Today's News

  • Additional city charges filed against trio

    Another long list of charges have been filed against a trio of people arrested on multiple burglary charges last month.

    The Lancaster Police Department has now charged Joel Brandon Scott, 31, 1317 Memorial Drive; Joshua Matthew Thurman, 27, 1348 Memorial Drive; and Amber Leigh Airington, 20, 1121 Chesterfield Ave., in connection to a string of burglaries and breaking-and-entering incidents occurring between Nov. 20 and Dec. 6 in the city limits, according to arrest warrants. 

  • A few new laws go into effect this month

    South Carolina voters will have to show a photo ID in 2013. Maybe.

    The law is among the few with wide-ranging impact to residents of Lancaster County that go into effect this year.

    There are, however, several laws that went into effect late last year worth noting.

    Voter ID

  • USCL women's soccer honored



    The University of South Carolina Lancaster women’s soccer team has been recognized for winning an annual sportsmanship award presented by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Ethics Committee.

  • Vols wrestlers making progress in first season

    The first Andrew Jackson High School wrestling team has brought expected “growing pains,” but Vols coach Rob Tomalis remains upbeat.

    “Overall, I’ve been optimistic because I feel we have a good base to build on,” Tomalis said.

  • Bruins place pair in RH field

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team had two athletes place in the 34th annual Bearcat Invitational at Rock Hill High School.

    The two-day meet was held Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • Newspaper delivery man robbed at gunpoint

    A newspaper carrier for The Lancaster News was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, Jan. 6, though deputies are still searching for the suspects.
    Deputies responded at 4:22 a.m. to The Speedee Mart, at 1416 Pageland Highway, about a report of an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.  
    When they arrived, deputies spoke with a 45-year-old man who had been at the store delivering newspapers. The store was not open at the time.  

  • Congrats to ILMS and its principal

    Indian Land Middle School has been in the limelight a lot lately. The school stepped into the national spotlight early last month when its principal, David McDonald, was named the 2013 South Carolina Middle School Principal of the Year.
    A few weeks later, ILMS learned it had been redesignated as a National School to Watch, an honor given to high-performing middle schools.
    So the school has had a lot to celebrate lately and it begins 2013 glowing with deserved pride.

  • What’s next? Taxing sun?

    The Earth and the entire universe is massive, as well as fragile. Each planet that circles our sun has different characteristics; no two are the same. For example, Jupiter is a giant gas planet so huge that 1,100 Earth-size planets could fit inside it. Jupiter, as well as Neptune, emits more energy than it receives.

  • Council selects McCullough chair

    Christopher Sardelli
    One Lancaster County Council member broke ranks Thursday night, Jan. 3, as she opposed the nominations for two of council’s three leadership positions.
    Councilwoman Charlene McGriff cast the lone dissenting vote during council’s organizational meeting, where new and re-elected members take the oath of office and council officers are chosen.
    McGriff opposed the nominations of councilmen Larry McCullough for chairman and Bob Bundy for vice-chairman.

  • State legislative session starts Tuesday

    Reece Murphy
    COLUMBIA – Newly-elected House District 44 Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster took state officials to task Thursday, Jan. 3, for their handling of the aftermath of a massive S.C. Department of Revenue computer breach discovered in October.