Today's News

  • LMS officials set car show, open practice

    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials have set March 9 for the track’s annual car show and open practice.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway is the only track that does the car show before the racing year cranks up for a new campaign.
    This allows the fans and other drivers to see what the cars look like and it allows the fans to take pictures with their favorite drivers and talk to them about the new season during the car show.
    Last year, track officials had a successful open practice when some 50 cars turned out to test the LMS surface.

  • Jackets rally to give Buford High School sweep

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – The Buford boys completed a sweep of host Central High School of Pageland, taking a 54-49 win over the Eagles on Friday night in Pageland.
    The Jackets’ five-point comeback win came after the Lady Jackets clipped the Lady Eagles, 50-26.
    The Jackets, down 40-36 heading into the final period, ignited on a pivotal 18-9 surge to close the game for the victory.

  • Bruins lasso Stallions for third place in Winborn tournament

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins rallied from an early deficit to notch a 56-53 win over South Pointe High School of Rock Hill to finish third in the annual Y.C. Winborn basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday night.
    The Bruins, who went 2-1 in the eight-team field, also defeated North Charleston, the No. 2 team in Class AA, and fell to host Rock Hill High.

  • Ace trio lead all-county defense

    Three crackerjack defensive players, who were honored as their region’s defensive players of the year this season, lead The Lancaster News’ 2018 all-county defense.
    The trio – Indian Land’s Dorian Williams, Lancaster High School’s Immanuel Bush and Andrew Jackson’s Ben Hinson head the elite stop unit.
    Williams, a senior and two-time all-region selection, was honored as the 2018 Region IV-AAA Defensive Player of the Year and earned the Warriors MVP.

  • Jackets duo heads all-county offense

    Buford High School’s dynamic backfield duo of junior quarterback Brayden Phillips and senior running back Tyheim Miller, who played a large role in the Jackets’ Region IV-AA championship run, headline The Lancaster News’ 2018 all-county offense.
    Phillips, who threw for over 1,500 yards this season, reaped all-region honors. He was 76-160 passing and 18 touchdowns. He ran 50 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Cloud shines, Watts leads BHS to electric season

    The 2018 Lancaster County high school football season was quite a campaign with all four county schools making the playoffs.
    A closer look at the 2018 campaign revealed a brilliant individual season and some regional honors and a solid coaching effort to turn a slow start into a blazing Buford High School football finish.
    Lancaster High School senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, coming off a solid junior campaign, stepped up his game in a big way this season to earn The Lancaster News Player of the Year for the 2018 prep football season.

  • Guest Column: Prosecutor Pascoe won’t seek release of file on Harrell probe

    The special prosecutor investigating legislative corruption won’t seek the public release of the long-closed file on the former S.C. House speaker whose case launched the State House probe, according to an attorney for S.C. news media.
    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division, which assisted special prosecutor David Pascoe, denied four open-records requests this year by The Nerve to release its investigative file on ex-Rep. Bobby Harrell, a Charleston County Republican who had served as House speaker for more than nine years before his 2014 guilty plea to ethics violations.

  • Commentary: Mulvaney: No surprise Mattis out over Syria

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, became President Trump’s acting chief of staff last week, while keeping the title of White House budget director. Sunday he appeared on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” Here are excerpts from his interview with correspondent Jon Karl.

  • E-mail fraud targets IL firm

    An Indian Land company was the victim of a cyber crime last month, costing it more than $13,600.
    Christian Kropac Jr., president of PCI Group Inc., said the communications and security company was the target of a “spear-phishing” attack, in which the culprit sends a fraudulent e-mail that appears to come from a trusted source, to trick the recipient into divulging valuable information.
    Kropac emphasized that the criminal did not hack into the company’s computer system or have access to any customer information.

  • Holiday hot dogs at animal shelter

    Tails wagged in the dog runs and purrs echoed in the cat house Monday as the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals hosted a Christmas Eve party for the county animal shelter.
    Volunteers grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for the dogs and dished out cans of tuna for the cats while the LSPCA and shelter employees handed out blankets and toys.
    “I think all of these animals were hoping they’d find home,” LSPCA Director Diana Knight said. “They never wanted to end up in a shelter, so they deserve a little Christmas too.”