Today's News

  • Beloved AJ coach dies

    Reece Murphy
    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School is reeling from the loss of a beloved coach and teacher who died Monday evening.
    Chad Faulkenberry was a longtime coach of the school’s junior varsity Volunteers football team and assistant coach for the varsity team.
    Family and friends said Faulkenberry collapsed at his home in Kershaw about 11 p.m. Monday. The cause of death was unknown as of deadline Tuesday afternoon.

  • Gregory leads IL cross country in state field

    The Indian Land High School cross country teams wrapped up their seasons Saturday at the Class AA state cross country meet at the Sandhills Research Park in Columbia. 

    The IL boys team finished 14th in the field of 24 boys teams, the same as  year. The IL girls team also finished 14th in its field of 20 schools 

  • Lady Bruins’ cross country 13th in Class AAAA meet

    The Lancaster High School girls cross country team capped a solid season with a 13th finish in the Class AAAA field.

    LHS sophomore JeNae Jones ran 20:16 to lead the Lady Bruins’ effort, placing 36th overall.

  • Bruins to battle Gators



    Lancaster faces a major test Friday when the No. 16 seeded Bruins battle top-seeded Goose Creek in the opening round of the Class AAAA Division II football playoffs.

  • Tanner's a hit with Blue and Gold Santa



    University of South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner, with back-to-back NCAA national titles, has drawn his share of high praise over the last two years, but it was Tanner who was doing the praising Thursday night.

  • AJ student injured in crash

    An Andrew Jackson High School student was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to school Monday morning.
    Several sources have identified the student as 16-year-old Kristen Tinsley, an 11th-grader at the school. She is the daughter of Alan and Wendy Sattler of Sentry Road, Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred around 7:45 on New Hope Road approximately 3.45 miles south of Heath Springs.
    Elder said the teen drove her 1996 Chevrolet off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole.

  • This NBA fan bummed over lockout

    I became upset while driving through Uptown Charlotte on a recent Saturday night.
    The source of anger, you ask?
    A sign that directs drivers and pedestrians to Time Warner Cable Arena, where the Charlotte Bobcats play.
    That sign immediately reminded me of the ongoing NBA lockout that has pitted team owners against the players. As billionaires fight millionaires over how the league’s revenue should be split, the result is that no NBA games will be played in the foreseeable future.

  • Ask candidates important questions

    This month, voters in towns and cities across the state will go to the polls to choose their local leadership for the next several years.
    Men and women who aspire to public service are out shaking hands, putting up signs and distributing campaign handouts.
    While local elections may not be as high-profile as the races for many state and federal offices, they’re important nonetheless. Your town or city council makes lots of decisions that impact you, from the taxes you pay to the quality of life you enjoy.

  • Ira B. Jones III: A hero who proudly served

    My family moved to 307 White St., when I was about 2 years old. 

    We moved next door to the Joneses – Big Ira, Minnie Craig, Sis, Ira B. III (Sonny) and Susan. Only a gravel driveway separated our houses.

    Immediately, the Jones family became my family, too.

  • Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

    – Editor’s note: Mr. Evans is taking a well-deserved break this week. We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News. It is especially timely with Veterans Day observance on Friday. 


    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.