Today's News

  • Column: MUSC brings Lancaster its track record of excellence

    What an exciting week we just had at both MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center and MUSC Health Chester Medical Center.
    It is an honor and a privilege that our communities are able to join this prestigious health-care organization, MUSC Health.
    MUSC Health is the No. 1 hospital system in South Carolina, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Its education, research and evidence-based care are nationally and internationally recognized.

  • Column: It’s time for spring cleaning to put our best foot forward

    Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning, and as I ride the streets here in Kershaw, there’s plenty of cleaning needed.
    In my earlier days, I had the opportunity to travel across our country through many towns large and small, from one-stoplight towns to major cities. I remember we commented on most all of them, giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down based on their appearance.

  • Leaders unite in prayers for county

    About 60 community members, including civic leaders and elected officials, got up early Saturday morning for a designated time of prayer for Lancaster County.
    The second-annual Unity Prayer Breakfast was held at 7:30 a.m. at Mount Zion AME Zion Church in Lancaster.
    “It was early in the morning (Jesus) went to talk to his father,” said the Rev. Lemuel Washington of St. Paul AME Church. “What a blessing it is that we can talk to the same father.”

  • ‘Sea of orange’ buoys AJHS as title run comes up short

    COLUMBIA – Andrew Jackson High fell short in its first state championship basketball game in 39 years, but its horde of orange-clad fans said the Volunteers can hold their heads high.
    The Vols lost to Gray Collegiate Academy of West Columbia 79-38 in the Class AA boys title game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. They ended their season with a 17-5 record.

  • 6-laning U.S. 521 ahead

    It’s rush hour in Indian Land, and as dusk falls, headlights flick on, stretching hundreds of yards at major intersections.
    With more subdivisions announced every month, the gridlock will get progressively worse, says Brian Carnes, one of the Panhandle’s county council representatives, and it’s time we talked about the inevitable consequence.
    U.S. 521 must become six lanes.

  • Legion chief visits IL post, notes growth, involvement

    While many veterans’ organizations around the country are facing declining membership and dwindling participation, American Legion Indian Land Post 250 is swelling its ranks.
    On Monday, the post was honored by a visit from National Commander Brett Reistad, in his mission to discover how successful posts increase and retain their membership.

  • Faith Funderburke Realty sponsors LMS car show/open practice Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway drivers, fans and staff members are gearing up for Saturday at the half-mile dirt track.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host its annual car show sponsored by Faith Funderburke Realty LCC.
    Mrs. Funderburke has been a loyal sponsor for years at LMS, and this year she is sponsoring the car show, Super Stock Division and Thunder Bomber Division.
    Faith will sponsor the top three trophies in each division for the car show – Best In Show Award.
    During the car show, the Lancaster Motor Speedway points banquet will be held.

  • Numbers reflect AJ’s loss in AA state title game

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    COLUMBIA – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to Gray Collegiate Academy, 79-38 at the 2019 SCHSL Class AA boys state championship in Columbia on Saturday.
    The 17-5 Volunteers finished runner-up as Gary Collegiate won back-to-back state championships.

  • USCL Lancers sweep Knights

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers are on a diamond roll.
    USCL, with a four-game weekend sweep, pushed its mark to 9-2 with four straight wins over the Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland) – Essex Knights.
    The Lancers capped the series with a 6-4 win over CCBC-Essex on Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field.
    Chase Swygert, 2-0, hurled the win in 3.2 innings of work. He allowed a hit and fanned one.

  • Title Notes: AJ Volunteers’ special season

    The 2018-19 Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers produced a banner campaign.
    AJ, led by veteran coach Danny Wright, posted a 17-5 finish.
    The Vols, en route to the Class AA state runner-up finish, produced their share of hoops hoopla.
    AJ won its annual holiday tournament, the Comporium Christmas Classic, downing Eau Claire of Columbia, 83-59 and Chester, 79-70 at the Vols’ gym.
    Wright noted the Vols’ win over Chester, which finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up to Class AAA state champion Keenan, was a spark in the splendid season.