Today's News

  • State Fair features music, attractions

    S.C. State Fair
    The 2013 S.C. State Fair opens Oct. 9 and will return of all your favorite rides, concerts, foods, attractions and more.
    General admission tickets and tickets for the Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series, which include admission to the fair, are for sale online at www.scstatefair.org.  
    Admission tickets and ride vouchers are also available at Bi-Lo stores. Starting this year, children 5 and under, active and retired military personnel and military dependents (with proper ID) get free admission to the fair.

  • Be prepared for disasters

    StatePoint Press Release
    No one likes to think about worst case scenarios, but being prepared for them is crucial to quickly recover in the event they occur.
    But there’s good news – new technologies and tools are making it easier to protect yourself and your loved ones from all kinds of emergency situations.
    Your home
    When is the last time you replaced your home’s windows?

  • Davis, Great Falls native pen book

    From Release
    Glenda Gaither Davis, a native of Great Falls and the daughter of the late Walter and Fannie Gaither, has written and published a book that was released on July 24.
    Davis lives in Atlanta, Ga., and is a retired educator.  
    She graduated from Elizabeth Heights High School, Claflin University, Atlanta University and studied at Georgia State University.
    Davis was a member of the 1961 Freedom Riders and is often seen on film on local PBS stations.

  • School board fills three assistant principal positions

     Reece Murphy


    The 2013-14 school year will start early for the area’s sixth- and eighth-graders when they head to school for orientation Friday, Aug. 16, but this week’s past Lancaster County School District orientation was all about new employees.

  • Satterwhite draws 15-year sentence for gun charge

    COLUMBIA – Three months after he pleaded guilty to a firearm charge in federal court, a Lancaster man was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison.

    William I. Satterwhite, 52, was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 8, on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

  • One person shot on New Miller Street

    Investigators surrounded the intersection of Market and Gooch streets trying to piece together a shooting incident that resulted in a vehicle collision Friday, Aug. 9. 

    Just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, Lancaster police officers came to New Miller Street in the Southside area in response to a call about a shooting. Around the same time, officers were also dispatched to nearby Market Street regarding an auto accident. 

  • Flood washes away Stamp Mill Road

    Sunken piles of dirt and rubble pockmarked the ground along Stamp Mill Road on Wednesday, Aug. 7, less than a day after heavy rains washed portions of the road away. 

    The road and its creek crossing, located about 17 miles east of Lancaster and south of the Buford community, were significantly damaged following a series of heavy rainstorms Tuesday, Aug. 6. 

  • A safe haven

    Most ballers will tell you they’d gladly prefer to shoot hoops inside a gym versus on an outdoor court. 

    The advantages are obvious. The playing surface is much smoother. The rims and backboards are more appealing and the temperature is usually more comfortable. 

    Those conveniences are apparent to Allen Cooper and the hundreds of other youngsters who regularly play basketball at Barr Street Family Life Center. 

  • 50 years strong

     Matlene Lowery

    Special to The Lancaster News

    Words alone could not describe the atmosphere that surrounded the 16th biennial Lancaster Training School/Barr Street High School class of 1963 reunion, held July 5-7 at the Hilton Hotel in Charlotte Executive Park.

    The LTS/BSHS reunion is held every two years, and this was my first time attending with my sister, who graduated in 1959.

  • Realignment impacts Chester County schools

     CHESTER – When the new South Carolina High School League realignment plan takes affect in 2014, the athletic schedules of the Chester Cyclones will look radically different, while Great Falls and Lewisville will hardly realize realignment has taken place at all.