Today's News

  • Truesdale earns Tri-County honor

    Lancaster High School senior running back Zed Truesdale led the county winners at the first meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    Each Tuesday during the regular season high school coaches from Chester, York and Lancaster counties meet at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg to honor top performers from the previous Friday night.

    Truesdale ran for 223 yards in 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Bruins’ 32-7 win over Andrew Jackson at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

  • O'Shields upbeat about LHS volleyball hopes this season

    New Lancaster High School volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is optimistic about the Lady Bruins’ hopes this fall.

    “I’m excited,” she said. “The way I see it, there’s no where to go but up.”

    The Lady Bruins, winless over the last three seasons, are bidding for better results on the court.

    “I tell our girls to play with a purpose,” said O’Shields, who will be assisted by Katherine Crawford. “We’ve worked hard since we began practice and I feel we’re making strides.

  • Knight debuts with road win over Valdosta State

    The Todd Knight coaching era at Newberry College was a dandy debut as the scarlet and grey rallied for a 31-24 road win over nationally-ranked Valdosta State on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

    Newberry rallied from a 17-10 halftime deficit to post the seven-point win as Knight, a Lancaster native and former Buford High football star who was promoted as the NC head coach last spring, began his head coaching career with a notable win over the Blazers.

    VSU entered the game ranked No. 13 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and No. 8 in D2Football.com.

  • The Shady Rest

    Forty-three years ago, the sparse landscaping of Frank and Ann Ferguson’s yard at 962 Anderson Road consisted of a few small trees and rocks.

    Most weekends, the Fergusons could be found picking up rocks until they could plant grass.

    All that work has finally paid off. Now, six large oak trees form a canopy covering the entire front and back lawns. 

    The Fergusons gradually added shade-loving plants to transform their yard into a neighborhood showplace. 

  • Everyone invited to TEA party Sept. 12

    On Aug. 19, 2009, two excellent articles appeared in The Lancaster News. Mr. Denis Fuller’s letter was true to the point: that we are all mad. Congress is out of touch with the average American.

    Mr. John Baker’s guest column was one of the most insightful evaluations of the health care plan I have ever seen.

    I have read at least 90 percent of the plan and it does give power for a committee to decide which treatments seniors can receive. The explanation of the uninsured is clearly presented.

  • Helping Hands to benefit community and Haiti

    Marie Simon, president of Helping Hands, spent the last few years realizing a call to help those in the community and those from her native country of Haiti. Her mission led her to work with leaders in Charlotte, Rock Hill and Florida. She felt a calling to return to Haiti in 2007 with the support of her church in Charlotte. During that time she was able to meet some of the basic needs of the people such as clothing, food and clean water.

  • Students’ safety on buses should be top priority

    I have a third grade child who is starting the Eagles program (for gifted and talented students) at Indian Land Elementary School this year. They will be riding the bus to Lancaster one day a week. I am both thrilled and excited at this prospect. However I am very concerned with the bus ride. It has come to my attention that the students, third- and fourth-graders, will be riding the bus with students of East Side Academy. These are middle school students who have had disciplinary problems in the past and are no longer allowed to attend Indian Land.

  • W.B. posting on Web site not W.B. Evans

    The individual whose screen name is WB on The Lancaster News Web site is NOT the the Remember When columnist W.B. Evans. I do not now nor have I submitted any comments relating to the various viewpoints in the readers comments section on the Web site.

    W.B. Evans



  • Sanford deserted state of South Carolina

    Gov. Mark Sanford’s affair can be forgiven. That is between him, his wife and God. But he put South Carolina in a bad situation when he left the country and didn’t let anyone know of his whereabouts.

    If we had had a disaster no one could have reached him and no one would know how to respond. What if he had been in a plane crash or something happened to him?

  • Please use decorum in readers comments

    The good, the bad, the ugly. That’s about the best way to describe some of the readers’ comments on stories, letters to the editor and columns on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com.

    For those who view our articles on the Web site, I am sure you are familiar with some of the comments – maybe even made a few yourself.