Today's News

  • Sun City residents help neighbors in need

    The Volunteers and Helping Hands Club in Sun City Carolina Lakes began collecting for its annual Thanksgiving food drive before November even began. 

    With so many Indian Land families in need this year, the club and residents of the Sun City community wanted to be sure their neighbors have plenty of food to eat for the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

    Donations this year exceeded expectations. Club members were both overwhelmed and delighted as they gathered to arrange and sort the food that had been collected in the last few weeks. 

  • Buford cheerleaders sixth in AA state competition

    The Buford High School cheerleaders produced a school-record effort to earn a sixth-place finish in the Class AA state cheer competition at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville on Saturday, Nov. 17.

    The Jackets scored 235 points, a mere 27 points behind Class AA state cheer champion Liberty, 262 points.

  • Vols down Knights, earn title game bid

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson used a strong second-half rally to notch a 63-52 win over North Central to earn a bid to the Buford Preseason Invitational title game Monday, Nov. 19.

    The Vols, down 37-27 at the half, outscored the Knights 36-15 in the final two periods to take the 11-point comeback win.

  • Murder suspect turns himself in at sheriff's office

    A Lancaster man sought in the shooting death of another man on Monday, Nov. 19, turned himself in Tuesday at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Jeffery Lanard Roseborough, 30, is now jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. 

    Warrants were issued late Monday charging Roseborough with the murder of 23-year-old Lancaster resident Gaeric Q. Johnson, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • In a pickle

    By: Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Pickleball Club made October a month of fun events devoted to raising funds to benefit an organization called Hope for the Warriors.

    The club was supported by the entire community in its efforts, which included races, a 24-hour marathon, silent auction, Wall of Honor and a grand tournament.

    The club wanted to exceed last year’s goal and, in doing so, managed to exceed the $10,000 goal it set for this year.

  • What causes the leaves to change?

    Although the phenomenon of leaves changing color is still not completely understood, we know that it is primarily influenced by three things.

    The least variable of these factors is the increasing length of night.

    As nights grow longer and cooler, biochemical processes are triggered in leaves.
    The second contributor is the pigmentation present. Chlorophyll is the dominant pigment that makes leaves green.

    It absorbs sunlight to produce sugars for food.

  • Blue Star Memorial Highway makes its mark

    From release
    At the intersection of Highway 9 Bypass and Highway No. 9, a Blue Star Memorial marker stands proud, once again, to pay tribute to the present and fallen members of our military.

    This is an ongoing project of the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs, the Veterans’ Administration, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

    This Memorial Marker to all Veterans was placed on the Bypass about 10 years ago.

  • Gunshot victim pronounced dead at hospital

    One person is dead following a shooting Monday, Nov. 19, that is believed to have taken place on Cedar Pine Lake Road home in Lancaster.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and Lancaster Police Department officers responded to Springs Memorial Hospital just after 1 p.m. Monday in reference to a victim arriving there with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office media release.
    The victim, who was taken to the hospital by an acquaintance, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • Thornwell signs with USC

    Sindarius Thornwell returned to his hoop roots to decide his future.

    Thornwell, the former Lancaster High School basketball star who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., was back at LHS on Monday to sign with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

  • Heath Springs man shot in arm

    Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a Heath Springs man Friday night, Nov. 16.
    Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mt. Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The man was injured, with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.