Today's News

  • ILHS classes of 1986 and before reunite at reunion

    Sage Jadrnicek
    For The Lancaster News
    Indian Land High School graduates gathered to reconnect and reminisce at their reunion June 30 at Indian Land Elementary School.
    Everyone who graduated from ILHS at least 33 years ago is invited to reunite annually with old friends on the last Sunday of June, an event Julien Howey said he wouldn’t miss for anything.
    Howey, class of 1966, remembers when Indian Land was just a bump in the road on the way to Charlotte.

  • Science study with creative flair

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts kicked off its Arts & Sciences Camp this week to engage kids’ minds throughout the summer.
    “It’s arts and sciences with a health and wellness component added,” arts council Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said. “We believe that summer learning is important for kids.”

  • Regular night of racing set for July 20

    For now, a regular slate of racing action is set for July 20 at the half-mile Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Action that tentatively includes the SECA Crate Late Model, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Thunder Bomber, Pure Stock V8 and Extreme 4 divisions.
    However, that may change on Monday or Tuesday with the addition of two possible series.   
    Should that happen, details will be announced on social media at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com or on the Lancaster Motor Speedway’s Facebook page (Lancaster Motor Speedway Caskey/Munn).

  • P-31 bounces back, bounces Gaffney

    After the Post 31 Junior Baseball team steamrolled Gaffney, 8-1 on Wednesday night to advance in state tournament play, coach Dickie Howard was upbeat about what he had just seen on the Eggleton Field diamond.
    Lancaster combined solid defense and timely hitting with a complete game from starting pitcher Chas DeBruhl to win the best-of-three playoff series.
    Howard, though, was just as pleased by the team’s dugout chatter as he was by their performance.

  • Sports Talk: Hometown baseball is about more than wins

    Attending a summer baseball game to root for the home team is still a lot of fun.
    And it’s especially meaningful when that team represents a hometown.
    That’s what you’ll see during an American Legion Post 31 baseball game at Eggleton Field.
    While filling in on the sports desk, I got a phone call from one of the parents of a Post 31 Junior Baseball team player, who has fallen in love with Legion baseball.

  • USC coach selects Bentley, Brunson and Edwards to attend

    University of South Carolina Gamecocks senior football players Jake Bentley, T.J. Brunson and Bryan Edwards will attend the 2019 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days, along with head football coach Will Muschamp.
    Media days mark the unofficial start of the upcoming college football season. This year’s SEC press spectacle is July 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham, Ala., with reporters gathering to cover the conference’s 14 coaches and players.

  • Three Dixie softball teams start state play Saturday

    Darlings, Angels and Ponytails; don’t let those names fool you. When it comes to softball, the trio of Lancaster all-star teams that start state play Saturday are anything but genteel.
    All three teams have been working hard to get ready.
    The Darlings, ages 7-8, play Midland Valley at 2 p.m. July 13 in Moncks Corner.
    The Darlings averaged 10 runs a game in the district tournament, but coach Dillon Hydrick said that the local team’s strong suit is defense.

  • Guest Column: Santee Cooper has always been generous with rate-payer money

    As Santee Cooper was accumulating billions in debt for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project, the state-owned utility was doling out millions that benefited major corporations, local governments and economic-development groups, utility records show.
    From August 2010 to April 2018, at least $121 million in grants and no-interest and low-interest loans were approved for projects statewide, including:

  • Guest Column: Why must disagreement become us-versus-them fistfighting to the death?

    Two parents sat, discussing the best way to teach their son about money.
    The mother wanted to give the son an allowance each month so that he would learn the consequences of saving and spending. She wanted him to do chores, but not to be financially compensated.
    “Chores are his duty as a member of this family,” she said.
    The father understood this point of view but disagreed. He thought their son should earn his money for the chores that he completed.

  • Editor's Column: When will all the nonsense cease in Heath Springs?

    One of two things must be true about the bizarre procedural dysfunction of Heath Springs town government over the past four months.
    Either its officials are regularly disregarding multiple state laws, or they do not know what the laws require. Either way, there’s serious trouble in the town of 900 residents.