Today's News

  • Police investigate shooting

    Lancaster Police Department officers are combing the Southside neighborhood near Hampton Road and Miller Street for suspects after a shooting in the area. The shooting vicitim may be in a car that wrecked near the intersection of Market and Gooch streets just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Check back later for details.

  • Please tell our government to stop developing economy

    It seems every day, the governor, a lawmaker or a bureaucrat is touting another “economic development” project that’s slated to create some improbable number of jobs (usually a suspiciously round number – 2,500 or 5,000).
    We hear the exclamations: “We’re creating more jobs!”
    Don’t get me wrong, jobs are great, but what exactly gives you, a state government, the idea that it’s your function to create jobs, or to “develop” the private-sector economy?

  • LGC to have new champ

    Robert Howey
    For the first time in three years, the Lancaster Golf Club will have a new club champion.
    Taylor Banks, the club champion for the last three years, will not be back to defend his title this weekend when the annual tournament is played.
    The two-day, 36-hole tournament opens Saturday morning and concludes Sunday afternoon.

  • Bear Hug Brawl kicks off Aug. 24

    Robert Howey
    The second annual Bear Hug Brawl, a junior varsity football jamboree, is set Saturday, Aug. 24 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The jamboree is held in memory of Buford High School junior varsity football player Seth Muennich, who died after being struck by an auto in the area of Buford Middle School two years ago.
    Event proceeds support Seth’s Giving Tree Projects and scholarships. The foundation was named Seth’s Giving Tree after one of his favorite childhood books and its story.

  • County prep teams open scrimmages

    Staff Reports
    Lancaster County high school football coaches will have a good idea where their respective teams stand after today.
    Teams, in accordance to S.C. High School League rules, launched contact drills at mid-week.
    Teams can have their first official scrimmage today, and all four county teams plan to be in action on the road.
    Lancaster High School hits the road for a scrimmage with Class AA foe Chesterfield High School at 6 p.m.
    Georgetown High School was slated to be part of the scrimmage at CHS, but will not attend.

  • Borden has preliminary hearing

    The Indian Land man involved in a July 15 car wreck that injured Aaron Morrison, staff photographer for The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway, had his first court appearance this week.

  • Heintz Performance Limited Late Models to return Saturday

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of racing highlighted by the return of the Heintz Performance Limited Late Models on Saturday, Aug. 10.
    The LSS racing card will also feature the Montgomery Towing Super Street, Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Pure Street, Lancaster Speedway Vintage and M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Division.
    In the Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Division, Hank Taylor will have to start in the rear of the field after capturing three straight wins.

  • Sun City condo owners vs. Pulte

    Angered by rising community fees, Sun City Carolina Lakes condominium owners are asking Lancaster County to deny a request by developer Pulte Home Corp. to reduce the number of the smaller units built there.

  • Man wanted for Pageland shooting arrested in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – A joint law enforcement operation involving local agencies and the U.S. Marshals helped track down and arrest a Kershaw man Aug. 1 who was wanted for a shooting in Pageland last month. 

  • Sending Capt. Moore home

    INDIAN LAND – Firefighters from Indian Land and Charlotte escorted Capt. Benjamin Odell Moore home from duty for the last time Wednesday, Aug. 7, during a funeral ceremony at Osceola United Methodist Church, steeped in the traditions of a brotherhood forged by fire.