Today's News

  • Lions’ Means, Mitchell earn Tri-County honors

    Robert Howey
    RICHBURG –  Two of the area’s top high school football players and a successful first-year head coach earned top honors for the 2012 season from the Founders Federal Credit Union Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    Lewisville High School running back Mac Means and York High School ace defensive back Lee Wright were saluted along with Lewisville High School head football coach Will Mitchell.

  • Eagles soar early to halt AJ’s postseason advance

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    CHESNEE – The fifth-ranked Chesnee Eagles started fast and soared to a 35-14 win over Andrew Jackson in the Class AA Division II Upper State football playoffs Friday night at the CHS field.
    The Eagles, 10-1, built a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to the 21-point win over the Vols, who fought to the finish, but couldn’t overcome the Eagles early surge.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in playoffs

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – The rematch saw the Chesterfield Rams gain a measure of revenge.
    Host Buford, facing the Rams for the second time this season, saw its 2012 football season come to an abrupt end Friday night.
    The visiting Chesterfield Rams, who fell to BHS 43-39 three weeks ago in week nine regular-season play, turned the tables on the Jackets with a 47-14 win in the second round of the Class AA Division II Upper State playoffs at Jackets Stadium.

  • Man injured in shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting early Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane.
    While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he said one man was shot and had seriuos injuries. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said.

  • Volunteer firefighter charged with embezzlement

     Christopher Sardelli
    A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

  • Daddy’s Home

    Jesef Williams
     If you ask fans who were at Williams-Brice Stadium on Oct. 6, they’ll likely tell you Tammy Faile had the most impressive run that afternoon.
    Yes, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in dominating fashion that day – led, in part, by 109 yards on the ground by star running back Marcus Lattimore.     `
    But that effort doesn’t compare to Faile’s enthusiastic sprint across the football field to hug her husband.

  • Council considers incentive committee

    Christopher Sardelli
    An idea to review economic incentives for prospective companies before they are offered will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Nov. 12, meeting.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare has proposed the creation of an economic incentive review committee to consider incentives prior to offering them to clients who are interested in setting up shop here.

  • Mulvaney ready to get back to work

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County residents joined others across South Carolina’s U.S. House District 5 Tuesday night in agreeing to send incumbent Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney back to Washington D.C. for a second term.
    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, maintained a sizable lead against Democratic challenger Joyce Knott of Rock Hill throughout Tuesday night’s returns.

  • Bellavance defeats Ferguson by one vote in Fort Lawn election

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Services
    FORT LAWN – The Board of Canvassers of the Chester County Elections Commission certified results on Thursday, Nov. 8,  for the town of Fort Lawn election.
    In Tuesday’s election, this particular race offered three candidates vying for two open council seats.
    After a recount of absentee ballots, the official results showed Councilmen Al Bellavance and Thomas Reddick were the winners in this election.

  • Let’s thank our veterans on Saturday

    While the official Veterans Day is not until Sunday, Lancaster County residents have a chance to honor their local veterans on Saturday. That chance will be at the annual Veterans Day Parade slated to begin at noon on Main Street.
    With the election finally behind us, we have the opportunity to focus on thanking and honoring those who risk their lives to protect our freedom both here and on the foreign fields. Many of them have made the extreme sacrifice for our freedom.