Today's News

  • Principal David McDonald leaving ILMS at end of year r

    Indian Land Middle School Principal David McDonald announced this week he is stepping down at the end of the school year to take a job at a school in Travelers Rest.

    McDonald, ILMS’ first principal, led the school to state and national acclaim for its performance and was himself recognized in 2012 as the South Carolina Middle School Principal of the Year.

  • Walnut Creek complex opens

    After years in the making, Lancaster County is the proud owner of a new 60-acre, $7 million park complex in Indian Land: Walnut Creek Park.

    Residents of Walnut Creek, the once-troubled neighborhood formerly known as Edenmoor, joined the subdivision’s developers and county officials Wednesday, April 24, for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the park’s turnover to county control.

  • LAPS to assist with GEDs, criminal records

    A local crime-awareness group wants to spread the word about two initiatives aimed to help residents find work.

    LAPS (Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy) is accepting information from county residents who want to clean their criminal record and who don’t have a high school diploma.

  • Deer soars through pickup on north main

    A Monroe, N.C., man found himself face to face with a deer moments after the animal crashed through the driver’s side window of his pickup Tuesday, April 23, on North Main Street. 

    The crash, which also sent shattered glass flying into the face of another driver, happened at about 3:50 p.m. near the Lancaster Square shopping center. 

    Donald Belk Jr., 62, was headed north on U.S. 521 when the deer hit the side of his white Ford pickup, according to a Lancaster Police Department traffic collision report. 

  • LSS to host six divisions Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature six divisions of racing Saturday night, April 27.

    The LSS racing card includes the Heintz Performance Limited Late Models, Montgomery Towing Super Street, Deal 1 Auto Sale Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Pure Street, Old School Vintage and  M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 (FWD).

  • Lancers drop three of four to Bulldogs

    The USC Lancaster Lancers dropped a 1-0 baseball loss to Pitt Community College on Sunday, April 19 in the nightcap of a Region X twin bill in Winterville, N.C.

    The loss capped a four- game series with the Bulldogs, who took three of four games from the Lancers.

  • Rucker honors sports standouts

    A.R. Rucker Middle School celebrated a banner athletic year with the annual Rams’ athletic awards on Wednesday, April 24.

    The Lancaster middle school honored student-athletes in five sports during the event in the Rucker cafeteria.

  • Emotional tourney win

    A beautiful, clear spring day greeted 92 golfers on Saturday, April 20 as they played in the 12th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Jackets roll on soccer senior night



    The Buford varsity soccer team improved its regular-season record to 11-3, 2-2 in region with a 4-0 win over Fairfield Central of Winnsboro at Jackets Stadium on Tuesday, April 23.

  • Home, tweet home

    From simple wooden boxes to complex systems made for an entire flock of birds, birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes.
    However, one Lancaster resident has turned them into works of art.

    John R. “Cornbread” Collins Jr., 75, started building regular birdhouses back in 2004, after retiring as a truck driver in 2001.
    Collins said he sold about 1,200 of the birdhouses in one year, mainly on eBay, but also out of the back of his truck.

    David Poston, who lives in Rock Hill, saw the birdhouses and ordered 150 of them, Collins said.