Today's News

  • Column: Don't let politicians divide us by tribe

    Who are your people? Where did you grow up? Are you from around here? Where did you go to school?
    These are the familiar questions that come up early in encounters with people we don’t know. In one sense, these are opening lines in polite conversations. In another sense, these are initial probes in discovering what tribe they belong to.
    If the new person we meet is African American, Asian, Hispanic or they are all decked out in orange with tiger paws – these are outward signs of their tribal identity that are clear to everyone.

  • TLN plans tribute to Joe Shaw

    Please send us your thoughts about Mayor Joe Shaw, your memories of him as a person and as a politician. We will publish a special memorial to him this week. Email editor@thelancasternews.com, drop off a letter at our office, 701 N. White St., or mail it to Editor, The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721. Comments can also be left at www.thelancasternews.com.

  • Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw dies

    Joe Shaw, mayor of Lancaster for 33 years and winner of South Carolina's highest civilian honor, died Sunday.
    Shaw, 83, died after a brief illness at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, N.C.
    No one had a greater passion for Lancaster and its people than Shaw. From his days as a student in the hallways at Lancaster High School to city hall, where he served as Lancaster's mayor for 33 years, Shaw was a community advocate in every sense.

  • Lancaster County’s 2nd killing in 4 days

    A Lancaster County man was shot to death in his car late Saturday night on Douglas Road, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported.
    Deputies were dispatched to the area at 11:20 p.m. after someone reported hearing gunshots. As deputies responded, a second caller indicated that someone had been shot and had struck a residence with his vehicle.

  • BHS has solid outlook for new hoops seasons

    The Buford Yellow Jackets sport solid hope for the 2015-16 high school basketball season.
    The Lady Jackets return a strong cast to the maroon and gold fold, while the BHS boys are upbeat with their new coach Raheem Waller, who brings a wealth of hoops experience to the squad.
    The Lady Jackets are optimistic about their hoops season with a strong cast of players back for coach T.J. Armbrust, in his eighth season leading the BHS girls.

  • Andrew Jackson Vols look strong for 2015-16 basketball campaign

    KERSHAW – Once again, excitement is in the air at Andrew Jackson High School as the 2015-16 cage season begins for the Volunteers.
    The AJ boys hope to improve on last year’s record of 16-7, 10-2. The Lady Vols return eight veterans and look to improve on a 14-8 record.
    The current edition of the Lady Vols will be once again led by veteran coach Dennis Farmer, who is in his 40th season of coaching high school basketball, with 15 years at AJ.

  • LHS Bruins hardwood hopes high

    Optimism abounds for the Lancaster High School hardwood hopes this season.
    The Lady Bruins, coming off a Class AAA state title and an unbeaten season, return their share of key experience from a brilliant 27-0 hoops season.
    The LHS boys, a playoff team last winter, also have their share of seasoned players for the 2015-16 season.
    The LHS girls, of 12th-year coach Ronnie Robinson, return four starters among seven returnees for the new season as they look for a hardwood encore.

  • Lady Vols roar to crown

    RICHBURG –  The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers roared to the title in the Lady Lions Invitational at Lewisville High School on Nov. 24.
    The AJ girls, ninth in the Class AA state girls basketball preseason poll, swept to wins over North Central, 60-32 and Great Falls, 56-22 to capture the championship at the Richburg Class A school.
    The Lady Vols took the crown with the 34-point win over the GFHS Lady Red Devils.
    AJ opened an 8-4 lead after one period and steadily pulled away for the win.

  • Column: Lancaster group needs your help to continue mission in Honduras

    I am writing to urge your readers to support a group of nearly 30 Christian men from the Lancaster area who are preparing for a mission trip to Honduras.
    On Jan. 16, the group will return to Santa Elena, Honduras, to continue its partnership with Mission on the Move (MOM).  MOM in Honduras is proposing to help Honduran children find a home in a foster-care type of environment with Honduran families.

  • Column: Catawba-Wateree license strengthens Duke’s bonds with Carolinas communities

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Nov. 25 issued a new 40-year operating license to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. It became effective Nov. 1, 2015.
    The new license allows the company to continue operating its 13 hydroelectric stations and 11 associated reservoirs located along the Catawba-Wateree River in North Carolina and South Carolina.