Today's News

  • Be sure to honor mother today

    No doubt you know what today is – Mother’s Day. The day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the ones who brought you into the world and tried to keep you on the right track.

  • Join us for Red Rose Festival fun

    Downtown Lancaster is celebrating the arrival of spring on May 18 and 19 with the Red Rose Festival. Now in its third year, the rain-or-shine festival offers a chance to come to relax with great music, food and activities.
    Events include outdoor concerts, arts, crafts, a kids zone, car show, karate showcase and Radio Disney fun, along with roaming entertainment and more.
    Join us from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in beautiful historic downtown Lancaster.

  • McDonald Green School presents Healthy Living workshop

    McDonald Green Elementary held a family workshop at the school on March 27.
    Workshop sessions included Healthy Living presented by Michael Owens, the school’s physical education teacher. Technology to raise academic achievement for the 21st Century was presented by Lesley Saxon, the school’s computer lab manager and Social Networking was presented by Shandra Hall, school counselor.
    The school’s Beta Club members served as greeters and assembled personal care packages, that included items donated by Gilliam Dentistry.

  • Margaret Zelphor Altman

    Age: 88
    Address: Lancaster
    Family: Husband, the late Nickolas Hagwood Altman; and three children – Nick, Judy and Larry
    Job: Retired from Springs Industries
    Church: Camp Creek United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Sewing personal pillows for family and friends
    Favorite getaways: The beach
    Who are your heroes and why? My parents were my heroes. They raised me to love everyone.
    What are you most proud of and why? My family because of what they have accomplished and what they have done for me.

  • ILHS student’s essay wins a three-peat

    Reece Murphy
    When it comes to student essayists, they don't get much better than Indian Land senior Savannah Adams and her sisters.
    While many students struggle with even the most routine class papers, Savannah's skills as a writer earned her first place in this year's state-wide student journalism contest sponsored by the S.C. Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

  • Sheriff: Double murder probable shootout

    Christopher Sardelli
    A drug robbery and subsequent shootout may be to blame for the deaths of two men last week, as new details continue to emerge about a double murder at a Lancaster home.
    Stephen Lamont Westbrook, 39, of Rock Hill and Mardrickus Javon Belk, 25, 896 Mark Lane, Lancaster, died after they were shot late Wednesday night, May 9, at a home in the 2300 block of Old Blackmon Lane, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office  press release.

  • Recycling Ruckus

    Reece Murphy
    With zoning that dates from when Indian Land was largely rural, it’s practically inevitable there would be clashes between long-established businesses and residents of the growing community.
    Last week, we examined the residents’ side of the latest of those clashes, which pits Indian Land residents Beverly Lynch, Jane Tanner and others against Pressley’s Recycling Center Inc.

  • Unlucky ‘breaks’ don’t slow down Buford’s Jay Chambers

    – 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 2012.

    Sherry Archie
    For The Lancaster News
    About 7 a.m. Feb. 15, 2003, Justin “Jay” Chambers’ life changed forever.
    Chambers, who was 9 years old at the time, and his older sister, Chakina Clyburn, and their grandmother were involved in a horrific automobile accident on Rocky River Road. His grandmother, 66-year-old Bernice Clyburn, was killed instantly.

  • More than $60,000 stolen from HOPE

    Christopher Sardelli
    The amount of money and equipment stolen from a local charity is now estimated at more than $60,000.
    Members of HOPE in Lancaster, a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that provides help with food and utility bills for local residents, announced the new estimate in a press release Friday, May 11. The amount includes computer equipment and assets stolen from HOPE.

  • Confederate Memorial Day ceremony is Tuesday

    Jesef Williams
     The memory of those who took part in the war between the states will be remembered at an upcoming special event.
    The local Sons of Confederate Veterans camp is holding its annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony Tuesday, May 15, in front of the historic Lancaster County Courthouse in downtown Lancaster.