Today's News

  • Lancaster City Council District 5: James "Butch" Flynn

    ◆ Age: None listed.
    ◆ Family: Two sons.
    ◆ Education: None listed.
    ◆ Occupation: None listed.
    ◆ Employer: None listed.
    ◆ Political experience: Two terms on the Lancaster County Planning Commission, including one as vice chair. One term on the Lancaster County Community Relations Commission.
    ◆ Top issues:
    Jobs, roads, Lancaster Police Department, downtown growth. Our city needs to be more appealing to companies and residents coming in. We need a growth plan for our city.

  • IL student took Aviation Challenge last summer

    Huntsville, Ala. – This summer, Sam Scott, 18, of Indian Land attended Aviation Challenge Mach III at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.
    The week-long educational program for ages 15-18 promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

  • New Indian Land PTSO stages "best bonfire ever"

    The new Indian Land High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) started this summer under the direction of IL parent Pam Hogue.
    “We just wanted something to help and support the teachers and students,” she said.
    The group organized the annual Homecoming Bonfire Oct. 10. Because of rain, the event moved indoors with no bonfire, but the food trucks and games continued.
    Hogue said ILHS Principal David Shamble approached her about the PTSO taking over the event.

  • Charlotte dirt track race on tap

    The race every Carolinas dirt track racer has been preparing for during the 2018 racing season is close at hand.
    The race, considered the crown jewel event for racers in the Carolinas, is as big as it gets in our area.
    The race is held at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and every serious racer’s dream in the Carolinas is to win at Charlotte.
    The race is a three-day event, Oct. 25-27.

  • Seniors prevail in Buford powder puff game

    The BHS seniors captured the title in the annual Buford High School powder puff football game at Jackets Stadium on Wendesday night.
    The game, a highlight of BHS homecoming week, was slated to be played Oct. 10, but high winds and rain washed out the action.
    The BHS seniors, who won the 2017 powder puff game as juniors, took a 34-30 hard-fought win over the 2018 juniors in the championship game.
    In the exciting title game, the seniors took the four-point win as Hunter Allen hit Emily Taylor for a touchdown and a 34-30 win.

  • Red Rose Classic shines again

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    The stage at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium was filled with toned and fit competitors Oct 13 for a night of competition.
    The fourth annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Bodybuilding Physique Championship, hosted by Lancaster native and pro body builder Kennett Washington, featured intense competition across the board for men and women competitors.

  • Buford Middle blanks Great Falls

    The Buford Middle School Jackets pushed their record to 6-1 with their sixth straight win on Thursday at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The game, designated as BMS eighth-grade middle school night, saw the Jackets bolt to a 28-0 halftime lead on Great Falls Middle School en route to a 34-0 win.
    Brody Sanders, at quarterback, tallied on a 15-yard keeper for a 6-0 lead.
    Preston Scott, on the first of two scores, dashed 20 yards for a 12-0 spread.

  • Junior Warriors roll over Bulldogs

    The Indian Land Junior Warriors improved to 5-3 on the junior varsity football season with a 34-7 Region IV-AAA home win over the Camden High School Junior Bulldogs at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.
    Indian Land running back Kendrick Armstrong scored a pair of touchdowns to spark the Junior Warriors to their 27-point home win.
    Armstrong scored on a 20-yard run and added a two-yard TD dash.
    Caleb Gleason, at quarterback, threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Drew Hardin.

  • McIsaac Memorial Fields dedicated

    HEATH SPRINGS – Some 18 months have passed since the untimely death of
    David McIsaac in April of 2017.
    A motorcycle accident in southern Lancaster claimed his life that spring night, but McIsaac, known as a selfless community volunteer, remains prevalent in the thoughts of many.
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission along with McIsaac’s family and friends in Heath Springs have made sure McIsaac’s name will live on in the southern Lancaster County community.

  • Column: How young leaders strengthen communities

    Editor’s note: Members of two local student groups – Young People in Charge and the Horizon Education Grants Youth Review Committee – wrote this article about a youth philanthropy and leadership conference they attended this summer.
    A group of high school youth and four chaperones from Lancaster and Chester counties attended the 2018 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference at Central Michigan University over a long weekend in June.