Today's News

  • Couple ties the knot at Cowboy Church

    Carolina Cowboy Church recently held its very first wedding.  
    Richard Hayes Sr. and Debbie Gower were married Sept. 2 by Pastor Jack Nunn.  
    Richard said it’s amazing how he and Debbie met.  
    He was diagnosed with cancer in October 2008 and had to begin chemotherapy treatments. He was sent to Carolina Blood and Cancer Associates, where she is an oncology nurse.  
    They talked when Richard went in for treatments.

  • Residency issue persists in District 1 city race

    Questions raised about Anthony Elder’s residency have at times overshadowed the issues during the City Council District 1 race between he and incumbent Kenny Hood.
    Since Elder announced his candidacy, The Lancaster News has received several anonymous calls from people who said Elder does not live at his listed address –  707 Miller St. Extension.
    The callers, who wouldn’t give their name and go on the record, said Elder has not had utilities set up at the house and lives elsewhere in the city.

  • Former trooper helps other cope with stress disorder

    John Rutledge Jr. expected to have a long career in law enforcement.
    Rutledge, 33, followed in the foot steps of his father, John Rutledge Sr., who also served in law enforcement and the military.
    Rutledge got his start at the Chester County Detention Center in 1996, and then came to work as a correctional officer at the Lancaster County Detention Center a year later.
    In 1998, he was hired at the Lancaster Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer, K-9 handler, SWAT officer and school resource officer.

  • Mayor on Wade Hunter: ‘He has done one heck of a job’

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter walked into council chambers Monday night and wondered why members of his family were in the audience.
    Council had met in closed session, and emerged from behind closed doors to vote on hiring Land Design, a consulting firm, to assist the town.
    Councilman Morris Russell asked the council to approve adding a proclamation to the night’s agenda. He didn’t get specific.

  • Officials meet with employment workforce reps

    In an effort to put county residents back to work, several county officials recently met with representatives from the state employment department.
    Lancaster County Council members Rudy Carter and Jack Estridge, County Administrator Steve Willis and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell met with officials from the newly reorganized S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Elder, Hood vie for City Council seat

    Political newcomer Anthony Elder is challenging incumbent Kenny Hood for the District 1 seat on Lancaster City Council.
    Hood won the seat in a special election in 2008 to succeed longtime Councilman Preston Blackmon, who died earlier that year.
    District 1 is the southern-most district in the city. It includes areas along South Market Street, South Main Street and Kershaw-Camden Highway.
    City Council seats are non-partisan, which means candidates don’t run by political party.
    Anthony Elder

  • Bruins’ Williams, Foster reap Tri-County honors

    A pair of Lancaster High School football standouts drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Rams charge to upend Mustangs

    A.R. Rucker  scored on a pair of second-half possessions to post an exciting 14-8 win over rival South on Monday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

  • Tough foes ahead again

    Much like last week, the week nine prep football schedule finds two teams facing elite foes again.

    Lancaster, after battling No. 2 Northwestern, caps its 2010 regular-season home schedule as the Bruins face 6-2 Gaffney.

  • Antique fire trucks still spark interest

    Louis Fenchel joined the Worthington (Ky.) Volunteer Fire Department at the age of 16. That’s a little too young to become a firefighter. And the fire department had to bend its age requirement to accommodate. But there were some other factors.
    “This was in 1965. Vietnam was in full swing and there were few able-bodied men left in the area,” Fenchel said.