Today's News

  • Rams net sweep of rival Mustangs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Rucker Middle School swept a basketball twin bill from rival South Middle at the Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night.

    The Lady Rams, in an impressive start, posted a 48-4 win over the Lady Mustangs

    The Rucker boys, in a much tighter game, completed the sweep with a 35-33 overtime victory over the Mustangs.

    The Rams' Ty Foster hit a clutch jumper to give the Rams a 35-33 lead and Rucker held on for the narrow win.

  • Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    A man led S.C. Highway Patrol troopers in a high-speed chase through Lancaster Thursday afternoon with a child in the car.

    As of press time, details were still sparse in the incident.

    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the chase began at 1:57 p.m. when a trooper tried to stop a car on U.S. 521 for speeding.

    According to law enforcement radio transmissions, the driver of a white new-model Volkswagen Jetta led troopers down Gay Street at speeds exceeding 100 mph before turning right on West Arch Street.

  • The restoration is under way

    It’s amazing the difference a month can make.

    That’s the general sentiment expressed by residents of Indian Land’s Edenmoor residential development concerning the changes they’ve seen since new owners Edenmoor Land Acquisition (ELA) took over the property Oct. 28.

  • Christmas Basket Fund kicks off 52nd year

    HOPE in Lancaster is ready to kick off this year's annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund and it is asking for your help in meeting an ever-increasing need. 

    Now in its 52nd year, Christmas Basket's goal is the same now as it was back when the late commander of American Legion Post No. 31 and other members started it – to help feed local families in need during the holidays.

  • Scams still on the rise

    Ask questions, do your research and protect your personal information.

    Those are just some words of advice from Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Funderburk to protect Lancaster County residents from becoming victims of scams. A member of the sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Unit, Funderburk has seen a rise in all types of scams during the last few months, including through mail or e-mail or by phone.  

  • Dinner and a Pep Talk

    Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County Democrats got a pep talk and some campaign ideas for next year during the Indian Land Democratic Club dinner Nov. 17 at Sun City Carolina Lake’s Blue Heron restaurant.

  • Family critical part of LCCA success

    Family. We all belong to (at least) one.                       Our families can include the people we cherish and love the most.  

    According to broad definition, “family” means a group of people who are tied together through some common thread – whether it be biological, ancestry, living arrangements, common interest or love. Family, in my dictionary, has 11 distinct definitions.   

  • County appeals BZA decision

    Lancaster County Council has filed a notice of appeal asking the Court of Common Pleas to reverse the Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals’ (BZA) Oct. 11 rulings in the case of Thomas Concrete of Carolinas LLC.

    The BZA rulings in question stem from a Thomas Concrete appeal Oct. 11. 

    The case centered on the county planning and zoning department’s revocation of the concrete plant’s protected non-conforming-use status in the I-1 light industrial-zoned 521 Perimeter Commerce Park in Indian Land.

  • Woman shot to death in Great Falls

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith said a Great Falls woman was found murdered in her home Monday night.

    Deputies were dispatched to 5451 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, at 8:35 p.m. Monday when a neighbor heard a loud noise at the house, Smith said.

    Upon arrival, deputies found a side door had been forced open. Deputies entered the house and found Alfreda Wertz Hinson, 57, lying dead on the floor next to a bed. 

  • Tolson sings with Oratorio Singers

    Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    Some people are just born to be musicians. It’s a part of their heritage. Carolyn Tolson is one of those special people.  This weekend, she and the other members of the Charlotte Oratorio Singers, will perform “Magic of Christmas” at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.

    Growing up with music