Today's News

  • Know what's at stake Nov. 4

    Let’s stop for a while and take a look at Lancaster County, and also our state.

    First, a comparison of our state and Washington. Our state for a number of years now has been under Republican control (governor, House of Representatives and Senate). This has proven to have the same results as Washington. The last weeks and months have only been bad news for pensions, 401Ks, stocks, banks and other institutions. In all of these, the Republican-led government has consistently pushed deregulation and “Keep government out of our business.”

  • Bruins' Thompson all-star selection

    Lancaster High School senior linebacker Dawan Thompson is among the beach elite.Thompson, a two-year starter for the Bruins, has been selected to play in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game to be played Dec. 13 at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.“This is quite an honor for Dawan and we’re extremely thrilled for him,” LHS coach Bennie McMurray said of Thompson’s selection.

  • Catoe's ace play says it all

    Lancaster High School senior football standout Michael Catoe lets his actions speak for his success.Catoe, a three-sport ace at LHS, is soft-spoken with his signature smile, but on the field his play speaks volumes of a talented, versatile player.“He’s the total package,” said LHS head football coach Bennie McMurray. “Mike never says much, but he chooses to talk with his play and his body language says so much in terms of what he can do.

  • AJ Middle School beats Buford 30-6 to cap second straight undefeated football season

    Andrew Jackson Middle School capped a second straight unbeaten football season, downing county rival Buford Middle School 30-6 on Thursday at Volunteer Stadium.The Vols, 7-0, opened a 30-0 halftime lead and cruised to the 24-point win.Javaris Clyburn opened the Vols’ scoring, tallying on a one-yard run.

  • Purchase a copy of The Lancaster News for six pages of Letters to the Editor Much has been accomplished in six years on City Council

    It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your District 4 City Councilman for the past six years.

    My entire adult life has been spent in service to Lancaster, including 28 years in law enforcement, retiring as chief of police; 13 years at the Children’s Home, retiring as executive director; 26 years in the S.C. National Guard, including an overseas deployment in Operation Desert Storm, retiring as sergeant major; and I am still serving as a Commissioned Lay Pastor at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church and Wade Presbyterian Church.

  • Festival, art draw sure to delight kids, adults

    Downtown will be a treat for children and adults on Halloween night.

    Geared toward the younger set, the city of Lancaster is holding its annual Halloween festival that has been a big hit with children for the past several years. The festival will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

    For the adults, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts has tricks and treats in store with its second arts draw.

    City festival

  • Willis to speak on referendum concerns

    It's down to the wire, and County Administrator Steve Willis will be out this week in several parts of the county to answer voters questions about the upcoming sales tax referendum.

    County Council proposed a bond referendum to pay for a new courthouse before the historic Lancaster County Courthouse burned on Aug. 4. Before the fire, residents were to vote on whether to build a new courthouse at all.

  • Norrell: Mulvaney broke promises; but Mulvaney says Norrell is being dishonest about his business

    Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell is accusing her Republican challenger in the state Senate District 16 race Mick Mulvaney of leaving Lancaster County on the hook for a housing development he once owned.

    The issue revolves around an 800-acre housing development in Indian Land called Edenmoor – one of the largest planned development districts, or PDDs, ever approved in the county. Originally called St. Katherine, Mulvaney began work on the property in 1999. The development is located off U.S. 521 between Jim Wilson Road and S.C. 5.

  • AJ, IL bands compete in state finals

    Even though they didn't finish as high as they would have liked, Indian Land High School band director Mathew Willis said he is extremely proud of his group's performance this past weekend.

    The Warrior band finished seventh in Class A state finals Saturday. The band earned a berth to the finals after coming in first at Upper State preliminaries a week before.

    Indian Land also finished seventh at state in 2007.

  • Joslyn Clark to close plant here

    A Lancaster-based fire protection company is closing its doors.

    Joslyn Clark Controls, which manufactures diesel and electric fire pump controllers, has announced plans to leave Lancaster.

    According to a press release from the company, it will be consolidating its Lancaster operations and moving them to another facility in the United States. The company will begin moving this fall and could be completely moved by early 2009.