Today's News

  • Letters to the editor


  • All of the homeless need help

    It was wonderful to see the way the local community rallied around Rosemary Fann, 61, who was left homeless in June after her mobile home was repossessed.

    Her pastor, Jon Morgan, and his family took Fann in before she had a chance to get used to living in the tent she pitched in her yard.

    Morgan’s wife, Kristine, spearheaded fundraising efforts for Fann that led to donations of more than $35,000 – enough to buy her a new Spirit model one-bedroom mobile home, a used car and pay medical expenses.

  • Show spirit of holiday by helping others

    It’s debatable whether this recession, the one some folks are calling the Great Recession, is over or not. Some economists say it is; others won’t go that far yet.

    But a lot of people are still hurting. They’re unemployed or under-employed and have been looking for months for a new job and haven’t had any luck.

    Lancaster County, unfortunately, continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in South Carolina. Last month, it was over 18 percent, meaning officially almost 1 in 5 Lancaster Countians were unemployed in October.

  • Reader comments back on

    Back in August we asked those who made reader comments on our Web site stories to use decorum, be civil and respectful.

    Recently, several folks crossed the line of civility and we turned off the option for posting comments on the entire site.

    We contacted the offenders and we also blocked their ability to post comments. We didn’t like turning off the comment option.

  • Couple encouraging others to help replenish HOPE freezer

    I read in The Lancaster News about HOPE losing its freezer with the turkeys and rice.

    My wife and I were in Walmart and I saw a bin filled with turkeys.

    After returning home, I suggested to my wife to buy some turkey breasts and rice to help replenish part of HOPE’s loss.

    I hope this letter will touch your hearts and encourage others to help to fill that freezer so any needy family will enjoy a good meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

    May God bless you.

    Pierce and Margaret Baker



  • Scouting Hall of Fame inductees deserving

    The Lancaster County Boy Scouts Hall of Fame is off to a solid start.

    The Scouts hall recently inducted its inaugural class, a trio who deserve their special place.

    The group includes retired physician Dr. William Duke, the late Dick Weisner and Lois Lucas.

    The Lancaster Scout Hall was started in a show of thanks to leaders, who have come from the scouting ranks. The hall also is a way to thank the volunteers who have made a positive impact on Scouts and guided them to be leaders.

  • Four prep events postponed

    Four high school sports events were postponed on Friday.

    Lancaster County school and athletic officials, with an eye of the forecast for winter weather, canceled three basketball games and a wrestling match slated for Friday night.

    The basketball contests included Andrew Jackson hosting Buford, Lancaster at York and Indian Land at Fort Mill.

    Fort Mill school officials dismissed classes early Friday for fear of hazardous road conditions in the area later that day.

  • AJ visual arts students support our Chamber Choir

    The visual arts students at Andrew Jackson Middle School learned about the Lancaster Chamber Choir from their chorus teacher, Heather Turner. They participated in a support project for the choir.   

    The goal was to design uniquely special thank-you stationery for the choir’s membership drive. Twenty-eight students of Heather Althoff’s class participated in the contest.

  • Veteran grateful for Honor Flight

    I want to express my thanks to the people of Kershaw for organizing Saturday’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. I am proud to have been one of the World War II veterans who made the flight. The trip was all that was promised. The transportation and visits to the various sites were as scheduled, and there were many moving moments.

    We were told that there would be groups at each of our destinations – Kershaw, Columbia and Washington – to welcome us. And they were there, when we left and returned home.

  • IL edges Buford in mat battle

    Indian Land, on the strength of a tiebreaker, edged Region III-A and county rival Buford to highlight a region quad match on Tuesday night at Indian Land.

    Indian Land downed Buford 34-33.

    The match, part of a four-way meet with Region III-A wrestling schools, ended in a 33-all draw, but the Warriors prevailed since it won more matches, seven.

    Indian Land was 2-1 in the three matches, while BHS was 1-2. IL and Buford each downed North Central, but fell to Chesterfield.

    IL 34 BHS 33

    189 – Dakota Landrie (IL) pinned Zack Wright (B)