Today's News

  • Billboard shares Hinson’s gentle smile

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Services
    GREAT FALLS – A new billboard was unveiled last week.
    But this isn’t your typical advertisement.
    Police hope the billboard will help find the killer of Alfreda Wertz Hinson.
    Hinson was found murdered in her home on Nov. 28, 2011. She died from a single gunshot wound to her head.
    Numerous law enforcement agencies, Crimestoppers of the Midlands, Lamar Outdoor Advertising and Revelations Outdoor Management held a press conference below the billboard on May 8.

  • Andrew Jackson High School graduation

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Lauren Joyner snapped away with her Kodak digital camera, hoping to get a few good shots of her daughter, Mary Beth, walking across the graduation stage.
    Joyner said Mary Beth is the last of her three children to graduate from Andrew Jackson High School. That idea of finality made Friday’s ceremony even that much more meaningful.
    “I’m very proud,” the mother said. “That’s it. This (Mary Beth) is the last one.”

  • Buford High School graduation

    Sherry Archie
    Proud families rushed to fill the gymnasium at Buford High School as the Class of 2012 graduation ceremonies began.  With the meaningful notes of Pomp and Circumstance filling the air, 122 seniors filed in to take their seats of honor.  They entered as high school students and left as graduates ready to begin the journey of adulthood.
    “We are so proud of our students.  They have all worked hard to get here tonight,” said JoAnn Garris, assistant principal at BHS.

  • Indian Land High School graduation

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School’s 151 graduates and their parents celebrated the end of 13 long years of school during what must have been the most rambunctious of the district’s four graduations Friday, May 18.
    Ignoring school officials’ admonitions to remain quiet until all students had crossed the stage, scores of family members gladly faced the consequences by voluntarily allowing themselves to be ejected for the chance to stand and cheer on their grads.

  • Lancaster High School graduation

    Christopher Sardelli
    With the lights of Lancaster County Memorial Stadium shining bright above her, Lancaster High School valedictorian McKenzie Blanton declared Friday a moment her fellow graduates will never forget.
    “This day is all about us,” Blanton said. “After we cross this stage, we all have dreams and plans to look forward to.”

  • Raptors top Warriors for Class AA soccer crown



    COLUMBIA – Indian Land's sterling soccer season ended in a day of disappointment.

  • Homestyle Healthy: Puerto Rican Food

    By May Vokaty, for The Lancaster News.

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  • Good luck to 2012 graduates

    Take a good look at today’s Graduation 2012 special section. It’s full of the graduates from all four county high schools.
    After their respective ceremonies today they’ll  toss their mortar boards high into the air as they celebrate their graduation with the friends, family, teachers and administrators who helped them along the way.  

  • County Council needs public input on budget

    The Lancaster County budget pro­posed for fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) has been post­ed on the county website for a couple of weeks and has been the topic of discus­sion by the County Council Finance Committee (council members Larry McCullough as chairman, Jack Estridge and Charlene McGriff) at meetings on April 30, May 7 and 14.