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Today's News

  • Platt was a blessing to many

    Whether it was a foreign country or in his native Palmetto State, John Platt was active in spreading love through the work of God.
    Platt, who served 15 years in Lancaster at the Moriah Baptist Association, gave 52 years of his 78 years to serving God and spreading his word, no matter where he was.
    A cancer victim, Platt died earlier this month.
    The personable Platt had a knack for achieving mission work through his strong leadership and passion for his ministry.

  • USC contributes $4.1 billion to South Carolina’s economy

    The University of South Carolina has been educating the leaders of the Palmetto State for more than two centuries. However, the benefits USC brings to our community can be felt well beyond the classroom.  Our eight campuses and 155,000 alumni living in South Carolina have a positive economic impact of $4.1 billion on the state’s economy.

  • Governor visits SC Republicans Club

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News
    An enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 welcomed S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to Indian Land, where she spoke March 13 at The Lake House ballroom at Sun City Carolina Lakes. Her visit was also broadcast live to the rest of the community on its in-house TV network.

  • Irish folk singer to perform at Andrew Jackson park

    Andrew Jackson State Park
    Fran Doyle will perform a concert of Irish folk music at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Meeting House at Andrew Jackson State Park.
    This will be his sixth appearance at the park. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Doyle came to Canada in 1977 with his band, Shades of Green, for a six-week tour. The group was so successful they ended up staying a year. He decided to make the Maritime provinces his home, went solo and continues to travel New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

  • Portraying the positive

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Conventional wisdom says schools should be places of learning – noble temples of learning where students immerse themselves in the waters of knowledge and set sail toward glowing horizons.
    Yet there is a time for levity within the hallowed halls, they say – and Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Lancaster High School students and staff blew the roof off the joint – big time.

  • Neal keys AJ over Buford

    Staff Reports
    Andrew Jackson took a key step in its quest for the Region IV-AA baseball title, posting an 8-4 win over region and county rival Buford High School at Buford Park on Friday night.
    AJ pitcher Chandler Neal sparked the Volunteers, who improved to 5-1 in region play, with a stellar effort on the mound and at the plate.
    Neal went the distance, allowing four runs – two earned runs and struck out six Jackets. He also allowed two walks and six hits.

  • Lancers sign Vols’ soccer ace Neal

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Friday afternoon Andrew Jackson High senior soccer player Brandon Neal had a reason to smile, but it wasn’t anything about the end of school and the start of spring break.
    Neal beamed at the thought of his future, continuing his education and playing college soccer.
    Neal will be a member of the first University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer team after signing with the Lancers in the AJ media center.

  • AJ’s Clements signs with USCL soccer

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior soccer player Denton Clements said Friday afternoon was a dream come true.
    “I never thought I would be playing college soccer, so it’s a dream come true,” said Clements, a four-year soccer player for the Volunteers.
    Clements’ soccer future will be at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where the Lancers will field their first men’s soccer team this fall.

  • Third suspect jailed in Jones murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A third man was arrested Friday in the January murder of 23-year-old Jenika Jones, only three weeks after two other men were charged.
    Al Martinez Green, 19, 813 1/2 East Dunlap St., was tracked down Friday by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and charged with murder, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Officials tour Brooklyn neigbhorhood

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With a quick right turn off Lancaster’s Main Street, the small white car suddenly entered a different world.
    Leaving behind the clean streets and tidy, brick buildings that dot the town’s main thoroughfare, the landscape abruptly changes to broken sidewalks, overgrown yards, scattered trash and abandoned buildings.
    The car passes a large, gleaming brown sign heralding the group’s arrival at the Historic Brooklyn Neighborhood.