Today's News

  • '?A' shows I'm not reading Bible enough

    I’m really embarrassed about a mistake in the Wednesday edition of The Lancaster News and I’d like to apologize to our readers, advertisers and my co-workers for it.

    I’ve been so busy for the last month that I haven’t been reading the Bible very much. But, trust me, it is still relevant and reliable as it was 2,000 years ago.

    Here, I’ll prove it.

    Ecclesiastes 4:9 talks about how “two is better than one because they have a good return on their work.”

  • Community-development projects on council’s Monday night agenda

    County Council will consider several community-development projects at its Monday meeting.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council will review two projects related to Community Development Block Grant work, including a Brooklyn Avenue revitalization project and a Westwood waterline project. Council considered awarding a contract for the Brooklyn Avenue work March 29, but held off to receive more information from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.

  • Parsons continues to proclaim his innocence

    Lancaster is a town divided. Seemingly it has always been this way: conservatives vs. liberals, Baptists vs. Presbyterians, traditionalists vs. progressives, “haves” vs. “have-nots.” Clearly, it’s not just our little corner of the world, but, sadly, it is true that derision is overwhelming our fair city right now.

    If you have been following the political news recently, you already know the current topic of derision.

  • Writer questions purpose of a grievance committee

    I’d like to make a few comments about the City Council’s decision to go against the grievance committee’s vote to reinstate officer Pat Parsons. Why does the city have a grievance committee if it disregards its findings?

    The grievance committee figured out from the facts that the verdict was excessive.

  • Lancers seek to rebound this weekend

    The University of South Carolina will be seeking to get back on track this weekend after dropping four at home last weekend.

    The Lancers host Guilford Community College for two games Saturday and a pair on Sunday.

    USCL, 18-16, dropped a four-game set – two twin bills – to Pitt Community College of Greenville, N.C. The visiting Bulldogs won the first doubleheader, 11-5, 13-1.

    In the opener, Cameron Baker, in 1.1 innings, allowed five runs – all earned runs, and five hits. He struck out one.

  • Junior Bruins earn Blackwell Invitational title

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins capped a comeback attack to capture the first Matt Blackwell Invitational junior varsity baseball tournament Thursday afternoon at LHS’s Doomsday Corner.

    The tournament is held in memory of the late Matt Blackwell, a former Lancaster High junior varsity catcher who died in an auto accident in 2001. Thursday was Blackwell’s 24th birthday.

  • Buford's bronze champ

    The Buford High School softball team’s spring break road trip resulted in the bronze, that’s title not tan.

    The Lady Jackets, after a 0-2 start, came back strong with three straight wins to capture the bronze title in the annual Azalea Invitational softball tournament at Summerville on Wednesday.

    “I thought we came back and played well after the first day in the tournament,” BHS softball coach “C” Davis said. “I was glad to see the kids come back strong.”

  • Speedway sets double points races Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host double points races at the half-mile dirt track on Saturday.

    Double points will be awarded in all divisions except the limited late models.

    A track highlight Saturday is in the Super Street division where Brandy Baker has won three  straight, but Baker, “The  Gambler” will start in the back for the main. That  leaves him having to come from the back of the pack against some of the best Super Street drivers.

  • Jackets rebound, top Gators

    Buford ace pitcher Colt Ellis helped the Jackets rebound in the second round of the Cheraw Braves Diamond Classic at Cheraw High School on Tuesday.

    Ellis posted the win and drilled three hits to key BHS to a 6-4 win over Lake View.

    Buford opened play Monday when it fell to Wilson of Florence, 8-3.

    Ellis hurled a complete game in the BHS win Tuesday. Ellis yielded eight hits, four runs, one earned, and two walks. He struck out three.

  • Time for you to vote in Best of the Best contest

    Fewer categories and a new logo are changes in The Lancaster News’ popular Best of the Best contest this year.

    The contest, in its 11th year, gives readers a chance to vote for their favorite local businesses and service providers.

    A new logo has been created for the contest, and the advertising department has slashed the number of categories by about half, said Katie Harrell, coordinator for the contest.

    “Some of them were repetitive, like medical specialist and medical facility, which we condensed into medical specialist,” Harrell said.