Authorities say Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw was at a Jefferson convenience store about noon Monday when she was harassed by a man there.
    She was later sexually assaulted and driven from Chesterfield County to Kershaw County, where she was again assaulted and then killed, according to information released during a Tuesday press conference.

  • Donations still sought for Christmas basket

    Jesef Williams
    Contributions have been pouring in for an annual effort that assists the less fortunate during the holiday season.
    More than $4,000 has been donated to the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, which is in its 52nd year.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations to buy food vouchers that Lancaster County families can use at local grocery stories.
    Through Wednesday, $4,415 had been donated to the fund, said HOPE Director Elaine Adkins.

  • Holiday wishes from your S.C. House representative

    Tis the season and I will soon return to Columbia for my fourth year as your S.C. House District 45 representative. I want to humbly thank you for the honor of serving you and let you know how much your trust and confidence means to me each and every day.
    Here’s some good news: South Carolina is ending the year on a brighter economic note than it began. Indicators in the past few months have rendered several encouraging economic forecasts for South Carolina.
    S.C. economy recovering

  • County teams in holiday play



    County high school basketball teams will be busy after the holiday break, hitting the hardwood in tournament play.

    AJ hosts play

  • Bruins’ Williams leads big-play offense



    The Lancaster News’ all-county offense is paced by Lancaster Bruins’ senior quarterback Shaq Williams, who headlines a host of big-play performers from across the county.

  • All-County defense paced by elite performers



    The Lancaster News’ all-county defense is anchored by players who made big hits statewide and on the national level.

  • County football’s finest



    The story of the 2011 Lancaster County high school football season was about a star player shining brightest and a sage coach who showed he still can produce a winning hand.

  • Sharing some fond Christmas memories



    Christmas memories are something we all have in common.

  • County receives grant

    Christopher Sardelli


    With Christmas trees and wreaths displayed nearby, representatives from Comporium gave Lancaster County an early Christmas gift Thursday afternoon. 

    Speaking to a small crowd on the top floor of the County Administration building, Comporium Senior Vice President Greg Austin presented the county with an infrastructure grant check for $177,000. 

  • Two kids bitten by dogs

    Jesef Williams 


     A Pageland woman was cited for speeding and driving under suspension after Lancaster police stopped her as she looked to have her son treated for a recent dog bite. 

    An officer stopped a black Cadillac at the intersection of East Arch and Rock streets about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 17, because the driver was speeding and the backseat passenger was looking back in a suspicious manner, according to an incident report.