Today's News

  • Area USC fans elated with historic bowl win



    University of South Carolina Gamecock football fans, at the dawn of a new year, have plenty to crow about following No. 9 USC’s impressive 30-13 win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla., on Monday afternoon.

  • Make better government a New Year’s resolution

    Ah, a new year. For most of us, it’s a time of new beginnings – a time to reflect on the previous 52 weeks, and perhaps commit to doing things a little differently in the coming year. We make a commitment to improve our lives in some way, such as spending more time at the gym, spending less time at the office, eating a little healthier, learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby.

  • Kershaw Chamber grateful for Christmas parade support

    On behalf of  the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank everyone involved in making the Kershaw Christmas Parade a success this year.
    Without each of you who worked and participated, this event would not have happened. Each entry this year was so special and well-thought-out. We want to commend you for a job well done and we look forward to working with you again next year.

  • Boulware elated with Bruins’ showing in Eagles mat tourney

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team will carry a huge boost of momentum into its Region III-AAAA mat opener Wednesday night at Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    The Bruins, 8-3 overall, are coming off a third-place finish in the Eagles Invitational at Airport High School in Columbia on Thursday.

  • Trojans trip Bruins in Upward Classic

    Olympic High of Charlotte played the spoiler Thursday night when the unbeaten Trojans knocked Lancaster High School from the prep basketball unbeaten ranks with a 79-72 win in the semifinals of the fourth annual Upward Classic at Dorman High School.

  • The News' elite of 2011



    Two athletes who earned statewide honors are The Lancaster News’ 2011 Athletes of the Year.

  • My used bicycle pedals lessons

    Christmas 2011 has passed, but in reflecting on the past year, it’s an appropriate time to recall Mama’s words from 1941. She made it a point to remind her only son that I should always be grateful, regardless of circumstances.

    “Be thankful of any and all gifts under the tree,” she said.

    That’s as true now as it was then, especially after I showed my selfish streak on that Christmas Day 70 years ago. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Ilean Granata

    Name: Ilean Granata

    Age: 32

    Address: The McDonald Green community

    Family: Husband, Kevin, 32; two sons, Christopher, 12, and Matthew, 9

    Pets: A dog, Trooper, and a cat, Tiger

    Job: State trooper, S.C. Highway Patrol

    Church: Lakewood Christian Church

    Hobbies: Assistant cubmaster, Pack 180 and zumba

  • 'Dangerous place to drive'

    After a year filled with deadly car accidents, the S.C. Highway Patrol has begun a series of initiatives to help curb dangerous driving on Lancaster County’s roads. 

    As part of that effort, state troopers recently held safety checkpoints in the northern and southern parts of the county, hoping to crack down on all types of illegal behavior.

  • Dog fatally shot, found in creek

    Jay and Rosemary Cauthen’s holiday season was ruined when learning that their Labrador Retriever had been fatally shot. 

    The couple, who live on Mungo Road, contacted Animal Control on Dec. 22 to report that their dog, Blue, went missing the day before. 

    Coincidentally, Animal Control Director Joel Hinson said his office got a call from a man who reported hearing a gunshot on Dec. 21 in the University Drive area.