Today's News

  • Watkins inspired, ecouraged many students

    Charles C. Moore
    Special to The Lancaster News
    Enrollment from when the University of South Carolina Lancaster began classes in fall of 1959 through this semester has grown from 51 to 1900.
    Community leaders, professors, deans, students and their families, have had a hand in this ongoing higher education success story, including many behind the scenes.
    One member of this joint effort was Barbara Croxton Watkins. Watkins was a fixture in the admissions office from 1970 until her retirement in 1995.

  • Smokies slated to open 2012 season on June 4



    The Ballantyne Smokies, with a new name and new diamond home, are ready to play ball this summer.

    The Smokies, the former Carolina Sox, are members of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.

  • Offense comes on late in AJ spring football game

    KERSHAW – The defense had the upper hand early, but the offense came around in the annual Andrew Jackson High School spring football game on Friday, May 11 in Volunteer Stadium.

  • P-31 Juniors fall to Clover



    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team fell to 0-2 with a second straight League V home loss Thursday night.

  • Mitchell to guide Lions

    RICHBURG – The Lewisville football family was introduced to Riley Mitchell on Tuesday.

    They met her dad, too.

  • P-31 seniors look to find key blend

    The 2012 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 senior baseball team will look to blend returnees along with a host of newcomers this season.

    The P-31 team, in its 69th season of Legion baseball, will be led by first-year head coach Quinton Rodgers, who has moved up from the junior team where he was an assistant last season.

  • Remember the fallen

    Gregory A. Summers
    Gene Wallace knows what spick-and-span means. He learned it as a deckhand on the USS New Jersey, America’s most decorated battleship.
    “I spent five-and-a-half years on that ship,” said the 81-year-old Wallace, who joined the U.S. Navy when the Korean War broke out.

  • B-3 for IL shot down again by council

    Christopher Sardelli
    It’s back to the drawing board as Lancaster County Council once again shot down a plan to revise commercial zoning in the Panhandle at its May 21 meeting.
    For the second time in two weeks, council members passed on addressing an ordinance crafted to revise the B-3 zoning classification in Indian Land.
    Council voted 6-0 at the meeting to table the ordinance. District 1 Councilman Larry McCullough was not present.

  • Organizers: Red Rose Festival a big success 

    Jesef Williams
    Musical acts of various kinds and fun activities for the entire family appear to have made for a great combination at last weekend’s Red Rose Festival.
    Organizers of the third annual festival say the two-day event was a success, drawing more people than last year and giving hope for an even better time in 2013.
    The estimated attendance for Friday and Saturday was between 2,500 and 3,000, said Caroline Hasty of marketing group See Lancaster SC. The aim, though, was to draw 5,000.

  • Capital budget calls for tax hike

    Reece Murphy
    A 7.11 percent jump in overall expenditures marks this year’s Lancaster County School District’s proposed 2012-13 general fund and debt services budgets amounting to a combined total of $89.1 million.
    School offcials said this year’s proposed general fund budget reflects an increase in state funding that will allow raises for district personnel for the first time since 2010, when state budget cuts forced district cutbacks and salary freezes.