Today's News

  • U.S. House hopefuls focus on economy, national security

    The candidates for the U.S. House District 5 seat are focused on restoring the economy and tightening national security.

    Candidates are incumbent Democrat John Spratt, Republican Albert Spencer and Frank Waggoner of the Constitution Party.

    The 5th Congressional District of South Carolina includes several counties, including Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marlboro, Newberry, Sumter and York.

    John Spratt, Democrat

  • SAC salutes former county prep football standouts McIlwain, Neal

    Two former Lancaster County high school football standouts have been honored by the South Atlantic Conference.Kamaal McIlwain, who starred at Indian Land High School, along with Britt Blackmon, who played at Andrew Jackson, were honored by the SAC for their play in Newberry’s 32-21 win over 15th-ranked Wingate University on Oct. 18.McIlwain, a 5-10, 175-pound sophomore, was honored for the second time this season by the SAC.McIlwain, a NC defensive back, was named the SAC Defensive Player of the Week.

  • Mulvaney, Norrell weigh in on tone of Senate campaign

    Republican Mick Mulvaney and Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell have spent the last few weeks responding to a variety of attacks – some posted online, others mailed as fliers to households or placed under car windshields.

    Those fliers have included several attacks on both candidates for the District 16 state Senate seat.

    The S.C. Senate Democratic Caucus has sent color brochures to homes around the area stating that Mulvaney is taking out-of-state voucher money and hurting public schools.

    Others sent by Norrell's campaign say Mulvaney wants to raise gas taxes.

  • Absentee voting popular this year

    Long lines stretched along the hallway outside the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office this week as many voters hoped to cast their absentee ballots.

    Standing next to each other in one of those lines were Lancaster resident Diane Wilson and Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Rosalie Steinitz.

    Wilson was trying to make sure her vote was cast before undergoing back surgery next week. This was her first time casting an absentee ballot, but besides the long wait, she hasn't had any problems.

  • County to get a refund

    Lancaster County may soon be getting a check for $55,000 from its neighbor.

    A couple of months ago, Lancaster County learned that some sales taxes from Indian Land businesses had been paid to York County.

    The snafu happened because Indian Land's ZIP code, 29707, was accidentally designated as a York County ZIP by the S.C. Department of Revenue, County Administrator Steve Willis said. That led to 31 Indian Land businesses paying sales tax revenue to York County, instead of Lancaster County.

  • Bearcats rip Bruins in 31-0 win

    ROCK HILL – Rock Hill High head football coach Joe Montgomery called the Bearcats’ 31-0 Region IV-AAAA win over Lancaster on Thursday night the Bearcats’ “most complete game” this season.Lancaster will offer about as much argument to Montgomery’s claim as they did resistance to the Cats’ dominating performance at District Three Stadium.“We were able to control field position and didn’t give up the big play,” Montgomery said.

  • Eagles thump Vols for 12th straight series win

    KERSHAW – The streak remains alive.

  • Jackets rally, clip Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – It was a cool October night Thursday as the Buford Yellow Jackets swarmed into “The Reservation” to battle the rival Indian Land Warriors.

  • Breaking News Teen dies in Grace Avenue wreck

    An 18-year-old Carmel Road resident died in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night on Grace Avenue.

    Johntavis Lamar Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries, Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said.

    Campbell was a passenger in a 1999 Infiniti that ran off the road and struck a tree, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened at 11:20 p.m., about a mile west of the Lancaster city limits.

    The driver, a 17-year-old Lancaster teen, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

  • Multiple shootings, robberies keep Lancaster police busy

    Multiple shootings and robberies in Lancaster have kept police busy this week.

    Here's a roundup of the incidents, which occurred Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Police Capt. Harlean Howard said nobody was injured in the cases and no arrests have been made.

    She said investigators are looking to see if any of these six incidents are related.

    "We're looking at the cases individually and collectively," Howard said. "They're under heavy investigation and scrutiny."