Today's News

  • 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.

  • See Lancaster work making a big impact in the city

    The quality work of See Lancaster is widely known in our area. Now the city of Lancaster’s marketing arm has gained national acclaim.
    Through its promotion and revitalization efforts, See Lancaster has earned national designation.
    Earlier this spring, See Lancaster was recognized as a National Main Street Program for meeting revitalization standards established by the  National Main Street Center, a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

  • GEAR-UP program helping county education make strides

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series from Caroline Howey, an intern for the Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation.

    College students and their families know how expensive college is. Some families in Lancaster County simply cannot afford to send their children to college.

  • Budget passes, tempers flare at County Council meeting

    Leaning sideways on the podium and looking Councilman Jack Estridge straight in the eye, Clay Catoe loudly and irritably explained his feelings about reallocating his current staff of paramedics Monday night, June 24. 

    “Jack, I’ve told you before and I’ll tell you again, if you put it in writing, I’ll do it, but I prefer to keep them where they are,” Catoe forcefully said during Lancaster County Council’s meeting. 

  • USCL to close Diabetes Education Clinic

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster announced it will close its Diabetes Education Clinic next month.

    In a press release Monday, June 24, USCL Dean Walt Collins III said he was forced to make the decision due to declining insurance reimbursements and increasing delivery costs over the last several years.

    University officials said the clinic’s last day is July 12.