Today's News

  • School district moves forward with safety improvements

    The Lancaster County School District is ramping up efforts to ensure the county’s nearly 12,000 students remain safe, especially with recurring reports of school violence nationwide.
    “School safety has been in the news lately, and safety is always a priority for any school district,” said Dr. Gene Moore, Lancaster County School District Superintendent. “People think ‘That couldn’t happen here,’ but it could.”

  • Ad staff wins S.C. Press Association president’s award

    Sometimes, the numbers just match.
    The advertising and graphics departments of The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway and Pageland Progressive Journal collected 31 PALMY Awards from the S.C. Press Association for their 2012 efforts to promote business and community events.
    This is the 31st annual PALMY awards contest to honor top newspaper advertising the Palmetto State.

  • A $760k price tag

    Will the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. one day be housed in a brand-new brick office building?
    Is it possible that county officials might instead upgrade an existing building to meet the LCEDC’s needs?
    Or will county officials choose to keep the organization at its temporary headquarters in the county’s Agribusiness Center on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521)?

  • Building a brighter future; Part one of two

    Lancaster County business owners and other community stakeholders filled Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room on Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, for the annual State of the Community breakfast.
    The annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast included two moderated panels of local government and education officials who discussed developments under their purview.

  • Parker track club honors top athletes


    A season of splendid success was celebrated at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    The CPTC, a Lancaster youth track club, continued its tradition of excellence during the season which spanned the spring and summer.

  • LHS swimmers register two victories

     The Lancaster High School swim team upped its record to 3-0 with a pair of wins over Rock Hill and Hartsville at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Bruins downed region foe Rock Hill, 148-38 and took a 141-46 win over Class AAA opponent Hartsville on Thursday, Aug. 29.

  • Mangano family teams for FPLC title


    The Mangano family captured top honors in the sixth annual Family Promise of Lancaster County golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    The Mangano family’s victory came in the captain’s choice tournament held at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Jackets’ early surge keys win over IL


    BUFORD – For the Buford Yellow Jackets and Indian Land Warriors, the 2013 high school football opener Friday, Aug. 30 was a tale of two halves.

    The host Jackets jumped to a 28-point halftime lead only to see the Warriors storm back with a shot to win in the final minute.

  • Bruins hold off Vols, win


    KERSHAW – Lancaster built an early lead and had to protect it on the way to a 22-12 win over Andrew Jackson’s upstart Volunteers on Friday, Aug. 30.

    The Bruins forged a 15-0 halftime edge en route to the 10-point win, but determined AJ never went away.

  • When is the the time right to harvest?

    Getting plants in the ground is easy. Watering, weeding, feeding – well, these activities take a little time, but they’re easy, too. 

    Knowing when to harvest your bounty is tricky, because it’s not always obvious. 

    After all, how can you check on your potatoes without digging them up? 

    Here are some quick tips to keep in mind for picking some of the more popular garden vegetables.