Today's News

  • Keer America ramping up new plant

    A fresh infusion of manufacturing jobs is coming to Lancaster County.

    China-based Keer America is set to add 350 jobs when its newest yarn production plant on Old Bailes Road in Indian Land opens later this month and becomes fully operational sometime in mid-June, company officials said Tuesday.

  • New College Park voting precinct formed

    A new voting precinct, named College Park, will be in effect for the July 10 special Lancaster mayoral election. It was signed into existence by Gov. Henry McMaster on April 4.
    The College Park voting precinct encompasses portions of the Jacksonham, Lancaster West and University voting precincts.
    The new precinct takes over the southwestern portion of Jacksonham and the northern portion of Lancaster West, ending at the western side of U.S. 521, and the northern portion of University, down to the northern side of S.C. 9.

  • Give Local Lancaster raises more than $73K for charities

    Give Local Lancaster, powered by the J. Marion Sims Foundation, kicked off its 24-hour crowd-funding event Tuesday with 50 local nonprofits and local food vendors selling barbecue, grilled chicken and gyros.
    “Look at all the nonprofits in Lancaster – how can you not love this place?” said Pat Clancy, board chair of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.
    The one-day fundraiser is part of a national incentive for local communities to give back to the nonprofits in their hometowns. 

  • Old mill site in Kershaw will get toxic assessment

    KERSHAW – We’re finally going to find out what lies beneath the concrete pad at the abandoned Springs Industries property.
    The EPA has awarded a three-year $600,000 grant to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) to conduct environmental assessments at potentially contaminated brownfield sites in Lancaster, Chester, Union and York counties.
    “It’s a start,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman, noting that the 9.1-acre site has been an eyesore since 2013, when the abandoned textile mill was torn down.

  • Plan to quicken Panhandle EMS response

    Lancaster County officials are eying a 2-acre tract on Old Bailes Road near the intersection of S.C. 160 and Calvin Hall Road as the site for a new EMS station that would improve Panhandle response times.
    The vacant, triangular-shaped property is on the east side of Old Bailes near Bailes Ridge Business Park. The $150,000 tract is between Frameport America and Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.
    “We’ve been pushing for this about three years,” said Lancaster County EMS Director Clay Catoe.

  • ‘You will not be forgotten’

    Hundreds honored fallen Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy James Kirk Jr. on Monday during an upbeat celebration of his life at Second Baptist Church.
    In many ways, it was like other law-enforcement memorial services, with a mass of uniformed men and women solemnly marching in and saluting his casket, then filling a third of the large sanctuary. Politicians by the dozen, shaking hands. Repeated thanks for a lifetime of service.

  • Jackets post 2 wins to cap regular season soccer

    The Buford varsity boys soccer team capped regular season play last week with a 7-0 win at Lewisville on Wednesday, and a 9-1 home win on “Senior Night” on Thursday.

    In the win at Lewisville, the halftime score was 6-0 with goals scored by seniors Zayn Sutton, Blaine Gossman, Nate Purser, Jim Small, and junior Jesse Black.

  • LHS wins tennis playoffs opener

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    The Region III-AAAA champion Lancaster High School boys tennis defeated Airport High School of Region IV-AAAA, 5-1 at the USC-Lancaster tennis courts in the first round of Class AAAA Upper State playoffs on Thursday.

    The Bruins, who are region champions for the second straight season, advance to round two Tuesday.

    LHS 5 AHS 1


    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Caleb Caulder (A), 6-4, 6-2

  • IL cruises to lopsided win

    INDIAN LAND – Class AAA defending girls state soccer champion Indian Land rolled to a 14-0 win over Southside of Greenville to open the Lady Warriors’ 2018 playoffs on Monday at the ILHS Reservation.

    Kelsey Long scored four goals, while Summer Bishop had three scores.

    Emily Gerdes and Carleigh Werner each had two goals.

    Samantha Ammann, Shelby Ryberg and Leah Lockman each had a goal.

    Tatiana Ramirez, Brianna Bishop and Kiley Waterbury each had an assist.

  • Chris Baker wins M&M Garage Muffler and Tire Extreme 4 Shootout

    Veteran driver Chris Baker is going to remember April 28 for a long time.

    Baker captured his biggest win yet, earning $1,400 on the night and some bonus money Saturday, April 28 in the M&M Garage Muffler and Tire Extreme 4 Shootout.

    Track officials announced the Extreme 4 Shootout had the field inverted.

    This left some of the top dogs in the middle, or rear to have to work their way to the front.

    On the race’s first start, the field didn’t make it out of turn two with a caution, the big pile-up in turn two.