Today's News

  • Clash reset for Saturday night



    The Carolina Clash is set to roll into Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a $4,000 prize.

  • Beauty pageant causes controversy at Indian Land Elementary School

    Reece Murphy
    Indian Land Elementary has been the focus of unwanted media attention after a flyer sent home with students last week announced what appeared to be a school-sponsored beauty pageant set off an outcry from some parents.
    Though the Oct. 20 pageant has since been cancelled, organizers say they’ve decided to go ahead with it anyway, but under a new name.

  • Thornwell Gamecock-bound

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell will play at the University of South Carolina.
    Thornwell, who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.,  made his decision Monday night, choosing the Gamecocks over N.C. State.
    Thornwell, a 6-5, 180-pounder, averaged 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Bruins last season.

  • Police search for shooter in Robinson Road incident

    Police are asking the public’s help to find a Lancaster man wanted in connection with a double shooting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Monday morning that Foster’s whereabouts are still unknown.

  • ‘Mum’s the word’

    Laura Caskey
    For the months of October and November, The Lancaster Garden Club is asking members of the Lancaster community to plant or display mums of all varieties and colors through their project “Mum’s the Word.”
    Each household or business is encouraged to display mums so Lancaster visitors will see an ocean of fall colors in the town.
    Chrysanthemums, often called “mums,” come in a variety of natural shades, including fall colors like red, yellow, orange and white.

  • USCL has earned top spot

    Most folks in our area know the importance of the University of South Carolina Lancaster in our community.
    Palmetto State residents now know what we’ve known for years.
    USCL, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, was recently ranked as the most successful two-year campus in the Palmetto State.
    A summary of college and university graduation rates prepared by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education scored USCL at a success rate of 66.9 percent.

  • Foundation welcomes back three trustees

    Three trustees have been re-elected to the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s board.  Robert K. Folks, Charles M. Harrell and Marvin L. Starks were re-elected to their third three-year terms and will begin their service on
    Oct. 1.

  • Christian Services offers monthly food program

    Christian Services is doing its part to end hunger in Lancaster County.

    The Christian Services food pantry is open from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Wanda Ewing

    Age: 59

    Address: Hazel Blakeney Road, Pageland (I lived in Lancaster County for 30 years prior.)

    Family: Husband, Jim, 57; two daughters, Meredith Starnes, 30, and Amy Gambrell, 36, of Columbia; two stepchildren, Kristie Starnes, 36, and Jimmy Ewing, 33; and nine grandchildren ranging in ages from seven months to 17 years.

    Pets: Two spoiled cats, Puff and HotRod

  • J. Marion Sims Foundation elects new officers

    Members of the medical and legal professions have been re-elected to positions of leadership by the board of trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

    Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, a Lancaster ophthalmologist with The Eye and Laser Center, has been re-elected as chairman of the board.  Robert K. Folks, a partner in the law firm of Folks, Khoury and DeVenny, has been re-elected as vice chairman and Pamela Y. Temple of Great Falls, a medical professional with two decades’ experience in health care, has been re-elected as secretary.