Today's News

  • Drakeford keys ace tandem

    Lancaster High School senior Stephno Drakeford could be called the “other linebacker” in the Bruins’ defensive scheme this season.

    If so, Drakeford, a four-year member of the LHS varsity and a three starter on defense, doesn’t mind.

  • USCL job fair draws a crowd

    More than 900 people converged at a job fair at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Friday.

    Held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, the fair was an opportunity for Lancaster residents to meet with more than 30 area companies, including Wal-Mart, Proctor & Gamble, Phillips Staffing and the city of Lancaster.

    Lynda Burke, area director for the S.C. Employment Security Commission, said the crowd exceeded her expectations. Last year’s fair drew about 700 participants, so she expected to see at least 500 this year.

  • Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm has a variety of trees for the picking

    KERSHAW – Nothing can compare to the aromatic beauty of a live Christmas tree when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit.

    And a drive to the mountains isn’t necessary to choose and cut your own tree, thanks to Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm, located about 14 miles east of Lancaster at 6980 Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903).

    In operation for 22 years, the farm offers 40 acres of Virginia pine, white pine, Leland cypress, Colorado blue spruce and Eastern red cedar.

  • More people turning to HOPE for help in these tough times

    The requests are numerous. The lines are long. But the supply of food to give out often runs short.

    That’s the situation at HOPE of Lancaster, where many people in the county have long turned to for assistance during trying times.

    With today’s economy, HOPE, a community outreach agency that helps county residents with food, utilities and rent,  is having difficulty accommodating the increasing number of residents who need help – and the nonprofit agency needs your help more than ever before.

  • Mullis offers hope

    Macy Mullis is right there when many Lancaster County residents experience their lowest of lows.

    She hears the personal stories of poverty and joblessness that have brought even grown men to tears. For 25 years, she’s taken in all this information, with the task of telling those people if her group can help or not.

    Mullis is an interviewer at HOPE of Lancaster, a community outreach agency that helps county residents with food, utilities and rent.

  • Americans should be working together for a change

    Under the guise of stating facts about our new president, Rob Emory in his Nov. 7 column, “Let’s hope America hasn’t been fooled,” lists no facts about our new president.

    Rather he re-circulates the myths and distortions that surfaced in the effort to smear our new president during a negative campaign that reached a historic low.

  • Offense key in LHS hopes

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins’ offense will play a “critical” role in LHS’s hopes Friday night in the Class AAAA state semifinals.

    The 10-3 Bruins visit Northwestern of Rock Hill to battle the No. 1 seeded Trojans for the chance to play for the Class AAAA Division II state football championship on Dec. 5 in Clemson.

  • Meet our ambassadors of good will

    Years ago I wrote a feature package entitled “Angels unawares.” It was based on Scripture found in Hebrews 13:2, basically saying that sometimes strangers can be “angels unawares.”

    The package featured several Lancaster County folks who shared their experiences of being helped by a stranger. Almost all of them described these helpful strangers as angels.

    I, also, have encountered similar strangers. And I am eternally grateful to them.

  • Warrior logo should not be put on tower

    Some people in Indian Land are circulating a petition that asks the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District to put Warriors, the Indian Land schools’ mascot on a new water tower between Indian Land Middle and Elementary schools. While we appreciate that some Indian Land residents are taking pride in their local schools and want to promote them, we don’t think this is a good idea.