Today's News

  • Lady Vols, Jackets roll in playoff openers


    Andrew Jackson and Buford opened the Class AA Upper State playoffs in impressive style on Monday with each posting 3-0 postseason wins.

    The Lady Vols, 17-3 and a top seed as the Region IV-AA volleyball champion for the third time in four seasons, rolled to a 3-0 victory over Pelion – 25-19, 25-9, 25-7.

  • Mangum, Watkins capture KOC racing victories


    Over the course of this past weekend at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., the track drew a host of drivers from across the United States. Two Lancaster Super Speedway drivers captured wins in the King of the Carolinas event.

  • Rucker, South set to battle today


    Lancaster area middle school football rivals A.R. Rucker and South will meet today in a 5:30 p.m. game at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The game marks the second clash between the Lancaster area rivals this season.

  • Lancers host Region X soccer tournament


    The University of South Carolina Lancaster will host the men’s and women’s Region X soccer tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3.

    Matches are slated for the field adjacent to the Carole Ray Dowling Center. Saturday matches begin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Truck hits pedestrian

    A Heath Springs man was flown to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the road near his home on Hoke Road.
    Pedestrian hit
    In a separate accident Thursday morning, Oct. 24, a right turn gone wrong left a Lancaster woman temporarily trapped, but not hurt, in her SUV.
    The Heath Springs accident occurred about 12:25 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 2400 block of Hoke Road, about 5.1 miles south of Heath Springs near Tate Lane.

  • Woman stabbed to death

    Crossing through a thicket of weeds and overgrown brush, investigators swarmed a Lancaster home where a woman was found stabbed to death Monday morning, Oct. 28. 

  • Public-private partnerships not working

    In August of 2008, South Carolina legislative leaders held a press conference to unveil a plan to “fix” the economy and “create jobs.” The big reveal consisted of a bunch of charts – including my favorite, a pyramid with 30 plus government agencies listed in it – and the announcement of a new group called the Knowledge Sector Council.
    What was this council supposed to be?

  • A gift beyond man’s explanation is God’s gift

    Richard Knieriemen (pronounced Ka-near-i-men) knows how to fix airplanes. 

  • Grandpa is where he belongs

    Crack! The sound of several riflemen shooting in unison reverberated across the quiet rolling hills of Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 7. 

  • City passes smoking ordinance

    It’s official – the city of Lancaster will prohibit smoking in public places starting Jan. 1, 2014.