Today's News

  • P-31 seniors win opener



    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion senior team opened its 70th baseball season, posting an 8-4 win over Fort Mill Post 43 at the Fort Mill field on Tuesday, May 21.

  • Gamecocks sign Pettit



    The University of South Carolina Natatorium, home of the S.C. High School League state championship swim meet, has become quite familiar to Lancaster High School senior star swimmer Jory Pettit.

  • LSWCD announce winners of photo contests

    The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District announced the winners of its 2012-13 Conservation Photo contests.

    LSWCD held two photo contests during the current school year for all high school students in the county.

    The contest was divided into four categories: Conservation In Action, Conservation Practices, Agriculture and Conservation Across America and Close Up Conservation.

    Photos were judged on technical merit and composition.

    The first-place winners received a $20 gift card and second-place winners received a $15 gift card.

  • Renaissance for Olde Presbyterian Church

    Editor’s note: Every month, the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation will bring progress updates and interesting stories about the restoration of the Olde Presbyterian Church, now Lancaster’s Cultural Arts Center. Our introduction takes a look through the eyes of Lindsay Pettus, Society Board chair and well-known local historian.

  • Oh, so close!

    GILBERT – The finality of a gut-wrenching sudden- death 4-3 loss in the Class AA state championship soccer match couldn’t tarnish a brilliant Indian Land High School soccer season Saturday afternoon, May 18.

    As the dejected Warriors left Leonard Price Field following Bishop England’s narrow win over Indian Land, there was plenty of praise for the two-time Class AA Upper State champions.

  • Sunrise Summer Camp starts June 3

    KERSHAW – Here’s something to get your children away from the TV, computer and video games.

    Organizers are getting the word out about Kershaw’s Sunrise Summer Camp, which offers a variety of activities for children ages 5 through 13.

    The camp, which has run about 10 years now, will be held at the Kershaw Recreation Center off Close Circle.

    It begins June 3 and ends Aug. 16.

  • IL’s Taylor Ashley driven to succeed

    – Editor’s note: In the next three issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2013. 


    How many teenagers do you know, if stuck at home for long, wouldn’t have to be reminded, cajoled, urged, pressured or out-and-out threatened to keep up with their classwork?

    Let’s be honest. There aren’t many.

    There is at least one outstanding local exception, though, and her name is Taylor Ashley. 

  • Man tries to rob Hardee’s

    Police are searching for a man who demanded money from an employee at a Lancaster fast food restaurant, but left empty-handed late Sunday, May 19.

    Officers responded at 10:41 p.m. to the attempted armed robbery at Hardee’s, 297 S.C. 9 Bypass East, and spoke with three employees, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Sequestration changes coming to unemployment benefits

    COLUMBIA – Starting this month, South Carolinians who receive federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will see a reduction in benefits as a result of federal sequestration.

    Sequestration imposed automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget from March 1 through September 30. This will not affect claimants who are on the first 20 weeks of state-funded unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Hinson nabs first LSS win this season

    Steve “Burn “Em Down” Hinson captured the win in the Cauthen Motors Pure Street main event for his first win of the 2013 racing season.