Today's News

  • KLS Foundation thanks supporters

    On April 17, Donna White, of Lancaster, led the Walk for Ryan.

    It was a fundraiser honoring the memory of her son, Ryan, who struggled with Kleine-Levin Syndrome and tragically died of unrelated health complications.

    Donna’s event raised $3,500 for the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation’s research fund.

    Although the Foundation acknowledged and thanked Donna for her work and the money she raised, we neglected to thank the community of Lancaster for supporting Donna in her efforts to help find a cause and a cure of KLS.

  • Peanut butter jar of tea or glass of wine?

    Seems the push is on for alcohol sales on Sunday.

    A resident of Belair, which is in the suburbs of Indian Land, found no place to eat on Sunday. Musta been a recent arrival, apparently the straight-up-the-road drive to Pineville or Ballentine alluded her.

    Then there is the employee of a bistro, who thinks a little wine with a Sunday luncheon will bring in loads of income for her establishment.

  • Teams off to solid starts

    Early work from the Lancaster County high school football camps reflect  an upbeat mood.

    Teams capped required conditioning sessions and looked to launch contact drills in preparation for opening scrimmages Friday.

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson interim head coach David Moore said the Volunteers’ 2010 preseason drills opened with an upbeat feeling with the AJ football version of Midnight Madness.

  • Online commenter responds to letter writer

    I want to reply to Arlene C. Harris, whose letter to the editor, “Grandmother mad about comments,” in the July 16 edition of The Lancaster News, referred to my online comments about her daughter.

    You said that I made “stupid” comments. That means I got your attention.

    I don’t know your daughter, but I was in a store when she approached me and started telling about a benefit to support her child, Jaylen Jackson, who was killed when she apparently got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight. I asked what happened and she told me.

  • Honor God by keeping Lord's Day holy

    I am writing in response to the article, “Should Sunday sales of alcohol be OK’d?,” in the July 21 edition of The Lancaster News.

    What we need to remember is that Sunday is the Lord’s Day or what is generally referred to as the Sabbath Day.

    Well, since Sunday is the Lord’s Day, then maybe we need to ask him if Sunday alcohol sales are acceptable to him. God, what is your answer to this question? “My answer is remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy,” that is the Lord’s answer for sure. He is never wrong.

  • Organizers grateful for support

    We want to thank those who made Mt. Calvary Outreach Summer Enrichment Camp a success. They include: John P. Stevens Foundation, parents, group leaders, bus drivers, senior helpers, Mt. Calvary Outreach board members, The University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Kershaw Swimming Pool, Kershaw Community Health Education Center (KCHEC,) KARE, Youth Serve, Kershaw News Area, Kershaw area churches and individual donors.

  • Rain can't wash out blazing points races

    Lancaster Motor Speedway was quiet Saturday night as rain washed out LMS action at the half-mile oval.

    Despite the rainout, points races are tight as drivers gear for the stretch run. Here’s a breakdown on the track divisions.


    Steve Davis has the NDRA points lead over Timbo Mangum, Harold Purser and “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker. Davis has been consistent since he took over the points lead early in the season, but he has been feeling the heat from Mangum, Purser and Baker all season long.

  • Samaritan’s Feet in action

    It was hard to tell who was happier at Renew Church on Saturday morning – the children getting a new pair of shoes or the volunteers fitting the children for their new footwear and washing their feet.

    Renew Church, non-denominational congregation, participated in the Samaritan’s Feet drive in Lancaster County on Saturday. Covenant and Sherwood Baptist churches, and Team Church in Kershaw also participated.

  • 8 district schools make AYP goals in 2010

    Eight of the 19 schools in the Lancaster CountySchool District met their 2010 annual goals (Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP) as outlined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    The S.C. Department of Education released data last week.

    Buford Elementary, Discovery School, Erwin Elementary, Heath Springs Elementary, Indian Land Elementary, Kershaw Elementary, McDonald Green Elementary and North Elementary schools made AYP in 2010.

    Sixty-one percent of the state’s elementary and middle schools and 7 percent of its high schools made AYP last year.

  • A field trip for Fields

    Crystal Fields’ recent trip to Washington, D.C., was more eventful than she thought it would be.

    Fields, the lead ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) teacher for Lancaster County School District, visited the nation’s capital for two reasons June 22 through June 27.