Today's News

  • Fruitcake time is around the bend

    The mere mention of fruitcake can cause many a face to frown and crinkle.
    My mug isn’t one of the them. To me, a slice of homemade fruitcake is the crowning touch to a cup of piping hot coffee.
    Many of you have been done in by those poor, mass-produced, poor-excuse-for-fruitcakes sold by retailer merchants.
    You know, I can understand your disdain.
    Each year, my late Uncle John of Evans Oil Company would dole out those Georgia-made concoctions to his regular customers as a show of holiday cheer.

  • IL's Mayer garners honor



    A salute to the 2010 season’s finest highlighted the final meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday.

  • Sutton's clutch play nets honor

    Anthony “T”  Sutton has continued his stellar play in junior golf, winning a second straight Western N.C., U.S. Kids fall tour championship and player of the year honors over a talented field of junior golfers.

  • Prep Football



    Daniel Foster capped his Bruins’ football career, pacing LHS with 62 points in Lancaster’s season-ending loss at Clover last week. Foster had five unassisted tackles, six first hits and three assists to go with two pressure passers. He compiled 507 points for the season.

  • Sheriff’s office to get new home

    As part of a $2.5 million plan, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will soon have a new home.
    The sheriff’s office, which is running out of room at its Pageland Highway building and needs to comply with a new state requirement for evidence storage, will move its personnel to the five-building Thaxton complex on S.C. 9 within the next year.
    The plans were announced Tuesday night as County Council unanimously approved the purchase of the property.

  • Nearly 40 vases stolen from cemetery

    Alice Robinson’s late husband, Larry, has been buried at Lancaster Memorial Park since 1992.
    In those 18 years, Robinson said she’s never known anybody to steal vases from the cemetery.
    News of the latest thefts has left her upset.
    Robinson is one of more than 30 plot owners to have bronze or copper vases taken from those plots. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1, 39 vases total were stolen from various plots, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Miles tops list for liver transplant

    You may know that Jody Miles has gone through serious health struggles since she learned she needed a new liver a couple of years ago.
    Now, her hope is rising, as she’s at the top of the transplant list at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
    She’s on call, having been told she could be asked to come to Charleston for the transplant at any time.
    “We just got back home from Charleston Tuesday, after being called as the alternate for a transplant on Monday,” said Helen Warren, Miles’ mother.

  • County moves forward with workforce study

    Can a new study help put county residents back to work?
    County Council hopes a $20,000 workforce study it approved in September will help find new ways to decrease unemployment in the county. Greenville-based marketing research and workforce development agency 10-x presented an outline of the study to several members of County Council during an economic development committee meeting on Monday night.

  • Paid in full – a celebration

    You can enjoy the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department’s tasty barbecue today and Saturday.
    But members of the department, the community helpers who assist with the barbecue and some current and past Lancaster County officials got a taste of it at a special event Thursday.
    The event wasn’t just a preview of coming attractions – it was a celebration of an accomplishment of the Elgin department and those volunteers who make its twice-yearly barbecue possible.

  • Council honors firefighters at meeting

    One by one they filed to the front of the room as the large crowd burst into applause.
    The long line of men, mostly chiefs decked out in their best dress uniforms, represented the county’s 19 fire departments in a special ceremony by County Council on Tuesday night.
    After the county hosted the S.C. Fire Chiefs Association conference in October at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, as well as recent coverage of each fire department in The Lancaster News, council wanted to recognize the volunteers for all they do.