Today's News

  • Clear up tea party myths

    For months, various liberal media outlets have published attacks against the tea party, arguing that the tea party does not follow the Constitution. In fact, many of these attacks have argued that members of the tea party apparently have not even read the Constitution.
    These attacks can be explained in that members of the tea party do not espouse the long-standing position of the liberal left that government is the solution to every problem.
    First, we are told the tea party is against laws that provide for the general welfare.

  • Bruins upend No. 1 Indians



    Lancaster High’s Region III-AAAA basketball opener was an eye-opener.

    A packed and rocking LHS gym saw the Bruins stun No. 1 Gaffney in a 67-62 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon.

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  • What’s next in landfill process?

    Landfills are a messy business, though Kathy Sistare wants the public to know that business is now out of the hands of Lancaster County Council.
    Sistare, chairwoman of County Council, has been fielding questions from county residents for weeks about the prospect of a new solid waste landfill being developed at the Mineral Mining Landfill, off S.C. 903 in the Flat Creek area.
    “What we’re trying to get across to people is that Lancaster County is not in the landfill business,” Sistare said.

  • About 400 attend annual MLK Jr. breakfast

    The 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast packed the house at The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster on Monday morning.
    Almost 400 attended and the atmosphere of celebration was not dampened by glitches in the electrical supply that delayed serving a hot breakfast for a while. The theme of the event was “Allowing Your Light to Shine.”

  • Lady Indians hold off Lancaster girls

    The Lancaster High School girls, back at home tonight, will be looking to rebound in region home basketball play.

    The Lady Bruins, in the opener of a varsity twin bill with Gaffney, dropped a tough 39-38 loss to the Lady Indians.

  • Carriers encounter difficulties delivering papers

    Debra Kirk was living through a nightmare on ice last week.
    Kirk, who delivers newspapers for The Lancaster News, found herself trapped for five hours while trying to complete her route early Jan. 12.
    Kirk delivers papers to homes near Springs Memorial Hospital, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and other areas in the city. She has about 250 customers.
    Things were going OK until she got to Brook Drive, a narrow road that was heavily covered with ice.

  • A conflict of interest for county attorneys?

    Several calls were made to The Lancaster News recently asking if there is a conflict of interest in the landfill issue with the county’s attorneys, McNair Law Firm, representing both the county and Waste Management.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the law firm is not representing both clients at this time.  

  • Buford Middle wrestlers shine in state qualifier at Fort Mill High

    Buford Middle School wrestling coach Kris Self said the Jackets’ effort in the middle school state qualifying tournament on Saturday at Fort Mill High School was a “banner day.”

    “It was really an outstanding day for us,” Self said.

  • Habitat receives $25,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has received contributions that will help it fulfill its goal of building a house this year.
    In November, a local man told the local Habitat chapter that he would donate $10,000 to the organization if the community could generate the same amount through December.
    Community donations totaled $8,420, with the anonymous donor providing an exact match – resulting in $16,840 total raised through the effort.