Today's News

  • God commends the faithful

    The Bible declares that God is faithful, meaning that he is firm, reliable, steadfast, sure, dependable, and trustworthy. The Hebrew word for faithful is “aman,” from which we derive our English word “Amen.”

  • Time for new leadership in South Carolina

    As our college students head home for summer vacation, they face an overwhelming burden of debt due to Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget cuts.

    Her budget cuts have forced South Carolina’s colleges to have the highest tuition in the Southeast. Haley talks about building our economy, but refuses to allow money in the budget to build a foundation for an affordable higher education system.

  • Witte assists vet in honor of her father

    Barbara Witte

    Special to The

    Lancaster News

    When I learned about the Southwest Florida Honor Flight, I quickly contacted Don Vecoli, founder and organizer.

    He and his staff organize the trips for World War II veterans and volunteers to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., two or three times per year.

  • Fire damages home while owners away

     Christopher Sardelli


    A Lancaster home was severely damaged June 13 after a fire tore through the building while the homeowners were away. 

    Several deputies and firefighters responded to the fire at 1:33 a.m. June 13 at 916 Crescent Drive, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Heath Springs Town Hall roof repairs postponed for now

     Denyse Clark


    HEATH SPRINGS – Roof repairs, final approval for the town's 2014-15 fiscal year $592,000 budget and transfer of municipal elections to the Lancaster County Election Commission were discussed at the Heath Springs Town Council meeting held Tuesday, June 17. 

  • Scott hosting ceremony in honor of Vietnam veterans

    Denyse Clark


    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a Vietnam War Era Veterans Honor Ceremony on Aug. 2  to show appreciation for their service to America.

    The ceremony is 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St.

  • Salkehatchie volunteers are angels of construction

     Reece Murphy


    VAN WYCK – It’s 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Patti Harris’ home on Old Hickory Road, the temperature already cresting hot towards a stuffy afternoon.

    Harris is painting the railing on the front porch of her and husband Ed’s 76-year-old house, but there’s a lot more work needing done.

  • Man allegedly accosts girl in Walmart

     Christopher Sardelli


    The search is on for a man police say approached an 11-year-old girl inside Lancaster’s Walmart and made “very unsettling remarks” to her on Wednesday, June 18. 

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant is asking for the public’s help in identifying the still-unknown man who spoke to the girl inside the store at about noon on Wednesday. 

  • Task force finds pot patch

     Christopher Sardelli


    A massive marijuana trafficking operation was uncovered Thursday, June 19 by a joint drug task force made up local and state authorities. 

  • 2014 Conservation Farmer of the Year

    In the big picture, the neat garden growing within eyeshot of Tim Phillips’ back door is small potatoes.

    For that matter, so are his dozen head of cattle and 20 goats, when compared to most commercial producers. 

    “I more or less got the goats to help me control pasture weeds,” Phillips said.

    As far as farm animals go, the biggest thing about his 75-acre farm on Tabernacle Road are the two waist-high Great Pyrenees dogs he uses to ward off coyotes.