Today's News

  • Powerful Cyclones dash Bruins' hopes

     The weather word in the last week has centered on Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, but for the Lancaster Bruins a Piedmont Cyclone put a hurting on LHS on Friday night.

    The unbeaten Chester Cyclones, the No. 5 team in Class AAA, were just too strong for the 1-1 Bruins, who dropped a 49-25 loss at CHS.

    The Cycs’ pivotal sequence came on a lightning-quick touchdown to close the first half and a scoring drive to open the second half.

  • Candidate seeks to revamp City Council's role

    My name is Derek Smith and I am running for City Council District 5. Many of you do not know me, so I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself. I was born and raised in Lancaster. I graduated from Lancaster High School and also graduated from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Living in the area for all this time has given me a unique opportunity to see and learn our community and also recognize the problems I want to address as a council member.

  • What has Congressman does for us lately?

    I just read with great interest how a few people think that someone who has been in Congress for 27 years should go back.

    If  John Spratt hasn’t accomplished his goals by now, it is time to retire.

    I worked for 18 years for a U.S. congressman in Pennsylvania and we scheduled monthly town meetings in all parts of our district.

  • Newspaper should give fair and balanced view

    I wholeheartedly agree with The Lancaster News staff when they state that voters must educate themselves about the candidates running for the mayor’s race.

    In doing so, I caution readers not to use the newspaper’s Our View section as its primary source of information due to the unbalanced slant that it occasionally places on issues.

    If the staff and writers are unwilling and unable to write a fair and unbalanced view, it is in my opinion, that they should do more in-depth coverage of the story and keep their thoughts and views to themselves.

  • TEA Party has true values at heart

    A while back signs with former President George W. Bush’s face on them saying, “Do you miss me yet?” started to appear. Yes, I miss Bush, as much as I’ll miss a second term of Obama’s kindergarten, Marxist economics.

    Are you kidding me? For the last hundred years, presidents, Congress, of both parties, and the Supreme Court have denuded our Constitution.

  • Camp Meeting Time

    Ninety-year-old Sarah Crockett hasn’t lost her zeal for life.

    The great-great-grandmother hasn’t lost her zeal for the camp meeting at Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, either.

    The wagons and buggies Crockett recalls seeing when she came to camp meeting for the first time in 1932, as a 12 year old, are gone. They’ve been replaced by motor homes.

    “Back then, very few people had cars,” she said.

  • Buford department started in old cannery

    Just about everyone remembers where they were at 8:46  a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijacking terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center’s North Tower in New York City.

    But that’s not today’s “Do You Remember?” question.

    The question is whether you can recall where you were the morning of Nov. 8, 2008.

    Robbie Clanton, 19, sure can.

    He was on his way to Buford High School from his Coot Sistare Road home when he saw a dark black plume of smoke coming from Pageland Highway.

  • Girl Scout Monkey Madness project helps local causes

    Family Promise and local law enforcement are about to get a dose of “Monkey Madness” from Girl Scouts Nicole Hudson and Michaella Oswald.

    The two 14 year olds, members of Girl Scout Troop 3671, have  launched a pajama and stuffed toy drive drive to benefit both as a community service project for their Girl Scout Silver Awards.

    The Girl Scout Silver award is the second highest award Girl Scouts can earn.

  • A night from hell - 1984 church fires

    Older members of the Buford Volunteer Fire Department remember where they were in the wee hours of July 13, 1984.      

    After a late-night electrical storm on July 12, much of the Buford area was quiet because of a power outage.

    But all of that changed about 1:45 a.m. when the county sheriff’s department received a call that Pleasant Plain Baptist Church on Shiloh Unity Road was on fire.

  • Cardboard mixes with linoleum flooring

    I learned early on that you gotta have a back-up plan. I was also grateful that Grandma Evans lived on South Market Street and her house overlooked the L&C Railroad.

    Talk about a busy place, there was always something going on at the tracks by those dark wooden warehouses which stretched about down to the Southern Railway Station.

    We knew that section of town as the depot, but visitors just called it South Main Street.

    It wasn’t just a train depot, though. There was a bunch of businesses around it, including Mr. Bailey’s grocery store.