Today's News

  • Help foundation obtain award for Catawba River

    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been selected as one of the top 100 finalists in Cause An Effect, a State Farm philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively through Facebook.
    We need you to rally behind our cause, cast your vote and help us earn a $25,000 grant.
    It’s simple to support our cause and vote – visit the State Farm Facebook page by clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/statefarm/app_

  • Mission of Hope

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Whether you’re looking for a bargain or a place to donate gently used clothing and household goods, try God’s Attic Thrift Store in Heath Springs.

  • Web site offers new hope for finding lost pets

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    May is National Pet Month, a time to celebrate the furry, four-legged companions that can be more like family members than just mere pets. For most pet owners, the worst possible scenario would to be to lose that valued member of the family. But there are several resources that can increase the chances of reuniting with a lost dog or cat.

  • County Gamecock Club meeting centers on facilities upgrades

    FORT LAWN – University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ football fans have not only seen a transformation on the field, but they can expect to see a new-look at the USC football home.

  • Super Street sets two main events at LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the Super Street Pepsi Shootout Twin Main Events on Saturday night.

    The Super Street Division will be running two main events Saturday night.

  • IL’s Truesdale, BHS’ Stephens lead AA track state qualifiers

    Indian Land High School sprinter Rondreas Truesdale and Buford High School sprinter Anthony Stephens led the county athletes in the Class AA Upper State track meet at Broome High School last Saturday.

    The top four qualifiers in each event move on to the state track meet at Spring Valley High School on Saturday, May 12.

  • Authorities investigate double murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    Two men were killed this week in what investigators believe was a double shooting at a Lancaster home.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies found the men at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, after responding to a shooting at a home in the 2300 block of Old Blackmon Lane, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. Old Blackmon Lane is near the intersection of Lynwood Drive and Airport and McIlwain roads

  • Coy won’t end bid for Dist. 44 House seat

    Jesef Williams
    Joseph Coy says he plans to remain in the S.C. House District 44 race, even after being removed from the June 12 primary ballot last week.
    Coy, running as a Republican, is one of 180 candidates statewide who were taken off ballots after the S.C. Supreme Court ruled they are ineligible.
    Because they didn’t submit written economic statements of interests and statements of candidacy at the same time, they couldn’t seek office, the court ruled.

  • Arrest made in HOPE theft

    Christopher Sardelli
    The bookkeeper of a local charity was tracked down and arrested by Alabama authorities this week in connection with stealing more than $4,000 from her employer.
    Christy Leeann Ellis, 31, 3283 Camp Creek Road, was arrested Tuesday, May 8, by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Auburn, Ala., on five counts of forgery, each less than $10,000, said Kathryn Richardson, spokeswoman for the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

  • Andrew Jackson’s Buddy Steele regains focus after mother’s death

    – Editor’s note: In the next four issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012.

    Jesef Williams
    Buddy Steele knows a good deal about gold mining.
    The Andrew Jackson High School senior effortlessly rambles off statistics and terminology tied to the mining industry. For him, phrases such as ore body, rig drilling and sample testing are everyday language.