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Today's News

  • Target date for playground

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Community Park Council is aiming for a March 17-30 construction schedule to rebuild the playground equipment at Stevens Park.
    The KCPC is still raising the $375,000 that’s needed to build and install the playground’s components. The nonprofit told town leaders in December that about $112,000 had been raised. This week, they wouldn’t say how close to the total they are.

  • Howard suffers setback during cancer therapy

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard’s condition has worsened after three weeks in intensive care at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, where he is being treated for lung cancer.
    Howard has had two successful rounds of chemotherapy and has tolerated the treatments well, but he has suffered a rare, unforeseen complication, according to City Administrator Flip Hutfles.

  • Young women explore STEM jobs with pros who have them

    Nearly 65 professionals and female students from Lancaster County high schools met at Lineberger Construction Inc. on Jan. 25 to encourage women not to be afraid to enter male-dominated career fields.

    Sponsored by Lineberger Construction Inc. and hosted by the N.C.-based Enterprising Women Foundation, the event gave female professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) positions a chance to encourage the young women about their career paths.

  • Eye-opening 20 months in Lancaster ends

    It’s June 21, 2016, and I sit at my soon-to-be-paper-covered desk to write my first story ever as a reporter for The Lancaster News.
    It’s about Anita Watts being named principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School. It’s a Tuesday, a deadline day.

  • Evangelizing around world

    Twenty-year-old Buford resident Samual Purser is a man on a mission, traveling around the world spreading the Gospel to pockets of people who have never heard of it.
    He went to Anchorage, Alaska, last June with two of his friends from Spring Hill Baptist Church in Buford, Trey Macy and Zachary Smith. They planned on a one-month mission trip, but Purser ended up staying all summer, leading Bible study with a group of 12- to 15-year-olds every day.

  • Snipes-Steele Wedding

    Haley Anne Snipes and Samuel Edgar Steele were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in the garden of the Magnolia Room in Rock Hill, by the groom’s father, the Rev. John Dale Steele.

    The bride is the daughter of William Thomas Snipes and Sharon Harper Snipes of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Jacqueline Snipes and Charles Edward Snipes and the late Sally Ann Harper and late Bart Harper, all of Lancaster. 

  • Burnside-Riggins Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bethea Burnside announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Catherine Burnside to Jeffrey Wilton “Wil” Riggins Jr., all of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for July, 2018 in Columbia.

  • Davis-Bayne Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Ricky D. Horton of Heath Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Chris V. Davis of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Alice Davis of Lancaster to Christopher Ryan Bayne of Lugoff.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Second Baptist Church.

  • Watts working to get LMS surface ready

    Randy Watts and Scottie Watts have been working during the Lancaster Motor Speedway offseason, nearly every evening at the race track, to get it ready for the upcoming 2018 racing season at LMS.

    Randy and Scottie worked at Lancaster Motor Speedway for years and provided the racers with some of the best racing surfaces possible.

    When the Watts was working at LMS, it was well known in the Carolinas racing scene that LMS has one, if not the smoothest racing surface around.

  • Column: Let’s pause and honor our devoted law officers

    We celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Jan. 9. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public-safety officers.
    A much more sobering reminder came just one week later, on Jan. 16 when a York County sheriff’s detective was slain while pursuing an armed domestic-violence suspect. Mike Doty, 37, was laid to rest the following Monday. Three other officers were wounded by gunfire during the pursuit but are recovering.