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Today's News

  • Feel the beat

    Sugarshine, Lancaster’s hometown reggae band, showed up Friday at Brooklyn Springs Elementary with 30 five-gallon buckets and 35 sets of brand new drumsticks for the music classes.
    It was the band’s first gift from its newly-formed Make A Wave Foundation. They hope to offer ongoing support to the community’s youth. 

  • IL campaign grows testier as vote nears

    With the vote on Indian Land incorporation coming March 27, groups on both sides of the issue are ramping up efforts to sway the voting public – and it isn’t always pretty.
    Both sides are reaching out to voters with door-to-door appeals, town hall meetings and campaign signs.
    Keeping track of the combatants isn’t easy. On the pro-town side, it’s one organization: Voters for a Town of Indian Land, which has spearheaded the effort for two years. It’s usually called VTIL, but sometimes people call it TOIL, for Town of Indian Land.

  • Soft-spoken trailblazer Eddie Moore

    “I don’t want to be the first black mayor. I want to be the first black mayor who does well and helps grow the town.”
    – Heath Springs Mayor Eddie Moore

    HEATH SPRINGS – When some politicians enter a room, all eyes turn to them, and conversations pause so the speech can begin.
    Eddie Moore isn’t one of those.

  • Column: 71 years seems like yesterday at class reunion

    My classmates in the Lancaster High School class of 1946 held a reunion lunch at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Dec. 9.

    As we all talked, 71 years seemed like only yesterday. Our class had over 100 graduates in May 1946. I recall thinking on that day that the ladies looked so nice in their cap-and-gown outfits.

    At our class reunion 71 years later, they still looked very attractive, and even the men didn't look like age had affected them much. Maybe their mustaches had grown a bit since '46.

  • I slam down the phone and stomp out of the newsroom

    I slam the phone down, grab my coat and storm out of the newsroom.

    Another gatekeeper has just told me that someone I desperately need to talk to is “unavailable.”

    Well, what’s new?

    I just have to laugh at how ridiculous this is. Again my job being made difficult because I’m blocked from getting information from public officials.

    A 3-year-old girl was murdered in our town, and I have questions about what happened and why.

  • Column: ‘My Black Is...,’ a prelude to Black History Month

    More than 550 people attended “My Black Is…,” a production of original skits, monologues and choreographed dance routines that enlightened the audience on the contributions of African Americans to history.

    Held at the Lancaster High School auditorium last Saturday, it served as the prelude to events the Lancaster community will host in observance of Black History Month. 

  • Column: Outreach Project thanks supporters for helping foster kids, many others

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project and Lancaster County DSS want to thank our many community supporters for all they did to make 2017 a success.

    It was quite a year. We feel lucky to have so many new partnerships, new opportunities to impact the community, new ideas implemented and donations received.

    Here are some of the year’s highlights.

  • Vintage Division set for LMS return

    The popular Vintage Division will return to Lancaster Motor Speedway for the 2018 racing season.

    The Vintage Division had a rough season as far car counts during the 2017 racing season, but the racing action was some of the best on any Saturday night at LMS.

    The Vintage Division is highly popular with the fans, old-school fans, and new school fans.

    The old-school fans love the Vintage Division because it brings back memories from when they were younger, following the race cars they grew up watching.

  • Lady Jackets win for split with Rams

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    CHESTERFIELD – The Buford High girls led from start to finish to highlight a Region IV-AA hoops split with a 61-50 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night at CHS.

    The Jackets, in the nightcap, dropped a 60-51 loss to the Rams.

    The Buford Lady Jackets, 10-9, 4-5, opened an early lead and stayed on top to take the 11-point road win.

    BHS took a 19-10 first-period lead and held the upper hand, 32-28 at the half.

  • Buford Junior Jackets fall to Chesterfield

    The Buford Junior Jackets fell to host Chesterfield, 36-31 in junior varsity basketball play Tuesday night.

    The Buford jayvees, with a solid start, opened a 12-6 lead in the first quarter.

    In the second period, Buford turned up the defense and held Chesterfield to four points.

    Buford took a 19-10 lead at the half.

    During the third period, both teams caught fire on offense as Buford took a 29-20 lead into the final period.