Today's News

  • Ministry of outdoor fun!

    A Lancaster-based Christian ministry is giving kids the chance to step outside their comfort zones while teaching them how to bait a hook and reel in a massive catch.

    All for One Ministries in Lancaster has partnered with Backland Outdoors out of Fort Lawn to take 20 kids out on the water catching catfish and 10 into the woods this winter to hunt deer. The outdoors program is called Kidz Outdoor Adventure.

    On Saturday, Aug. 10, the group took 10 kids fishing on Lake Wateree, at no cost to their parents.

  • 5 businesses win annual awards

    Five Lancaster County companies received recognition last Thursday at the second-annual Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast.
    Presented by the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development and the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, the event honors industries in five categories – small industry of the year, large industry of the year, new industry of the year, international industry of the year and gold standard.

  • New Lu Playground at KES merges activity, video game

    Kershaw Elementary is paving the way for advanced physical education classes in the state with a new, interactive gaming system projected on its gymnasium walls.
    The Lu Playground, a Canadian device, uses a 3D camera and light and audio system to project images and programs on the wall in the gym, immersing students in different video game type activities. It has about 27 applications for students to use, but adds one or two new activities each month.
    The first of its kind in South Carolina, the program has been used in 20 different countries around the world.

  • Dozens arrested in undercover drug roundup

    Twenty-nine people were arrested on drug charges resulting from undercover investigations as the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force wrapped up a lengthy operation last week.
    The roundup aimed to apprehend 34 people wanted on a total of 82 warrants.

  • Lancaster man gets 20 years in Fort Mill shooting death

    YORK – A Lancaster murder suspect, charged in a 2018 Fort Mill shooting, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    Jackel Marquise Clinton, 23, was charged with murder last September when he was arrested in the killing of 22-year-old De’mon Davis of Rock Hill.

  • AG sues 3 big opioid distributors

    COLUMBIA – S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson has sued three major pharmaceutical distributors for their role in the state’s opioid crisis.
    In his complaint, Wilson seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties against Cardinal Health Inc., McKesson Corp. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. for violating the S.C. Unfair Trade Practices Act and creating a public nuisance, according to a release from the AG’s office.

  • Back to the books

    More than 13,000 students filled the halls of Lancaster County schools Monday, ready to begin another year.
    Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said the first day went off without major hitches.
    “On the first day of school, we send out someone from the district office to visit every school to make sure that everything’s smooth and see if there’s anything we can help with,” he said. “I’ve heard nothing but positive things. Everything’s been very smooth.”

  • Cook gets life term in Lilly’s death

    Kayla Marie Cook was sentenced to life in prison Monday after jurors convicted her of homicide by child abuse in the 2017 death of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder.
    Jurors deliberated for three hours after the weeklong trial, and a collective gasp filled the courtroom as the guilty verdict was read aloud. Lilly’s family packed one side of the courtroom for the entire trial, while Cook had only a handful of supporters on the other side.

  • Bear Hug Brawl reset for Saturday

    The eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl will be played Saturday at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The game was originally set to be played Thursday at BHS, but moved to Saturday.
    Buford and Lancaster didn’t have enough players for their teams to play Thursday, but will have enough to play Saturday.
    A year ago, the junior varsity jamboree was played on a Thursday night, but moved this year to Saturday to accommodate the BHS and LHS teams.
    The Bear Hug Brawl opens at 10 a.m. with a welcome. Gates open at 9 a.m.

  • Vols cap Classic with shutout win

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson finished strong to cap the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic with a 17-0 win over Anson County, N.C., on Saturday night at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.
    Senior southpaw quarterback Chas DeBruhl sparked the Vols, in their shutout.
    Buford, in the third period, edged McBee, 7-6.
    Lancaster, in the second quarter, dropped a 19-7 loss to West Mecklenburg and Indian Land opened play, falling to Monroe High School, 13-7.