Today's News

  • Springs House in February Yard of the Month

    In 2007, the yard of the Springs House on West Gay Street received a little makeover from The Lancaster Garden Club.

    Six boxwoods found a new home along the front porch. 

    Now, after a complete overhaul last spring, the joint headquarters for Lancaster County Council of the Arts and See Lancaster SC and arts gallery has been named as the February Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs. In February, the council always selects a business or public building as its yard of the month.

  • I struck a match to Mama's trust

    Bless Pete, Saturday was finally here. After a tough week, I was ready for a trip to the picture show.

    These weekend adventures had become a big deal for me. I had finally reached the “age of trust.”

    That meant I was now old enough to walk uptown by myself and go to the Saturday morning show without an adult chaperon.

    However, Mama’s general definition of trust was somewhat different.

    “That means you’re old enough to have good sense about some things,” she said.

  • JAARS sets open house for Saturday

    WAXHAW – JAARS will hold its first JAARS Day of 2010 on Saturday.

    JAARS Day is an opportunity to see how the life-transforming work of Bible translation is done and how to become a part of it, JAARS media relations officer Arthur Lightbody said.

    “Just over 1,200 people attended a JAARS Day in 2009 and 2,300 took one of the daily tours to learn how JAARS reaches the Bibleless people,” he said.

    “More than 2,200 language groups around the world have no Scriptures,” Lightbody said.

  • Woman thankful for Samaritan act

    FORT LAWN – If you found $100 on the floor, would you keep it?

    A Fort Lawn restaurant waitress doesn’t believe that keeping such found money would be the right thing to do. And the person who had lost the money is glad to see there are still some honest people in the world.

    On Thursday morning, the day after shopping and dining with her husband in Fort Lawn, Linda Truesdale realized she was missing something.

    An envelope containing $100 was gone.

  • Fighting fires to be taught in schools?

    County Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday to move forward on planning for a vocational firefighter training program.

    The proposed elective class, which would be taught in area high schools, is part of an effort to generate interest in and boost membership at the county’s fire departments.

  • In search of buried history

    Don’t be fooled.

    The plastic yellow pin flags in a cow pasture across the road from the Buford Battleground don’t indicate the route of underground utilities leading to the Dollar General store now under construction on Pageland Highway.

    Those markers don’t have anything to do with intersection improvements, either.

    Those small flags have everything to do with the three historical markers that are directly across Rocky River Road (S.C. 522).

    Archaeologists have found the actual battlefield of the Buford Massacre.

  • Moonwalker speaks at A.R. Rucker Middle

    In April 1966, 30-year U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and test pilot Charlie Duke was in the right place at the right time when NASA was selecting 19 new astronauts.

    A little more than six years later – on April 21, 1972 – Duke became the 10th and youngest man to step foot on the moon as a crew member for Apollo 16. Gravity never held him down. Just like the Mercury astronauts, Duke had the “right stuff.”  

  • Foundation collecting formal dresses in memory of teen who died in wreck

    The Elyse Rebecca Hardin Foundation has been established in her memory by her family and friends.

    The foundation will fund various youth activities and educational needs in the community.

    A Lancaster High School sophomore, Hardin died in a one-car wreck on Shiloh Unity Road on Dec. 29, 2009. She was 15.

    As a tribute to Hardin, the foundation is organizing Dress for Elyse.

    Many formal dresses are only worn once and never used again.

  • 'I Am Lancaster' promotion wants your quotes

    If you’re proud to be from Lancaster and have positive things to say about the county, you’re asked to take part in the “I Am Lancaster” campaign.

    See Lancaster SC, the group that promotes tourism in the county, recently started the effort that asks residents to submit a quote saying why they embody the spirit of Lancaster and why the county is a great place to live. But the group hasn’t received the response it was hoping for.

  • Relatives of cold case victims need, deserve some closure

    The way they died is brutal.

    But what is even more brutal is the pain and often daily suffering by the families who are left without closure in the deaths of their loved ones.

    The Lancaster News has chronicled 14 mysterious deaths and disappearances of residents since 1977 over the last month. We also focused on one fugitive from justice, wanted for felony driving under the influence in the death of 20-year-old Lancaster man. His family has been longing for justice for five years.