Today's News

  • Week of the Young Child all about helping children learn

    A lot has changed since the years when kindergarten was little more than ramped-up day care.

    Bolstered by pre-school programs, kindergarten these days is seen as the obligatory first step in a child’s successful education, and by extension, the rest of their lives.

    Preparing a child for the transition to school takes more than socialization and learning classroom fundamentals, especially when poverty is a factor – it takes meeting the child’s fundamental needs both at school and at home.

  • Law enforcement investigating massive Medicaid records breach

    State law enforcement officials are investigating a massive of leak of personal information that could affect hundreds of thousands of Medicaid customers.

    The leak was discovered earlier this month within the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. Local authorities found out about the leak on Thursday, April 19, though information about the breach was released earlier in the Columbia area. 

  • Habitat seeks two qualified homeowners

    The Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County seeks applications for two qualified homeowners. 

    There will be an interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road. The organization will explain selection guidelines and requirements and homeowner responsibilities. 

  • Langley captures first Crate Sportsman win


    Josh Langley captured his first career Crate Sportsman win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  • Lancers take 2 of 3 from Guilford Tech

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their regular-season baseball schedule with two Region X wins over Guilford Tech.

    The Lancers were slated to play four games, but rain washed out the finale Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

  • Teams gearing for playoffs



    County high school softball and baseball teams are looking to the 2012 playoffs as district play opens Thursday.

  • Rabies Clinics correction

    There is one rabies clinics scheduled this week.

    – April 26 – Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, 6 to 8 p.m.

    The photo on Page 12A in the Sunday edition had the incorrect day listed. 

    Upcoming clinics are: 

    – May 1 – Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 3089 N. Rocky River Road, Heath Springs, 6 to 8 p.m.

    – May 3 – Tradesville Community Center, 2851 Old Camden Monroe Highway, 6 to 8 p.m.

  • All parties need wake-up call

    I have been reading the guest column for several weeks now. I am really taken aback by the uninformed readers.  
    First of all, Michael Jedson obviously listens to MSNBC, CBS or some other liberal news show. Do you really think that you are getting the truth? How naive. Let’s face it; all news has become very slanted to their personal views, misleading the public, especially those viewers uninformed. To be honest, I’m sick of it all!

  • Church honors its ‘foundation’

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Members of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church gathered April 14 to pay tribute to the eldest members of the church, with a program entitled “Remembering Our Past, Honoring Our Present, and Celebrating Our Future.”
    Eleven members of the congregation, ranging in age from 82 to 96, were honored during the program. They  include Huretta White, Beulah Benson, Burnez Brown, Carrie L. Waiters, Almetta Cunningham, Creola Moses, Idell Waiters, Charlie Smith, Oscar Hall and Jerry Mingo.

  • Barry stepping down at AJHS

    Reece Murphy
    Andrew Jackson High School Principal Mary Barry has announced her intention to retire at the end of the school year.
    Barry announced her decision to staff Thursday afternoon, April 19, a decision that brings to an end six years of service as head of the county’s arts-focus high school.
    Barry said she began considering retirement over the course of Easter break.