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Today's News

  • Share your 9/11 story with us

    Barbara Rutledge
    brutledge@thelancasternews.com
    This year is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 – the day  America lost its innocence and was forever changed. Where were you and what were your feelings when you heard about the terrorist attacks? And how has 9/11 changed your life?
    Please share your story with us.
    You may do so by e-mailing news@thelancasternews.com, posting on our Facebook page or mailing them to us at: “Remembering 9/11,” The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

  • Confusion at Kershaw cemetery

    KERSHAW – Elizabeth Mims is both confused and saddened following her most recent trip to Kershaw City Cemetery. 

    Mims, whose late husband John, is buried at the Edwards Street cemetery, visited over the weekend to no longer see the two 3-inch ceramic bears that had been sitting on his grave site. 

    She later realized the two ornaments were recently placed near the fence in the back right corner of the cemetery – along with dozens of other items people placed on graves to remember loved ones. 

  • Abused children need their advocates

    Latin meaning “guardian at law,” a guardian ad litem is a person appointed by a family court judge to advocate for a child in a court case.
    This term isn’t commonly used in the daily vocabulary of most people. Because of confidentiality laws, most residents don’t have any idea how many child abuse and neglect cases that fill the docket of Lancaster County Family Court.
    However, for one group of Lancaster volunteers, knowing these children is a way of life.

  • Shake, rattle and post

    It was just another Tuesday afternoon when the shaking started.
    For some, it was just a soft rumble they figured was a truck backing up or a low-flying airplane.
    For others, the shaking was so bad it knocked pictures off walls and made buildings sway.
    The tremors rippled as far south as Georgia and north to New England, and in some places people were so scared they evacuated buildings and ran into the streets.

  • Soldiers' friendly waves last a lifetime

    A visit to see what was growing at Uncle Perry Scott’s farm in Winnsboro was a big change compared to our Victory Garden.

    Everybody there had red clay beneath their fingernails, with farms all over the place.

    However, there’s not as many people plowing right now. Uncle Perry said most of the local boys are wearing military uniforms and fighting in foreign fields. 

    A friend of Uncle Perry had this big old farm, which supplied bunches of vegetables to the Fort Jackson Army base.

  • Sign-up for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts is Thursday

    A new school year means many new things to consider and choices to make for your child. 

    One of these choices is what extracurricular activities to sign your child up for. 

    Scouting is something that may spark and interest in both you and your child and may be just what you are looking for.

    Scouting is an affordable activity for most families, with the cost to sign up being just $12 for Girl Scouts and $15 for Boy Scouts.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Iva R. Cunningham

    Name: Iva R. Cunningham

    Age: 55

    Address: Santa Barbara Drive

    Family: Three children, Tammara, Baraso and Janell

    Job: Bojangles’ and the Budd Group

    Church: Mt. Carmel AME Zion Church

    Hobbies: Writing plays and skits

    Favorite book: The Bible

    Favorite movie: Anything by Tyler Perry

  • N.C. fugitive remains in Lancaster

    A North Carolina man who had served time in prison for kidnapping remains behind bars in Lancaster County. 

  • Child hit by car

    For the third time in the last few weeks, a child was hit by a car in Lancaster County. 

    Lancaster police officers, as well as county Emergency Medical Services workers, responded to Ferguson Street on Aug. 21 about a report of a small child hit by a vehicle. 

    When officers arrived, they noticed an empty SUV parked in the southbound lane of Ferguson Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • State of education

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members received an update from local education leaders Tuesday during the chamber’s annual State of Education Breakfast.

    Sponsored by Comporium Communications and other local businesses, the breakfast drew about 75 attendees to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley building for a chance to learn about the impact education has on Lancaster County and state businesses.