Today's News

  • Sun City condo owners vs. Pulte

    Angered by rising community fees, Sun City Carolina Lakes condominium owners are asking Lancaster County to deny a request by developer Pulte Home Corp. to reduce the number of the smaller units built there.

  • Man wanted for Pageland shooting arrested in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – A joint law enforcement operation involving local agencies and the U.S. Marshals helped track down and arrest a Kershaw man Aug. 1 who was wanted for a shooting in Pageland last month. 

  • Sending Capt. Moore home

    INDIAN LAND – Firefighters from Indian Land and Charlotte escorted Capt. Benjamin Odell Moore home from duty for the last time Wednesday, Aug. 7, during a funeral ceremony at Osceola United Methodist Church, steeped in the traditions of a brotherhood forged by fire.

  • Healthy lunch on the menu

    Every day of the school year, the people in our school cafeterias work hard to give our students meals that taste great and provide the nutrition and energy our students need to grow strong and succeed in school. 

    We know healthy, balanced meals make so much difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.

    Below are things you should know about our lunch program.

    Our menus

  • District schools’ open house and registration schedules vary


    Brooklyn Springs Elementary 

    • Back-to-School/Open House for all students and parents is 6-7 p.m. Aug. 15. 

    • Students who attended last year received their teacher assignments in their last report card of the 2012-13 school year.

    Buford Elementary 

  • Foster parents important in a child’s life

    On behalf of Foster Care Review Board 6A, I wish to commend The Lancaster News for sharing with this community the story of Janie Peay, “Graduate and mother both receive awards” in the July 31 edition.
    I must also commend and send much love to Mrs. Peay who received the 2013 My Guiding Light Award, which is given annually by the S.C. Department of Social Services to a foster parent who has inspired and guided a graduating senior in foster care.

  • Be sure to update change in your mailing address

    Every September, the Lancaster Treasurer’s Office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.)
    While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important that they are sent to the correct address. More than one property owner has called to complain they didn’t get their tax bill and ended up paying their taxes late with penalties because the bill was sent to an old address.

  • Cigarette brawl leads to assault, shooting

     An argument about cigarettes outside a Lancaster apartment complex quickly escalated into a shooting and assault of two people Saturday night, Aug. 3.

    After a brief foot chase, authorities arrested Kyndra Dynise Jones, 20, 117 S. Woodlawn Drive, Brandon J'lil Thompson, 21, 4011 Stonesboro Road, Heath Springs, and Ronnel Chelvis Thompson, 21, 1739 Usher Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. All three are charged with aggravated assault and battery. 

    Ronnel Thompson was also charged with attempted murder. 

  • ‘The Pig’ leaving town


  • Two people injured in wreck on U.S. 521

     Emergency responders swarmed an overturned SUV, helping rescue two people trapped inside moments after it flipped during a two-vehicle accident along U.S. 521 Bypass between Kershaw Camden Highway and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon, Aug. 5. 

    The crumpled white GMC SUV could be seen resting on its roof in a grassy area near Cane Mill Road minutes after the crash, as the blades of a rescue helicopter whirred overhead. The scene is about two miles south of Lancaster.