Today's News

  • Dads need hugs from stubborn sons, too

  • The Father's Love

    Youth-driven Salkehatchie Summer Service ministry reaches out one nail at a time
    Tyler Owens has developed quite a reputation on Plyler Road in the Southside community.        
    When homeowner Bernard Patterson learned that his small frame house was going to be invaded and repaired this week by Salkehatchie Summer Service teenagers and volunteers bearing hammers, saws and paintbrushes, he only had one request.
    Patterson wanted Tyler to be one of them.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – David Hagins

    Name: David Hagins
    Age: 54
    Address: Hagins Road (named for my granddad)
    Family: Wife, Susan, 52; one daughter, Sadie, 17, and a son, D.J., 14  
    Pets: Three cats, one dog and three goats
    Job: Design engineer, Accutrex Products
    Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Andrew Jackson High School sports (all of them)
    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Roads bumpy debate for council

    As motorists continue to dodge potholes and crumbling pavement on roads throughout the county, Lancaster County Council strongly debated the merits of accepting any more roads into the county system at its Monday meeting. 

  • TLN ad staff wins 22 awards

    The advertising and graphics departments at The Lancaster News brought home 22 awards from the  S.C. Press Association’s annual Palmy awards, held June 16 in Columbia.  

    The advertising and graphics staffs won two first-place awards, nine second-place awards and 11 third-place awards. Seventeen of the awards were for advertisements published in The Lancaster News; three for ads in the Pageland Progressive Journal and two for ads in Carolina Gateway. 

  • Foxhole trash plan stalls

    A plan to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill has been dumped – at least temporarily. 

    After months of concerns and complaints from hundreds of Mecklenburg County residents about a proposed plan to convert the Foxhole into a sanitary landfill, Mecklenburg County officials say that plan is off the table. 

  • Man hit in head with pool stick

    Officers are still looking for who hit a man in the head with a pool stick earlier this month.

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house on Cunningham Street at 12:50 a.m. June 3 about a report of a 23-year-old man who was injured only 20 minutes earlier, according to a police department incident report. 

    The officers spoke with the victim’s family members who said he had lost consciousness, so they placed him in the shower to try and wake him up, the report said. 

  • Honored officers
  • Fathers provide foundation for families

    Depending on which historical version you believe, the origin of Father’s Day was based on the same premise – since there was a special day to honor mothers, father ought to have a day, also.
    Sonora Smart Dodd is the name most associated with the origin of the special day. Dodd was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909 when she came up with the idea. Her own father was the inspiration behind the idea. He was a Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own after his wife died.

  • Country Stars?