Today's News

  • Three county football coaches picking Patriots win

    A trio of Lancaster County prep football coaches is calling for the New England Patriots to prevail in Super Bowl LIII tonight in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. when the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, battle the AFC champion New England Patriots, 11-5.
    The Patriots, making their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance, are a two-point favorite over the Rams.

  • Berry, Daurity headed for SCBCA Hall

    Two Lancaster County baseball icons – Al Berry and John Daurity – are headed to the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
    Berry and Daurity, who built the Lancaster High School baseball program into a Class AAAA baseball power, will be enshrined in the SCBCA Hall of Fame this spring.
    Berry, a Lancaster native and former LHS baseball player, coached high school baseball for 28 seasons and produced 562 wins, fifth highest in Palmetto State prep baseball history.

  • Warriors’ Lambert signs with USCL soccer

    INDIAN LAND – Logan Lambert has played his share of sports at Indian Land High School, but it’s soccer taking him to the next level.
    Lambert, who has competed in cross country, wrestling and football at ILHS, is heading to college to play soccer.
    Lambert, a star student as well, won’t be doing it that far from home after signing with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.

  • Driver in fatal wreck faces DUI charges

    The driver in an Indian Land wreck that killed three people and injured two others last Sunday has been charged with three counts of felony DUI.
    Felicia Shontell Coffey, 27, faces up to 25 years in prison on each of the DUI counts. She wept and thanked Magistrate Van Richardson on Friday as he set her bond at $30,000 – $10,000 for each DUI charge – along with certain restrictions.

  • Mom, child escape Acacia Road blaze

    A mother and her child narrowly escaped a fire Friday morning in their Acacia Road home north of Lancaster.
    The woman told firefighters she heard a loud pop in her home and found a small propane heater had caught fire in another room shortly after 10 a.m., according to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers.
    Firefighters from Shiloh Zion, Unity and Riverside volunteer fire department fought the blaze for nearly two hours as neighbors stood by, taking in the destruction.

  • Teen arrested in shooting of young girl on French Street

    A Rock Hill teen has been arrested in last weekend’s shooting of a young girl at a North French Street house.
    Draevious Jakeim Mingo, 16, is charged with attempted murder and the use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said he originally thought the shooting was accidental, but after further investigation it became clear that it was an intentional act.

  • Column: Hold officials criminally liable for not enforcing immigration law

    When did our local, state and federal representatives get delegated authority to hand this country over to illegal alien immigrants?
    A few states give many benefits to people here illegally, like welfare, college benefits, food stamps. There are elected civil officers who want to maintain the status quo and allow as many aliens as possible to gain entry into America by any means available.

  • New Church of Christ coming to Indian Land

    Denyse Clark
    For The Lancaster News

    With the start of the new year comes the beginning of a new house of worship – Church of Christ at Indian Land, to be built at 651 Jim Wilson Road.
    This new but familiar congregation is an outgrowth of the Church of Christ at Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, said Elder David Beels. One hundred members are moving to the new Indian Land church with the expectation that more will join them when the new sanctuary opens.

  • Accessible Shakespeare

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is bringing an entertaining, exciting and emotive performance of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the stage starting this weekend, with an intriguing cast of new and recurring actors.
    “I think audiences who are afraid of Shakespeare because of the language are going to be really surprised,” said Director Harold Skinner at rehearsal Tuesday night. “They’re going to come and see something that they really do understand and that they can be entertained and moved by.”

  • Norrell pushes bills on child marriage, date-rape drugs and defining consent

    Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell is working this year to change the state’s laws relating to sexual consent and criminal sexual conduct.
    “We have some laws that really need changing that we’ve just neglected for a long time,” Norrell said.  “It boils down to human decency.”
    The District 44 Democrat was made first vice chair on the House Judiciary Committee for this session. That means 40 percent of the bills that come through the House will go over her desk, she said.