Today's News

  • Braves charge to swat BHS Jackets

    BUFORD – It takes 48 minutes to win a high school football game, not 24.

    After playing toe to toe for two quarters, the 10th-ranked Cheraw Braves pulled away from the Buford High School Yellow Jackets in the second half to notch a key 41-14 Region IV-AA win on Friday night.

  • Eagles soar to clip Volunteers



    KERSHAW – Sixth-ranked Central High of Pageland continued its mastery of Andrew Jackson, posting a 34-0 shutout of the Volunteers at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

  • Indians spear Bruins, 49-7



    GAFFNEY – You will get no argument from Lancaster High football coach Bennie McMurray over the lofty football ranking of the Gaffney Indians.

  • Residents oppose Deese Road closing

    Christopher Sardelli


    One after another, the small group of residents stepped to the podium. Some had homemade maps, while others just had heartfelt words, but all were concerned about a proposed plan to close part of their neighborhood road. 

  • EPA fines Ryland Homes

    A construction company that built homes in two Lancaster County residential developments has agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a federal lawsuit.

    At the center of the lawsuit is Ryland Homes of Westlake Village, Calif. Over the years, the company has built homes in the Clairemont and Edenmoor residential developments in Indian Land.

  • Education standards may change

    The Lancaster County School District is waiting for word from the S.C. Department of Education on whether it will adopt a national set of common core standards, but moving ahead with plans to implement them.

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led, nonpartisan effort of the National Governors Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to set national English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards.

  • Police probe American Legion fight

    Two teens have been charged and police are looking for more suspects in a massive brawl a little more than a week ago at the Lancaster American Legion. 

    Lancaster police officers were conducting foot patrol along South Main Street shortly after midnight Oct. 15 because of the large group of people attending a party at the building. 

  • State health department gears up for flu season

    DHEC Press Release

    October marks the beginning of Senior Vaccination Season. From now until March, people of all ages are susceptible to influenza. Data by Flu.gov show that each year about 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized and an average of 23,600 people die of seasonal flu-related causes. 

    As high as 90 percent of the deaths occur in people age 65 and older. Most of these deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine.

  • Hearing about Duke Energy rate increase Nov. 8 at USCL

    Staff Reports

    The S.C. Public Service Commission is sponsoring public hearings across South Carolina and North Carolina about Duke Energy’s proposed 15-percent rate increase.

    Only four hearings are scheduled in South Carolina. One is being held in Lancaster at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Bradley Multi-Purpose Room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Man with head injury arrested for assault

    A man hit in the head with a wrench during an attack was later arrested for assault. 

    Lancaster police officers responded shortly before 1:30 a.m. Oct. 15 about an attack that happened at a house in the 300 block of North Hughes Street.

    At the scene, officers spoke with a man who was described as intoxicated and “bleeding profusely” from his head, according to a police department incident report.