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Today's News

  • Vols sweep in playoff openers

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers and Lady Volunteers advanced to the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs with their home victories over Ninety-Six High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols defeated the Ninety-Six girls 46-32.
    The Vols, in the nightcap, won a close contest in a 56-52 victory.
    In the nightcap, AJ senior Jamie Hinson sealed the win with last-second free throws which gave the Vols the four-point win.

  • County OKs 264 apartments on U.S. 521 at Shelley Mullis

    A 45-acre multiuse development that includes office space, retail stores and 264 apartment units will be built along U.S. 521 just south of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.
    After reviewing a conceptual site map at its Jan. 28 meeting, Lancaster County Council passed third reading of the Widewaters Land Co. zoning request that changes two tracts from general business to regional business, which will accommodate the multifamily housing units.
    The vote was 6-1, with Terry Graham opposed.

  • Craft Stand celebrates its 2nd year voted tops in S.C.

    The Craft Stand on Lancaster’s Main Street was packed Friday night as owners Don and Brandy Geraghty announced it has been named South Carolina’s Best Craft Beer Bar for the second year in a row.
    “We love Lancaster,” Brandy Geraghty said. “In this contest, customers go on and vote for their favorite craft beer bar. This just shows how much our customers love our bar.”
    The contest is held each year on CraftBeer.com, and one winner is chosen from each state, then listed on the site.

  • Column: County GOP keeps gaining local offices

    Thanks to Lancaster County voters, 2018 was the fifth election in a row where Republicans gained offices in Lancaster County, continuing the trend that began with the historic election of former Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
    In less than 10 years, a county that was once a key Upstate Democratic stronghold is now one of the most Republican in South Carolina.

  • Column: Let’s stick with the UDO as is, protect Carolina Thread Trail

    Lancaster County is about to undo one of the most progressive actions this county has undertaken. Our own lawmakers are considering changes to the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District.
    Most Lancaster County residents are unaware of the treasure that is contained in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which was passed in 2016. It includes a zoning overlay for the Carolina Thread Trail requiring that if a property is part of the master plan, then the developer is responsible for building the trail.

  • County OKs 264 apartments on U.S. 521 at Shelley Mullis

    A 45-acre multiuse development that includes office space, retail stores and 264 apartment units will be built along U.S. 521 just south of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.
    After reviewing a conceptual site map at its Jan. 28 meeting, Lancaster County Council passed third reading of the Widewaters Land Co. zoning request that changes two tracts from general business to regional business, which will accommodate the multifamily housing units.
    The vote was 6-1, with Terry Graham opposed.

  • Title Notes: Warriors had solid run to state crown

    Indian Land High School’s first-ever boys team state championship charge for the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling title featured a 4-0 playoff run.
    The Warriors, as a first round host of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs in the ILHS gym, opened the playoffs with a bye.
    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA titlist, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State semifinals with a 41-19 home win over Woodruff High School.

  • Warriors charge for state gold

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School’s big wrestling day didn’t start well, but ended great, so grand it made school history.
    The 35-5 Warrior fell behind early, but finished with a stirring mat flurry to deck Gilbert High School, 44-12 for the Class AAA wrestling state championship at Airport High School in Cayce on Saturday afternoon.
    The No. 2 Warriors resounding 32-point win gave ILHS its first-ever male team state championship in the 92-year history of the Lancaster County Class AAA high school.

  • Lancers sweep Rams in weekend series in home opener

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers swept Southeastern Community College Whiteville, N.C., in their 2019 home baseball opener over the weekend at the Lancaster High School baseball field.
    The Lancers, 5-2, opened the three-game series – one Saturday and two Sunday – with a 5-4 win and two wins – 8-5, 15-7 – on Sunday afternoon.
    In the eight-run win over the Rams, Michael Nunez, one of five USCL pitchers used, was the winner. He worked two innings and struck out four.

  • Seneca halts Indian Land’s playoff hopes

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors had a short stay in the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs, falling to host Seneca High School, 59-21 on Monday night.
    The Lady Bobcats, up 15-3 after one period, extended their lead to 33-10 at the break.
    SHS held a 47-11 lead after three periods before taking the 38-point win.
    Junior forward Kristen Falk led the Lady Warriors with nine points.
    Payton Leiser, Crystal Strother, Allie Floyd, Daniella Wilson and Kayla Senter each scored two points for the Lady Warriors.