Today's News

  • Git -er- grillin’

    High school graduation ceremonies, Memorial Day weekend and NASCAR racing in Charlotte usher in the unofficial kick-off to summer.

    There is no better way to celebrate than with a cookout.

    But before striking a match, there are a few pre-grilling items to take care of so a meal doesn’t end up burned to a crisp.

  • Have a fun, but safe summer

    Have a fun, but safe summer 

    It’s easy to let your safety guard down right now. After all, it is summer. School’s out. The beach, rivers and pools beckon. The longer days allow more time for outdoor activities – like boating, riding motorcycles and pursuing great adventures on all-terrain vehicles.

  • Long explains Amazon vote

    Long explains Amazon vote

    Last week’s Amazon decision was the single most difficult vote I have taken as a legislator. In the end, putting people to work and food on their table is an immediate need and requires immediate attention. However, it does not fix the longer, real job creation act of tax reform. 

    Amazon means jobs

  • Never forget

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – The American flag stood tall for all to see while the sounds of patriotism filled the air at First Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    The church organist rendered one selection after another, creating a suitable mix of spiritual hymns and patriotic songs on this special occasion. The lyrics and the reflection that was later shared made it all complete.

  • Officers seek murder suspect

    Christopher Sardelli
    Authorities are searching for a man they believe shot and killed another man early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued a warrant for murder later that day for Quanell Marquan McIlwain, 21, 807 W. Meeting St., though officers are still searching for McIlwain.
    According to a police department press release, officers are investigating McIlwain in connection with a shooting death that happened in the 1700 block of Pardue Street shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

  • LAPS prayer march June 4

    Jesef Williams
    A group of Lancaster residents who remain highly concerned about crime are asking you to take part in their upcoming anti-violence event.
    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and the Lancaster Police Department are sponsoring a prayer march, which will be held Saturday.
    The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Eastside Academy, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. The theme is “Taking back our neighborhoods. Breaking the strongholds.”

  • Fairy tale will come to life at USCL

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    The folks at the Performing Arts Series have found a way to make good entertainment available and affordable to families in Lancaster.
    On June 5, the Sunday matinee series kicks off with two performances of the Terradiddle Players’ production of “The Commedia Princess and the Pea” in the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • USCL receives grant from Duke Energy Foundation

    University of South Carolina Lancaster
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for $7,500 to upgrade, replace and augment its chemistry lab equipment.
    The grant will be used to add equipment such as top-loading balances, analytical balances, melting pot apparatuses and other equipment to the chemistry department.
    This will allow students to conduct more efficient lab exercises, thus making them more comfortable and competent with the equipment.

  • County seniors can get free produce this summer

    Department of Social Services
    The Lancaster County Department of Social Services, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons for fresh produce to low-income individuals age 60 and older.
    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons may be used to buy fresh produce from local participating farmers markets.
    Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons to use at participating markets through Oct. 15.

  • P-31 juniors keep rolling

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team used the long ball to extend its Legion baseball League V winning streak to 4-0.

    The P-31 juniors, with a pair of key homers in two different innings, stay undefeated with a 7-4 win over Gaffney Post 109 at Eggleton Field on Monday night.