Today's News

  • Corridor overlay amendment sparks county council debate

     What started as a conversation about an amendment to the county’s new highway corridor overlay district instead sparked debate about how businesses should construct their buildings during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Aug. 11. 

  • Moore: Uncertainty over testing may have role in results

    Lancaster County School District officials said recent changes in standardized testing and ongoing uncertainty over its future in the state is having an effect on local educators and may have played a role in this year’s mediocre PASS and HSAP test results.

    The item was among the topics discussed during this month’s school board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19.

  • Deputies investigate church break-ins


    Christopher Sardelli


    Investigators have been hard at work during the last two weeks investigating a string of unusual break-ins at churches throughout the county. 

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Friday, Aug. 22, at least 10 churches were entered by an unknown person or people during the previous two weeks. 

  • Upgrades at town park now complete

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes announced at the council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19 that the long-awaited work in the Heath Springs Park is complete.

    Lancaster County Parks & Recreation, which manages the park, updated the equipment on the children’s playground just before school started, Starnes said.

  • Bruins net 2 Classic wins

     Robert Howey


     Classic results

    Indian Land 14 AJ 6

    Lancaster 35 Buford 0

    Buford 21 Andrew Jackson 20

    Lancaster 7 Indian Land 3

    Host Lancaster posted a pair of wins to highlight play in the 11th annual  Founders Kickoff Classic at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Bruins net 2 Classic wins


    Host Lancaster posted a pair of wins to highlight play in the 11th annual  Founders Kickoff Classic at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 22.

    The Bruins, buoyed by the big play, rolled to a 35-0 win over Buford, and then rallied to notch a 7-3 comeback victory over Indian Land.

  • Hot start for Classic



    The latest edition of the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic, a prep football scrimmage, had one of the hottest starts in its history. We’re talking in terms of weather.

  • Rodgers places third in body building meet


    Seth Rodgers recently placed third in a body building contest and he said all his effort to place was worth it.

    Rodgers, competing in the Victory in the Valley Body Building competition, finished third in the in the 50-under division.

  • Jesus and the storms of life

    John’s Gospel records seven miracles of Jesus so people will believe he is “the Christ, the Son of God” and thereby find eternal life (John 20:31).

    The fifth of these miracles, Jesus walking on the water, happened less than 24 hours after he had fed the multitudes with just five barley loaves and two fishes. The Gospels of Matthew and Mark also describe this miracle.

  • S.C, immigration and ‘Us vs. them’

    First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment, but a simple geo-political fact.

    Whether it’s the Ukraine and invading Russians, Japan defending obscure costal islands or ancient Rome resisting Hannibal and his elephants coming over the Alps from Carthage, it is exactly the same. A nation’s borders must be secure.