Today's News

  • No start date set for summer paving projects

    In February, the S.C. Department of Transportation announced plans to rehabilitate portions of Potter and Taxahaw roads in southern Lancaster County and all of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.

    Plans for the roads call for grinding the worst stretches of road, or as in the case of Shelley Mullis Road the road’s entire 2.5 mile length, down to their bases, which will then be shored up and resurfaced with asphalt.

  • Deputies find Massey during search for wanted man

    A search for a wanted man ended in the arrest of a different man, also wanted on multiple charges throughout the state. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw confirmed that Carlos Antonio Massey, 26, 960 14th St., was arrested June 11 on several outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions.

  • Deadlines change for July 5 newspaper

    The Lancaster News office will be closed Thursday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.

    Deadlines for the Friday, July 5, edition will be moved up one day.

    The submission deadline for church news, coming events and news briefs is noon Tuesday, July 2, instead of noon Wednesday, July 3.

    The obituary deadline for the Friday, July 5, edition is 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, for paid obituaries and free obituaries.



  • School district selects Thorpe as new ILMS principal

    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore has named Lancaster High School Assistant Principal Chris Thorpe as Indian Land Middle School’s new principal.

    Thorpe, 38, will replace outgoing ILMS Principal David McDonald, who accepted a position with Greenville School District as principal of Northwest Middle School in Traveler’s Rest.

    A 15-year veteran in the school district, Thorpe helped in the development of LHS Ninth Grade Academy as a teacher, and has led the program since 2005 as an assistant principal.

  • County’s jobless rate rises in May

    Lancaster County saw an increase in its jobless rate from April to May, according to data released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    The county had a 10.2 unemployment rate for May, compared to 9.9 percent the month before.

    By comparison, the county’s May 2012 unemployment rate was 11.5 percent.

    Last month, Lancaster County had an official labor force of 32,464. 

    Of that total, 3,311 residents were officially unemployed.

  • Track set for June 29 racing action



    Lancaster Super Speedway racing action for Saturday June 29 includes the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, Montgomery Towing Super Street, Deal 1 Auto Sale Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Pure Street, Lancaster Speedway Vintage and the M&M, Garage Muffler and Tire Extreme 4 (FWD).

  • CPTC qualifies 23 athletes for meet


    The Columbus Parker Track Club qualified 23 athletes to compete at the national qualifying meet to be held at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.

  • Tigers down Waves in home swim win

    The Lancaster Tigers posted a 173-96 win over the Chester Waves in a home meet which was halted due to rain.

    Brayden Russell, Charlie B. Henry, Simon Wright, Alaina Houghtaling, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Page each notched two wins.

  • Juniors league champions



    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team, capping a turnaround regular-season, is the 2013 League V champions.

  • AA stars win district, earn state bid



    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars capped an unbeaten District Two tournament run with a 21-2 win over tournament host Union on Tuesday, June 25.