Today's News

  • Providence fulfilled in past, future

    The book of Ruth demonstrates the providence of God. It occurred during the days of the judges, when “every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” When there was a famine in Israel, Elimelech and Naomi left their home in Bethlehem to sojourn in the land of Moab.

    Tragedy followed. Elimelech died, leaving Naomi and her two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. They married Moabite women, but then both died after about 10 years in Moab. When Naomi heard that the famine had ended in Israel, she decided to return home.

  • Slick Willie returns

    I told you Slick Willie was making a return trip to the farm with his aunt and was bringing his cousin Wilber Clinton that he called The Arkansas Kid.

    Middle sister, smarter than the rest of us, told me the only reason these boys were coming back to the farm was to whip my scrawny little behind. She further explained that Willie was a first class drut, and I had better be prepared.

    I told middle sister that I had two pockets full of assorted ammo and I would be packing my sling shot.

  • P-31 on to second round playoffs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Walhalla Post 124’s decision to forfeit the fifth game in the best of 5 American Legion Playoffs is sending Lancaster Post 31 to the second round of state playoffs.

    Walhalla forfeited playing the fifth game that was scheduled to be played Friday, July 10, at the Harvey Eggleton Field in Lancaster because the Post 124 team is dismantling.

  • Junior golfers to launch second half

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tees off the second half of its 2015 season Monday, July 13, at the Kershaw Golf Club.

    The 2015 LJGA points races for each age group reflect tight play.

    In the boys 10-12 age division, Mason Tucker leads the points through three tournaments with 80 points, with Trey Crenshaw third at 70. Simon Wright is third, 56 points.

    In the boys 7-9 age group, Landry Williams leads the points for the season with 70 and David Oliver has 60. Brady Snipes has 58 points in third place.

  • Brown set to enter USC hall of fame

    Staff Reports

    Former Lewisville High School star Sheldon Brown is one of eight former USC Gamecocks athletes, who will be inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame for 2015.

    Brown, along with seven other individuals, will be honored and inducted Thursday, Sept. 10, in The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Inductions will begin at 6:45 p.m. The eight USC greats will also be recognized at the Carolina vs. Kentucky football game on Sept. 12.

  • Local Habitat group celebrates 25 years

    This year marks the 25th anniversary for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County.

  • Much tougher law faces domestic abusers

    In 2014, the national Violence Policy Center cited the FBI ranked South Carolina as leading in the nation in the number of women killed by men, another shameful step up in the state’s top 10 ranking it had held for the past 15 years.

  • Police investigate attempted murder

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the Independence Day attempted murder of a man shot in the neck by an unknown suspect(s), according to an incident report .

  • Covington development gets first nod from council

    County officials gave a first nod last month to plans for a large residential development in the Panhandle which could ultimately feature a mix of single-family and age-restricted homes.

  • Churches need armed congregants

    A faith group in my town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. They expected people from several states and foreign countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, United Kingdom and Canada. The International group came together in celebration of their Christian faith to worship and recognize academic achievement.