Today's News

  • City revises employee policy

    You don’t have to tell Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chuck Small, the bigger the truck, the bigger the repair bill.
    He recently encountered it when a damaged mirror had to be replaced on a fire engine.
    “The mirror was $1,200,” Small said. “You’re talking about opening a door and scratching a mirror.”

  • Celebrate Van Wyck festival this Saturday

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News

    VAN WYCK – With a top band, car show, delicious barbecue, shopping and plenty for the kids to do, the Celebrate Van Wyck festival is the place to be Saturday, Sept. 12.
    Cleo White and the Identity Band, blending gospel, bluegrass and rock with a whole lot of energy, will play throughout the day as the festival brings together the community and surrounding towns.

  • KARE fair offers info on local agencies

    KERSHAW – Whether it’s help searching for a job or taking care of a disabled loved one, a Kershaw crisis assistance group hopes a new informational fair will get the word out about a variety of support agencies available in the tri-county area, with some fun thrown in for good measure.

  • Starnes to step down

    KERSHAW – Kershaw will be getting more than a new mayor in January 2016.
    After Wayne Rhodes recently announced he was dropping out of the November 2015 mayor’s race, the town’s administrator is following suit.
    Tony Starnes has told town leaders Dec. 31, 2015, will be his last day on the job.
    Starnes said he told council at a special meeting held Aug. 27.
    “I think some of them knew and some of them didn’t,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.”

  • Out of Service

    HEATH SPRINGS – If everything goes according to plan, the water tower in Lancaster County’s smallest town will be back online by Halloween.
    “That’s what we’re shooting for,” said Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    In Heath Springs, water flows through the town’s coffers. The town doesn’t have a property tax, so its revenue is generated through water customers.

  • Manasseh proves evil men do repent

    The Bible records the life of King Manasseh in 2 Kings 21 and 2 Chronicles 33. He had an ungodly grandfather (Ahaz) and a godly father (Hezekiah). He became king of Judah at the age of 12, and reigned for 55 years, the longest term of any of the Hebrew kings.

  • Teachers make a difference

    Young people across this country have begun or are about to begin a new school year. I am reminded of a time 50 years ago when I was one of those young people. It was Aug. 26, 1965. I was 8 years old and entering the third grade at H.R. Rice Elementary School.

    What I didn’t know then but know now is what a pivotal moment that would be in my life.

  • Panthers pound Volunteers in road win

    KERSHAW – Top-rated McBee scored early and often en route to a new scoring record at Andrew Jackson, handily defeating the Volunteers, 84-14 on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The Panthers eclipsed the 73 points the Vols scored against Bethune in 1997.
    Dashonnell Wright, who does everything for McBee except sell peanuts in the stands, started the scoring deluge with a 78-yard kickoff return for the opening score. Zach Middleton added the first of nine extra points for a quick 7-0 lead.

  • Warriors spear Wildcats, 38-7

    INDIAN LAND – Playing an option offense team is a difficult task for any defense.
    Many times, with all the fakes and misdirection, it’s difficult to know who has the ball.
    Indian Land coach Michael Mayer admitted as much, saying “a team like Blacksburg is tricky, especially in the first couple of drives. You can’t replicate what they do in practice.”

  • Jackets jolt Red Devils, 42-0

    Opportunistic Buford High took advantage of a mistake-filled Great Falls team, blanking the winless Red Devils 42-0 to give Jackets’ coach Tripp Watts his first shutout as a coach Friday, Sept. 4.
    Both teams had trouble holding on to the football with a combined 13 turnovers on the night.
    Buford’s first four possessions resulted in one touchdown and three turnovers.
    “We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the football,” Watts said.