Today's News

  • Support your local businesses on Jan. 20

    In May 2009, The Lancaster News and local businesses partnered to present the “Spend $20 on the 20th” campaign.

    It appeared to be a success as consumers responded and local businesses were pleased with the results.

    We are offering another “Spend $20 on 20th” campaign next week. The purpose of the campaign is to try to jump-start the local economy. To make the concept a reality requires a collaborative effort between the newspaper, local businesses and consumers.

  • Think before saying words that hurt others

    A few weeks ago Lancaster suffered a tragedy. Four children were involved in an automobile accident. One died, two were seriously injured and one walked away with just some bruises.

    This accident caused heartache and sadness for many people. Through a domino affect, many lives were touched and changed forever.

  • TEA parties allow people to hear from candidates

    I would like to respond to Jamaal Craig’s letter, “Rally citizens for real change, not these TEA parties,” in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News. Have you attended a TEA party? If not, you have no idea what they are all about.

  • Warriors rally in sweep of Jackets

    BUFORD Key adjustments helped Indian Land capture a Conference III-A basketball sweep of Buford at the BHS gym on Saturday night.

    In the opener, the IL girls were locked in a battle with the upset-minded Lady Jackets, but put together a solid second half in taking a 56-19 win.

    In the nightcap, the Warriors prevailed in a tight battle to take a 47-40 win for the sweep.

    The IL boys had to change up their strategy in taking the seven-point win.

    The Warriors, normally an up-tempo team, scaled back to a slower tempo.

  • South, Rucker register hardwood sweeps

    The South Mustangs swept a pair of home basketball games with North Central on Thursday in the SMS gym.

    The unbeaten Lady Mustangs, 8-0, rolled to a 51-27 win as Phoebee Johnson led the way with 16 points. Aliyah Davis netted 11. Shareese Ross scored eight and Kenyatta Robertson added six. Kaliyah Jackson hit five. Kaela Robinson tallied three and Yasmine Robinson added two for the SMS girls who led 22-8 at the half.

  • B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bible)

    In “Experiencing God,” co-author Henry Blackaby suggests there are seven basic truths that apply to Christian living.

    The first truth is that God is always at work around us. Blackaby then goes on in the ground-breaking book to urge Christians to find out where God is working and join him there.

    Anna Bradley, a student at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, has learned in the last three months just how right Blackaby is.

    Bradley said it’s evident to everyone in a student-led Bible study at USCL at that God is working in Starr Hall.

  • Warriors top Bruins to boost mat sweep

    Indian Land completed county high school regular season wrestling bragging rights for the 2009-10 season in a tri-match Friday night.

    The Warriors opened the three-way meet with a 48-26 win over Lancaster.

    During the season, IL has defeated county and Conference III-A rival Buford in a pair of matches which ended tied in regulation only to see the Warriors prevail on the tie-breaker.

    IL is 3-0 against its county mat foes.

    There wasn’t much suspense Friday when the Warriors topped LHS in a 22-point win.

  • School district cancels Monday classes

    The Lancaster County School District announced about 6:30 p.m. Sunday that Monday classes at all schools were cancelled. Both day and evening adult education classes were also cancelled for the day. 

    Students' families were notified via the school district's automated telephone system that there would be no classes. The start time for Tuesday classes still has not been set. 

  • Ernest dreamed big, too

    I’ve always heard that our last thoughts or conversations before bedtime may come back to us in our dreams.

    There’s a good bit of truth to that.

    While visiting with family in Maryland on Jan. 17, I noticed the television newscasts were filled with film clips of the late Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the impact his life made.

    There were a lot of announcements of the many downtown activities going on in and around Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Students get H1N1 vaccine

    The Lancaster County School District has been moving along in providing the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine to students.

    School board members were given an update of the vaccination schedule at their Jan. 19 meeting.

    In October, district lead nurse Graceann Jones told the board that the H1N1 vaccine would first go to elementary students as well as children at Southside Early Childhood Center, the most vulnerable population. Middle and high school students were next.

    And as of Jan. 19, more than 3,600 district students had been vaccinated.