Today's News

  • Lancers split in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their season-opening weekend baseball series with a 2-1 win over Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh on Sunday afternoon.
    The Lancers’ one-run win gave USCL a split of the four-game weekend series.
    Bobby Crisp led the USCL offense with a hit and two RBIs. Todd Mattox had two hits.
    USCL pitcher Michael Lewis, the former Buford High School standout, went five innings and allowed an earned run and struck out five.

  • Raiders roll in wins over Warriors

    The Keenan High School Raiders swept into the Indian Land High School gym and took a pair of Region IV-AAA basketball wins on Friday night,
    The Raiders, 24-1, 7-0, rolled to a 98-62 win over ILHS after the Lady Raiders posted a 53-37 win over the ILHS girls, 3-18, 2-4.
    The Raiders took the early lead and cruised to the 36-point win over the Warriors in the nightcap.
    KHS opened a 28-18 edge after one period and outscored the ILHS boys in the second period for a 51-30 halftime lead.

  • Red Hawks soar for sweep at LHS

    The highly-regarded Westwood Red Hawks showed Friday night at the Lancaster High School gym why they’re among the Class AAAA hoops elite.
    The WHS teams, among the state’s top three in the latest prep hoops polls, rolled by the host LHS Bruins.
    The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 92-31 win and the WHS boys followed with an 89-59 win to complete the hoops sweep.
    The No. 2 Westwood boys built a 43-28 lead at the half and opened the second half with a key surge on the way to their 30-point win.

  • Vols edge Lions for sweep

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers scored two key Region IV-AA home basketball wins over Lewisville High School on Friday night.
    The Lady Vols won 47-39, and The Vols won 58-57 in a last-moment free throw.
    The Vols and the Lions were tied at 57 with a minute left.
    Lewisville’s Jadakiss Talford made several efforts to score in the last moments, but was rejected by the determined Vols.

  • Warriors in Upstate mat final

    WESTMINISTER – The Indian Land Warriors returned to West Oak High School and earned a measure of mat revenge.
    The ILHS Warriors, who fell to top-rated West Oak High School in the Class AAA Upper State wrestling playoffs, 49-15 last season, turned the mats on the host WOHS Warriors on Monday night when they posted a 34-30 win.
    “Our guys did their job,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “Since losing that match last season, we’ve been working for this.

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    Under departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping while the sheriff’s office tries to reunite the items with their owners.
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • 641 more homes get green light

    Two new subdivisions, totaling 641 homes, are slated to be built along Harrisburg Road in Indian Land.
    During its Jan. 15 meeting, Lancaster County Planning Commission approved the proposed Sugar Creek and Chateau Ridge cluster subdivisions, subject to several conditions.

    Sugar Creek

  • Chick-fil-A will close 4-5 weeks to remodel

    The line of cars wrapped around Lancaster’s busy Chick-fil-A will cease for at least a month starting March 9, when the restaurant will close for remodeling that will include a double drive-thru lane.
    The restaurant, which opened about 20 years ago, will refurbish the dining room and play area, and hire 20 to 30 new employees.

  • Charges by the dozens for suspect in drug case

    A Lancaster man, already awaiting trial on more than 30 charges, was arrested Friday night in Rock Hill on several drug warrants from Lancaster County.

  • Senate OKs firing squads, electrocution

    Responding to the unavailability of lethal-injection chemicals, the S.C. Senate has voted to reinstate the electric chair for death-row executions and to add the option of firing squads.
    The bill, sponsored by Republican Sens. Greg Hembree of Horry County and Shane Martin of Spartanburg County, passed 26-13 in the Senate last Wednesday, and is now in committee in the House.
    Lancaster County’s two senators, Republican Greg Gregory of Lancaster and Democrat Vincent Sheheen of Camden, did not vote on the bill.